Thursday, June 25, 2015

Post Surgery and Recovering!

We were up EARLY - proving that we CAN get up early in the morning!!!

At 6:01 am we were checked into the hospital for Louis Dean's knee surgery.

We have been blessed by the Baylor Angels - as we call them.
The nurses make all the difference in the world when you are having surgery.
Louis Dean was attended by Baylor Angels during his heart surgeries in both 2009 and 2011 at Baylor Hospital. Just look at Louis Dean in his first pair of shorts! Good legs!!

This morning's surgery was at Baylor Hospital in Las Colinas.
Once again, everyone treated him like royalty and things went just like clockwork!

He was ready to get this DONE!!!

We arrived at 6:00 and I was driving him home at 10:00 AM!!
Dr. Sanders repaired his meniscus and scraped and cleaned the arthritis out of his joints.
All according to plan!

I stopped at McDonald's for breakfast meals and we ate as soon as I settled him in the guest room bed! Then he napped while I got his Rx's filled and after I once again got him all situated, I went to bed and slept a solid three hours!!!

Since he is recovering, I thought some comfort food might be in order!
Chicken and dumplings that were SO good! I could have eaten the whole pan!!

Served with baked sweet potatoes and steamed asparagus - just a GOOD meal!!!

We ate dinner while we watched The Astronauts' Wives Club, which we really are enjoying.

He's managing very well with a cane instead of a walker.
If you have ever been to my house you will know that it's not easy to get around here with a clunky walker. Not to mention the several step UPS and step DOWNS we have!

I just left him in bed reading a new book about another Indian Tribe - the Nez Perce Indians of the Northwest. I have chores to do, trash to take out and I still need to water the yard and plants. It's best to water early morning - and we all know that's not gonna happen! - or late evening - which is more realistic for me!

I just want to say thank you for all the family and friends that have supported us in prayer.
Louis Dean feels very special as I have relayed all the messages and texts and comments.
I never doubted that everything would turn out just fine.
Still, it's only normal to think about what life would be like without the one you love.
Had that been the case, I trust that God would have given me grace to bear it.
I admit to holding Louis Dean a little closer to me the last few days.
Tonight is the eve of our 10th wedding anniversary.
I thought I loved him with all my heart the day I married him.
I am not sure what happened since then but I can only imagine my heart has grown several sizes larger because the love I have for him now could not possibly have fit in the heart I had 10 years ago.


Wanda said...

Oh Linda, what a precious post. You do have a darling husband, and I can't think of anyone who could be a better wife and partner.
He looks so good, and what a dinner ~ That truly comfort food...I feel comforted just looking at the picture.
So glad all is well.....Happy Anniversary to you sweethearts. Hugs

jamarson1 said...

Sending some healing hugs to LD an some praise to his amazing wife!

Kathy said...

So very glad to read this post and see the pictures. LD looks amazingly good for having had surgery this morning. I know you are taking good care of him. When you told me about your dinner I said it sounded good but oh boy it really looks good too! I told Joe what you were having and he wants me to make him the same thing! Ha, ha. Happy anniversary! I know what you mean about loving LD more today. I feel the same way about Joe.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

SERIOUS Romance and LOVE. So happy that everything went so WELL for LD. Reading and pain pills and comfort food do wonders. Happy 10th Anniversary for tomorrow. Hugs for LD and for you Linda.

Say What? said...

Hugs to you and LD. Take good care of him (which I know you are) and have a very Happy Anniversary.


Glad all is well...but Linda, the last closing remarks on your post today....I loved this most of all.

Stacey said...

I'm so glad it's all going well. When my husband had his meniscus repaired a few months ago, it wasn't too hard. Just plenty of time with an ice pack and Advil. You are a good woman making those chicken and dumplings on a hot day!! You make a great team.

Estelle's said...

Wishing you a blessed anniversary.Very happy for you both that surgery is now behind you...on to better health and happy days!

Arlene said...

So glad all went well and praying that Louis Dean is soon up and about with no pain. And Happy Anniversary to you two Love Birds.

Sandra said...

so glad it went well and he is walking with a cane, he looks great, and like bob has the legs for shorts.. at first i thought he was laying under a Rebel Flag.. LOL...
that comfort meal is divine and now i want dumplings.

Changes in the wind said...

Looking good!!!!!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Great report! I know it is going to make such a difference to his everyday life to have that knee taken care of!

Happy Anniversary!


Vee said...

Now you've gone and done it! Made me cry. What a special blessing your Beloved has been to you and anyone who can cause a heart to grow several sizes is a very special person. Louis Dean should wear shorts more often...just sayin.' Happy Anniversary!

Nita said...

We're all so grateful that Louis Deans surgery went well ! And yes, he does have good legs !!! Happy Anniversary .

Cheapchick said...

I am so glad he is done with that surgery and in healing mode - he is in good hands and picked a darn nice wife to take care of him.

Sue ZK said...

Linda you are blessed with a special love and its obvious you deserve it. You two are so special. And by the way Louis Dean.... you look Great in shorts!!!!

Debbie said...

WoW!!! you guys look awesome at 6 am, but's more fun to get up early for a hot air balloon ride, next time!! i am happy to hear that he is doing so well!!!

Susie said...

Happy Anniversary to you and LD. I am so glad he's back home with you and on the road to recovery. Make him behave for his own know how that man wants to fix , mend, build and putter. Take care of yourself at this time also. You two just be together and relax for now. Love you, Susie

Jan said...

So happy that everything went well!

Nonnie said...

Oh Linda, that is just so sweet the things you said and expressed my feelings, too. I can't imagine life without my sweetheart, but know The Lord would see me through. I am glad LD came through and everybody was so good to him. He is a blessed man to have you, his sweet wife.

Penny said...

Linda you are just a darling, and how good natured of Louis Dean to be photographed in his little theatre cap, he really is a 'Reality' star! Delighted to hear he is doing so well X

Garner said...

God Bless You Dear!!