A slight change of plans... This past August we'd booked a trip to Hawai'i, to leave on January 13th, which would have been our first visit there in about five years. With Debbie's surgery just a few days ago, and some recovery time needed, she's decided that she'd rather make that trip later, after she's more fully recovered. So the trip has been canceled (boo hoo!), and we'll re-book it sometime later.
Happier news: Debbie's recovery is going rather spectacularly well! Yesterday she spent most of the day on her own two feet, without crutches, cane, or any other kind of assist. She reports that the pain that stopped her recovery progress over the past few months is gone – a pretty good indication that the meniscus tear has truly been the source of her issues. Now she's got a different sort of pain, the soreness you'd expect after surgery. It's already down to the point where she's not taking any pain medication except prior to physical therapy visits, and even then it's just ibuprofen. She hasn't touched the opioids for days now. Yay!