I hope all is well. Please post an up date on your knee surgery.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
No news is good news ?? Hope to see Bob's update soon also.
Maybe the P.T. torture specialist wont let him have his computer until he can run around the block.
How 'bout if somebody on the forum here that knows Bob and his family, would give them a call and explain that Bob's a pretty well thought of guy here on the forum and that a lot of forum members are concerned about him, and ask if Bob, or a family member, would please put an update on the forum if Bob's not up to it. Or, if nothing else, whoever it is that knows Bob and makes that call to him or his family could put an update on the forum to report whatever was learned from the phone call. FWIW,.....harold
P.S. Actually, I think this suggestion was made recently on another thread, but if obviously, nobody has followed up on that suggestion.
Concerned about Bob!
Anyone heard anything?
BOB! BOBBY! THE BOBSTER! BOBBEROOSKI! BIG BOBBERONI!
Check in man. You're stressin' people out.
Bob's original message on 2/10 did imply that he was going to "disappear" for a month or so. Unless someone has another way to get a hold of him, we may not hear anything for a while.
Maybe he's recuperating in the Caribbean to miss some of our recent arctic adventures.
I don't know if he's seen this thread but Bob has checked in on the "Getting a New Knee" thread. So he's back!
Hi Gang. Thanks for all your kind concern.
The short version:
I had the knee-replacement operation and a week of physical therapy at a rehab center. When my medical insurance company saw that I was doing unusually well in rehab, they cut my benefits and sent me home the next morning. So, I'm home and getting around the house on a walker.
The long version:
For whatever reason, the protocol for this particular type of knee replacement is done with a spinal epidural rather than general anesthetic, so the patient is treated to the sort of sounds and acrid smells one might expect to encounter when power-tools and bones become closely acquainted. A curtain was set up so I couldn't actually see what was going on, though a nurse held my hand and narrated the action. I was surprised at the amount of pounding and hammering. Make no mistake; orthopaedic surgery is a brutal (and very wet) art.
Following the surgery was the usual several miserable days of fever, sweats and chills. After that, I was ambulanced to the rehab center, which, though nowhere near as comfortable as home, was a major improvement over hospital surroundings. There, I got some intensive physical therapy as one might expect to be administered by Tomás de Torquemada. These therapists mean business and know the insurance companies will only pay for a minimum of time in rehab. Last night, the resident social worker informed me that I'd probably be discharged on Tuesday. By an hour later, that had been revised to Monday. An hour after that, I was told to be ready to depart the following morning (Today, Saturday).
Well, I'm home and Dorothy was right; there ain't no place like it. A visiting nurse will drop by every two days to test the level of blood thinners in my system to make sure it doesn't get thick enough to clot in my leg. I'm not yet allowed to shave because I might nick myself and bleed out. I'll be able to ditch the Duck Dynasty look after about six weeks.
A visiting physical therapist will be finishing up the rehab and then, after I'm once again capable of driving a car, I'll just go to the local physical therapy establishment to finish up.
Like I said, knee replacements are pretty miserable, but having had one before, I can also say that the results are amazingly good. Just gotta hang in there and do the exercises.
Again, thanks for your concern, thoughts and prayers.
Attitude is everything!
Seems like you are on the right road.
Great to hear, sounds like the operation suits you to a "T"
Thanks for the low down and best wishes for a speedy recovery. My knees are aging fast, make a lot of noise in a quiet room and provide a good shot of pain in the right position bending so figure I will by joining the alumni sooner or later. Good to know better days are ahead with the right treatment.
What? No pictures of the power tools in action?
Great to hear your back
Always good to hear from you! Mend well!