Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Hello Again!

Before I head out for my physical therapy appointment this morning, I wanted to let everyone know I'm doing great.I'm not yet running races, but am well on the way to using the new knee.

The doc said surgery went very well, and that the old knee was thoroughly worn out. (Good riddance!) I spent one night in the hospital, which was exactly like I'd heard it would be. Every hour or two someone came in my room to do something - take temperature, take blood, check monitors, read outputs. (Someday perhaps I'll understand why a catheter would need to come out at 3 am,,,) I'm sure I've more than made up for the lost sleep since then with a few days of fairly heavy pain drugs.

I'n not painkiller-free yet, but hope to be soon. And with the help of Howard, my walker (you know I name everything), I'm getting around pretty well. I was able to cook our breakfast yesterday morning, and that smoothie I made for dinner tasted pretty good!

The goal I'm supposed to reach is a 90 degree bend in the new knee by two weeks after surgery. When I did PT on Monday I could already do 88 degrees, so another week should see me well past that.

I'll be haunting the yard sales of Salem again before we know it!

10 comments:

  1. Yea! So glad to hear all went well with your surgery.

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  2. I am so happy you are up and about. I thought about you and worried.

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  3. Glad to hear you are doing well! Can't wait for you to be back on the road garage sailing

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  4. I was anxiously awaiting your return! Mazel tov!
    from Meredith Brody

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  5. The other UNKOWN up top is STILL unknown!

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  6. So happy to hear from you! Take it easy_dont overdo!

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  7. Thank you for the update! I have been wondering how you are doing.

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  8. Before you know it, you and Howard will be running races! Glad you're doing well!

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  9. You'll be raring to go at the yard sales again before you know it. I had a hip replacement at the end of April and my life has been totally transformed - I have no doubt your new knee will do the same for you. Wishing you a speedy return to full health. I'm in the UK and love reading about the wonderful things you find on driveways (sadly, we don't have yard sales here).

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