My sister is having her 5th surgery on her knees... none of the others took care of her problem, so she had a total knee replacement on Tuesday. She's in a lot of pain, and some of you are familiar with, and her problem is that she can not tolerate the pain meds that take care of the pain! She's tired of vomiting for hours on end, so she is on something she can tolerate but doesn't quite do the job. I wanted to send her something in the hospital, and flowers just didn't seem right... so I sent her a basket of old time candies. Turns out that most of them were her favorites as she was growing up! SCORE!!! Big Hunks, Mikes and Ikes, Sugar Babies, salt water taffy, candy lipsticks, wax bottles of pop, you remember all those great candies from our childhood. She said the nurses are coming in a whole lot more to say HI, so she's hidden her favorites! LOL! She doesn't want the kids coming to see her because she's afraid that they will freak seeing their mommy all messed up (to a 7 yr olds point of view) so she's missing them a whole lot. But please send your FEEL BETTER's winging her way, she's in a lot of pain, and this time, refuses to leave the hospital until her pain is under control. (Last surgery, she was in the ER 4x in 3 days because of the pain. This time, she doesn't want to have to resort to that.) Thanks.