Wife's new knee replacement replacement day. Actually, out for delivery is probably the more accurate status - she's apparently still in surgery after about 5.5 hours. She's gonna be hungry when she wakes up. She's had both knees replaced, so this is #3. Actually, I always suspected I would be her third knee replacement - right knee, left knee, weenie. The left one apparently worked a little loose and has gotten worse over time, causing her a lot of pain walking. She reverted to a cane a few months ago and has been using a walker (at doc's request) for about a month. She did her preop testing two weeks ago and was very happy to see a sign at the facility (not where the surgery is being done but same network) that they were allowing one visitor per person at their facility. Seems they were taking the term "facility" very literally - when the hospital called, they said no visitors. Where she got tested was at a cancer center at another hospital - turns out her co-worker's wife is going to that hospital for surgery tom'w, and it's the same rule. No visitors. And that hospital is right across the street. For years, I've been teasing her for each of her various surgeries - "I'll drop you off and pick you up when you've recovered." And that's pretty much what it is this time - dropped her off just before 10 AM and I won't see her again until she's discharged. Which made her very not happy, especially because doc said he may keep her an extra night because it's a revision. For me, it meant instead of sitting at the hospital until about 8-9 PM, I came home and tried to work about half the day, ate McDonald's instead of hospital food, and I get to sit in a comfortable chair. But if she can get back to walking normally and with no (or at least minimal) pain, it's all worth it. I told her the easy part is over after today. Next up is a couple months of therapy just to get functional. Based on past experience, she doesn't expect to feel 'normal' for about a year. And after 40 years of knowing me, she knows not normal!