Thursday, March 19, 2009

Surgery Day

Today is Joel's knee surgery day. We arrived at the center around 6:15am (so early...) and Joel was just admitted. He had some pre-op (including donning a hilarious hospital gown) and they just kicked me out back to the lobby to wait. The surgery should be around an hour and half, and the post-op waiting should be around that same amount of time. I've brought plenty of papers to grade, but there's WiFi here, so who knows how much work I'll get done! He is not at all nervous, but I almost burst into tears when the doctor described the procedure! I'm not sure why, because I know it's a really routine surgery. I guess I hate the thought of him being cut open and then not being able to walk for a while. But hopefully he'll be back to normal in 3-6 months! We are really excited to go running again this summer. 

When I got my wisdom teeth out, the "sleeping gas" made me burst into tears when I woke up. I was super emotional for a while after. I'm really curious to see how he'll react to all the meds. We've made many jokes about it-I'll update on his reaction in about 3 hours!

Please pray for a smooth and speedy recovery! The doctor said the procedure should be really simple, but there's an itty bitty chance he would have to come back for a 2nd surgery. I just pray that it can be fixed today. I also pray that the finances work out and that he can rest and be ok while I go back to work tomorrow. He's really excited about an excuse to lay on the couch and watch the NCAA tournament all weekend! We might even borrow a friend's minifridge to stick beside the couch so he doesn't have to get up at all. 

One thing I do not understand about my husband: His only concern for the doctor was how soon he'd be able to go work out. When the doctor said he could be doing upper body exercise by next week, he was ecstatic. I told the doctor that if someone told me I couldn't work out for 6 weeks, it'd be just fine with me ;) 

Thanks for your prayers!

1 comment:

The Robinsons said...

The Robinsons are praying for Joel, and for some reason Gracie insisted on praying for Mr. Wolf, don't ask me why ;)
Keep us updated!