Photos of David’s ordeal

I finally got my new 27 inch monitor and am now able to post photos of David’s ordeal:

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First day in the hospital following surgery, he peers at his iPad:

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The staples keep the wound closed:

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Maria bought this large, thick pillow for her father to sit on, so he can get off the sofa easily:

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David’s first day home, eating a pear I sliced for him.  The surgeon wants him to wear those white compression stockings for 6 weeks to prevent blood clots:

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In the kitchen, using his walker:

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The special frame for the toilet:

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Note how the frame is attached to the toilet. The 4 holes can make the space between the bars wide or narrow.  We chose the widest setting:

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His legs barely fit into my small car:

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He continues to take all of these medications:

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David sees his physical therapist three times per week.

So far so good. He is convalescing well.

A new knee, a new start in life.

10 Responses to “Photos of David’s ordeal”

  1. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    This all looks very familiar. The toilet frames are like mine and especially nice. Only trouble is that they are not found out in public places. I also had my toilets raised, a feature in public toilets for the handicapped.

    I hated those compression stockings. Did he have to use ice? I did. Keep a close eye on David. The meds (oxycodone) made my David weird…i.e., memory loss.

    • gigihawaii Says:

      The other good thing about the toilet frames is that the legs can be lifted up to clean the floor and empty the trash can.

      And David bought high toilets because of his height and long legs a few years ago.

      David used ice constantly in the hospital and once so far at home.

  2. Joanne Noragon Says:

    To a good recovery!!

  3. Kailani Says:

    Wow! Will continue praying for both of you. 🙂

  4. Olga Says:

    I understand that a knee replacement is quite painful, but the procedure does seem to have an excellent success rate. Here is to David’s continued recovery! And here’s to you, too, nurse Gigi!

  5. Christine Says:

    all looks well! Thanks for sharing the photos.

  6. Hattie Says:

    Best to you and David and hope this ordeal will be over soon for both of you.

  7. Beatrice Says:

    The new monitor looks nice and thanks for the photo updates on David’s procedure and recuperation. Hope all continues to go well for both of you.

  8. Kay G. Says:

    Get well, David. Healing is wished for you!

  9. marmeladegypsy Says:

    Yikes. It looks terribly painful! Sending healing wishes!

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