KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY
Two years ago, I went through the required medical clearances, scheduled a tentative surgery date, and ended up backing out on a total right knee replacement.
Now, the pain levels hampers my ability to function on a day-to-day basis; and, I see the quality of my life diminishing.
If I am really serious about living life to the fullest, I have to get this knee replacement. I refuse to chicken out a second time. As a daily reminder, I posted a reminder on my bulletin board:
My Post-Surgery Distraction
In this season of life (74-years-young), I want to live, thrive and enjoy every moment including the post-surgical moments. So, during the surgery recovery and rehabilitation period, I plan to:
- finish painting a pecan resin African American Santa that has been on hold for more than two years: and
- start and complete painting a pecan resin African-American Santa that I purchased more 20+ years ago.
Hopefully painting these two figurines will be a distraction from both the pain and stress of surgery. It did just that, when I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis 20+ years ago.
In this season of life, I want to live, thrive and enjoy every moment including my post-surgical rehabilitation moments.
PAINTING PECAN RESIN FIGURINES
In 1993, shortly after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, the eldest daughter gave me my first pecan resin figurine and a set of acrylic paints. She felt a hobby would distract me from the pain.
I have no idea about the number of figurines painted and gifted to friends and family, but the few below are the only ones now in my possession.