Yup -- while my poor husband has been out on the tractor, trying to find a place to push all the snow, I have been sitting on my butt, painting a horse picture. But I AM now walking around the house without crutches, so it won't be long before I'm back out in the stable, shoveling all kinds of stuff along with him.
And I can't wait!
But I have to remember something pretty important about ACL reconstruction: Just when I'm starting to walk around, that's the same time that the ligament graft is at its weakest. The piece of stretchy, soft tissue taken from my patella tendon has been dying over the past few weeks, as its old blood supply is gone. It is going to start building a new blood supply from the bones to which it is grafted, and will gradually regenerate, but this part takes months.
Oh, so anyway, here's the painting.
|I don't do the Queen justice! She was actually much more pissy than depicted here.|