02 May 2008


I'm sitting in JFK airport waiting to board a flight back to Pittsburgh. I'm going home to visit my mom, who's just had her second knee replacement surgery in six months.

Originally, she was supposed to have both knees done at the same time back in November, but there were complications with the first knee, so they had to put off the second until she'd recovered from the first.

Normally, they schedule people to have both knees replaced simultaneously for a reason: The procedure is apparently so painful that, given the choice, most people won't go back for the second operation.

My mom is a strong woman, yo.

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