Saturday, January 27, 2007

It's Knee Replacement Time....

Well, it's scheduled. My knee surgery. My right knee will receive a partial replacement next Friday. I just found out the date yesterday. My first thought/reaction was mild panic. I knew it was coming and was anxious for it to happen because of the pain and disability, but to hear an actual date..... I haven't stayed in a hospital since I was born 54 years ago. My heart started to beat fast and I couldn't calm down for about an hour. That was weird. How will I act the actual day of the surgery? I know this is a ho-hum operation for the doctor, but for me this is BIG! Will the pain be a lot more than I have now for a few days, or will it be the same or less. I know when it is all done, there should be no pain to speak of. I'm really looking forward to that day! I first started complaining about the pain five or six years ago. The doctors always said I was too young for knee replacement, but now the bone is rubbing bone, so as my Dr. said, this is a no brainer.
Please pray for the doctor and nurses and for me. Thanks in advance.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Surgery is coming.

Well after several years of knee pain, I'm finally going to get something done. My Dr. has been telling me at now 54 I'm too young for knee replacement. The pain gets worse every year. Finally now when x-rayed, there is no doubt that I have to have something done. The bone on bone in my right knee is really painful. Luckily there is good cartilage on the outside side of my knee, the bone on bone is on the inside side of my knee (closest to my left knee). This means they can do a partial knee replacement instead of a full replacement. The heal time and pain is much less and the functionality of the knee is much better afterwards. This also means in 10 or 15 years when this wears out, a new total knee will work much better.
I've haven't spent any time in a hospital since I was born and I am quite naturally nervous about the whole thing. I'll also miss two or three weeks of work. I hope they don't realize the place can run without me. Ha Ha!
If you have any good advice, I'd appreciate it.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

It's January in Northwest Ohio, ........or is it? 50 degrees and sunny! On New Years day they had all day Twilight Zone oldies on and, well, we might be in another dimension of time and space. What, was that Rod Sterling's voice? Oh crap! This is weird. Where's the clouds, where's the 10 degree temperatures, where's the snow? What! No school delays! What, no salt all over my car! If I wake before I die, in another state, I hope am I!