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Monday, December 8, 2008

What is this? A Soap Opera?????

Ok, since Mom can't email all our friends or comment at everyone's blog, she wants me to explain.
Mom (for those of you that do not know) is an RN on disability after she got hurt in ICU. She has had 7 surgeries on her R. knee and has a tendency to fall sometimes. (Uh- last surgery was failed knee replacement. She doesn't even want me to comment on how this could have been avoided. TICKS her off). I help her out when I can. I stand for her to get up, and sometimes can help her avoid a fall. Not always. AND she is VERY proud and stubborn. She does use a cane, and she does not use the riding carts at stores. She uses the baskets to help. She tells me if she can't walk, she won't go-told you she was stubborn. (She has a brace and Canadian crutches but she doesn't use them unless she has to. She has a wheelchair too, but the last time she used that was after the last surgery.) And yes, she hurts even when she does not fall. It is something called RSD. You can google it if you are that interested, but it just means she hurts in that knee when it has been replaced, just like it did before.
She walks with a limp and compensates with her other knee alot. Which makes that one hurt sometimes, but not nearly as much. Tolerable she says.
This time when she fell(lordy, just going to the restroom at night) she hurt both of them. I couldn't help her up this time. She just scooted! You should have seen it. It would have been pretty funny if I hadn't been so worried. If she hasn't mastered walking on one leg, she sure hasn't on none! lol
Soooo-rather than let the docs scope her good knee for a probable torn medial meniscus,(yeah, I don't know what it is either, but she says it helps support the knee and hurts if it gets torn.), she wants to give it time. She is real reluctant to let anyone touch her in an OR after her past experience. Can't say as I blame her. Oh, and she has gone to soooo much rehab places, she thinks she could pass their state boards!
The puter is in the front bedroom and it is uncomfortable-it hurts-to sit with knees bent. So she hasn't come to the puter much.
Uh, Mom, have I explained it enough??? HU? Ok, she says yeah. She has a tendency to go on and on and on.....
THAT is why we aren't around much. She managed to get to the mailbox. OH. MY. DOG.
She cried over so many cards. Lots of DWBers we don't even know!!!! She meant to count them before we came in here, but it's alot. She never got Christmas cards like that in her whole life, she said. (and that is a very long time) WHAT Mom????? nuthin. I didn't say anything... ANNDDD we have gotten lots of e-cards too!! I really need to bring her a box of Kleenex in here for all the blubbering she does over this stuff. OK, OK, OK...she says stop making fun of her.
If anyone is still reading, thanks again for all the offers of help. She has an idea for a picture she hopes she can get. It may just end up being on the blog. She really doesn't want any other doggies people to have to take their time making a card she can't probably sit long enough to type all the e-mail addresses in. Besides, it is a busy time of year. We love all of you. Dog people (with very few exceptions) are the BEST!!!!!!! (and some cat people Mom says....she just has always known dog people.)
Are you finished Mom????????????? Whew. ok then.
pee ess hay Tannererer!!!! hay Petrapotpie!!!!! bet u doan no hoo rote this!!!!



Knee problems, yuck. Dog Dad knew plenty of people that had that many dog moons ago.

We hope she gets better. In the meanwhile, you better keep a eye on her. If she gets cranky, just give her some hair of the dog. BOL

Agree Dog people are the best.

Essex & Deacon

Petey said...

Ahh, what a great post! We didn't send cards this year (Mommy said she'll be lucky just to get the shopping done) but we're sending you our best wishes for a healthy, happy and PAINFREE Christmas and New Year!

Your pal,


Dannan and The Girl said...

We just love you all. That's all.

Sending healing brown dog kisses,
Dannan and The Girl

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I was just happy WOO were the one to khommandeer the 'puter -

Do woo have any idea how many words and how long it would have taken if the OTHER KHANINE in the house had filed the report?

Tank dog and praise fur small mirakhles!

Paws khrossed and Sibe Vibes fur YOUR SPECIAL MOM!


Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
I hope your Mom gets better and that she is not in pain! She needs to relax! Give her kisses and hugs from us, ok?
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Sorry to hear about your mom's knees. My mom is also an RN. Very, very hard work. I hope her other injured knee gets better very soon.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Sunny...Scruffy here...I'm thinkin' it woulda been better if Lacie had stayed down there with you...she came home to do a little holiday decoratin' and she GOT STUCK UNDER OUR DECK TONIGHT...

Go check out the pix when you get a chance! She's sleepin' now, thank heavens...

I'm sending special foxy terrier zen...(I think it may be a tad stronger than aire or lakie zen...but Lacie sez that's only if my tummy's upset???!!!) to your mom...Mumsie sez those meniscusis' should heal on their own...make sure ur mom is eatin' right and takin' her vitamins...oh...and make sure she gets some daily poodle slurpy kisses...that's good for healin' too!!!

Paw slaps to Scooter, Kay!!!

Foxy barks,


Poopsie Blue said...

Tell Mom to take it easy.

Love, pats & pets to you all

Bae Bae said...

Oh... Do take care of your mom. It sure is nice to get cards from friends right. ;)

~ Bae

Gus said...

Sunny: We too, are thanking dog that you were the one to file the report. We love the Scoot - but sometimes his creative use of language is difficult to comprehend.

Enough of that, tell your mom we are thinking of her - we sure wish you guys lived closer, at least we could help your mom type.

gussie and Teka
(He knows where the keys are, and my toenails are long enough to navigate on the keyboard!

The Meezers said...

oh your poor poor mommy!!!! we is so sorry she is so herty. we wishes that we could take her pain away and that she can not be herty anymore.

Coco said...

awww. my mommy and i hope your mommy feels better. my mommy had a petient who had RST in her neck and both feet. it defanitley is the poops.

Send my mommy your christmas photo and she will make your card for you.

Puppy Kisses,

Coco - The Princess

Petra said...

I'm sorry your mom has to go through all of this pain, but I'm glad to hear you are enjoying the holiday season. May the cards continue to roll in!

Lady Kaos said...

Tell your Mom to relax and take it easy. My mom gets real nervous when doctors start planning a treatment for her, too. She's been misdiagnosed 2 times on major things and has a VERY low opnion of doctors now.

Peanut said...

well that just sucks. My dad has had surgery on a meniscus in both of his knees and pretty much had his ACL replaced in one of them. We don't which meniscus it was though. Mom can't remember.

Noah the Airedale said...

Your mum is lucky to have you two there to help her out. Sorry she is going through this. It sounds like a real nightmare. Take care and we're thinking of you.

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Joe Stains said...

We sure wish there was something we could do to make your Mom's knees better. :( We hope in time her 'good' leg feels better, it must be so very frustrating.

Oh and Tanner said WHATSSSSSSUUUUUPPPP twinnerer Scooter.

I would like to say, Sunny...PLEASE book me an appointment, I need to go after Tanner!

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

No worries, blogging should be fun!

Sorry to read about your Mama's health problems, well the word "sorry" does not seem to cover what we mean, but you know what we are trying to say.

She has had a painful time of it, and constant pain is very wearing.

Marvin who is feeling better..........and Jeannie ;0)

Anonymous said...

We love you too! god bless you.
Sharon & Rusty