June 19, 2010

Small Update

Hey everyone.

Thanks for your well-wishes for my dad yesterday. The surgery went very well. It was scheduled to take 3 hours and lasted just under 1. The doctor said it went well, and I was half-right. Part of the problem is arthritis. The other issue, also a genetic one, was what's known as "flaking". Basically, where his thigh-bone connected to the knee-bone, the thigh-bone (femur) was splintering and the shards would break off inside the knee. So they cleaned that out and smoothed it down. Plus, he had arthritis on the back of his knee cap, so they smoothed that down as well. It was very minor and they said that he just needs to take it easy, stay on crutches for a couple of days and he should be good to go. In fact, last night he was practically able to bend his knee completely.

All in all, very good news. Thanks again.

Have a great weekend!

11 comments:

  1. So glad it all went well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

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  2. I'm glad everything went well :)

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  3. Glad to hear it! Happy Saturday!

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  4. so glad that it all went so well!!!

    still praying!

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  5. So glad to hear that he is doing well -:)

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  6. Glad your dad's surgery went well and I hope he makes a speedy recovery!

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  7. I'm so glad it went well!! :) Hoping for a very speedy recovery! :)

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  8. I have barely been on the computer the past week and missed the news about your father. So happy the surgery went well. Hope you are staying cool this weekend!!

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  9. Glad that everything went well!!

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