Post Knee Surgery -in Rehab

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Post Knee Replacement surgery – July 23, 2015
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View from my room at the cobble hill medical Rehab center – the thin iron mesh covering window doesn’t allow true capture of various moods of the broody sky.
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Last evening as the sun curtsied out of sight, the soft mauve suffused pink shades admixed with purples was like a bruised cheek sported by an unhappy sky.
I did wonder if I was projecting what I really felt like these days, cooped up in my private room, licking my wounds best way possible to finally come up on top.
The best part of this self brought on incarceration is my full fledged dive into this my topmost flaming passion which is reading. I am so enjoying thirstily sipping, sniffing, flipping, dog-earing, lovingly straightening pages, myself, my posture, my pillows, my painful knees, crick in the neck and then grudgingly, mournfully finishing the book with mixed feelings. Utter enjoyment tinged with sadness of ‘what now’. Luckily i still have book 3 and 4 to read and then plan to download book 5 when good and ready.
Reading is such a fun way of sipping time like my favorite masala chai and I’ve honed this pleasure well.
I have two months to get back in top form before we travel again after which sky is the limit zest wise! Au revoir
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July 24, 2015

Last night i was stupid and declined my pain med. woke up early morning with acute pain in the knee. There is always a larger price to pay for stupidity. Not to condone, but the pain pills simply put a halt on your normal morning bodily functions and those of my Indian friends who’ve seen recent movie of the big AB and his wise bon mots in PIKU “motion se hi emotion” (on emotions being connected to daily motion (bm) do have merit!
Have never been stuck up this way. Everything has a catch I guess. Lol ..so much for that, merde!
These days what truly scares and depresses me is the daily news. After a brutal interminable winter, sprung spring and summer with warm basking fun in the sun is so looked forward to but it seems both man and beast are on a rampage – a sort of Hunter Games of these scary modern times!
Trigger crazies go around shooting people indiscriminatingly, color conscious bigots are wreaking constant damage and bigger beasts like sharks and bears and bison and big cats are
On the prowl in man’s territory. A lot of face-offs happening. People who are hurting, mad. Going berserk – why can’t they seek professional help or from own family, friends and if that is not an option, suffer, work it out in solitude – why take along innocent bystanders to your perdition?
Food here has not been great, which is great? You ask why. This way I eat less and hopefully will get a head start towards shedding not needed pounds and rolls of fat that I’ve been traveling with ! Today for lunch I’ll finally have a methi roti with artichoke veggie made with Indian spices by Ganesh and my mouth is already watering.
Will add more later as the therapy guy is here to wheel me downstairs ..Caio and hasta la vista babies..

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