- An ice pack behind my knee.
- A futon on the ground floor.
- The ability to brush your teeth.
- The ability to eat.
- Medication that helps take the edge off.
- A latte made by a good friend.
- A family that's being very understanding.
- A cute puppy who wags his tail when he sees you.
- Friends who don't get mad when You don't have the energy you thought you would.
- Audio books.
- Wireless internet.
- A cold cloth on the back of your neck when you succumb to the nausea.
- Nurses and assistants who don't get mad when you're feeling rotten and still can't take medicine by mouth even several hours after the surgery.
- A physical therapist who tells you you're doing well even when you're about to cry.
- A friend who understands your love of junk food and makes you smile.
- A friend who doesn't get mad when the first thing you do when they walk in the door is ask for a bucket.
- People who are patient with you while you take longer to do everything.
- Friends who care about you.
- A nurse who makes you laugh through the pre-surgery preparations.
Big hugs to you all. I have stories...