A rather extended break coming for me....

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  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image87
    DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years ago

    I just want to shout out to all my fellow hubbers, whose writings I enjoy; whose advice and suggestions I value, and whose comments I appreciate.

    I am already on a semi-hiatus from writing new articles, waiting to see the effects, if any, of "The Google's" latest bright (not!) ideas.

    However, I have tried to remain active in the forum and the Q&A, as well as visiting hubs when I can.

    However, I may not be able to sit at my desk for a while, as I'm going in on Tuesday (4-16-13) for knee replacement surgery.  Whatever my talents and strengths in other areas might be, I admit to being a big crybaby wuss when it comes to pain, so I'm not sure how quickly I'll handle the recovery period.  I expect to be in the hospital for 2 or 3 days, and probably on a walker for at least a month or so at home.

    Since I have only a desktop computer,  my access online will be limited by my progress.

    I'm not a religious person, but positive thoughts are always appreciated.  I'll see everyone again on the flip side...

    Cheers, Lizzy

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Wishing you the best, Dzy, with lots of "positiveness" headed your way.

      Knee replacement isn't fun, but it's worth it.  If my mother, 90 years old, can do it so can you!

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image87
        DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you so very much, wilderness.  Knee replacement at 90?  wow...bless her heart.  I hope she is fully recovered at this point...

    2. SimeyC profile image86
      SimeyCposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Loads positive thoughts for your journey - perhaps we can have a mega hub on the whole process when you come back!

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image87
        DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Simey!
          I was thinking about it...but it may come under "too purely personal" for HP; perhaps better suited for my blog.... ???

        1. mary615 profile image85
          mary615posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          I notice a lot of Hubs from people who have undergone health issues.  They write very interesting and informative Hubs about the problem and what was done.
          I have a good friend who just had a knew replacement and is doing very well.  Good luck!

    3. ExpectGreatThings profile image79
      ExpectGreatThingsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You will be missed! Hopefully when you return you will be pain free and easily walking. My mom had both knees replaced a few years ago. Recovery wasn't fun, but she is so glad she finally had it done. I hope the same for you! Ginger

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image87
        DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Hello, Ginger--
          Thank you so much.  I am grateful for everyone's words of encouragement, and knowing that many have friends or relatives who've already been there/done that and made it back out the other side.
          I'm at least looking forward to a couple of hours of good sleep while under the anaesthesia....LOL

    4. Dale Hyde profile image80
      Dale Hydeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Good luck and blessings your way.  I have had two shoulder surgeries that were not fun, but I am sure they do not compare to knee surgery!  Wishes for a speedy recovery.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image87
        DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you very much, Dale!  Ouch on shoulder surgeries!  My husband has a torn rotator cuff, and was being evaluated for repair of that when they discovered further, more severe problems with his heart, so no shoulder repair for him!
          I appreciate your well-wishes, and I expect I will do okay.  wink

    5. mistyhorizon2003 profile image86
      mistyhorizon2003posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Good luck Lizzy. My Mum (in her late 70's) had it done a couple of years back and she is in far less pain now although she is obviously not allowed to use that knee to kneel on now. All in all she is glad she had the operation done and is definitely more mobile since.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image87
        DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks so much, mistyhorizon!
          I've heard a number of good reviews of this procedure, so I'm optimistic that all will be well. If people that much older than I are having it done, I imagine I'll be able to get back to my bike riding, rollerblading and karate class.....but, if you cannot be on your knees..at all, ever again...ugh...that will make it very difficult to change the bedding...  and in karate, I guess I'll have to learn to do "guy" pushups!  sad  LOL
        Thanks ever so much for your input and well-wishes.

    6. vocalcoach profile image93
      vocalcoachposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers my friend.  You hang in there now and know that all your hub buddies are pulling for you.  Hub hugs and the very best going out to you.  Stay in touch!

  2. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 10 years ago

    All the best coming your way, LIzzy.  Take care of yourself.  I promise, we'll be here when you're able to come back!

    Big hugs!!

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image87
      DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so very much, Mowtown2Chitown--I do look forward to returning, hopefully sooner than later--I will suffer withdrawals...

  3. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image86
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 10 years ago

    We will miss you!   I'm sending plenty of good thoughts your way - I hope the surgery and your recovery go smoothly, and that you'll soon be back here posting about how great you feel.  I've known several people who have had knee replacement surgery, and the relief it gave them from pain was amazing.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image87
      DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Marcy, thank so much for the positive vibes..much appreciated..I do know ONE person who had both knees done some years back... (one at a time), and he was very happy with the outcome.  I'm looking forward to that part, anyway..  wink

  4. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 10 years ago

    Liz, wishing you a speedy and smooth recovery from the surgery.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image87
      DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks very much, Lisa...  much appreciated.

  5. tamron profile image69
    tamronposted 10 years ago

    You will do just fine.  My friend was 74 when he had his knee replacement surgery and he was barbering or back to work in 2 weeks.  You have my prayers!

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image87
      DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, tamron, yes, I believe my friend who had both knees done was at least in his mid-60's at the time...about my age, now.....thanks for the well-wishes.

  6. Barbara Kay profile image73
    Barbara Kayposted 10 years ago

    Good thoughts are being sent. I'm sure it will go fine.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image87
      DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hello, Barbara Kay,
        Thank you so much.  I have now gotten the call telling me what time I am to report...so the fingernails are being munched down to the first knuckle... LOL

  7. Melovy profile image92
    Melovyposted 10 years ago

    I only saw this now, so you will have had your surgery, hope it went well and that recover quickly!

  8. DzyMsLizzy profile image87
    DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years ago

    Thank you all for your well-wishes.  The surgery did go well, and I am home far sooner than I expected or wanted to be....they have a nasty habit of rushing you out of the hospital these days, ready or not.   

    The doctor said that the "original equipment" knee was far worse than it even looked on x-ray, and he was surprised I was still able to even walk at all....

    Ah, well, it is over and done with; now I just have my physical therapy exercises to do, to get back to better than I've been in a long time.

    I still won't be able to sit here for long stretches of time, as before, but I did want to post an update for everyone who was so kind...

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image86
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Great news!  Thank you for letting us know. Since it was so bad, I'm guessing you'll feel better than you even expected. Living with persistent pain every day for years can make you unaware of what you were dealing with.

  9. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 10 years ago

    Welcome back, DzzyMissLizzy. Glad to hear that you're doing well. Rest up and heal soon, Godspeed.

  10. Nell Rose profile image89
    Nell Roseposted 10 years ago

    Great to see you back and okay, take it easy and I am glad it all went well.


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