Monday, February 07, 2011

Bah to Surgery!

I present Bah Humbug! so far:


I know I said I wasn't going to show the blocks for the Bah Humbug! group quilt here in this blog, but realized I'd better so that anyone who still has blocks to do can get a feel for the colors and sizes. For instance, some red background would be awesome. And I just have to beg for some smaller blocks - that will help, guys! I know I've got more coming in the mail! wheeee! Thanks, everyone!

Carol E included an UnRuly letter for a future student letter quilt (yay, now I have three) and a couple of fun crumb blocks. And wheee, she finished a wonderful free-pieced name quilt she started many years ago.


Clare sent me a block too, but I forgot to take a photo, so I'll send you over for a visit.

So my husband arrived safely home last week and managed to have one good night of sleep before my surgery the next afternoon. The surgeon vacuumed out the evil in my left knee and took care of arthritis stuff in both of them. Turns out I don't have PVNS in my right knee too. woohoo for that.

If you ever decide to have surgery on BOTH knees at once, even if it's arthroscopic, make sure you have a big strong guy to help out at home or demand a hospital stay that first night. aiyee, there is a reason you're not supposed to do them both at once. Husband has been marvelous and taken great care of me.

I've been using this Game Ready system the doctor recommended. It does ice and compression for 30 mins at a time and is great. I was tethered to it constantly for the first three days (ugh, hated that) even at night but now I'm down to a minimum of 5 times a day. I do it a bit more cuz I don't want to waste all that ice and it feels pretty good. Anyway, this is what it looks like from my point of view:


Thank goodness for laptop. Ya'all take care.

38 comments:

Loris said...

Happy healing and kudos to your sweet, strong DH. Hope the recovery is fast. Hang in there.
I don't suppose Pokey likes the cold lap very much :-(

Brenda said...

Glad to hear you're past the surgery and onto recovery. I hope you get better soon, but and can rest when you need to. take care.

deborah said...

My mother had both of her knees done at the same time, it took some time to heal, but she was so glad she had the surgery! I'm hoping you will heal quickly and be back to your sewing machine in no time!

I'm working on small letters as I get a chance - plan on having them finished in a few days.

Take care and rest as much as you can!

jovaliquilts said...

Those are some great Bah Humbugs. Hope you are recuperating well. I'm having knee surgery a week from Friday, but only on ONE knee. Should be a piece of cake compared to what you're going through! (Just Bah, no Humbug)

Lee said...

oh rats I forgot all about your surgery. I don't suppose you will be up and about next week? I think I will be in your area then, visiting my father. let me know. I hope you are comfortable and healing quickly

Judi said...

Oh my heal fast!!!

Carla said...

I'm wishing the fasted of recovery, Tonya. The bah.....humbugs are great and perfect for your situation!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Take care and fast healing!
The bah humbugs look really good:)

QuiltSwissy said...

Had arthro on one knee about 5 years ago. Still hurts, but not as badly.

Had breast reduction in Novemeber, never hurt so much in my whole life! But they sure are cute now.

glen: I am down 2 1/2 lbs in both sides, happy laptopping!

Clare said...

I'm sorry - I know I shouldn't cos you're in pain, but that last photo made me laugh out loud! You can't hand quilt upside down. Love the black background Bah Humbug. My Bah looks huge (hiding behind the sofa).

Chris said...

I'm so glad you were finally able to have your surgery. I wish you a very speedy recovery!

jude said...

get well soon!

Anonymous said...

Tonya, so glad that the surgery part is over with and the recovery is in progress. Get well soon!!

Lynn said...

I finished my first word quilt. Well, it only has one word, but it is a small quilt. I blogged about it here

http://alamosaquilter.blogspot.com/2011/02/fun-quilt-finished.html

if you are interested to see it.

Hope you are up and about soon!

jmbmommy said...

OH! MY! GOSH!! I don't even know what to think of those leg things...wild. I learn something new every single day. Feel better soon!

Gail said...

Hey Tonya,
Bet your glad the ordeal"surgery" is over and now you can look forward to being mobile for spring and some warmer weather.

Wishing you a speedy recovery,
Gail :)

Kristin L said...

So how does the ice in the leg thingies affect the heat of a laptop, or vice verse?

BTW, I still owe you a BAH block -- I have the bug fabric ready and waiting.

Cindy said...

Yikes! When I saw your legs straightened out like that all I could think of was, thank goodness you have a recliner! But I imagine getting in and out of it is the pits! Hears to a quick recovery!

PS love how the bah humbugs are coming along...my blocks were too big...lol

Em said...

I will say it one more time...I wish I was your personal nurse at this time of healing! Love ya, friend! My blocks are on the way and I just need your address. My BAH has some red and some gruesome teeth as a bonus!

Kathy said...

Hi Tonya, Hope you are feeling better soon. I am a new blogger, but have followed you for quite a while, so feel like I know you! I posted some words I have made and included a link to your site... Very advanced. Check it out if you have time while recovering and have a speedy recovery.

Kathie said...

just think it will all be behind you soon....glad your on the road to recovery...
Kathie

Teresa said...

Yikes! THat just sounds so painful...I hope everything is better in the end. Let's hear it for big, strong hubbies!! Happy healing!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Adele said...

Tonya did you have knee replacements or knee arthroscopies on both knees....I like the sound of the game ready...what a great idea to cover two MUSTS with one stone ...so to speak

Anonymous said...

Glad you are on the mend and get well.
Debbi

Kerri said...

Youch! You have the best attitude for a gal who just got double knee surgery. Take care.

Dionne said...

I'm glad that surgery is behind you! You'll be feeling better and up and about soon though.
Cheers,
Dionne
PS - blocks are looking great!

Quiltdivajulie said...

So excited for how much better you are going to feel once the recovery part is over . . .WOO HOO!

Happy healing!

daveandlo said...

Good luck, I hope the surgery reduces your pain. Lois

Sujata said...

Tonya!
I wish you speedy recovery. The good thing about these surgeries.. the pain will be gone.. I will definitely make my block with red background and in smaller size.
Take care!

Bonnie Hull said...

Did you watch the superbowl in your "game readys"??xxoo

Lynn said...

Aren't those ice pack gizmos the greatest?! My husband had one after his shoulder surgery. I hope you're feeling better soon.

Brigitte said...

wishing an uneventful recovery, NOW !!! smile at least soon - take care
Brigitte

cq4fun said...

What a pain, literally. Hope it helps tremendously! I saw someone's humbugium block for you and thought it was fabulous, so I like seeing these blocks, too.

ROZ said...

Yikes! Hope that you are feeling a lot better!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Emily had something like that after her shoulder surgery. Amazing what they have now!

Lynda said...

Lots of lovely lime green in the Bah humbug quilt! (And feel quite smug that my word has a red background!) Sexy legs, by the way!

Erin said...

That's quite a contraption you are wearing. Many wishes for a speedy recovery. And I just have to tell you that I bought your book from Bonnie Hunter this weekend and I LOVE IT!!! Thank you for taking the time to write it!

Erin said...

Ugh. That ERIN comment is from me, but apparently I'm signed in with my work account, not my home account. Anyway, I'm Vesuviusmama - http://vesuviusmama.blogspot.com and my post where I mentioned buying your book and then immediately having to go CREATE is http://vesuviusmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-challenge-you.html. Happy Valentine's Day!