Ready or Not, Here I Go

The appointed time is at hand; I get new knees (Bilateral Knee Replacement) and the promise of straight legs and a new gait.  I can hardly wait but at the same time I dread the unknown of what I have to go through to get there.

I talked to one lady who is my age and lives in Powhatan. She had the very same procedure with the same doctor within the last six months. She has gotten along very well and was a great encourager. I have also talked to numerous others and I feel like I kind of understand what to expect.  Everyone I have talked to has done very well and are so glad they had it done.

It is quite the ordeal to get ready:  pre-op physical therapy, doctor appointments, preadmissions testing, class on procedure, CT scan, EKG, paperwork to fill out, release forms to sign, and pre-surgery cleansing routine. My post-operative care is lined up and a walker and cane have been borrowed.  The house is cleaned, flower beds are  weeded, the laundry done and my duffel bag is packed. A thousand last minute instructions about everything I could think of have been given. You would think I was going away on a long vacation and they can’t do it without me!!!

I am very grateful to my many friends, family and church family for their expressions and promises of care and prayers.

So now, ready or not, here I go. It is now time to git’er done!

Other blog posts about my knee replacement surgery:

 

 

4 Comments »

  1. Mabel Powell Said:

    Good luck with your surgery and recovery. The photographs from your life on the farm are beautiful. My family continues to enjoy the delicious bread recipe from several years ago!

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