Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A is for artificial

Wow a new round has begun and my thanks go out to Roger and Ms. Nesbitt for this great weekly party.

It's all about artificial today.  My Mom who is 88 just underwent extensive surgery for a shattered elbow.

The advances in artificial implants has been astronomical and we are so thankful. Can you just imagine hundreds of years ago when people endured this pain and suffering and nothing could be done but amputation?

This is the type of apparatus  she has in her arm:

Her arm was so damaged and the surgeon was limited in bone to attach to but he did a fantastic job.

She went through 21 days of therapy after surgery and she is now living with us until she is able to return to her home.

She has been in two different braces and is learning to adjust getting dressed and doing everyday activities.ABC WEDNESDAY




God bless all those people who can envision such a great advances!!


Linking with  ABC WEDNESDAY


Ann

10 comments:

Nonnie said...

that's AMAZING! This goes to prove that not all ADVANCES in science are bad. It's good that she has you to support her recovery.

Joy said...

Wow that is an amazing piece of kit.
Joy - ABC Team

Sue McPeak said...

Hi Ann...so glad your Mom is doing well and recovering. It is amazing the progress that has been made in replacement medical technology. This was a very interesting and informative 'A'. I've enjoyed your previous ABC Wednesday posts and decided to give it a try in round 16.
Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

Roger Owen Green said...

That literally sounded painful. Glad AID is AVAILABLE!

ROG, ABCW

miss-red-fox said...

Wow, that's amazing! I hope your mom is feeling better and wish her all the best!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wishing your Mom the best as she recovers, Ann. It is wonderful how many advancements have been made in joint replacement.

Deanna said...

Blessings to you and I hope your Mom continues to improve. May you have a blessed year!
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Curtains in My Tree said...

wow so glad that surgery all worked out for your Mom
We just have to set our minds to things sometimes, that it will work, i'm sure your Mom has done this for herself
keep us posted on her improvements

Carol Z said...

Wishing your mother a good recovery. I broke my elbow in 1996 and had a great surgeon who put me back together. I was very fortunate and after physical therapy got back my range of motion.

Annesphamily said...

Praying for a quick recovery for your mom. Amazing technology today! My neighbor John had a knee replacement, he is the second person in the US to have this new procedure. Have a great week and I hope you are also enjoying good weather. Linda in Sterling said it was 72 today! We were in the high 60s. Tomorrow 70s and then more snow! Silly winter weather!

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