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The beautiful view from our dining room door. Elenora and Leda.

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Joey left a beautiful message on his way to Heaven.

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  • v PACEKA1
    I think of you often, living in one of my favorite countries. I still think of my days in Japan and how wonderful all the people were. I don't know if I ever told you this but we were looking for a specific restaurant so we stopped a gentleman on the street. Not only did he tell us how to get there but he got on the train with us and walked us to the door! I'm not sure anyone in America would be so gracious. We ran into him again before we left Japan - what a pleasure!

    Yes, the pain I experienced with my knee surgery was the worst pain I had ever endured - and I gave birth to twins which wasn't a walk in the park. For the first couple of weeks I would wake up (I was sleeping across the hall from my husband) in tears because the pain medication had worn off and it took about 20 minutes for the next one to take over. I hated taking the pain meds because they made me so tired, but I finally decided it just had to be done.

    I'm glad my story was helpful to you. Yes, I now go to the gym 3-4 times a week and I stretch and do some light exercises almost every night. I am babying my other knee - it probably should be replaced but as long as I can avoid it, I will. I've finally realized that I have to go in for a cortisone shot about every 4 months - it helps. And the strength training also helps. But I suspect one day it will have to be done.

    I'm so glad you have received the support you certainly deserve! My husband was wonderful (except, of course, for the vacuuming) but he tells me if I have to have another replacement he will move out for awhile and tell my daughters they will have to take care of their mom. I know he's teasing me but it's incentive to keep the knee I have as long as I can!

    Take care of yourself. Do what the doctors tell you to do and keep at the physical therapy. It's a pain to do it but truly it will be what makes you whole again!
    14 hours ago
    Love is forgiving, accepting, moving on, embracing and all encompassing. And if you’re not doing that for yourself, you cannot do that with w/anyone else. Steve Maraboli
    1 day ago
    Yep, as long as they relocate me to either the mountains or the Pacific coast I will be a happy camper!
    2 days ago
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨)♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Practice accepting yourself just as you are. Then you will know what love is. Paul Ferri
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    2 days ago
    Stay strong my Friend!

    Keeping you in my thoughts.


    3 days ago
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