Monday, February 14, 2011


My femoral nail procedure went well. My surgeon said it took a bit longer than planned as he found my bones very hard, which slowed the drilling. He also elected to put a longer shank down the femur, so now I am the proud owner/wearer of a 15.75 inch rod with a 4 inch interlocking nail.

Linda got us all moved in and set up for the evening. She is such a sweetie!

Pain level is about a 5 now and slowly fading as the oxycontin kicks in. Looks like I will be here for a couple days to make sure that I can get up and around with no other medical lapses.

Thank you all for the wonderful outpouring of love and prayers. They mean so very much to us and are such a great encouragement. Love to all!


  1. Glad everything went great! You will be walking miles and sitting at dinner with your wife before you know it!

  2. It was so great to hear your voice last night Dad. I'm so glad the surgery went well yesterday and I know mom is taking such great care of you there. Love you!

  3. We are praying for you! We are happy to hear such good results. I hope they next couple days go by quickly for you!

  4. I echo Leah's comment! It was so nice to talk with you and "see" you via text messages last night! So happy that the surgery was a success, and that PT got you up and walking today! Wahoo! Hopefully you can come home SOON!!!!

  5. Mom updated me with the texts last night, so glad everything went good!

  6. Prayers are being answered. Ernie. Looking forward to seeing that smile of yours in a couple of days Love you!