I read your comments. Sometimes I am nice enough to reply. . . Sometimes. It seems every one is asking about the knee and the move. Not a whole lot to actually say about it, but I will try.
The break is fully fused and anchors seem to be holding. I can put full weight on the leg now. I got lucky, or maybe I am just too squirmy, but the atrophy was kept to a minimum. The muscles in my thigh and calf hold me up just fine. However the part of the thigh muscle that spreads apart around the knee area is still weak. I can get a bit wobbly. I also deal with unexpected bouts of vertigo in some very odd places. I don't think it has anything to do with heights. Ever since I woke in the hospital I have had nightmares about falling. It's the fall that scares me. It's the fall that hurts no matter from what height.
Sometimes it feels as though my lower leg tries to go a different direction than my upper leg. But that is just part of relearning how to use it all together. My knee has to break in the "new" cartilage as well. As I mentioned to you before, they could not save all my cartilage and just rearranged the largest piece. So I have to re-groove it, so to speak. It grinds. I can hear it as well as feel it.
I am now bending my knee to 90 degrees. It makes me want to vomit. But Husband is a cruel one, pushes me further. I can feel everything pulling, the ligaments pulling, through my upper thigh, into my groin and hip, to my foot. You know when you cut off a chicken foot and you freak your kids out by pulling on the tendon so the claws grasps? Yep, I feel like that chicken leg.
My ankle is still dealing with a severe sprain from the wreck. Husband says because of the lack of use, the sprain won't heal like normal. This has caused me to be a bit more cautious about walking, and my ankle is weak. Basically we are down to flexibility and range of motion. Besides my normal stretches and strength exercises, I have been doing a few ballet and belly dancing motions to help with stability.
Well we are still in Kansas Toto. But it looks like we have a buyer for the homestead. A police officer. Oh bad neighbors will love this! We still have to deal with the bank on a few things before selling.
We were hoping to be able to stay until the boys were out of school for Summer vacation, May. However I don't think it will be feasible. As soon as we have the rest of the down payment, which looks like it will be mid February, husband will head that way to sign paperwork, throw up some fences, a shed, and move in a mobile home (to live in while building a house). Upon his return, we will load up and head that way. I don't like switching schools with only a few months left, but we won't be able to handle two mortgages. Lets just hope winter is mild in Kentucky for just this year.
We traded our commercial air compressor for a stock trailer. Decent deal actually. We would have had to pay out a few hundred dollars more if we would have outright sold the compressor then bought a trailer.
We are taking most of the sheep and four cows with us. Murial, Yart, Xuxi, and Urth. We are not allowed to transport birds or sexually active bulls.
Not much else to tell you on this subject. We are packing and selling off things we can't take with us.