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Becoming a gardener. I have been measuring time in confinement by the flowers I have not been able to pick.

Recovery from my partial knee replacement surgery has been both easier and harder than I anticipated. The surgeon had told my husband that we should “Wait until week three!” Near the end of the second week, without thinking I stood up and walked without my crutch. Suddenly realizing where I was and what I had […]

Today is Post-Op Day 4.

On Monday morning I had a Robotic Arm Assisted Partial Knee Replacement of my left knee. I was discharged in the afternoon when the spinal and nerve blocks had worn off enough for my legs to move allowing me to walk down the hall, and up and down a small stairway with the physical therapist. […]

Becoming a Functionally Moving Body. You would think I would know that I couldn’t just let things happen.

Since I got my Fitbit in December, my life has drastically changed. Some things have been coincidental, some have been directly caused by the device. For instance, I had decided that I need to move more often when I am at home and working at my computer for the major part of the day. Fitbit merely […]

Becoming Irrationally Self-Sufficient. Let’s find a point on which we can all agree.

This has been another horrendous few weeks for those of us engaged in human rights activism. I believe that we all have a right to life, and a right to protect that life and the lives of those around us. In order to protect our lives, we must be allowed the means to do so. If […]