Monday, January 3, 2011

Another One Bites the Dust!

Today I had an amazing realization! We have just finished the first decade of the twenty-first century. How in all of the reminiscing about a passing year did it escape my attention that we've just burned the first ten of this new millennium? Remember when we were wondering about the Y2K bug? Well maybe you weren't but my dh and I stocked the pantry just in case. We have a pool, so I wasn't real worried about water. Can boil it, on the gas grill till we ran out of fuel... Then like so many other straw men, the problem didn't turn out to be the downfall of society at all.

10 Years! That was the year that I got my hip replacement and moved from a world of pain to a world of  no yoga, but no pain either. The joy of getting into a swimming pool after enough weeks of recuperation that the incision could get underwater...the wonderful sensation of being able to do a frog kick with what had been a frozen joint.

Dr. Glen Landon transformed my hip joint as one of the miracles he performed that day.  He wouldn't think of it as a miracle, or the chance to work magic. He is talented and shares that talent not by building skyscrapers, but by rebuilding people's lives. My prosthesis even has some bling. ;) While pounding the titanium spike into my femur the bone developed a tiny crack, but he knew that could lead to problems later. A twist of wire to secure the bone, and voila!

He is a modest man, at least if you try to give him praise. But he will be forever my hero.

I still limp, but now it is my other hip, this old body keeps on moving, and still haven't lost the weight I vowed to myself would come off. It did, then came back, lost the same 10 lbs lots of times. Karma really does operate in life. If you eat too many or too much of the wrong foods, your body protests! Why is it, that good habits are tough to form, but easy to set aside? Hard won muscle tissue turns to flab without the daily use of them. Oh well, gonna keep on keeping on. Maybe I'll be around when we put the next decade to bed...


Farm Girl said...

I kept thinking of that too, but No one that I know of noticed that we were in a new decade. I was born in 1958 so for me, the 1960s were the worst of my life. 1970 I had a step mom and 3 other brothers that was hard. 1980 I got married. So I was thinking that the 2000 to 2010 had been by far the hardest decade for me. More like it was the best of times, it was the worst of times kinda thing.
So with a brand new one shouldn't the law of averages say, I need a good decade by now? But then Jesus says, In this world you will have tribulation, but take courage I have overcome the world. :)
Just things I was thinking about.
So glad you were too.

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Kim, I truly hope this decade will be filled with joy and blessings for you and your family. I've always said the Lord knows what a weak vessel I am, so not too many hard challenges in my life.

The Buddha said that to be human is to suffer. Guess if I lived in a country with so many challenges, would feel that way too.

But our country has so many blessings, that even in times of trouble, . . .well, I try to put it in that perspective.