Another thing to be thankful for

Thank you all so much for your thoughtful, serious and kind comments on God (see the comments to my Thanksgiving post below).  You’ve given me a lot to think about and once again shown the civility and constructive spirit of visitors to the Bookwormroom.   I deeply appreciate you all.

P.S.  The doctor tells me the knee surgery went very well and I’ll be completely healed in six to twelve weeks.   Thank you to all of you for your best wishes.

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  • Bookworm

    Hurrah! about the surgery. I was going to call you (or Mrs. DQ) tonight, but I was afraid to disturb you. I hope you recover quickly, but that you use this opportunity to take a long and well-deserved break from work. I’ll miss you and our lunches, but I really do think you need a break!

  • jg

    Thanks for the good news, DQ.
    We’ve had several knee operations in the family, some for our teenagers. They don’t want to– but you will: be careful in your recovery. Don’t push the knee. Use the protective device properly. (One wanted to go to a college football game the weekend after, steps and all.) Follow your exercises. It will all be worth the extra time! Good luck with the process!

    You did engender some great comments with your discussions.

  • Trish Olsen

    So glad to hear it went well, DQ. Ref your earlier Thankfulness post, the progress medicine has made in most areas is truly something to celebrate!

    About 40 years ago, my husband & younger brother (both former HS/College athletes) had to endure the OLD version of knee surgery & what an ordeal! — over a week in the hospital, a lot of pain (accompanied by the DREADED pain narcotics of the day), as well as a lengthy healing/rehab process. Comparatively, a few years ago my brother-in-law had the SAME surgery done arthroscopically — & WHAT a differnece! Like night & day. He had almost no hospital stay, a much quicker healing process, a fraction of the pain & rehab. At 54, he continues to enjoy a knee almost good as new.

    We are indeed very fortunate to be the benefactors of 21st century medicine. Much good luck to you over the next few weeks.

  • Ymarsakar

    I avoid doctors and medical operations. Psychological profile problem. One of the most disturbing things I saw wasn’t United States citizens getting their heads beheaded, but that scene in Black Hawk Down where a soldier had a femoral artery cut and was bleeding to death.

  • Patrick O’Hannigan

    I’m woefully late to DQ’s thanksgiving post party, but I’m glad the surgery went well. As to that atypical God-talk free-for-all I missed, I finally jumped in with both feet over at the Paragraph Farm. Thanks for the stimulating thought!