Friday, April 6, 2012

Total Left Knee Replacement

It's amazing how quickly things can change, on a dime I think is the saying. Anyway, Tuesday, April 10 I will be going in for left knee total replacement in Brunswick GA. I've had a few problems with my knee for about the last couple of years and now I'm having surgery. When they talked surgery at first I thought they were talking about arthroscopic surgery, not replacement for heaven's sake!  I was going back to TN and had an appointment in Knoxville on April 9 but I didn't make it that far.

I had to have someone tear down the rig, hook-up the car before I could leave Citrus Ridge to come to Jonathan's. I was going to head back to TN via a friend in N FL and via, Sarah's in Huntsville. Nah, my son had different ideas. Unless I could present him with an acceptable (to him) plan, I would be staying here for surgery & recovery! Talking about role reversal! I'm lucky to have him & I know it. So I'm here in Kinglsand GA and will be here until I can drive the rig back to TN. Doc says a 3 month recovery but I figure I'll stay here for about a month and will return to TN for the remainder of PT. But we will see. I've had may "plans" change so much lately and the phrase "plans in jello" certainly rings true for me.

Anyway, remember me and my family in your prayers. Pray that I'll be nice to those who are willing to put up with my arze for oh those many weeks. Pray that we don't kill each other. Pray that we still love ea other after this is over. Pray that God guides the Doctors during the surgery & after.

My 15 yo DGD, Taylor,  told me last night that she would take over my coaching as far as PT was concerned and that I couldn't cheat! Huh, wonder what gave her the idea that I would do that????

There is so much for me to do in TN at the Lodge in Crossville, I keep thinking of those things and just write them down.  My neighbor in Crossville, Linda, has already raked leaves and mowed the yard there.  She said she didn't want me to come back to something like that.

I had a class sponsored by the hospital this week.  It answered questions about the surgery, knee replacement center and PT.  I know that my pain that I know now will be gone but I also know that I have different pain I will be experiencing after surgery.  I dread the PT but I also know that w/out it I won't get on the road quicker and be able to resume my lifestyle that I love.

I'm so grateful to have wonderful friends and family.



Nan said...

I have had two knee replacements and am so glad that I did. I will pray for your peace, your surgeons, your recovery! God is great!

Jeff & Barbie said...

You'll be in our thoughts and prayers for your surgery and rapid recovery. It's great you have the family with you to assist with everything. Take care-the Lodge will be waiting for you-don't rush the process.

BarbZeee said...

Will be saying prayers for you and I know you will do well...but make sure you tell all about it cause I have to have both mine done..and it's coming soon...God Bless Zeee and Critters 3

Margie and Roger said...

I am glad Taylor is going to be your 'coach' - you won't be happy about it when you're going thru PT, but it will be worth it in the end and your life returns to normal. When I was going thru my treatments, I focused on the reward I would give myself - a cruise. Having a goal out in the future was helpful. I'll be thinking about you on Tuesday. Tell Jonathan that it's OK to leave a voicemail if I miss the call.

Donna McNicol said...

Hope you are doing okay. PT sucks but makes a huge difference. Stu had two one hour sessions seven days a week for two weeks. Really helped him. Now he is doing sixty to ninety min daily.