1.31.2008

Thursday Thirteen

13 Hospital Stays I've Had So Far

When I was nine I stayed a couple days so the experts could figure out what was wrong with me. Diagnosis - Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Then when I was a teenager in high school I stayed a couple days so the experts could figure out I had pneumonia. Cough. Cough.

Right knee replacement - my first step towards bionicness!

Left knee replacement

Right shoulder replacement

Left shoulder replacement

Right elbow replacement

Left elbow - cleaned out, which led to....

Left elbow replacement

Right hand replacement - not the actual hand, but my fingers, silly!

Kidney stones removed

Right hip replacement

Left hip replacement

Hey, they don't call me the six million dollar woman for nothing! Not because I am so bionic, but because that's probably how much everything cost!

12 comments:

Star8278 said...

Yikes...
I feel so much more blessed to have never had an overnight stay at a hospital now. I thought my 2 trips in 29 years to the ER were too much!

God Bless, YA!

Norma said...

That's amazing. You are a brave soul.

My TT is up.

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Fresh Girl said...

Girl! You may have me beat, even with my 20 surgeries... at least I didn't have all those body parts replaced. You're a tough cookie. ;)

My TT is up, too.

Christine said...

Amy,

You're a brand new woman with all of those new parts. I need a new back, and my knees are starting to go out! :)

Bless your heart, those are alot of surgeries to have to endure, and I'm not a big fan of pain/

Happy TT!

HUGS,
Christine

Natalie said...

Ouch! I hope you don't have to have too many more of those surgeries!

jayedee said...

bless your heart! and thru it all you've managed to retail a sense of humor! my hat's off to you! happy tt!

Faith said...

WOW! Praise God you came through all that! I have never had surgery and was complaining that I had to go to the hospital just to give birth 2 times! God Bless you Amy!!

Di said...

Wow...your body will probably outlast you!

Goofy Girl said...

You are the six million dollar woman - but because the kindness you have is worth that much, and probably more :)

3XMom said...

wow..that is pretty impressive!

Nicholas said...

That's a lot of hospital stays! I'm lucky I've never been in one.

Michelle said...

Wow Amy! I didn't realize you had all those operations done! You are so strong to go through everything you have!