This blog is so neglected I think another update is in order I have not abandoned it. I just have trouble keeping it up. I had right knee surgery June 8th to replace an existing total knee joint. Surgery went well. Rehab went well and we were scheduled to fly home when an infection was noted. The trip was cancelled and it was decided the new joint would to be removed. Another surgery was done to insert a fixed rod with antibiotic after removal of the new joint. A line was installed in my upper arm area which permits infusion of antibiotic. This has to be done three times a day & takes an hour. That process will go on eight weeks. After that, the rod will be removed and a new knee joint inserted assuming the infection has cleared. I'll then repeat the original rehab program and hopefully be able to move on with my life.
Lita and my lives are on hold. Lita is my caregiver – I can't drive and moving around is a chore. Between medications and doctors there is not a lot of time to work on this blog or get much done. We are in Scottsdale still more then a month after our arrival. We miss our dogs and our home in Gig Harbor. But, we play the hands we were dealt and will take it a day at a time.