Thursday, August 29, 2013

"K" is for Knee, Right? (No, Left!)

Yesterday, my mom had knee replacement surgery.  The doc signed her left knee with a "K" surrounded by a heart -- his trademark way of signing off on the surgery and saying, "Yes, this is the correct knee to replace." You know, just so there was no confusion.  Because, K is for knee, right? -- and a heart?  Well, that's just plain cute.  My dad said, "Take good care of her!"  You know -- because that's usually his job, and the doc responded, "the best!"

Mom came through with flying colors, and just two hours after she was wheeled out of surgery, we were laughing and carrying on in her room.  And then it was time to say "see you later" and we were so thankful for the blessings of the day... for God's watchful eye over the surgeons hands... for the anticipation of an even better future.  So thankful.  Overwhelmed with gratitude, mom said, "Let's pray."  So we prayed, my dad leading us, hands clasped here and arms around each other there.

God is good.  Life is good.

And oh, by the way...  It turns out that K is not for knee.  The Doc's last name begins with K.  My confusion on that issue was just one of the many things we laughed about yesterday.

I love my family.


  1. Great news! God bless her in her recovery and rehabilitation! It's not a picnic, so those pain pills will become her friends.

  2. My Mom has had both replaced. I had a friend that just had her second. She left the hospital the next day. I think they are doing amazing things now. Where was her surgery.....Ohio has some great replacement centers.

  3. God bless her and her recovery!

  4. I will add your mom to my prayer list ... my mom's sister had surgery yesterday, too - hers was for a hip replacement. Praying for both aunts :), and glad they each are receiving good care. Hugs!

  5. Aww....I think I like that doctor. I hope your Mom improves very quickly. It is wonderful to be able to laugh when things are difficult.
    Thanks, Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  6. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. xo


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