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Old 12-20-2019, 02:57 PM
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Default Surgery Update

Well, It's time for an update. I had total knee replacement 31 Oct.(Right knee). Surgery went well except that my prostate didn't play well with the anesthesiology.

Prostate surgery 18 Dec. Surgery also went well but recovery will be slow.

Hopefully things will improve and I will be back in service by mid January.

Not one of my funnest Holiday seasons.
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Old 12-20-2019, 03:14 PM
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Glad to hear you are on the upswing. Get well soon!
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Old 12-20-2019, 03:47 PM
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Glad to hear you are on the mend, Mel! Continue to do what the boss says and get well soon!
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Old 12-20-2019, 03:48 PM
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It sounds like you are now on the cutting edge with your aftermarket parts installed and operational.

Sometimes those quick drains fail when they do, you must perform some maintenance on them.

Good to hear all that is behind you now Mel.

Have a good and relaxing Christmas!
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Old 12-20-2019, 04:57 PM
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Mel---so very glad to hear you are on the mend! Do what the Drs and nurses say----and let us know if we can help you.
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Old 12-20-2019, 05:01 PM
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Thank you for the update Mel!!!! I've been thinking about you and Ann but didn't want to bother if you were in the middle of rehab. So glad to hear you are on the recovery side of the curve and making progress.

Next year you'll have a kick ***, 100% knee out of phase 1.

Hang in there and don't hesitate to reach out if you or Ann need anything. I'll fly it over.

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Old 12-20-2019, 05:40 PM
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Just remember Mel - you’re not “in a condition for safe operation” until Ann signs off on you....

We’re cheering you on!

Paul & Louise
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Old 12-20-2019, 05:50 PM
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Hang in there - recovery does come. Just takes a slight bit of patience.

Good luck!

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Old 12-20-2019, 06:42 PM
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Good to know you are mending. But sorry you had to go back into phase one.
Looking forward to seeing you out and about soon.
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Old 12-20-2019, 07:39 PM
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Take the rest of the month off Mel.
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