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Looking out my Backdoor: An update on Sondra's surgery, and some poems


January 2, 2020

I’m writing to you today from warm and sunny Glendive. Mom had her hip repair surgery on Thursday, the 26th. Merry Christmas!

The post from her original hip replacement had slipped down into the bone. The doctors knew this and knew they could fix it.

After opening her up, while she was still awake (with a nerve block), the doctors discovered the slippage was worse than they had thought. The metal post was grinding and eating away the inside of the bone.

Mom explained how the surgery felt to her. She reported the room was comfortable, music in the background and cheerful chatter...

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