photo from Ann Voskamp
Today was Dan's 6 month, final appointment with his orthopedic doctors, they are very pleased with his knee replacement, in their words, "a home run"! Thank You Lord! We are very thankful as he suffered greatly with knee pain before the surgery in July. The recovery, therapy and healing process took time and was painful at times. But Dan is happy he had the surgery and told me the whole thing was worth it.
I haven't talked about this on my blog in a while, but my knees are still an issue, both knees. I already know that knee replacement is the next step... whenever I am ready. I am just stating how I feel and not trying to whine or complain, but I am in pain most of the time. I can't stand or walk for long periods of time, nights are restless. I have been praying for God's healing, whether a miraculous healing or healing through medications, etc. Shots do not work anymore.. and I've tried all sorts of supplements. Believe me, I have tried about everything.
Today I realized more then ever that my dear husband is really noticing how much I struggle and he is very concerned. Dan told me before his surgeon came into the exam room that he was going to ask Dr. Miller for his suggestions for doctors for me at University of Michigan Hospital. ( I am not a Veteran, so of course I can't be treated at the VA hospital). Dan prefers I have surgery at U of M, not our local hospital. Now that he has experienced a successful knee replacement he is encouraging me to explore this possibility. One difference is, I need both knees replaced. They would not be done at the same time, but eventually both would be replaced.
I now have two orthopedic doctors to call. First I will need to check with our insurance company to see what is covered, what our portion would be. Another important factor is Kelly's wedding, she is getting married in June of this year. I am the mother of the bride, so the next few months are busy.
thank you Ann
Still bitter cold, windy and snowy here in Michigan!
Maybe February will be mild?!