Following my knee replacement, it’s taken a little longer than I’d thought to get back at normal life. The first week after surgery, I was graced with a period of intense vomiting. Turned out I couldn’t handle the pain meds the doctor had prescribed. But Tylenol does nothing for me so I’ve been way too slow doing my rehab and getting around. Now, I’m trying to make up and yesterday did a little too much. Oh well, give and take, right? Thankfully, Will and our friends, Mike, Dara, and Sherri, have been taking up the slack, helping with chores and seed orders for our little seed business.

I’m a little rough around the edges but getting back at life.

Slowly, I’m getting to be more “Jackie” and am getting caught up on our emails, messages, and other business stuff. I’m even getting in the shower. Hooray! Boy, am I ever looking forward to spring and getting over this pain and incapacity. I page through my spring catalogs and have already picked out some new perennials to plant. When it’s -28 degrees, those pretty pictures lift your spirits! — Jackie


  1. I want to thank each and every one of you for your kind words and prayers. Every day I’m getting stronger and am in less pain. I do have trouble sitting at the computer for lengthy times so can’t respond to each of your comments personally, as much as I want to. I love all of my BHM family and will be so glad to be fully recovered. Seed planting is just around the corner!!

  2. Good news! You are both a inspiration and a guide for so many. Best wishes to you and yours this season.

  3. Thankful to see you are getting back into the swing of things. I have heard no news is good news but I was beginning to question that. It’s so good to hear from you. Blessings for a continued rehab. You have been missed.

  4. Ah! This was the post I’ve been waiting to see… that bright eyed smile!! Other than the reaction to pain meds, I’m glad the surgery went well. Doing pt so soon afterwards is no fun but the more you can bend it the faster the recovery. Prayers for you, good lady!

  5. So glad to see you Miss Jackie!!! As you can see there was a bunch of us worried about you. Hang in there. Pyro

  6. Well, guess what…you’ve had 46 replies in about 5 hours…does that mean people are checking your blog a LOt? Who-hoo, Jackie is online! So many prayers answered, so many folks relieved…thanks for letting us know. I’m so sorry that you have had a rough time of it and hope numerous suggestions will guide/help you through this next phase. Gentle hugs to you and Will.

Comments are closed.