Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I Got My New Knee!!!!

Hi there folks! Jody here, just sending you a message from Norm who called from the hospital in Sioux Falls. Connie came through the surgery with flying colors. She had the TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT done, instead of just the partial. She and Norm had told the doctors that, if there was any doubt about the knee, to go ahead and do the total replacement instead of the partial. She was in surgery just over an hour. Don't you think that is amazing? Just over an hour to replace a knee! And I am sure that, once she gets up and is able to walk 'normal' she will tell you that it should have been done long, long ago. The timing just was not right until now.

I went onto the hospital site, and GUESS WHAT??? We can email her at the hospital!!! Isn't that awesome?!! So I zapped an email to her right away, congratulating her on her bionic knee. Maybe you could do the same - tell her that SOON, she will be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. And all that kinda stuff!

She will be at the hospital until Friday. Norm will be staying in Sioux Falls, as well. He is staying at a motel and visiting with Connie during the day. Here is the main hospital address (in case you want to send cards or a flower), the phone number, and the website. Just go onto the site, and it will have a little section on the menu on the left-hand side of the page re: emailing a patient. Just click on there, and send her a message.

Avera McKennen Hospital
800 East 21st Street
Room 224
Sioux Falls, SD 57117
(605)322-8000
I'm hoping that y'all keep warm, wherever you are! It's COLD up here in MN!
Signing off for now,
Jody

5 comments:

Candy Duell said...

I am so glad that your surgery is over. It sounds like it was in record time too. How long is your recovery period?

Take care Connie and Norm, and thanks so much Jody for the quick update!

City Mouse said...

Yea, Connie! So happy that everything with this trial is working out so beautifully! Congrats on your bionic knee! LOL - Hope it wasn't six-million dollars.

Rest up, do what the docs say, and think lovely Springtime thoughts! We're thinking of you here in blog land.

Jan said...

Congratulations Connie. Now Norm can take you out dancing!

Far Side of Fifty said...

HI Connie, I just wanted you to have a note from me when you got home! So glad the surgery went well and hope your knew knee is cooperating! You will have to rell us all about it when you feel like writing! :)

Kati said...

Hey Connie!!! Glad to hear that surgery is over and your knee replacement went so well. Hope you're on your way home to finish recovering. Stay well!!!!