After 6 days of the flu, I finally got a bit of relief today. My head is still congested, my throat is still sore, my chest is still tight, my breathing is still labored but.....my body aches are gone sooooooooooooooooooooo I need to be thankful! I just got back from the Doctor to make sure that I didn't have pneumonia. I don't but, he still is concerned about my breathing and so he wants to listen to my lungs again on Friday. So I am still going to be home bound for awhile and very careful not to overdo. But another thing to be thankful for is that my knees are not hurting, why? Because I am doing absolutely nothing! Guess that is the answer, just lay around and do nothing all day, what a life.
Actually my surgical consultation was yesterday for my knees. The results are in, I have 2 torn meniscus on each knee, I have arthritis in both knees and I also have no padding left behind both knee caps so... it is bone on bone when I walk and that is why it hurts so bad. We are trying to decide now if I am going to have the surgery soon or after the holidays. Probably in January some time, that will be a great way to start off the new year....more surgery! :)
So I am trying hard today to be thankful for the little things like....no more body aches, having at least ONE nostril open to breath with, thankful that even though I have the flu, it is not SWINE FLU, and feeling like I might live to tell about this.
I will close with this quote which seems appropriate for me today
"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." ~Buddha
“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” ~ Grandma Moses
"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it" ~ Charles R. Swindoll