It’s been three weeks since my knee was replaced. During that period the incision has pretty much healed and most of the swelling has gone down. I can stand up straight without any aids, especially in a line like I did for lunch last Friday. I’d gone out for a late lunch after spending a good hour-and-a-half in physical training. While in PT I was measured at 110° flexibility. I was also able to (slowly) spin an a recumbent bike machine, with the bike seat back as far as it cold go. I’m going to start driving around the neighborhood this weekend, to see if I can drive around Orlando in general starting next week. Lots of personal achievements so I celebrated by going out to lunch with my wife at a local Pei Wei and having my usual, sesame chicken with brown rice.
While I was there I also noticed two stores next to the Pei Wei has closed. One of them, the first photo in the sequence below, was a Lime Fresh Mexican Grill. The second was some sort of exercise business. I felt worse about the Lime Fresh because that was my go-to comfort food place when I had my left knee replaced back in 2012.
Life doesn’t stand still for a second. I don’t know why they closed, considering they both were located at the intersection of I-4 and Sand Lake Road, in a shopping center anchored by the only Whole Foods in south west Orlando, just a mile south of Universal Studios. In other words prime real estate and location. Our economy still has problems.