2011-10-10

Giving Thanks

It is Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend as most of you know.

This year I have plenty to be thankful for.  I am thankful the someone figured out how to replace bad hips; that I live in Canada and didn't have to come up with thousands of dollars to pay for a hip replacement. I am glad I chose to live in a city that has a new state of the art facility for hip & knee replacement - even though it is on the other side of the city, I didn't have to travel from another city to get here.

I am glad I have friends that were willing to give me a place in their home (and even give up their bed) so I could get a bit stronger before being on my own. They are being so good to me, they are even taking my laundry to their house to do it for me and still helping me in the shower. I don't know how you ever repay that much kindness, but, I intend to try my best. Neither of them want their names plastered on the internet, so I will leave it at that.

I am healing quickly and feeling like I could take on the world! Of course, I will wait the specified healing time of 6 weeks before trying anything stupid, like walking without the walker or the crutches! Lord knows I do not want to have another surgery on the same hip because of something I did.

That is what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving. Well, that and breathing and having a roof over my head and the usual list :)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

8 comments:

spokalulu said...

And I am thankful that you are recovering so well, Reb!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sometimes the best way to "repay" someone for those kindnesses is to pay it forward.

Leah J. Utas said...

Yay! Excellent post, Cousin. I'm glad you're recovering and have the sense to let yourself recover despite feeling, as your Uncle Gene would say, ready to whip your weight in wildcats.

Hilary said...

There's much to be thankful for. I'm so happy for you that you're recoving well. Keep on taking care. Happy Thanksgiving. :)

the Bag Lady said...

Glad to hear things are going well for you! You do have some wonderful friends there.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Reb said...

Karen, you are so right and we've been friends long enough that I have already "pre-paid some of it" :)

Thanks Leah. I am not sure that I've ever heard that saying, it made me laugh.

Hilary, there certainly is, thanks.

Sis, I do and I am grateful.

Barbara Martin said...

There's nothing quite like 'good friends'. I'm pleased to hear things are going well for you. All the best for a good recovery.

solarity said...

I'm thankful to hear you're healing well!

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Reb said...

Barbara, that`s for sure! Thanks.

Mary Anne thanks.