Alert for the squeamish: This post shows the staples in Jimmy's knee!
We were really impressed with Sutter Hospital and can easily understand why it's rated in the top 100 hospitals nationwide. Equally glad that we live close enough to take advantage of their facility. (A new state-of-the-art Sutter Hospital being built will open its doors in August.) A huge thank you goes to son, Matt and his wife, Jen, who live exactly two miles from Sutter (rather than our 65 miles away). We spent the night before surgery with them, and I happily stayed there the two nights Jimmy was hospitalized. I'd planned on walking to Sutter, at least once, but intermittent light rain fell on Wednesday and it was too blamed hot on Thursday to even consider walking.
When we left Sacramento, the temp was a blistering 100°, but only 94 at our house. The drive home made me nervous because I didn't want Jimmy's new knee to be compromised by the near-two-hour drive (inc a Walgreen's stop to drop off his script). Talk about sweating ... for more than one reason! But, we made it just fine. The staples come out on Wednesday the 17th, one week after surgery ... the home health nurse will take 'em out, not me.