Saturday, August 25, 2007


I have a knee problem! I have had osteoarthritis knee pain for at least eight months. How does it hurt? Only every way imaginable - achy, sharp stabbing pains some times and other times deep throbbing pain, and of course stiffness and popping sounds. It seems I have no cartridge in my knee - they call that "bone on bone." What have I done for this? I have had two cortisone injections in the knee. The first didn't work because 3 days after the shot I tripped and fell right on the knee but the second one did get rid of some inflamation I think and I even walked better. I just last week had the first injection of a series of three that is an hyaluronic acid. It seems that the acid is extracted from a rooster comb! I figure by the time I have had my last injection I will be sitting on my back fence crowing "cock-a-doodle-doo!"

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I am Not 40 Years Old!

No, I 'm not forty and would I really want to be? Probably not! It means that Alvin and I will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary next year. To us that is pretty good and the years have been full of joy, with a few ups and downs scattered about, but always filled with love.

Why do I have a blog? I guess because my children thought it was a good idea. They all have blogs of course and continually change events and pictures and I am not sure that I have that much of interest in my life to keep that up. Why would I want to show pictures of my 5 grandchildren when the same pictures can most likely be found on their blogs.

We don't have all the excitement . . . so what am I going to talk about and what pictures will I show? Perhaps you will just have to keep checking back and see for yourself.