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Hello y’all….

Guess what?  I am going to have 2nd surgery scheduled next month – a day after the Memorial Day.  *sigh*  I saw my surgeon a few days ago.   From my recent MRI results, it shows new partially-torn meniscus behind MCL which I first experienced knee swelling/pain and subluxation since this past January.  He said that it is the reason for my knee’s instability.  Mmmm….The bright side is that it is minor surgery – one hour knee arthroscopy and my recovery period will be one week instead of 3 months.  Hopefully, this will address my knee’s instability, pain, and swelling, so I can run/hike/do anything without falling down when knee pops out/in.

Despite the bumpy road I am on, it is part of progress toward able to mobilize as much as before.  I just keep up with yoga, work out, walk, hike, and activities with caution as not to fall down often.  Most of the days, I pop in ibuprofen – my Vitamin I – just like what I did when I injured my knee in 2012 and 2013 – to help ease some pains in my knee and for me to keep going.  I do not enjoy sitting around and not able to do much, but need to be patient and go with flow of the time and challenges.

Anyhow, I attended to local Creative Writing Meetup a few days ago with a volunteer interpreter.  It was good session to give me some ideas of how to write a book and in what format.  I might write some stories and share via blog, then I can look at them to choose some of them to be part of the book.  The interpreter suggested to me that I might consider to do vlog – telling stories in ASL then translating to English.  It is gonna be a lot of work which I reckon….I may look into that too.  If you have any ideas/suggestions, please feel free to share here.

Spring has arrived at last…..tree starts to bud out their leaves…..haven’t seen flowers popping out of the ground yet… is late start this year for sure.  I thought of the day this month when Cane and I began our AT journey five years ago on 6-April-2010……wow…..I do miss LD hiking!  I might try to do Long Trail this August/September.  Wait and see about my knee’s healing and stability.  Gonna take one day at a time.  🙂

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