Now that I'm on the other side of my surgery last Monday, I can say I have a new knee! This is what a typical healthy knee looks like. In meeting with my husband Ray, after the surgery, the doctor used a very technical term describing some of what he found around my knee: junk! Apparently due to said junk, the procedure was not so straightforward.
Sparing you all the gory details, suffice it to say that I am at a very nice rehab facility close to the hospital and I am improving daily. I get around pretty good with my walker. This is what my knee looks like now--well a knee, not mine specifically.
" I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well" (Ps 139:14).
pictures from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:PTG_P.jpeg and http://www.righthealth.com/Health/Picture_Of_A_Knee/-od-images_1-s.