This is Ginny, Diana’s daughter. I’m on strict orders to update my mom’s blog with her status now that she’s out of surgery. So without any further adieu…
Diana made it through surgery and is doing well. In fact, she’s doing better than expected, according to her nurse. I don’t know quite what that means (did the nurse not expect she would do well?) but it sounds good to me.
Just how well is she doing? Well, she called me just two hours after having her knees replaced! She sounded upbeat on the phone (though tired and her voice was scratchy). She said she felt better than she sounded. I’m guessing that’s attributable to the adrenaline and the drugs.
Isn’t it incredible to think that you can wake up in the morning, go to the hospital and have two of your knees replaced in roughly three hours? I mean, in the time you can pop that long movie “Avatar” into your DVD player and watch it from beginning to end you can have two new knees?! How insane is that? Thank you, modern medicine!
But now the hard part begins. Physical therapy. She has to find the strength to bring those two new knees to life. My mom is tough as nails. Truly she is. But this isn’t going to be easy.
I know my mom will be reading this in the hospital soon. So please leave any well wishes and words of encouragement that she can reflect on as she prepares for the next step in this exciting and scary transformation.
Thank you for your support!