The (k)new knee (k)news. Kathy's Stryker Triathlon® Knee Replacement System appears to be functioning properly. Kathy still spends six hours a day on the knee-flexing machine, still ices afterward, still does physical therapy, still has pain, and still must rely on a walker for mobility. The pain and the need for a walker will likely persist for another month or more; the rest should disappear sooner.
No longer home-bound, I took Kathy for Chinese last Sunday lunch. Tomorrow, she has lunch plans with three comrades. The group has met for lunch most Wednesdays for a long time, including the previous two when they showed up at the house with sack lunches. Who would expect less from a quartet of retired schoolteachers?