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Well wishes for my grandmother please.

post #1 of 29
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On Wednesday my grandmother is going in for a double knee replacement. She is terrified. She is telling everyone that she is going to die on the table. She is very overweight, but according to the doctor a heart as strong as an ox. She suffers from anxiety and depression on the best of days, and has "fear of falling" syndrome (generally falls at least once per week). My biggest concern is if she thinks that she is going to die, she might just well die. The mind is a mighty powerful influence. Please keep her in your prayers for a safe surgery and a speedy recovery (she is 79 years old).

Thanks
post #2 of 29
Let her know that all of us are pulling for her and will be right there in spirit. We are sending hugs and confidence to her and peace of mind as well. I know that recovery is slow with double replacement cus both knees hurt instead of one. I hope you can be by her side when she wakes in recovery. Will you be able to help her at home as well? love and peace to both of you!
post #3 of 29
Lots and lots of "well wishes" for your Grandma!! And prayers too!!
post #4 of 29
Warm thoughts and prayers for your grandmother.
post #5 of 29
Prayers and thoughts for your grandmother from Ivo and I.
post #6 of 29
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Originally posted by DragonLady
I hope you can be by her side when she wakes in recovery. Will you be able to help her at home as well? love and peace to both of you!
My mom will be with her in recovery. She will be at the hospital for 1 wk and at least 3 weeks at a rehad centre. Once she is home we will all take turns helping her.

Thanks everyone!
post #7 of 29
Warm thoughts to your Grandmother, you and the rest of your family.


Marie
post #8 of 29
Big prayers going up for your grandmother...I will be thinking of her tomorrow....please let us know how it goes!
post #9 of 29
Positive, healthy energy to your grandmother and your whole family.
post #10 of 29
Positive thoughts and prayers are on the way to your grandmother and your entire family.

Ady, the doctors have performed this surgery many, many times and really know what they're doing. I'm sure your grandmother will be just fine.
post #11 of 29

Ady tell her we will all be there holding hands around the table like her guardian angles!


We will also be there to cheer her on when she can dance on table tops again.


My Mother also had a very big fear of going to hospital so I know it is difficult to convince them that it will be okay. I am sending you strength to handle everything that comes your way also!

Love

Leslie
post #12 of 29
Still sending prayers and positive thoughts
How is your grandmother doing now?
post #13 of 29
I'm joining late - I just said a prayer for her health and peace of mind. I SO hope everything went well. !!!!!!!



Laurie
post #14 of 29
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Thanks for the prayers everyone! I told her how many people around the world were praying for her and it seemed to help. They ended up only doing 1 knee - they may do the other in 6 months or so. She is busy complaining about everything so she is back to normal. Her blood pressure is a little high. Now she just has to work on getting the leg better!
post #15 of 29
Ady....I am reading this a little late. Glad the surgery went okay.

Hope her blood pressure sets.

Sending positive "healing" thoughts to her.
post #16 of 29
Well I'm glad to hear the op went ok and she is back to her usual self! Hopefully the blood pressure will be back to normal soon and her leg will heal up nicely!!!
post #17 of 29
Bring her a copy of a cat magazine, her pressure will drop in no time. Glad she's getting better.
post #18 of 29
aw....glad to hear it went well. I'm continuing to send healing thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery!



(((((Hugs)))))

Laurie
post #19 of 29
This way she won't be so reluctant to get the next knee done. I'm sending healing energy to speed her on her way!
post #20 of 29
I'm glad your grandmother's surgery went well, and I hope she has a good recovery. Maybe it won't be so scarey(sp?) for her when she has the other knee done.
post #21 of 29
God bless her, Adrienne. Oh course she would fear never awakening!
My father didn't even want to lie down for a nap. He sat up, so that if he died, he would die sitting up and fighting! And he was a man who, I thought, never knew fear.

But, thankfully, she has come through the surgery well so far. I pray that her recovery goes smoothly. She will have to work hard to learn to walk again. It takes time and patience on her part and the family's too. God bless. Your family has gone through the mill, hasn't it?
post #22 of 29
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Originally posted by -BuNN-
Bring her a copy of a cat magazine, her pressure will drop in no time. Glad she's getting better.
Ack no - that would send her pressure thru the roof! She hates the fact I have cats and not kids. I keep trying to tell her I am trying to have babies, but until then and even after that my cats are my kids. She stresses out every time I get a new cat!
post #23 of 29
Originally posted by Adymarie
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She stresses out every time I get a new cat!
That sounds like my mother!
post #24 of 29
I am so glad to hear that things went well. I hope she has a fast recovery.
post #25 of 29
Ady...sorry I am so late on this but I am glad to hear that your Grandmother is doing well after her surgery.
post #26 of 29
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OMG - she is so funny! My grandmother threatened to call the cops on the therapists this weekend. She thinks they are torturing her! I keep telling her that is the only way she will get better, but she was still muttering about the police when I left yesterday. Yup - she is back to her fiesty self!
post #27 of 29
Glad to hear it! And Gary, after open-back surgery in September, TOTALLY agrees with her! Although not politically correct, he is convinced that physical rehab therapists are former concentration-camp running Nazis.

Hope she sticks with it despite the hassle!

post #28 of 29
I am so glad to hear she is doing well!!!
post #29 of 29
I agree with Gary and Grandmother! Off to jail with the lot of them! Whoops! That's what my daughter does for a living....and I am very proud of her. However, when the PT's stretched my hamstrings after I had polio, I had evil thoughts, without a doubt! However, if it weren't for PT's I would not be able to walk today. The pain was terrible,(spasms)but the results were worth every tear that escaped without permission! And they did escape, with no intent on my part.
The children screamed and cried when they saw the therapist coming, but most of them learned to walk again also.

I know you'll be patient with both of them. It's very hard. It took six months in the hospital with daily stretching and exercise for me, and I was only eighteen years old. That got me into a brace and crutches. But it got me home! I hate hearing, "He could do more for himself if he tried." People should literally have to walk a mile in his/her shoes before saying that.
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