Category Archives: Across The Land

Mom’s Mercer visit

Hip and knee replacement

Doing research on many things has been tough sometimes. Concerning replacement joints, there is a lot of information on the internet.

I’ve realized that I can find many articles for and just as many against.

Something tells me to rely mostly on the stories of people I know.

5 individuals fit into that category. 3 were knee replacements and 2 were hip replacements.

Each of the 5 told me they wished they had not had them done.

Some of the words or phrases mentioned were: continued pain, range of motion no different, more operations to fix the new joint, concern about the degeneration of muscle, bone and even what is being talked about, concerning residue in the brain.

My right hip hurts sometimes, but no replacement for me, at this time, and I will continue jogging and walking.

A visit to Newfound Gap

Newfound Gap is beautiful to me and today’s visit was enjoyable. There were no plans, but the wheels began to turn. It’s another seven miles to Clingman’s Dome in a vehicle and my feet began to move in that direction. Here are a few pictures from today.The three miles up and three miles down felt good.

The road to the dome closes every year on December 1st.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019

My Facebook post this morning

19 and 80 are both U.S. Highways. They intersect about 15 miles west of Roberta Georgia

Mom and I drive here most Saturdays

7 steps to help reduce Alzheimer’s

What is the hardest part of getting older?

I heard that question in a movie a year or two ago. It comes and goes, my answer has changed many times. Recently I realized an answer had come to me, a few weeks ago and had not changed.

So, what is the hardest part of getting older, for me, at this point?

Hearing of so many family members, friends and strangers suffering and/or passing away, and not realizing it is part of our existence.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

My Facebook post this morning

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

This is my Facebook post this morning

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

My Facebook post this morning

We visited with Denny at Dream Acres today.

Cokie Roberts passed away today due to complications from breast cancer.