hey mel what's up!
oh i agree, without humor? shoot...i'd be GONE. i believe, folks with severe chronic progressive illnesses and even minor disabilites that interfere with daily life...one's mindset & funny bone gets ya through so so much.
i am so happy for you too! heck, i would be too! i WISH someone would give me a knee replacement. but @ 25? yeah right! i would get laughed straight out of that office. when i was in the hospital in august for 5 days, i had a surgeon consult in the event i needed abdominal surgery. i tried to convince em' to do a knee replacement! he said, "I don't know how to do that one!" so i said, "Get out the text book man! Experiment!"
truly, BEST WISHES. i wish you nothing but the best with the surgery. you're prepared, you know what to expect. afterwards? the rest will come day by day. and don't worry...you'll get last second jitters when they're wheelin' ya into the OR.
really stinks when we're hit with this young eh? sometimes i feel a bit robbed, like so many of my friends just fly past me & i feel "stuck" or "trapped" rather.
but again...we're proud of what we have accomplished & the small things we CAN do.
you're a trooper! be well. take care.
Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures. MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions; Intra-articular knee injections; Imuran; Mesalamine; Prednisone; Meclizine; Reglan; LidoDerm; Diazepam; Restaril; Dilaudid; Avinza and too many others.