Posts tagged "knee replacement"
I am trying to make the most of the lazy days of summer, as my dearth of posts indicates. I have been dutifully rehabbing my knee- or rather, the substrate of atrophied muscles and connectors that should be supporting the new knee. The good news: I have been able to walk without pain- even making... Read more »
I am recovering nicely, with some pauses for the agony of physical therapy. I have made a decision to wean myself off of pain meds, and Tylenol is my new go-to for discomfort. The last two days have found me a little mushy in spirit, and I figure that as soon as I am free... Read more »
Oh, the progress I have made since Dr. Collins gave me a new knee….. I have been home since Thursday afternoon, and every day finds me improved. I am more independent; I can sashay with a cane, took two forbidden showers with the help of Press n Seal, and learned to take pain killers without... Read more »
28 years ago I was at Hinsdale hospital with Steve, and at 10:13, I welcomed Patrick Dahl into the world. It was a day that changed everything for me. Now I am back at Hinsdale Adventist, and I have to tell you- there is no parting gift like a baby. I am departing tomorrow with... Read more »
Had a swell dinner at Coopershawk with 4/6 of the family, and other than that I have had a very typical Sunday. My kids distracted and amused me. I am calm and ready. I know that the hardest 3 hours of tomorrow for the Dahl family will be the Hawks game. It is the one... Read more »
Yesterday I had a pre-surgical face-to-face with my orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Michael Collins, of Hinsdale Orthopedics. I dragged Steve. Dr. Collins is all business: I have seen him for four years, and my consolidated time with him would not add up to 30 minutes. I am a knee to him. He is God to me,... Read more »
I know this is self indulgent, but consider it a service, because about 1 in 8 people will be shopping for a new knee or hip someday. Or if you are like me, you will be begging for one. I can be your test pilot. I am scheduled for knee replacement. April 26th is... Read more »
I am having a nervous night. Tomorrow I will be seeing my orthopedic doctor, and I need to beg him to fix my knee. I am unaccustomed to requiring medical treatment, and I have never spent a night in the hospital that did not involve childbirth. I have had numerous Xrays, two MRI’s and an... Read more »
The next time I come here to Hawaii,(note the optimism) I will have a new knee and less girth. I am still on Chicago time, and so I rise in time to see the parade of joggers and runners starting their day with an ocean view and a healthy regimen. I am feeling pretty... Read more »
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