Where Have We Been?


Our last post was 28 day ago when I told you all about my knee replacement surgery. My knee was completely destroyed and I was not able to walk on it much so it was time. If you are curious about what knee replacement is and how it is done, please take a look at this video (it is a drawing video and does not show any blood or gore).

I had seen my father go through many knee replacements (he was one of the first recipients in Oklahoma) and never once do I remember him complaining of the pain. He just did it and within a month he was back to his normal routine. My mother, on the other hand, complained constantly. I thought she was being a drama queen, but I have since found out for myself just how extremely painful this surgery can be. I have to say, this was one of the most painful surgeries/post-surgeries I have ever encountered; and trust me, there have been quite a few for me. From my research, I am finding that 10% of those who have had a knee replacement, there is a massive amount of post-operative pain. I guess I would have to be in that group; I never do anything easily.


Unfortunately, I was having to take the heavy medications so often for the pain relief, I was not clear headed enough to keep up with posting like I had hoped I would be. Fortunately, I am finding myself to be feeling much better.
I am unsure if it is because the pain is less or that I am just glad to be back in our home. I love my mother and appreciate her allowing us to stay in her house so I could sleep in a normal bed while I recuperated. However, I am so happy to be home.
It felt really strange for a couple of days; almost like we were on vacation. Hmmmm, I'm definitely strange sometimes.


I have plenty to do to catch up between @heyhaveyament and @steemterminal, but thanks to an amazing team of people (@brittandjosie @thekittygirl @wesphilbin @jamerussell @medro-martin @derekrichardson and @bisby) there was not time lost. It means so much to me to have such a great team. I also have to finish our Santa Fe trip and will be working to finish that this week. Plus I am going to take this healing time to work on a couple of videos to show off a few of the other trips we took before the surgery. All this to be done between the physical therapy sessions and preparing to jump back into the work force. Never ends, but that is what keeps life exciting.


Thanks again for all the patience and encouragement over the past month. You are all so appreciated by us. Now, on to the writing of adventure...


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Comments 24

I was just thinking of you guys...
So good to see you here again
Not so good to hear why you weren't around for 28 days
But good to know that you are on the mend and are all set to jump right back in

29.07.2019 16:17

Thanks. It has been a rough month for sure, but this clear headed feeling gives me hope that I am on my way to being back where I need to be. We are hoping to start up the traveling again in about a month. I think there are some counties in Missouri calling out to us.

29.07.2019 16:20

Oh yes... so loud I hear them too :D

29.07.2019 16:23


We are just glad you are home, have a wonderful Hubby to help, and getting better day by day. We work together as a team, help all kinds of people at the @steemterminal, but we also know when to have fun, and when to focus on things that don't involve our blockchain... Dare I say, we are like a Family? 🙂

Good to hear from you again... just remember... no kicking anything! 😂🙏❤️Posted with

29.07.2019 17:13

We are starting to settle back in. yes, you are the crazy MoMo cousin.

31.07.2019 16:31

So lovely to see you posting again, @xcountytravelers <3

I hope you will continue to recover well from your knee-replacement surgery. Im sorry to hear that yours has been quite a painful recovery.... but I hope things will continue to improve for you.

Being home and feeling like you are on vacation is so cute <3 Your unique spirit is just wonderful to me!

Welcome back <3

30.07.2019 01:57

Thank you. It is so good to be back. I am having to take breaks more often, but I am getting stronger and stronger each day.

Thank you, your encouragement is appreciated.

31.07.2019 16:33

I wish you a speedy recovery. Regards!

30.07.2019 13:45

Thank you so very much!

31.07.2019 16:33

Yess your are back, you know we missed you, things will be the same now your are back

31.07.2019 07:35

I missed all of you so much. Glad to bring the crazy back to HHYM and ST!

31.07.2019 16:33

I hope you take it easy and heal up nicely. Steem will be here when you are ready.

01.08.2019 07:40

I am healing well, just ready to get back to real life. I miss the working and traveling for sure.

07.08.2019 21:25

I was wondering where you went. I hope you are feeling much better now and on the way to full recovery. Looking forward to see more of your adventures soon. #powerhousecreatives

01.08.2019 10:19

Thanks. I just decided to not document this one like I did the stroke. I felt like the stroke coverage drove some crazy. Then I was just not right in the brain so it was for the best. I am so ready to get back to it.


07.08.2019 21:27

So glad you are on the mend! That's tough to go through that much pain, but hopefully it will be worth it once you get get to racking up all those adventures again! There really is nothing like being at home--physically or with your Steem buddies, haha! I wish you well in your continued recovery!

01.08.2019 11:23

Oh destiny! Now why did I have to read this ???????

My left leg was shattered below the knee, as a taxi crashed into the side of my motorbike and knocked my leg into the bike's engine. They wanted to amputate the leg, but I refused and I spent two years in plaster.

This was in 1980 and I still walk on the skew and bandy leg today.
I've had a few ops on the knee and even a process called an arthroscopy, but nothing more can be done and a knee replacement was suggested.

This was two weeks ago and we are waiting to hear from a medical aid if they will help with the cost of the operation.

Pain is not a problem, as I have walked in pain for many years, but it's the time off that we cannot afford.
I earn a tiny salary at Papillon and a month or two with no work can seriously affect our survival.

So we will wait and see if a miracle will take place.

All of the best to you with your recovery process my friend.
Blessings to you guys!

01.08.2019 18:52

Oh gosh! So sorry to you have had to go through that! I will stop whining about the knee now, it is no where what you went through. Gosh. Hope the surgery you went through helps.
Can't wait to get to traveling again.

07.08.2019 21:29

That sounds so painful but it's good to see you back and hope the recovery is going strong. Take care :)

03.08.2019 10:08

It has been rough and the frustration of not being able to be back to normal quickly. I have no clue why they would want anyone to wait until they are in their late 60's to do this. Sigh
So glad to be back.

07.08.2019 21:31

Happy you are back and feel a bit better now. You can never know how an operation will work out.

Had two of the same. First lots of pain, second hardly any.
This besides of the fact women.have 10k more nerves as men.

Happy day 💕

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06.08.2019 15:45

Well, I refuse to do the other knee right now. I cant fathom how I would deal with the pain in both.

Cant wait to be back to normal life.

07.08.2019 21:32