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Saturday Jun 23 #

7 AM

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The daily report from the living room recliner, but first a bit about the recliner itself...

After 30+ years, the current recliner was being held together by strapping, and it creaked and moaned when sat on or whenever I moved even an inch in it. So, I decided I needed a new one to make the recovery more pleasant, but of course, that wasn't decided until the day before the surgery.

Looking around, I saw that Bob's had something in stock, and I just needed someone to pick it up. When I mentioned this to someone, he strongly suggested that was not the way to go, so I looked on Craigslist instead.

Finding something nearby, I contacted my friend, Bob about picking it up for me. He said he had one I could have instead, and he brought it by on Tuesday. And, it is just what I wanted, and it came from Bob's, but not THAT Bob's. Thank you for the chair, Bob.

8 AM

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OK, I have to say that I really wish I could be out in the yard pulling weeds right now. Especially since there is this one vine which I really HATE with a passion, and it is growing so tall, that it is visible through the front window, mocking me.

And, pretty soon, the asters, which are next to it, will be in my view as well. :)

Friday Jun 22 #

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Rainy Friday at home. Hungry for the first time in about two weeks. Just going through the motions up until now.

Pepper went to stay overnight with Boomer so that I could get a better night's sleep. She has been up prowling around for several hours each night from about 2-6 am, begging to go out and visit Pepper Woods.

She doesn't seem to be too upset about being with Boomer.



See, it is growing back already!



Off the oxy, for sure!! No advil since yesterday evening. Maybe a smaller dose in a little bit for the left foot pain.

Thursday Jun 21 #

4 AM

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Twelve hours later...Roger did the heavy lifting to finish the bread off in a cast iron pot...





Simple, but excellent.

No oxy since 12:30 AM, just advil. Don't plan to take anymore oxy and will drop it into the drug return at the pharmacy the next time I am there.

Pain is minimal, much better than I had feared. Pain still is actually worse in my good foot - the year long issue at the achilles insertion area. I may really consider getting the left one done in the near future, overlapping the rehab periods. At least I will be able to drive.

Wednesday Jun 20 #

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Today, I put together a simple, no knead bread - four ingredients - yeast, water, salt, and bread flour.


Tuesday Jun 19 #

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Haircut, compliments of Sarah, and my "I just want to cut my hair off" attitude. It will grow back.



Besides the haircut, Sarah and Lailah did all sorts of decluttering and such, and now I feel calmer, more settled, in the living room recliner, and upstairs in bed.

Overdid the scooting around a bit though. Plan is for less trips up and down the stairs tomorrow, which I have to do on my bottom...

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