Mom had her knee surgery yesterday. The surgery took twice as long as expected, as the doctor found far more damage than he anticipated finding. Mom was right....the knee was a mess!! Two significant tears in the miniscus, and a tear in the ACL and in the PCL. Also found a piece of floating flesh in knee fluid, and quite a lot of bleeding. All is repaired, and after a very long time in recovery to wait for her oxygen levels to reach normal, she is back in the comfort of my brother Mark's home to recover for a couple days. The cast on leg was removed for surgery, and doctor says the leg seems to be healing well, although she needs to remain extremely careful with that, and can put NO weight on leg for probably another month. She is in a boot cast right now. So, she is kind of back at square one with recovery time. But at least there is no fear of falling with the knee slipping out, and once the initial discomfort of surgery subsides, she will be far more stable and comfortable. She knows how important it is going to be to follow doctors orders to the letter so that she can resume her active life and get to enjoying her new home on the lake.
So Mom.....hang in there.....we will all help to pass the time with you. Wine therapy.....here we come!!
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