Thinking Of Identifying As A 71 Year Old Lesbian Stuck In A Male Body. Any Government Money In That?

So, what the Hell have I been doing these past few weeks since that total knee replacement?

Not too much. Learning to walk in a straight line again. Learning NOT to limp because I think it might (will ) hurt when I take a step.

Which is the hard part really since I’ve been limping for over 5 years. My old knee hurt all the time and I limped all the time. Don’t have to do that now. Even if all the surrounding muscles & tendons are still sore (surgery was only 4 weeks ago) my actual knee doesn’t hurt and  I’m getting better. Goes way easier when I concentrate and step on my left heel and roll my foot like we’re supposed to. Things hurt more if I walk “flat footed.”

PT ain’t getting no easier. Decided not to use that “tens” unit anymore since the next day whatever part they use it on feels like the muscle has died. Really painful. Keeps me from doing anything. Including sleeping.

I’d kill for a good nights sleep. I don’t know if it’s the surgery aftermath or just getting old but I’ve been having to get up and go pee about every 80 minutes all damned night since I got home from surgery. I’m Fookin’ Tired. Damned Daylight Savings Time threw me for a curve too. Still haven’t adjusted to that. We need to stop that insanity yesterday.

Getting back into my daily walks with the Dog and he’s pretty happy about that. Making it up the first hill is a bitch but we do it. So far, we’ve gotten about 3/4 mile in before having to call it quits. My neighbor that’s about 3/10 a mile up the road gets on my case about over doing things when he see’s me. But, if I don’t “over do” it to some degree it’ll never get better. I got Canyon Lands to see! Can’t do that sitting in the truck.

Been raining like crazy off and on for the past week so even getting out for a walk is problematic at times. I just don’t feel like getting out in it anymore. Was fun when I was with the Grunts but that was 30+ years ago! Was going to burn trash today but it was way too windy (and freakin’ cold!) so that’s for another day.

Also reclaiming most of the “chores” around the house that I do. Oh, the joy. Not. But they gotta be done. Worked my way downstairs for a walk about of the Father In Law Apt just to check how things are holding up and that there are no leaks or animals that have moved in.

New computer and video card are working within their limits but still giving fairly good performance in MS Flight Simulator & X-Plane 12. About medium graphics for the former and a bit better for the latter. Which is ok for these 71 year old eyes. Still working on getting VR to work correctly (I can see things on my monitor but not in the Oculus) but that’ll happen. One day I’ll click the right button in the right order and it’ll work!

Running chopped onions and sliced mushrooms through the Freeze Dryer with a 10-lb burger load next. Took a selection of “stuff” to the PT folks and now they’re talking about buying freeze dryers for themselves. I should become a salesman for the Harvest Right folks! I’ve already sold 3-4 freeze dryers for them.

My Data Drive is starting to act “funny,” making a start up sound when accessed (which it never did before) and taking seconds to read/save things. So I’ve been making backups of my data daily. Bought a 12 TB replacement drive, which should be here tomorrow, but am thinking of using one of my 5 TB backup drives instead. We’ll see.

Mixed together a can of V8, some pork rub, salt, pepper and poured it over a couple of pork chops in the Instant Pot and let that cook for 30 minutes for dinner tonight. Added some baked beans (for me), rice (for SWMBO mostly) and reconstituted peas & mushrooms. I should have seared the chops before putting them in the Instant Pot but it really didn’t turn out too bad. Pork Chops fell apart if you just looked at them. SWMBO says it’s a keeper.

We have a “MacDonald’s” clause in our house. If either of us makes a dinner that’s so bad or inedible for any reason we can look at the other person and say “MacDonald’s” with no bad feelings. And off we go. So far, we’ve used this only once. And went to El Sombrero’s instead.

So, another exciting post from the worlds most boring blog.

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