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knee surgery

HEALTH CARE

Posted on June 24, 2009, in My Blog, with 62 Comments

Charlie Evans comes to my house 3 times a week to do physical therapy with me following my knee replacement surgery. She is knowledgable, skillful, even sensual in her approach. She has the ability to push me beyond my comfort zone.

Charlie is a black woman in her fifties who, for years, has worked at the Watts Clinic every morning with a severly underserved population..…

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WAS THE JANE FONDA WORKOUT RESPONSIBLE FOR MY KNEE REPLACEMENT?

Posted on June 22, 2009, in My Blog, with 55 Comments

A recent article in the Daily Mail reports that my knee replacement surgery was the result of years of repetitive pounding from doing my Jane Fonda Workout programs. Wrong! It is a result of osteoarthritis which my father, Henry Fonda, also suffered from, as does my brother, Peter, who may need hip replacement soon. You never saw them doing the Jane Fonda Workouts.…

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RANDOM MUSINGS MOTIVATED BY BLOG COMMENTS

Posted on June 20, 2009, in My Blog, with 52 Comments

Charlie doing physical therapy with me. She worked with Angela Lansbury late last year when Dr Moreland did her knee replacement

Charlie bending my knee to 90 degrees.

My friends Vivian and Ruth sent me a knee Kap. Pretty cool, huh?

No question that it’s easier to feel “light” when you have the possibility of work, a secure roof overhead and other skills to fall back on: I can always become a life-coach; a make-over artist both with hair and makeup; I am a good landscape architect; I could teach exercise in a senior citizen center; I can write, and there are a few other unprintable skills I’ve picked up along the way.…

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GOING HOME

Posted on June 19, 2009, in My Blog, with 46 Comments

Leaving St. John’s today!! Hooray!!!

I am so happy to be going home. You know when it’s time. The antsiness, feeling the push to get on with things. Dr Moreland and all the nurses have been wonderful but I’d had enough bed pans and being wakened at 3am to have my vital signs taken–especially when I knew my vitals were full of vitality.…

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TWO DAYS LATER

Posted on June 18, 2009, in My Blog, with 118 Comments

Tulea with Carole on plane en route to
Los Angeles awaiting our reunion.

My knee was replaced Tuesday morning and it’s now Thursday morning and it’s been pretty smooth going. I started physical therapy yesterday and there was a lot of pain after that but they shot some morphine into the IV and that took care of it. The worst part of it all is how the pain meds make me itch.…

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SO LONG OLD KNEE

Posted on June 16, 2009, in My Blog, with 131 Comments

It’s 1:30am. I’m still on Paris time and a little wired about today’s surgery. I go in at 8am



I’ve been studying my knee–the left one. It’s never been my favorite part of me, partial as I am to the boney variety– elongated, skin close to the bone. Like my dad’s. Picture Christ’s knees in El Greco’s painting of the crucifixion.…

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