Surgery momemts away

Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:21 am

Well, i have to take the wife in this morning for double knee surgery.

As i have mentioned in chat room, thats why i had to sell one of my cubs, due to her being off work for 4-6 weeks, and trying to be the "responsible adult". and not having to touch savings to offset the loss of income. (not quite enough sick/vacation time saved, transferred hospitials, year ago)

Anyway, send up some prayers(for me i'm thinking 8) ), as she is quitting smoking at the same time, and she woke up this morning in baaaaaad :oops: mood already, can't wait for em to get some drugs in her system.

My step mother has come out to do the household stuff for me, thank god. She gets to stay a couple of weeks. then im on vacation for a week. Hopefully the wife will be up and around by then. I hate doing laundry as much as i hate sanding drywall.! :lol:

Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:38 am

John, you and your wife have our prayers. One word of warnign tough, if your wife is having knee replacemtns, that takes quite a while to recover from. Tou (or MIL) will be emptying potty chair for a while due to difficulty of getting from bed to bathroom in middle of night. Alos clear out any throw rugs, tripping or slipping hazards, etc.

Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:53 am

John - our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I hope the recovery from the knee surgery takes her mind off her quitting smoking. It would be a good time for you to quit too in support of her decision. :)

Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:18 am


You and your wife have my thoughts and prayers. 2 replacements at the same time :?: WOW :!: I pray for a speedy recovery.
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Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:22 am


My wife and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and yours.


Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:33 pm

Thanks for your prayers, musta miscommunicated. Not replacements, just going in and doing the rotor router treatment first. in surgery now. gotta get back. more later. john

Mon Dec 12, 2005 1:54 pm

My oldest girl beverly had a knee rooter rooter. She had tripped over her dog and banged up the knee. My wife The origional Beverly had her knee scoped about 15n years ago. /after 10 years she had a replacement. She is douing great. I am sure your wife will do well. That she has the courage to quit my heart goes out to her. It will help her healty.


Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:12 pm

Tom, my mom had both of her knees replaced six years ago when she was 80. She is getting around great. Even takes care of a beautiful small flower garden and grows tomatoes every summer. These new surgerys are amazing.

The PT afterwards will be a little tough, but needs to be followed.

Good luck we are thinking about her too :)

Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:28 am

Well the wife made it home last night. sore but okay. No corrections were made, as no tears were noted. Only thing noted was minimal cartialage remaining (cushions), bone pushing through what little was remaining, and advanced arthritis for her age (41). But being a nurse, thats probably expected. Doc said they'll discuss other treatment options, at follow up appt in two weeks.?

Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:21 am

Glad she is home. god bless her.


Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:52 am

az mike said it, but so important i will say it too. stick to the p t. a good friend had both knees done and he could tell when he was a slacker at p t, and so could i.

Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:40 pm


Glad that your better half made it through the arthroscopy nicely. Been there in 87 and 88. Glad that they did not have to remove the miniscii either and that there are other treatment options.

The arthritis will be difficult to deal with though... but it is not insurmountable. Patience and Physio is a good combination and will produce resolts for the long term.

As for the smoking.. I hope you both can quit... I said I couldn't for 40 years, and then quit cold turkey on the 27th ot Nov last year. Still crave em at times.. like about 20 minutes ago... but.. that goes away so much as well.

Best thing you can do is join her in her quest for better health.. you will both be better for it..

Stiff upper lip.. as always prayers are with you all..

Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:48 pm

thanks to all for your support.

yeah, rudi that smokin things a real *$%)(*&%)*. Ive quit at least a dozen times now, made it to the 6th day each time, then bam, pull into gas station buy a pack thinking i forgot em again, and lite up and off to the races again. ifn you know what i mean.

any way, gonna give another try here in mid jan. well see. Ill take a pic of that owners manual and well see ifn its one to add to the collection.? if so, we'll get it sent up to you, and get er back to me when done john

Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:46 pm

How is your wife doing?


Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:57 am

she's getting long good most days, as long as she limits her activities. back to work on the 17th (there is a god :lol: ) Step mom back home after a two week stay to take care of her. i then had a week off to take care of her (my wood shop actually :lol: ) so well see how she does next week all by herself for the first time. THANKS FOR ASKING and for all the prayers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!