Friday, June 20, 2014

New Truck

I have been looking for a new Ford Pickup for about 3 weeks now, searching three local Ford dealers. I knew which model I wanted, and what optional equipment I wanted. So it shouldn’t have been such a chore for two of the three dealers to find me a truck, but it was. The third dealer Suburban Ford of Sterling Heights had no problem finding my truck. He actually had it on his lot! Within an hour of walking into the dealer, I had the truck. The salesman said that was the easiest sale he has ever had. I mentioned that when the customer knows what he wants, and what’s available within three states, it’s not hard to choose.

I am a proud owner of this New Ford F-150 XLT

One of the options that I thought I would really like and use, considering the hip replacement and back surgery that I just went through, is the tailgate step.

Tailgate Step

This makes it so much easier getting into the bed of the truck, especially for old men like myself.

Looking forward to many miles behind this wheel.

The leather bucket seats with center counsel was a nice option that Ford is running a special on. Couldn’t pass up the deal.

Plenty of leg room for any pasengers.

I always new I wanted a 4 door. Still have Grandkids to haul around at times! Smile


Those HID head lights are really something else. Don’t like being on the receiving end of the brightness of these, but they really light up the road in front of you. Hopefully they never will burn out, considering the price of them. Disappointed smile

This is one vehicle that I really like and enjoy driving. Actually more than any other vehicle that I’ve ever had! I plan on enjoying it for many years to come.

PS: Started my Physical Therapy today. The first session of three times a week for four weeks. I hope we can strengthen the leg muscles back to normal. And I guess the back muscles could use a little firming up also. Come to think of it, there isn’t a muscle that doesn’t need a little firming up! Eye rolling smile

Until next time, be safe and God Bless.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Father’s Day

It was a perfect sunny day we had to celebrate father’s day, and I couldn’t have been happier! I am recovering from my surgeries, all pain is now gone that was going down my leg, and I’m a very happy man!

My daughters, Tina and Angel, and my Hon! Both daughters showed up with the Grandkids. As usual everyone gathered on the deck to enjoy the weather and the shenanigans.

Daughters Angel and TinaI just can’t express enough how happy I am with my family.

Grand Daughter Brooke with mom Daughter Angel  Maybe it took those last painful 5 months, and the two surgeries to make me love them and appreciate them all so much. Don’t really know. ;-)

Tina with daughters Haley, Savannah, and Rebecca But what I do know, is that they all just make me so proud and happy!

After lunch they all gave me special “Father’s Day Cards” that I will always cherish. Savannah even made me a “special made card”.

Savannah made me a Father's day card I hope all the “Father’s” reading this had as nice a day as I had.

Until next time, be safe and God Bless.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Time Zips by When Your Having Fun.

I just noticed it’s been 12 days since my last post! So I guess I’ll update everyone on my progress.

To me, the healing process seems to be going slowly, but everyone I talk to that sees me every once in a while seems to think I’m progressing rapidly.

Last Monday I had another appointment with the hip surgeon. Dr. Meisel took more X-Rays and informed me that everything was looking great. We did manage to spend more time talking on how I’m feeling since the back surgery. He wants me to be completely released from Dr. Olsen, the back surgeon, before he prescribes any further physical exercise schedule to help build up the leg muscle.

I have been looking forward to my appointment next Monday with Dr. Olsen, thinking he might lift some of the restrictions he gave me. But this morning I received a phone call from his office for a re-schedule. Seems Dr. Olsen is a very busy guy and emergency surgery was scheduled for next Monday. I was given another appointment 8 days further into June! Dang, looks like I have to keep to the BLT schedule. No Bending, No Lifting anything over 5 lbs., and No Twisting. I guess it’s meant to be though, and I can’t complain if he is going to be helping someone in pain like he helped me.

I’ve been taking advantage of the nice weather and building up the muscles by going on short walks twice a day. Even after just 3 days I can feel the improvement in leg strength. But I still have a long way to go. Still can’t do steps very well, have to take them one step at a time, lifting with my left leg only.

I am so looking forward to the summer, doing things, going places, seeing family and friends. Something as simple as a short ride in the car is so much more pleasurable now that there is no terrible pain with every little bump in the road. Speaking of rides in a car. I haven’t driven since the middle of last February! Now going on 4 months. Wilma told me I may have to go back to Drivers Ed. before I start driving again. :)

Knocking on wood here….there is absolutely no Sciatica Nerve pain going down my right leg any more. I do have a numb, tingling feeling on the right heal. The Dr. said after surgery that that symptom may or may not go away with time. I won’t mind that a bit. It’s not noticeable most of the time.

So that’s about it. Thank you to all who have kept me and Wilma in your thoughts and prayers, and please, continue to do so.

Until next time, be safe and God Bless.