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Published: October 24th 2019
Busy, Busy, Busy.
Remember my bad knees? I think I devoted one full blog about them at one time. Last March, the pain was so bad I finally relented and went to Dr.Johnston, an orthopedic doctor, in Celebration. Xrays showed my worst knee is bone on bone. The other showed a possible torn meniscus. I gritted my teeth as this wonderful doctor injected both knees with cortisone. A miracle happened. The excruciating pain was gone. I could walk again....
and walk normally....not like Quasimodo. Hallelujah! Why did I wait so long? Why, God, why?
I had hoped the cortisone would last a year but alas, that was not the case. Rats! Yesterday, I mustered up my strength and Cory took me back to Dr. Johnston. I knew what to expect this time. He injected both knees again. My worse knee was starting to act up....pain! The other wasn’t too bad but I had him do both to be on the safe side. He thought I did well going as long as I did. Someday, I’m looking at a knee replacement but I’m satisfied with this bandaid treatment for now. To numb the area, his nurse sprays on a
solution that kind of freezes the area....brrrrr- it’s SO cold! I said I didn’t think it was a real anesthetic...it just distracts your brain so you didn’t think about the cortisone going in. He agreed! Home instructions: ice my knees. That was nice and cooling on a very hot (93’) day.
Later in the day, we took a golf cart ride. Saw the huge herd of deer 🦌 🦌 gathered along the back roadway of this park. Our friends, Linda and Joe and their sweet pup, Maxine, posed for a porch picture. Great couple! The dark clouds hovered over our park the other night. Ominous but never turned into anything. Crazy Florida weather.
We went up for morning coffee in the lobby. Our group is small: Ray, Cory & me. We still find plenty to chat about. Linda and Dave arrived today at the park so maybe our group will increase by one. Dave usually came up for coffee. Art is out of town but he should be home soon. Then there may be 5 of us. The more the merrier.
What better test for my knees then to hike around Disney-world. We still have our annual
passes so it’s easy peasy getting in. We selected Hollywood Studios to visit today. Perfect choice. Weather was cooler with a light breeze. Crowds were minimal. Before we entered the park, the new Skyliner loomed right in front of us. It consists of hundreds of gondolas that travel across the sky from one park and hotel to another. No line so we jumped onboard. It was delightful. We traveled only to the first stop and took it back to Hollywood Studios. Very relaxing and lots of fun! Our goal at the park was to visit the new Star Wars attractions. We rambled thru Toy Story. We had just seen Toy Story 4 on DVD. It was marvelous....all of them are. At the way back of the park, Star Wars beckoned us onward. Cory & I are not really familiar with the Star Wars stuff so most of it was interesting but not really decipherable to us. We just went with the flow. There was only one ride open at this time....we didn’t try it. All the rest were restaurants and gift shops. The prices on these items are absurd. We felt sorry for the parents buying all of it for
their kids. The rest of the kids had such sad faces knowing they would never leave with one of these costly, magical wands or whatever. The black cape was $250.00. The white dress was $130.00. Yowee! But Cory and I did splurge on a “Star Wars” drink. Our choice was either Blue Milk or Green Milk. I got a Blue Milk plain $7.99. Cory had rum in his for $14.00. They were both putrid!! We drank the crap just because he paid so much for them but I do not recommend it. Do not buy! They said it would taste like a Pina Colada. Hah! It tasted like Milk of Magnesia with a hint of berry in it. Gag & Puke. I was so hoping it was going to replace my yearning desire for my Butter Beer at Harry Potter in Universal Studios. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong! Rotten, Rotten, Rotten.
The cortisone had not absorbed enough because my knees were starting to twinge. Nooooooo. Not wanting to screw my needle procedure up, we left the park. On the way out, we did stop to watch The Little Mermaid and another Star Wars attraction which was part of the original, smaller
Star Wars setup. You sit in seats and get jolted around while watching action on the big screen.
Back at the RV, we collapsed and took a nice nap. Our plans for the day was not over. Remember the Ale House where we all frequented? A notice via Facebook told me the Wednesday Lobster special was back. $16.98 for a whole (1 1/4 lbs) steamed lobster with 2 sides. Plus, we had a coupon for free zingers. Zooooom. We sailed to the Ale House. The lobster was wonderful. My first of this season. We couldn’t eat our Zingers (too full) so lunch will be served tomorrow. As we drove home, Cory took a ride through Margaritaville. More shops have opened but they still have quite a few that aren’t. Their water park is operational.
A busy and full day. Hope you aren’t too worn out. The naps helped. As you noticed, Lulu didn’t go with us. The few things we carry in our backpacks get heavy enough after a few hours. We start looking like Quasimodo. I would have to be pushed around the park on a gurney if I had Lulu in my arms. She is one
heavy weight! C’est la vie.
There are 26 photos so keep on scrolling, faithful folks! See you around!
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