Sunday, June 19, 2011

Home Sweet Home


Vincent at his boarding place - Best Friends in North Plainfield. They email photos of your pets during their stay.

I'm very thankful for Russ (my brother), Laurie and Sydney for keeping things updated.

I'm home.

Yay!

My orthopedic surgeon said at his end, this was a much more difficult surgery than the other knee. It had a lot more damage done to it. But on MY end, I feel so far that this one is so much better. While I have bruising, it's nothing which makes people gasp. Today before I left, it had 83 degrees of bend. The last one, after a whole week in the hospital, had 61. It has a few degrees to go to be perfectly straight, but nothing not achievable.

I was hauled off first thing this morning for a doppler test -- no blood clot! YES! Exactly what I wanted to hear!

All things considered, I'm feeling pretty decent -- much better than the previous knee 4 days post op. But I am so tired. I thank everyone for their kindnesses and thoughts and will post more soon.

13 comments:

PDX Granny said...

Wonderful to hear from you Jackie, and so glad to know things went so much better than last time.

Now you just need to rest up and get ready for BB. : )

Delee said...

Remember to listen to your body and rest before you need to! Happy about no clots and wonderful about the motion you have already! You will run circles around all of us with ancient knees in OBX!

Anonymous said...

i remember you having a rough time with the other knee. so glad to hear you are during great so far this time around!!
debi in sunny calif!

Sally said...

Yeah! You're home! Hope your recovery continues to go as smoothly as these first few days have gone. Now that you're in the comfort of your own home, maybe you'll sleep better and catch up a bit.

Vincent sure looks alert in that photo--seems like a very nice pet care facility. Hope it won't be long before Vincent can return home too.

Jackie said...

We picked Vincent up on the way home!

JOEY said...

HAPPY TO HEAR YOU ARE HOME AND FEELING BETTER. BEST WISHES FOR YOU TO CONTINUES SUCCESS WITH THE HARD WORK. IS THAT YOU IN PHOTO AS WELL? I AM NOT SURE I EVER SEEN A PHOTO OF YOUR SELF. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK. TAKE CARE AND BE WELL AND SAFE,
JOEY

Jackie said...

Joey - That's one of the workers at Best Friends.

JOKATS said...

Welcome home honey!!!!! So glad things are better than last knee!! Vincent must be glad you're home & so am I.....I'm gearing up for BB & it wouldn't be the same without you!!!!!

chacha said...

So glad you are getting better jackie. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us with BB this year.
PS- I still read your updates every sunday!!

Sydney said...

Welcome home Jackie!!!! It's so great to hear the details -- one thing after another was good news. Yay! I can't believe you managed to pick Vincent up too! Amazing. Let the healing beginnnnnn!

Rebecca Williams said...

Glad to see you're back in action, Jackie--carry on!

All best,

Rebecca

Sally said...

Glad to hear that Vincent is back at home too. He's probably good medicine, being a loving and entertaining companion. And he'll set a good example in taking lots of cat naps throughout the day!

monty924 said...

So happy to hear the good report. I've been away from the blog for so long, I had forgotten about your knee surgery. Really pleased that you didn't have any problems with the blood clots this time and that you are home recuperating with your baby boy. Hugs!!