End of October, 2009 - Andy had a 6 month undiscovered femur break repaired - 17 days in the hospital, with us living in a flea (or something that bites and caused red welts) ridden hospital guest facility across the street. Many months of rehabilitation for Andy.
March, 2010 - Nora had two cataract replacements - the EXPENSIVE multi-focal IOC lenses. One didn't work very well, and we spent appointment after appointment over months with various opthalmologists until one discovered that all she needed was a tear duct irrigation and some changes in eye medication. (SOmething that Nora had suggested all along - she used to be an opthalmogic nurse and did iririgations all the time - but everyone except one MD said they don't do that any more)
Severe back pain for Denver during the summer, months of physical therapy, etc., leading to back surgery - fusion and discectomy - October, 2010. Then months of physical therapy following.
Nora's right knee with a severe torn meniscus and aarthritis, leading to right knee replacement late January, and still in physical therapy right now. Looks like she might be able to start bicycling soon.
Along the way, just for the fun of it, I got two dental implants.
Anyway, my back is much better, Andy took two steps yesterday, Nora is walking without cane or walker, and my teeth look and feel better.
Along the way, my mom died.
Somehow, managed to get a few thousand miles of bicycling, swimming, resistance exercises in, and even a cruise to Alaska. My singing group is having its fifth anniversary concert this afternoon.
May the rest of 2011 bring a NON-SURGICAL year. I think we could use a break.
Same for all of you.