I haven't been posting because things have not been going well. Mom spent last weekend in the hospital but she's home now and doing ok. I'm still on crutches with no end in sight. I need to grow new bone at the fusion site and so far that is just not happening. The doctor claims it is because I smoke and I'm sure that is a contributing factor but I think that being so sick a week after the surgery and all of the stress I've had have set me back as well. I am trying to quit, obviously not successfully yet. Adding to my stress - my youngest grandchild has been having hearing problems and will be having his adenoids out this week. Not a big deal but I'll be relieved when it is over.
I'm still not great at going up and down the steps but I'm forcing myself to do it more often. I went out and took some pictures in the garden yesterday and even pulled some weeds and if was wonderful to get my hands in the dirt. I really thought I'd be able to work out there by now. I did a good job weeding and cleaning it up before surgery but the weeds are starting to creep in and there are many volunteers that need to be given away or moved. I'll keep working a little at a time on what I can reach from the edge and the rest will just have to wait.