I hate using this space for venting, but I have no one else to talk to. I live alone and have no relatives or friends nearby. I've gone through MRSA, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and now, knee surgery by myself. I think being by myself this time has really hurt me. Even though I'm basically a cripple, I still have the daily chores to do around the house. There's no one to help with cooking, cleaning, and other things needed to survive. Luckily, Foxy has learned to go to the backyard to do her business and come back to the door so that keeps me from going down steps several times a day. But this is taking longer than I had planned. And new things have developed. I have a sporadic appetite sometimes going a day or more without eating. Just coffee, iced tea, Zeros, G-2, and cigarettes. The pain has never really gone away with a new pain on the outside of the knee now making it difficult to get out of chairs and walking. Have to use the walker and canes most of the time. I don't see much improvement after the surgery. There's nothing to do around the house that's easy except watch T.V. And I can't sleep regularly,,,sometimes going to bed as early as nine o'clock and getting up at four in the morning. I tried going back to work Monday, but was just too tired. Again, I apologize for the venting. I know you're tired of hearing about my problems, but you're all I've got.