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Old 08-16-2008, 10:49 PM   #1
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I'm Back!!!!!!!!!

I just wanted to say that I am home from my knee surgery and it was a complete success. When the doctor got in there he said there was even more arthritis damage than he could have imagined so it was the right decision.

I just wanted to post this as a thread because I am overwhelmed by how many of you sent well wishes directly or through others. I am deeply moved by this and could not have gotten through these last few months of pain and frustration without your thoughts, prayers, friendship and encouragement.

I will be on a walker for a month and a cane for two more after that and then I should be good to go for 10 to 20 years without aid! Rehab is hard work but I know I can do it. I can already bend and straighten my leg more than I have been able to in more years than I can count!

It is really good to be back home and at DC. After all, you are as much family as my DH, border and two furbabies!


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Old 08-16-2008, 10:51 PM   #2
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I'm so glad to hear that the surgery was a success LP. I hope you begin to feel better soon. Glad to have you back.

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Old 08-16-2008, 10:55 PM   #3
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Oh good for you, LPB. You sound so good and up.
I'm glad everything went good, without any kinks.
Thanks for the thoughtful heads up.
Success on your therapy too.
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:48 PM   #4
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Welcome back Laurie,
glad all the misery and pain is behind you..Can't wait to hear that the pain of rehab is behind you as well.
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:22 AM   #5
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Welcome back and I am really glad to hear it was such a suceess. All the best for a speedy recovery.
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:57 AM   #6
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So happy to hear everything went so well. Continue success in your recovery.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:08 AM   #7
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Welcome back Miss Laurie! Glad to know everything went so well.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:42 AM   #8
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Glad to have you back and that the surgery was successful.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:55 AM   #9
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We have missed you!!! Im so glad everything went well!!!Hope you have a speedy recovery!!! Take it one day at a time

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