Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Knees Please!!

Well today was a big day for my Mom. She had a total knee replacement on her left knee. She had her right knee replaced 2 1/2 years ago, and has had such excellent results that she decided to go back for more torture (ha ha), to have the other one done.
We arrived at the hospital this morning in the wee hours, and everyone was already buzzing around. Mom was so tired, she had seen every 1/2 hour last night being so anxious about surgery, but she looked cute in her hospital gown and all.....
She had a really nice nurse named Kathy, who really took excellent care of her,
And this is her cutie pa-tootie orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dowd from the prestigious Jordan Young Institute. He was so knowledgeable and really made her feel so at ease.
This time they did a femoral artery block in her leg before surgery, and she has had such a great experience with the pain today. Last time around it was pretty awful for the first 2 days, her pain was off the charts, but with this nerve block, she woke up with her leg numb, and it has gradually worn off as the day has progressed. Highly recommend this if anyone is having an operation like this done.
So sweetness and I have been hanging around her hospital room, fetching anything she wants (except food! She is still NPO).
Thank you all so much to those of you who have called, sent gifts and prayed for a smooth and successful surgery for her. God is so faithful!!! She will be in the hospital until Saturday morning it looks like, and then home for weeks of rehab.
We only have 2 more days until baseline IVF day on Friday!!!! So excited! Will update you all then!
Many Hugs to you all !!!!!
Ending with a Scripture-
"Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion"
-Psalm 103:2-4

1 comment:

  1. I am not really proficient with the computer, I just appear to be!?! Mine load in reverse order too. So, I often. load them last to first. Or, drag and drop when I am done. I have to switch over to my WIndows side of my Mac (Boot Camp program does that) to drag them. It is a bummer! WAAaaaay too long to do it! Loading them backwards is way easier! Anyone who blogs and loads pictures should really appreciate how many pics I use, because it is labor intensive! Blogger needs to find another way! Melanie