Wednesday, November 23, 2011

first snow storm musings

Today is a stormy day...snow fall warnings in effect...which means I am stuck at home while John is one and a half hours away in the hospital.  

On Monday, he had an emergency surgery on his knee. In fact, the 3rd surgery on the same knee in the past 8 months. He had a knee replacement on April 1st...followed by emergency surgery one week later to deal with an infection. We did have a couple of months of good healing, and he was able to make the one mile walk with the dogs and me in the morning to get the paper. But the knee never felt "right". Unfortunately, no one would listen until about a week ago. Then everything happened in a whirlwind....an xray showed that his "new" knee had moved and was coming apart. The surgeon said he had never seen this happen in his 25 years of experience.  So, John was admitted to the hospital on Monday and the two hour surgery to put in yet another new knee was done late Monday afternoon. All is going well so far, and we're hoping to get him home on Friday. (well, John would like to come home tomorrow, but I don't think that's going to happen).

Let's hope the third time is the charm, and we can be walking on beaches again in 2012!

2 comments:

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Oh wow Sara, third surgery in less than a year. Give our best to John from Dave and I. I'll get in touch soon to go pick up our order. It'll probably be on a Sunday (Sunday Drive).

Anonymous said...

Oh, poor John
We'll be cheering for him.
No more rock-sitting in 2012!

Hang in there gal!
Judy