A message from Denny
12.16.09 | Comments
Well thought I’d update y’all on how the knee is doing. Surgery was Tuesday; the next day and a half was pretty rough – any sleep was pretty much drug induced. Things improved a lot the following day, and I was released from the Canandaigua hospital on Friday evening. Saturday morn I was fitted for a machine like I’d had in the hospital, which does nothing but bend and straighten my leg. I determine how much it bends. At zero degrees, my leg is straight. Day after surgery I could only bend it 30 degrees. By time I left hospital, I was up to 75. I’m using it right now and it’s set at 98 degrees. I need to hit 100 later today, and the overall goal is 120 degrees. I can tell the last 20 degrees will be the toughest, but I’m very motivated. I’m using it 8 hours a day, per doctor. In between, I do physical therapy – 3 times a week and three times a day on my own (with Sandy’s help – some exercises I’m still not able to do by myself.) I can walk, put weight on the knee, etc, but I’m just not very steady and use a walker at all times –. That’s pretty much my days for the next several weeks. I’m being a good boy and working my tail off (take that, Mr. Darwin!) and look forward to seeing you all soon.
Thank you so much for the many prayers that I have indeed felt. It was so neat that Jeff and Darren made it up to the hospital just before they wheeled me into O.R. One of the surgical assistants is a listener and figured out who I was, so he joined us for prayer as I headed for the knife. You have no idea how special it is to have those prayers literally walk into surgery with ya. When we said Amen – I was like, “There – now we’re ready - let’s git ‘er done!” No fear. That’s the power of prayer – and I can tell those prayers are still giving me strength and encouragement – thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Much love to all,