Wednesday, January 06, 2010

To hospital, to hospital, to get a new knee...

...home by Monday, quick as can be!

This Friday I head for the hospital to get a total right knee replacement.
If all goes as expected, I should be home by Monday evening, or possibly Tuesday.
Oh, the things I have been doing to prepare!
Laundry. Groceries. Cooking.
Cut & color.
Rearrange furniture to accommodate a walker.
It's worse than going on vacation!

And...except for a few meals that friends will be bringing in for us, the cooking and cleaning will be all on Farmboy for a while.

A sweet package from Joy came yesterday....stuff she knew would keep me occupied during the long recuperation.
Like chocolate.
LOTS of chocolate.
Interactive French lessons.
Did you know I am French?
Can't speak a lick of it, but that could change!

And books!
Two beautiful books on cooking with herbs.
Thank you Joy.
You know my heart!

Twelve pigeons roosting in a tiny tree outside my bedroom window

I think the worst part of this whole knee business is the disruption it will cause.
Geez Louize...can't use the stairs.
Can't drive for 6 weeks.
Can't take care of the chickens.
And can't stand long enough to put a meal together!
I think THAT will be the worst part.
Not getting to do what I love best.

The BEST part of this whole knee business???
Right now I wobble when I walk.
Remember...."Weebles wobble but they don't fall down"?
Well, I am a weeble.
But that will all change!
I just have to give it some time, follow thru with the therapy and exercises...
And by spring I should be getting around quite a bit better.
The left knee is supposed to be done in 3 months, but if I can handle it, I will put it off till September.
That way I get my gardening in and can enjoy the beautiful Michigan spring/summer.

Hope to be back REAL soon.
If you're so inclined, please pray for me.
And pray for Farmboy.
HE'S gonna need it!

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Camille said...

Yup...thinking of you and praying!

With Love,

Maria said...

Hi Cindy!
You will most certainly be in my prayers...
The 'pigeon tree' is really neat~

Farmboy will take great care of his farmgirl :)
It's an excellent opportunity for him to give is blessed to give and it is blessed to receive.
~There must be a receiver for the giving to happen!
Enjoy all the blessings of his giving!
Imagining you with a healthy knee and a strong leg!
Always~ Maria

Faith said...


Yes, you will be remembered in prayer. I'm so glad you are able to get this done.

Farmboy is gonna do great! I bet the worst of everything is you having to sit still for so long. Bet you are going to be itching to get up and do too much too soon.

What a beautiful gift of goodies!


Homemaker Ang said...

it IS the 12th day of Christmas how fitting with the 12 birdies

I will be bringing a meal and I will be praying and I LOVE YOU!

courage my friend, yes, courage...

KimT said...

will pray for you both!

goatmilker said...

I will be thinking of you and praying for you. Good luck. Rebekah

Janie B said...

Best wishes on a successful surgery and speedy recovery! My mom had that years ago and it was an awful recovery both times (both knees at different times). You are much younger than she was then, though, and I'm sure in better health. Take care and let hubby run things.

Cheryl said...

Will be praying for you. I am sure Farmboy will do a great job taking care of you and the house.

Melodie said...

You are both in my prayers! Most people know who have gotten new knees were very glad they had the surgery because after the recovery they were so much better! Lots of good things can sometimes happen when we are forced to slow down for awhile!

Michele said...

Good Luck Cindy! Wishing you a speedy recovery! If you need something to occupy your time check out my favorite foodie website, You should come into the forums and introduce yourself. We have some good laughs there. :-)

Karen@Mignardise said...

Good luck with the surgery! I hope all goes smoothly for you. Take advantage of your down time - blog more!
I'll be thinking of you.

FlowerLady said...

May your surgery go smoothly and may your healing and recuperating time be swift.


Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Cyn....I will be waiting and praying...I know the Lord will watch over and protect you. I know with your "can do" attitude, you will be back in time to go dig in the dirt in April!

Anonymous said...

will be praying for a speedy recovery!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Cyn, What lovely gifts, and what a beautiful sight in the trees,such a pretty picture.
Please know you are in my prayers!I Will be checking in.
Blessings, and a big hug,

Gwynie Pie said...

I certainly am inclined to pray for you. Praying for you right now that you will have a smooth surgery with wise doctors and nurses and that you will be up and runnin' in no time at all. Isn't it an amazing world we live in where we can get parts replaced when we need it?? Incredible :) I've written your surgery on my calendar and will continue to pray for you and Farmboy.

Blessings ---

Gwyn Rosser @ The Pink Tractor

Grandma Rosie said...

You'll do great!! Take care and keep us up to date on your progress. Blessings and as my sweet momma always said, " Go with God."

Pam said...

Good luck with your knee surgery - I'll be sending good thoughts your way Cyn.

cityfarmer said...

Father, bless my friend and keep her from fear and anxiety about the unknown ... You are faithful to perform your Word ... we praise You for this ... and we give You thanks in advance for Your healing touch.

Cyn, I'll be waiting to hear from you as soon as you can get a cell phone in your hand. You KNOW I would bring a meal if I could ... well I guess I brought a meal of chocolate ... mmmmm dark truffles, my favorite ... and how do I know Pete will do just fine ... I know because he served here too for 7 days! I will never forget that gift.

to quote sweet momma "go with God"

Rachel said...

I pray that all goes well with the surgery and afterwards. I'll pray for Farmboy too!! Sounds like he'll be busier than usual!

Amy said...

oh my gosh! it's time:)!
you will do great! you have my love and prayers ! may you heal FAST, I just know you'll be dancing around at your little farmette soon! I will check in soon xoxo

gail said...

Take care and we'll see you soon.

Blessings Gail

Jennifer Sikora said...

Praying all goes well for you during your surgery!



Jenna said...

Praying for you to have a good surgery and a quick recovery!

Grab the cookbooks and start planning all the meals that you're going to make once better;)


SusanD said...

That's great, new parts. :) Praying for you and your surgery. Blessings, SusanD

Janean said...

one of my close friends had knee surgery about 3 weeks ago and said she has no pain now! i've been praying for you and will continue to every time the Lord brings you to mind. (hugs)

Donna said...

Oh, I will be praying mightily for you! It will be quite a journey, but you have to look out into the future and KNOW that it WILL get better! Let me know if there are any questions that I can answer for you! {{{{HUGS}}}}

The imPerfect Housewife said...

You will do GREAT and you'll be so happy to have a new knee! When the pain goes away, you'll be a new person, I'm actually very excited for you! ♥

Sharon said...

Your name just went into my prayer journal - may you be blessed by being prayed for! I "need" a new right knee too - I'm hoping to schedule my surgery date just as soon as our son's extra-curricular activities slow down just a bit - hopefully, no later than this spring. Please let us all know how surgery goes and all about your recovery. I'd much rather hear about the real recovery from someone who's actually had the surgery than from my cute, but VERY YOUNG Dr. Heal fast!! I'll race you when we both have our new knees!! :)

Penny said...

Thinking of you. Hope all is well. Let us know when you are running across the yard. I know how difficult this must be for you and I wish you the best.

Amy said...

oh cyn!
the doris day lens is on the shelf for a little while (need a upgrade camera wise to actually use it:( a hasty purchase, but something to look forward to someday:)

so thinking of you ...remember you will do so awesome! x

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Good luck with your surgery tomorrow! Rehab and PT is the most important part, judging from friends who've gone through the same thing.

Thinking good thoughts for you!

Jane said...

Good luck with your surgery tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you and sending prayers your way.

Dawn said...

Pray that all goes well. The hubs had bilateral knee replacements 2 years ago tomorrow. He says it is the best thing he ever did....after suffering with the pain for years!

Keep us posted.

Redneck Junkers said...

Prayers & best wishes to you.
I have had my knee operated on 4 times. As I recall peeing on the toilet with my leg fully extended and my foot propped up on the waste can was the worst part but I could be wrong.
stay positive and go to therapy like a good patient
the Redneck Junkers

Camille said...

Just thought I'd tell you that you've been on my heart today...I've been praying. May God bless you with a speedy recovery.

In His Love,

Psalm 121

Linda said...

Cindy, By acccident (and fate) found your web site tonite. I had a TKR in 2006. I am hoping that yours has gone as smoothly as a TKR can. I know what you are feeling and going through right now. It is not easy but I am quite inspired by the spirit in your web site--I know you will make it just fine. Important not to be impatient--sometimes the road is not smoothe but you can make it. Please feel free to contact me if you need support. My TKR was in 2006; Unfortunately, there was an infection in my knee (both staph and strep) and I went through a great deal, almost lost my life, could have lost my leg. But I am here and walking well now. It is a lot of work but it's worth it. All the best to you!

Maria said...

Thinking of you today, Cindy ♥

Six divided by two..... said...

Cyn, I will be praying for a quick recoop. I head out Monday for my knee surgery. What an awesome care package you there!!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Hope everything goes well!

Sue said...

Will be praying for a quick recovery...and fast mobility! My mom had knee replacement in the spring...and she was up and around much sooner than anyone thought. God bless you, Cindy!

Lindah said...

Got ya covered!

Faith said...

Praying for you right now, Cyn.

Many (((HUGS))) !

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

I know you will have a speedy recovery! I've had two friends that just flew through it all. Try and enjoy your rest time.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Laura said...

I will be praying and thinking of you.
Everything will be OK.


Shoedoghouse said...

By now, I know you have had your knee surgery and with that behind you - you can concentrate on your recovery and Kicking butt!! Will be thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery.

Take care!!!

Pomona said...

Hope that it all goes well and that you will be back bouncing around in no time!

Pomona x

gail said...

Keeping you in my prayers.

Blessings Gail

katiez said...

I hope it all went well! It's a big undertaking, but, from friends who have done it, well worth it. Enjoy your 'time-off' as best you can and pamper yourself thoroughly. You'll be back to cooking and cleaning soon enough.

Renata said...

I have been praying for you ever since I saw the title of this post on my blogroll. I hope all went well & you have a quick recovery. Enjoy your time of enforced relaxation (well the best you can - it's difficult). Most of my patients who had replacements said they were the best thing they'd had done - hope yours proves that way as well!
God bless you
Renata :)

Mrs. Peterson's Place said...

Hi Cyn! Wow you have a lot of people who are praying for you and who care. You are so blessed.

It's Monday evening and you may be coming home tonight. This too shall pass.

May our Almight Father send His Spirit to calm any concerns.

Enjoy this time. How often can you say I get to do nothing for 6 weeks, nothing but R&R and praising God. What a great time to totally focus on Him and grow closer to Him.

I wish you a smooth recovery.

Hugs & Peace,

cityfarmer said...

Ladies ... If you're checking here today ....I heard from cyn this morning ...hopefully she will be coming home today. She's moving slow ... had a few short setbacks, but she thinks today is the DAY!! Homeward Bound ... finally

please continue the prayers ... it's a long road of recovery.
Thank you so much for your loyalty and comments ...and meals and just being you

on behalf of farmgirl cyn .... the cityfarmer

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