Notes from Jan

Knee Deep Ramblings

March 25, 2018

Life’s funneled down to a knee.

Physical therapy.


Packs of peas.


Thoughts of funerals.


“Don’t be so dramatic.  Total knee replacement surgery’s common, like the cold.”

Well, it’s uncommon to me.

You’re a wimpy whiner.

Get a grip.

Take some pills or a deep breath.

It’s Palm Sunday, for crying out loud.

Where’s a palm frond when you need one?

Something to wave, to lift in praise, whether I feel like it or not.

My leg.

A knee slowing bending,  aching out a prayer of sorts to the Holy Healer.

Hosanna, somehow.







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  • Reply Barbara Chapman March 25, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Dear Jan,
    From a fellow knee sufferer
    TKR sucks
    Hang in there
    I remember the day I told my PT Jessica that I hated her
    She saw me thru 2 hip replacements also
    It does get better XOXO

  • Reply Karen Gold March 25, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Having watched my mom and Jeff go through a knee replacement and all the fun of “rehab” and PT, I promise it gets better! You’ll be so glad you had it done once you’re up and around again. This too shall pass, but you won’t………..well, not anytime time soon! 🙂 xo Hang in there, dear Jan!!

  • Reply Sue Andringa March 25, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Praying for comfort and healing, Jan ❤️
    Love, Sue

  • Reply wendy lane March 25, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you for sharing so we know to pray harder! From one of the many in your “Net” – we love you!!!

  • Reply Nancy Mering March 25, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    You’ll be dancing down the aisle on Easter, Jan. . . That aisle in your living room between two chairs. And I hope someone will get you a Palm frond to stick in your walker basket. . . Happy days ahead!

  • Reply Madeline March 26, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Jan you are in the difficult part of recovery right now. Soon you will be amazed at how much better you will feel. God is beside you

  • Reply Arlyne Sargent March 26, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Please know I am on “Team Jan” praying for much, much better days ahead.

    You are deeply loved, East and West!

  • Reply Deb March 26, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    You have permission to whine…total knee replacement is not an easy procedure. Better days are ahead…stay strong and keep moving…you will have a new appreciation for your PT once this regimen is complete. Stay strong my friend. Sending prayers and hugs

  • Reply Nancy Sheys March 26, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    You are in the throes of recovery! Give yourself a break and know that this too shall pass. We love you and pray for your rapid recovery. God is good. I think we’d all improve if the temps would rise.

  • Reply Dan Russ March 27, 2018 at 3:56 am

    24 “‘“The Lord bless you
    and keep you;
    25 the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
    26 the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.”

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