I have good news to report today: my knee is finally (!) on the mend! Some readers may recall that I had surgery back in August to fix it. The problem was because I tore my ACL twice, and it didn’t heal right. So my kneecap wasn’t tracking correctly and it was rubbing on my lower leg bone (ow).
The surgery helped a ton, but my problems weren’t over because it felt like my leg was breaking in half whenever I put weight on it. (yow!). So last Wednesday I had surgery again, this time to take the screws out — two metal ones over 2 inches long in my shin. It was like instant relief!
I went to have the stitches taken out today and I just had to make a card for the doc and his staff — they have been so great. Of course I didn’t think of it until I was almost heading out the door, so I grabbed my trusty washi tape and put together this quick card:
(Photos taken with my iPhone as Jason was driving me to the doctor’s!)
Love the font, it kind of reminds me of an old computer.
The funniest thing? See the narrow solid tape that is on there? Well, it’s from a set of tape that I bought in Japan on the same trip when I *first* tore my ACL! (I didn’t know it, but there was a typhoon going on and I had a Mary Poppins moment when I went out to go shopping and the wind caught my umbrella and I went airborne for a bit, then my ankle twisted on landing and my knee made this horrible popping sound and hurt like crazy, ha. It was the first day of our 2 week trip, too. But I went ahead shopping and got that tape! ha.)
Resources: Washi tape from various places, got the thank you tape here. Notecard by Fabriano — love them so, they have the most beautiful feel to them. And I love it that the edges go with the torn edges of the tape.
So happy that my knee is better — I feel like doing a happy dance! And now I finally can! :-)
Hope you have a great weekend,