Juicy details of surgery gone exactly as planned

My friend Mimi pulled her SUV up to the emergency room doors at Iowa Lutheran Hospital early Friday morning. The first thought I had: “My mother died here.” That was as grim as my thoughts got on the day that I had arthroscopic knee surgery to fix a torn meniscus in my left knee. TheContinue reading “Juicy details of surgery gone exactly as planned”

Getting through surgery with Grumpy Bear

Problems occur in the space between emotional reaction and intellectual understanding. I understand that the surgery I’m having on my knee sometime after 5:30 a.m., Friday, is a low-risk procedure. The surgeon used the phrase “almost no risk.” People who’ve had the surgery, including Dad 2.0, reported a relatively easy recovery and great improvement inContinue reading “Getting through surgery with Grumpy Bear”

Fighting breast cancer, she still helps others

My friend Patty Graziano stopped by with a foil pan of stuffed pasta shells. She brought the dish as a donation to a fundraiser set up by my friend Mary in advance of pending knee surgery. You can still donate here if you’re of a mind to do such a thing. I met Patty severalContinue reading “Fighting breast cancer, she still helps others”