Well. What a red-banner day. It's been exactly one month since my surgery and today I broke out the car keys, loaded Lulu up into the SUV and pushed OPEN on the garage door opener.
Oh, yeah. The dangerous driving duo of Julia and Lulu are on the road again.
Ahhhh. Felt insanely good to just turn the key and go.
And for those who are wondering, I didn't have any pain medication chasing through these old veins, my knee felt just fine and my reflexes seemed right on the money. Lulu and I decided that our first test drive with my new knee should involve an errand, and a treat. So I dropped a package off to be shipped and then we drove through a fast food joint for a small order of fries which we shared all the way home.
Those were some of the best tasting fries that I have ever had.
So with the car safely in the garage and my knee back up on pillows with an ice pack slapped on top, I feel as though I've passed some kind of milestone. Wheels and freedom are very good things. I thought it very appropriate that one of the first songs that Lulu and I heard while rolling happily along was Footloose. That's us, all right, my Lulu girl.