Skip to comments.Prayer Request: Please Pray for My Mom Having Knee Surgery Today
Posted on 04/09/2014 4:08:28 AM PDT by Pajamajan
My mom is in her senior years and having surgery on her knee today. Any prayers for her would be most appreciated.
She has arthritis. She is 73 and has had some heart trouble in the past, so I am a bit nervous about her having this surgery, which is why I am asking for prayers for her.
Thank you Freepers for reading this, and for your prayers.
Keep Us informed please.
Please pray for my mom. Thank you.
I am sure the surgeon will be guided by God’s hand, but having been through shoulder surgery, my prayers are for her strength through the recovery therapy.
What surgery is she having? I too have (had) bad arthritis in both knees. I am currently going thru recovery from my 2nd total knee replacement. I am a bit younger than your Mom, but with a positive attitude and a lot of physical therapy she will recover and enjoy being painfree!
Thank you mabarker1. Her surgery will be this afternoon.
Well, me too!
Had second TKR a week ago and read FR daily during recovery.
Meds help, CPM helps and iPad helps...
Despite all the healthcare crap going on, SO happy I live in a time where this is routine...for now.
I know she will have no problem with doing the physical therapy. She is looking forward to being able to move around freely again.
Thank you for your reply.
I got MIL that can’t get surgery done , She is 90.
Congratulations! Did you find the 2nd TKR easier? My first surgeon retired rather than deal with ACA, but as it turned out my 2nd surgeon had a different - better approach to pain management. I was out of the hospital and back home 48 hours after surgery. Good luck with your recovery, and many prayers for Pajamajan’s Mom’s successful surgery today!
My mom said almost the same thing that you did.
She said she was glad that she was able to have this surgery before Obamacare kicks in and tells her she's too old to get it.
Then she said a few choice four letter words- LOL.
Prayers for your Mom. Hope all goes well. - Take the time needed to heal!
I echo your prayer shout out...
Same surgeon did both. First one went well, second one so far, so good.
I HATE hospitals so first one, I got released 24 hours after surgery; this one, 20 hours...
Had to tweak meds both times once home but that took only another 24 hours. At home PT helpful but easily done on my own...
So worth the downtime, yes?
And it seems “everyone” is getting this done these days...!
Your mother will be in my prayers, Pajamajan. Please post an update when it’s convenient for you.
My feelings exactly...
Went to a PT seminar at my ortho’s practice and had a 92 yr old there...
You know it won’t happen for her in a few years.
What did Our Leader say to a woman about care in later years?
Take a pill...?
Oh, I forgot to add. I’m 67 and my knees act up a little bit. I take salmon oil capsules; and I do think those help me keep going. I guess the oil keeps the old knees sort of lubricated. I get the good quality salmon oil capsules; don’t trust some of the fish oil ones at some of the stores.
Knee joint replacement surgery is one of the miracles of modern medicine.
I once did a 94 y.o. (chronologically). She was literally able to dance for another 5 yrs.
Oh, a good forum (world wide) for your g’mom and others looking at replacemt surgery is Bone Smart.com...
Lots of good info...it helped for first surgery.
I agree...definitely worth the down time. I have ZERO issues with my first knee (it’s been about 18 months). It took about 4 months before I “forgot” that I had surgery. I’m ahead of that schedule this time around. Good luck with your recovery!!
healing prayers to your mother and prayers for you as you await the results.
That was so awful. And what about having the IRS involved in medical care- Cause who is better qualified to meet your health needs than an IRS agent.(/s!!)
You don't require much healthcare until you reach you get older anyway. Is the point of medicine now going to be about how little care can be provided to those who need it the most? Disgusting!
It's very sad to read of older people being turned down for surgery that could have given them relief from pain and suffering.( I know my mom has been in terrible pain from her knee. She said the pain pills aren't even helping anymore.)
Why people haven't marched on D.C. with the torches and pitchforks over Obamacare is beyond me. It has turned everyone's lives upside down.
Thank you everyone for the advice and prayers. I will update when I get a chance.
Thanx and cheers to you!
As an additional comfort to you, I can say that I have a BIL who had both knees replaced at your mother’s age. And he has Type II diabetes. He is doing just fine.
I pray that she’ll come through A-OK and I think she will. Good for you for caring about your mother.
Prayers for your mother....and you.
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Sending a prayer your and your mom’s way. Knees strike most of us by the 70s, but new procedures are relieving the discomfort. I’d pray your mom enjoys that removal of pain and restoration of full use of her knee.
Prayers that your mom’s surgery will go well. And that the recovery time is short and successful.
She’s on MediScare so they deny it based on age.
We made an appeal for he. There is a cost for not doing the case. Be a PITA to some bureaucrat.
Prayers that the surgery went well today and a speedy recovery for her.
Hope all went well for your sweet Mama.
Sending healing prayers for her, and you.
She is still in the hospital, might be able to come home Saturday.
She is having a lot of pain, but that is expected.
Thank you to everyone for praying for her and for your stories about knee surgeries.
My mom also thanks you- I read your posts to her before surgery. It helped to reassure us about it.
Good to hear! Hopefully she is able to take meds to ease the pain. It’s best to not let the pain get out in front because she needs to be comfortable to do her physical therapy. I will keep your Mom in my prayers and I wish her a speedy recovery!
What a wonderful update! Continuing prayers for her full recovery.
Glad to hear she is “on the other side”.
Some of the keys to successful recovery are: stay on top of the pain with meds, ice it, elevate limb and don’t push it. A good PT person will not make you “work through the pain” - if it’s unbearable , don’t do it.
I am10 days post-op for second knee and just finished a walk outside with my PT therapist...recovery can be that fast but only if it doesn’t hurt.
This too shall pass and, I think, is well worth it.
Good luck, Mom!
Thank You God
Praise be to God. I’m so happy read that your Mom is doing well, Pajamajan.
Wishing you all the best, and will keep you both in my prayers.