My mother has had pain walking since at least last October. She had two operations earlier this year and on Thursday she had a total knee replacement. My husband, the children and I are now staying with her for a week to help her along the road to recovery. The kids are being kept entertained with Monopoly and I am following my mother around with painkillers and nagging her to use both her crutches.
She has to sit down and rest a lot, which is giving me plenty of opportunity for thrusting hand-fulls of black-and-white photos at her and saying, 'Do you know who this is?'
I'll be back next week.