Monday, July 02, 2007
I'm Back! Home. No surgery! Adi is glad,
Thank you to everyone who prayed for us today. Jim and his doctor cancelled his knee surgery and this was the best decision. They had been wrestling with this decision. Jim had gone through all his pre-op and had his IV in place, etc.
When the doctor came for the surgery and examined Jim, he ask Jim about his activities and pain level. He manipulated and evaluated the knee, had Jim to walk, squat, and other activities. Since Jim stopped using the immobilizer 2 weeks ago, he has been able to make greater strides in movement and use of his knee. Together Jim and the doctor decided that if Jim could live with the level of discomfort and limited use of the knee, that he would be better off to not have the surgery and the hardware and recuperation involved.
Jim's concern was the long term outcome if he didn't have surgery. Dr. Price assured him that he could "fix" any eventual problems if he started having pain or problems. He also thought that for knee replacements or such problems, Jim's bones would be in better shape for such without this surgery.
Dr. Price felt that surgery would have been best if it had been done just after the injury. Jim wasn't able to see him until about two weeks after the injury. But even now, the believes that Jim's knee will continue to heal some.
We appreciate your love, concern and prayers. You are so special to us. Not having surgery is a great relief for me and Jim.
Thank you Mrs. Jim for the update.
God works in ways in which we do not know.
Now he can walk to the singing lessons that he surely does have a need for!
Not that we are not forever grateful at all the singing telegram jobs that he has been doing for us!
I mean he is better than nothin', eh?
And he never slacks his duty, that's for sure!!
Thanks Mrs. Jim!
How is his sore finger?!!
Isn't that Adi the sweetest little doll you ever did see?
Thank you Mrs. Jim for letting us know. You guys are special to us too.
Adi is so cute! She has that look that says "Why are you looking at me through that thing again???"
Take care of that knee Jim!! You'll be out there hitting golf balls before you know it!!
just great. Look after yourselves and each other. Best wishes to you both.
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