He got his knee replaced and all he got was this lousy t-shirt.



Well, actually, Smokey got a new knee out of the deal and it seems to be working great.

Surgery was Tuesday, just like last time, and he came home on Thursday, just like last time. The difference is that this time the new knee hurts when he walks, but there is absolutely no pain when he is sitting or lying down. That is probably better than the deep pain he felt last time whenever resting and which kept him from sleeping. Because this pain will go away with time and healing. Of course, the previous pain went away eventually, too.

The first thing he said to me when I arrived at his hospital room: I was really happy to wake up in the recovery room because it meant I hadn’t died.


I only had to wait on him hand and foot for less than a day, then he was up and about — albeit very slowly — with his walker. Pain meds are doing their job, once again, without nausea (yay!)

And that’s the news from Chez Kat™

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8 Responses to He got his knee replaced and all he got was this lousy t-shirt.

  1. gayle says:

    Yay!! Hugs to you both! Hoping for fast healing!

  2. Kat with a K says:

    Yay!! Bravo for both the care giver and the new knee recipient!

  3. highlyreasonable says:

    Sending Smokey lots of wishes for pain-free and speedy healing. (And a big hooray for having to only wait on him hand and foot for less than a day!)

  4. Deb Winslow says:

    Glad things went well. Hopefully, he’ll be out and about soon.

  5. Melissa says:

    A lousy t-shirt isn’t all bad.

    Glad to hear that the meds are currently helping the recovery. Waking in the recovery suite is always nice. It means nothing major went wrong.

    Good luck to the recovering and to the care giver. Here’s to rapid healing.

  6. Kym says:

    I’m so glad the surgery was (pretty much) event-free! Here’s to a speedy recovery and a quick exit for any kind of pain or discomfort (for Smokey AND for you!). XO

  7. Chris says:

    Glad to hear it went well!

  8. Soxanne says:

    Good to hear all went well. Love the shirt.

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