Nana Trish

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  1. Thank you very much, @Res Ipsa!! For that, and everything
  2. I know there is a way to view all of my past posts, but I don’t know how to do that. I’m very technologically challenged, and I actually know how to do very little here on the forum, lol. @cinwa, or @Res Ipsa, would you mind helping me out? I’d like to go back and read some of my earlier posts, but don’t have the time to search for them individually right now. Thanks in advance for your help!! Or anyone else that cares to jump in and answer ❤️❤️❤️
  3. Thank you so much, my dear @Aussie Bear ❤️❤️❤️ It doesn't matter one bit that you didn’t spend as long a time with wheel chairs and walkers as I did. What you’ve been through with your foot, you totally get my happiness in being able to put them away!! I know I’m probably too early out to be saying this, because full healing with total knee replacements can take up to a year, but I don’t think I will ever be 100% pain free on my feet either. BUT...the pain that I’m dealing with now is so much less, if it didn’t get one bit better, I’d still consider this a complete success. And like you, I will never take walking for granted!! I don’t even have a limp anymore (well about 95% gone at this point), and that’s something I never thought I’d be able to say! And my disability parking pass is still good for I believe 3 more years, but unless my back gets a lot worse before then, and I mean A LOT, I won’t have to renew mine again either. I was actually just talking to hubby about that yesterday, and how exciting it will be not having to get another one! I do still have days that I may use mine after physical therapy, like yesterday...it was brutal, and I was hurting. But I’m generally finding myself asking hubby to park farther away from the building, and it almost makes me giggle like a kid. It’s so exciting being able to just walk. Grab my cane and go. So much freedom!!
  4. Thank you so much, @BurgundyBoy I’m very happy for me too!! And yes, I know...I’d love to get one of my kids out there to paint my driveway to celebrate my progress!! Besides hubby, my son is the only one in the family that can truly understand the gravity of what I’ve been dealing with with my mobility issues. He is the only athletic person in the family...he has been a runner since middle school, and he still runs and does a lot of weight training. He’s 30 years old now. But even though he KNOWS what it takes physically to get to where I am right now from where I started, he still doesn’t “get it”...if that makes sense. So I don’t expect those lines to get painted anytime soon...but that’s ok. Because I know what I’ve been dealing with and going through, and I’m proud of MYSELF...maybe I will paint the lines myself!!
  5. Thank you so much, Nerdy!! ❤️❤️❤️ My physical therapist told me to ditch the walker a week ago today, and I was cleared to start using the cane! I feel like I have so much more freedom now, I can’t even describe it! It’s amazing!! I’m still dealing with a lot of pain in the latest surgical knee (left) but I’m apparently having an issue with the axial-tibial band (? If I have the name of that wrong, someone please feel free to correct me, I’m still learning, lol) that is causing a lot of pain due to swelling. It’s a tendon-like thing that runs from (is attached to) the hip to just below the knee cap. Since I was basically completely sedentary for the years prior to surgery, it wasn’t getting used at all, so now it’s locked up. Any time I do PT or any exercise (I’ve been walking a LOT), it swells up and makes it hard to bend my knee. They are giving me exercises at PT to help, and they are massaging it as well. I may still have to go in for the manipulation, but I’m ok with it if that’s what ends up happening. Even with the pain though, my knees are not giving out on me anymore!! And I’m basically just using the cane for balance, not support So I’m ALMOST THERE!!!!
  6. Oh, my dearest Nerdy, I was born and raised on Catholic guilt...and I divorced my first husband with the weight of that catholic guilt weighing heavy on me. I no longer worship as a Catholic because of the series of horrible events that happened during my divorce. So when I say I understand that...I GET IT. If you really feel the need to answer all of your messages, and you can TRULY find the time, without adding a ton of extra stress, then by all means do it. But remember, no one here is judging you, and no one wants to see you put more on yourself than you already have. We want you to be happy, healthy, and we want to see you here posting (!!!) and coming back for support when you need it...weight related or not! So work on responding to those messages if you really do have the extra free time. If not, write one group post, tag each person you wish to answer, and be done with it that way. Either way, we love you, and we all only want good things for you. so try to cut yourself some slack ❤️❤️❤️
  7. @tracyringo, you have done such an amazing job!! I'm so happy you added a picture to this post. Your smile just says it all! You look fantastic...but you also look HAPPY and comfortable in your skin!! That speaks volumes
  8. Thanks for the love, my friend!! ❤️ I will always remember @BurgundyBoy‘s “Trishes” measurements for walking!! Those days really do seem far away!! It’s amazing how much has changed in 2 years...not just my weight!! The wheel chair AND the walker are now put away for good!! All I use now is a cane, and in a few weeks I won’t even need that! It’s just unbelievable to me when I think about it...I’m truly blessed ❤️
  9. Nana Trish

    Puppy!!

    @NerdyToothpick, I will definitely tell Miss Devin hello from you!! I don’t know if we will be able to make it to Boston this summer or not...if the meet up is early in the summer we won’t be able to make it. May and June are David’s busiest months at work, and now they also have him traveling to the Six Flags park in New England to fix games for that park manager as well (don’t get me started, lol). And now that Devin has the new fur baby, she probably won’t be able to make the trip with us if we are able to make it I’ve been SQUEEEEE’ing’ since she got the puppy!! She is just so squishy and adorable!! And the puppy breath...just like @cinwa, one smell of puppy breath and I’m down for the count!! Lol!
  10. Nana Trish

    Puppy!!

    Yes!! All the puppies!’ ❤️❤️❤️
  11. Nana Trish

    Puppy!!

    Seamus!! I LOVE the name!!
  12. This place is definitely a blessing, @TammyP!! I am also very happy to have had the pleasure of getting to know you and all of the awesome folks here on the forum ❤️ I don’t think I realized that yours and my anniversaries were that close together!! Happy early surgiversary to you too, my friend!! I am definitely enjoying my day today. I received a beautiful card in the mail today from a dear old friend from high school. We are friends on Facebook, but we haven’t seen each other in many years. I posted a picture of myself on Facebook of me wearing my new dress and saying how happy I was that I can shop off the rack, etc. My friend sent me a gift card to a beautiful vintage clothing store close to home, and said how proud she is of me and wanted to give me a gift to celebrate everything I’ve been through. I was bawling like a baby, lol. It was an amazing gift, and even more amazing that I received it today! The kindness people bring to my life never ceases to amaze me, and I’m thankful for all of it! I’m a pretty lucky girl ❤️
  13. It still boggles my mind the amount of people that are perfectly ok to just plop their kids in front of some electronic device all day long. Not only is it not good for the child, but we as parents and grand parents would miss out on so much precious time that could (and should) be spent learning all about our little ones and the amazing talents they have inside. We have a very unique opportunity to teach and learn from our kids in the first 5 years of their lives...before the school system digs their claws into the children. To not take advantage of every minute of that time is just wrong. I have been blessed with this amazing little boy, and I try not to waste even a minute of the time I spend with him. He's funny, and smart, and he really has a lot to say. Do we watch tv together? Yes...but it's not our lives. We build cities, create gorgeous drawings, we paint, sing, dance...and if the weather EVER gets better, we will be playing outside and going for walks!! I agree with you completely, and I want you to know just how much he loves his beautiful, hand made bath cloth. He really does!!
  14. Nana Trish

    Puppy!!

    Oh...my...GOODNESS!!! @Res Ipsa...I'm dying over here...what an absolutely beautiful baby!!! I bet you can't wait to get your hands on him!! Thank you so much for this
  15. I'm utterly amazed at the things you have accomplished, Jen. You really have taken life by the reigns and, well, run with it...lol! To say I'm impressed just doesn't seem strong enough. You really are my idol! "A half marathon just seems like a good workout"... that BLOWS MY MIND!! I'm thrilled for you!! Not only because you can do it, but because you LIKE doing it!! ❤️ Amazing
  16. He is!!! He opened it up and yelled...my feelings!! Then he climbed up on the bed and laid it across his leg, just like he did with the others, and said it helped his feelings!! (I really wish I knew exactly what he means when he says that...but it's just too cute for words!) When I told him it was his to keep, he almost lost his mind, lol! He marched right upstairs with it and used it in his bath ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you so much, my friend..you made him one happy boy!!
  17. Nana Trish

    Puppy!!

    Thanks, @Cheesehead!! She really is!! It's killing me that I haven't been able to meet her yet!! I'm hoping tomorrow is the day!
  18. Nana Trish

    Puppy!!

    Lol @Jen581791!! I'm right there with you Whenever I'm around baby animals I turn into a 2 year old and just want to drop everything and play with them all day long!! It's such good therapy, lol. I can't wait to squish her and get all the slobbery kisses!!
  19. Nana Trish

    Puppy!!

    I can't wait to see pics of your beautiful fur baby, @Res Ipsa!!!
  20. Nana Trish

    Puppy!!

    Thank you for asking, @NerdyToothpick ❤️ She is doing better than she was, but still not great. I think this puppy will be very good for her mental health...she is a huge pet lover, and is a great fur mom, lol. She already has a cat, but dogs are different. They enjoy more close human contact than most cats (except for my cat, lol...he's in my face all day, every day, and I love it!) So I've got my fingers crossed that she will start improving even more.
  21. Nana Trish

    Puppy!!

    Of course I remember about your Meg (((Hugs))) My heart hurts for you my friend. You and I are of like minds, lol...that puppy breath is the first thing I thought of!!! I didn't end up getting to meet sweet Emma on Wednesday like I was planning, so I'm hoping to over the weekend. But when I do, I will give her extra cuddles from you!! And of course you know I will post pics ❤️
  22. I love this idea too!!! That will eliminate ALL the stress over this!! ❤️❤️❤️
  23. Thank you so much my dear friend!! ❤️❤️❤️ I owe you a message...I got behind yesterday because I had a very tough PT session...but I have a picture I want to post just for you. If you look closely enough, you'll see why...lol ❤️ Harper's feelings are so happy!!! I'll be in touch later this afternoon....I'm so overtired right now, ugh...gotta try and nap before Harper's father drops him off to me at noon. Thank you so very much for all of your friendship and support, @cinwa ❤️