Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Week of the Knee Replacement: From the Bedside

Morning after the operation. The surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurses, and past recipients of new knees all warned that it was very painful. and so it is. Many painkillers are involved, but they wear off. Hubs is hanging onto idea that it will all be worth it. Friends and family affirm that the end justifies the means. Oh, to be able to play golf again, walk the grocery aisles, get up and down from chairs without pain that is the goal.

Hospitals are a whole different experience these days. They've discovered customer service. Sure it is expensive, but if you have to be there you might as well be treated well. Private rooms. Cable TV, but sadly no Mike and Mike in the morning but lets not make him so comfortable he never wants to leave. Room service with a menu that is available from 7 to 7. Gone are the mass meals under the domes rolling down the halls.  Since they are charging you 5 star hotel rates, it's nice that the amenities have improved.

That's the update for today. He is expected to be in hospital until Friday, then it's home and end of pampering. That's offset with the return of all sports, all the time on TV. Yay!!!

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