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shelsangel posted:
Surgery went good when they finally got to her. Doc still not sure what type of virus is in the knee. Removed the knee replacement and put in spacer for now, until infection is cleared up. Will eventually put new knee replacement back in looking at about 4 months of recovery and rehab until back to good again. Yesterday was a stressful day.

Breakfast 1/2c kashi go lean, banana, c ff milk
Lunch Low fat yogurt 1 boiled egg salad
Dinner homemade chili (lean hamburger) 1 sm piece of cornbread

Thanks for all the prayers and support Friends. HUGGS
Everything happens for a reason. HUGGS
SW 301.2 CW 285.6 GW 165 could change after I reach it :-)
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mog1026 responded:
Good Grief! I get the willies when I even think about what your mother is going through. I figured it was a bacterial infection, but a virus? That's terrible. It puts the fear of God into a knee sufferer. Poor her and poor you. I'll be thinking of you both.
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 207.6 GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
 
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shelsangel replied to mog1026's response:
Thank you Kathy.
Everything happens for a reason. HUGGS
SW 301.2 CW 285.6 GW 165 could change after I reach it :-)
 
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totallywiggedout responded:
what is this spacer like? Does it still bend like a regular knee? Can she walk even??
Jeez I sure hope that they gave her some exercises to do in the meantime so that she doesn't suffer too much muscular degeneration till she can have the actual replacement surgery and get back onto her feet. Sounds like a recipe for disaster when it comes to weightgain and overall health loss.

Hope this heals fast.
huggs
k
Kim SW 252 CW 177 GW 135

If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.---author anonymous

If you are going through Hell,keep going.-- Winston Churchill








 
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jis4judy responded:
Hi angel sending healing thoughts to your Mom
Hugs Judy:)
SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

 
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shelsangel replied to jis4judy's response:
Thank you everyone for the prayers. Kim they have her knee straight right now but I'm sure with the insurance company pushing to get everyone out of hospital and into a rehab facility that they will have her do physical therapy soon. Yesterday they had her sitting up in a recliner. They had to put a PICC in for her antibiotics and anything thing else that they need vein wise. HUGGS
Everything happens for a reason. HUGGS
SW 301.2 CW 285.6 GW 165 could change after I reach it :-)


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