Again, thanks for being cool this week and understanding there’s been a few things on my mind. The surgery went well on Wednesday. We arrived at 5:30 am; went through some prep and last minute paperwork. She was hooked up to an IV and being readied for her anesthesia when the surgeon came in and asked her a few more questions.
The left knee is the one that was operated upon because it had been causing her more pain. Originally it had been the right, but because she blew it out in April, there wasn’t much they could do. It’s been put off for almost a year and finally one was “fixed” on Wednesday.
The surgery went so well that it was only about an hour after they had taken her to the OR that she was back out. Couple of tears were repaired and few other minute details were taken care of and voila! Her knee should be good as new in about six weeks. It just has to heal at this point.
Now that the numbing agent that they administered while in surgery is gone however, she is feeling a lot more pain. My mother has a high tolerance of pain (which I thankfully inherited), but the fact that she is having trouble walking at the moment is a bit upsetting. Understandable, yes… but most certainly upsetting. I can only hope that it truly worth it and it heals properly so she can get the other done next year.
Best thing about this though is that because of her surgeries being pushed back, she will have both Thanksgiving and Christmas off by default because of the necessary six-eight week medical leave her surgeon insists her having.
Since I rattled on about that, here’s a few other things. The cabinets are looking and feeling good with their first sanding finished. I’ll be able to move to the finer sandpaper tomorrow and finish the sanding.
The organization of my room is still slowly being worked out and thankfully my man has been a great helper in that! Thank you dear!
With the warmer weather expected this weekend, we anticipate the Christmas decorations/tree to be started and (hopefully) finished.
Pictures and full updates on the processes to come!
Count those raindrops!
November 16, 2012 | Categories: Lifestyle, Rainy Day Goals/Chores | Tags: cabinet revival, christmas decorating, christmas tree, knee surgery, mother, rainy day goal, room organization, sanding, surgery, surgery update | 2 Comments