Monday, March 18, 2019

New Knee

It's been a while since I've added anything to my blog, but I guess there's not been any earthshaking news to report or I've just been so busy in retirement that I haven't had time to sit and think about what's been happening.

That said, a couple of things have taken up lots of my time.  One is the political posture of late and the other is...I got a new knee!  I finally decided I had had enough of my sore, bone-on-bone knee and took my doctor's advice and had it replaced.  It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be.  It was done January 7, 2019 and I'm progressing just fine.  I was off the strong pain medicine after one week and just taking Tylenol.  My advice...if you need it, get a GOOD doctor and get it done.  Quality of life is important and mine has improved.  It will take another 10 months or so before my body fully becomes accustomed to my new part but in the meantime I am noticing improvements all the time.  I still have stiffness and occasional discomfort but I am definitely 'on the mend.'  Lovely photos of my new knee!

The other thing that has taken up lots of brain time and emotion is the political issues going on.  I am not/not a Trump fan...he needs to go.  The garbage he spews is hurting this country, dividing this country and most certainly is his effort to change this country.  I support Beto O'Rourke for President and am thrilled that he finally announced.  I campaigned for him when he ran for senate against Ted Cruz, but was mildly happy he lost so he could run for President.  He is for the people and I have seen how he brings people together, unlike our current president.  So what if he was in a rock band when he was young...good for him!  So what if he has a DUI on his record.  Who can say they have a perfect record and did nothing in their youth that was wrong?  I am proudly wearing my BETO 2020 hat and will do what I can to gather votes for him.  My hope is that everyone will look at each candidate's platform and then make a decision.  We can't afford to have another trump in charge.  We don't need a president who resorts to name calling, alienating our who feels he does not need to receive briefings from experts and makes decisions "from his gut feelings."   We don't need a president who has had so many of the people he surrounded himself with serving time or under indictment.  We need to return honesty and integrity to the White House.  

I know many of you may disagree with me but I hope you will take a hard look at every candidate running for President.  We owe it to our children and grandchildren to be more careful who we put in charge of their future.  I welcome comments and am happy to discuss my feelings.  But any that use profanity or resort to name calling will be deleted.  

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