125 Degrees of Flex - say what? - Rise Again! - CycleBlaze

January 3, 2019

125 Degrees of Flex - say what?

In yesterday's entry I predicted getting Dodie out of the hospital on Sunday. So it was a shock when I got an email from her this morning. "I'm discharged, come pick me up", it read. At first I actually thought it was spam. But then she phoned, and yes, it was all true!

Not only was the new knee flexing, but the physio measured 125 degrees, and that was without a towel-pull assist. Pain was also minimal. Wow!

Dodie has actually given the nurses a start in the night. She got hiccups, and tried the time honoured remedy of holding your breath. That caused a three alarm alert in the nursing station and they rushed in to restart her breathing. Sorry!

I showed up at the hospital at noon, by which time  they were serving up lunch. So while it may not have been French cuisine, it was an actual "free lunch", and under the circumstances much enjoyed and appreciated. Some bloggers are a little down on putting photos of meals, but I actually think it's central. And French or not, I'm including this one:

Least elegant but maybe happiest lunch on Cycleblaze!
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Now at home, admittedly the pain is increasing. But we have the tools to handle it. Looking good!

  

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Bill ShaneyfeltYay! Whoop, whoop! Yee-haw! That was quick! Maybe you will be riding sooner than you had thought! Hopefully.
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3 years ago
Scott AndersonWow! That’s incredible. I credit it all to the photo of our Italian meal in Taichung. Go, Dotie!
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3 years ago
Ardell SiegelOutstanding!
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3 years ago
Sue PriceAmazing! I mean, a free lunch is something you don't see everyday! So happy that it was edible and of course, so very happy that Dodie is home already! Good you you both! Fingers crossed the recovery continues this smoothly. Maybe put some pictures of France on the wall in front of the trainer to give Dodie some extra motivation (as if she needs any!). ❤️
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3 years ago
Tricia GrahamHadnt looked at Cycleblaze for months but got to thinking while I was riding today that Dodie must be just about ready for her next knee and delighted to see when I looked it was in place and all going well and the very good thing she hasnt got a third.
Like you we intend to go to Munich. We will pick up the resting bikes do the Alpe Adria and then eventually on to Paris We dont get to Munich till mid July so once again we will miss each other - may be some day
Best wishes for that all important first rotation of the stationary bike
Love
Tricia
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3 years ago
Steve Miller/GrampiesThanks Tricia! We had noticed that you seemed to be generally absent from commenting on the various blogs, and were starting to wonder what you are up to.

Yes, we plan to come to Europe in April/May, go home for June/July/August, and return for September/October/November. That seems like a deliberate plan to avoid running into you! But at least we will be not on the road, and so best able to read your blog, and vice-versa.

Today as a small consolation we bought some chocolate made in New Zealand. It's Whittaker's chocolate. They claim to have top quality, using beans sourced in Ghana. Have you ever heard of them? The company is located in Porirua, which is 20 km north of Wellington. Google Maps shows me it is a small factory in an industrial park.
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