Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Knees of Vienna

The knee jointThis morning at the crack of dawn (EST) Dymphna will go into the hospital to repair the damage caused by her little argument with the ladder and the fig tree back in September.

It will be arthroscopic surgery, the kind where the surgeon drills a hole in the side of the knee and inserts an optical device. Even though it’s an outpatient procedure, she will be under general anesthetic, and the whole thing will take a while. Afterwards she will be off her feet for a few days, and will be waited on hand and knee by the devoted Unspiek, Baron Bodissey.

As a result, Gates of Vienna may be missing in action for a little while. Please keep Dymphna in your prayers. Or, if you’re an atheist, kind of hold her in your mind. Picture her as a fey Irishwoman wielding a sword…

No more knee-jerks for her!

Update: We just got back from the hospital, and everything went fine. Dymphna is all doped up and asleep right now.

But her new laptop was waiting for us on the porch when we got home! So you all may hear from her before too long…


ShrinkWrapped said...

Best wishes for a speedy and uneventful recovery.
Hope to see you blogging again soon.

X said...

Aye, good luck with that.

Robert Pearson said...

It takes NFL players several weeks to come back from this sort of procedure, but I'll bet Dymphna is back in a few days!

Doing the praying and the positive thinking for good measure.

goesh said...

get well soon then, and no more kneeing liberals in the groin

Baron Bodissey said...

a4g -- so you sussed her out, eh?

The surgeon took some cool photos of her knee joint from the inside during the surgery. I'm trying to persuade her to let me scan & post one of them so people can see the "real" Dymphna.

American Crusader said...

Really glad everything went well. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Be glad you're living in an era where arthroscopic surgery greatly diminishes your recovery time and greatly increases the surgery's success rate.
Use a little bell to bring the Baron running for your every need and maybe just to see him run.

linearthinker said...

Echoing all the above, get well soon.
File under free advice:
Following up surgery with a good physical therapist can have long term benefits, as well as possibly hastening recovery (from one who's been there).

Wild Bill said...

Well, I guess this rules her out from helping Santa this year !! Get well soon dear Lady..

hank_F_M said...


I'm glad your home and well.

have fun!


Baron Bodissey said...

Concerning PT --

Our problem is our location -- we are in the middle of nowhere, true redneck countryside. There is one PT location in a little town about 16 miles away; we're looking into it.

Dymphna is hoping they can give her the training for home exercises. We'll see.

Thanks to all of you for your comments. It's great to have the good wishes of all these people we've never met!

Pastorius said...

I pray that you're back up slaying the spirits of Jihadis and liberals in no time.

Col. B. Bunny said...

Speedy recovery, Dymphna!

mts said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Dymphna! Hope you get the post-op PT you need, and make a great recovery.