Laura Macky Photography

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Knee Replacement #2


It’s time that I make an announcement that my second knee replacement (left leg) is scheduled for August 12.  This means that starting today, I will be less here than I have been before and not posting anything new at all after August 12 for awhile during my recovery.

The whole reason I started blogging over 1-1/2 years ago was solely to track the progress of my knee replacement.  I had very little experience with photography; but as I recovered, I delved more into it, got a new camera, and last year around this time I had started morphing my knee replacement blog into a photography blog.

For the last year I’ve been diligently working on improving my photography and photoshop skills, taking classes, getting help from friends, googling (lol), making wonderful friends, and loving my hobby!

Even though I won’t be posting photos after August 12 for awhile, my intent is to stay connected by checking the work of all of you!  You are the ones that will keep me in photography by viewing your photos and reading your blogs.  What I truly hope for is that you won’t feel that I’m intentionally ignoring your blogs because I will most likely be sporadic in my following and certainly my posting.  I have a few posts scheduled out for the next few days while I get some things done around here to ready myself for the surgery.

I’ll be back, I just don’t know when.  Thank you again EVERYONE for supporting what I do and being so generous with your help and comments!  I’ll be back as soon as I can!!

With much love,



Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

202 thoughts on “Knee Replacement #2

  1. Hope all goes well with the procedure…take good care.

  2. Laura, I’m praying “from God’s hands to your surgeons’s hands.” We’ll miss you. Wishing you a successful surgery and recuperation.

  3. Be well soon, Laura. Your photography is wonderful too!

  4. Laura – my best wishes on your surgery and recovery. I look forward to your return. Also, I was surprised to read that you’ve only been doing photography for a year and a half – you’ve come a long way in a short time!

  5. I send you all my best wishes – take care, Laura!

  6. I sincerely you get through this procedure and on the healing path quickly. I’ll miss your great photography (especially with that new lens).
    Be well, and I’ll keep you in my thoughts.

  7. Ouch. Speedy recovery.

  8. Wishing you a peaceful and pleasant recovery, Laura. 🙂

  9. Laura,
    I came in late to the knee surgery, so I just thought you were a great photographer. Thanks for the update/story behind your blogging. I wish all the best for you with your surgery and recovery. You may find that you miss the blogging community a lot. All the best to you!

  10. I hope you have a speedy recovery and get well soon.

  11. All the best wishes to you!

  12. Good luck with the operation Laura. Your enthusiasm and passion for photography has always been an inspiration to me. Seeing what you were learning has helped me to learn while following you so I’m going to miss the LM postings. Also loved your goofy (goofy in a good way) personality, so I hope you have a speedy recovery. Yes, even if it means macros of your stitches, lol. Best wishes and hope to see you back and well soon.

  13. Good luck with your surgery – Glad you made the notice as your friends would have been concerned about your absence. You will be missed in the short-term, but I hope this will allow you to return with a (image) vengeance 🙂

  14. Wishing all good things for your surgery and rapid recovery afterward! You are so gifted with your photography! You’ll be sorely missed but I’m glad you’ve left us with a rich portfolio to look back on. Looking forward to more when the time comes!! Be well Laura!


  15. Take care and all the very best to you!

  16. well – I am not sure a knee replacement constitutes a reason to put your camera down 🙂 keep smiling and look forward to your next blog posts – Scott

  17. may you have the time and support
    to heal naturally and with ease!

  18. I wish you every success for the surgery, and a speedy recovery – may the pain be worth all the happy walking to come!!

  19. I really hope you do well. Knee replacement is not a light one.

  20. Blessings on the procedure and the recovery process 🙂 Thank you for sharing all these things with us, your WP fans ❤

  21. Good luck on your knee! Hopefully your recovery goes quickly and less painful!
    Let me know how you are doing?is it the same doctor?

    • Helloooo Cathy! One of my original followers!!!! I think this knee will be easier because there is less surgery involved with straightening the leg…at least that’s what I hear lol. Same doctor. I will have a better physical therapist immediately this time now that I know who to go see. I wasted six weeks with the first PT. Thanks much Cathy. 🙂 How’s your knee?

      • Hi Laura,
        My knee is doing great. I have had a few setbacks , fell off my bike. Then a few months ago was working out and something popped. I was going to PT for my back and asked him what he thought it was and he was thinking it might have been scar tissue breaking up which is what I was thinking. It is a lot better now and so much better than before surgery! I bet you will do great!

        • Great to hear Cathy! I’m so glad it wasn’t a negative thing in the end. Ouch! You must’ve been scared. I fell six months in, right on my kneecap. Ugh, that was not fun. But these knees are pretty strong.

  22. LM……..prayers your way, we will miss ya, but know you will be back stronger than ever and have a new view for all of us…..monos en theos…..jim

  23. Best wishes to you, Laura! I am sure everything will go well.

  24. Laura, it’s only since recently we are in contact with each other (yes, I’m that ‘cool guy’ from South Africa). I can only hope that you’ll be back on track soon. Looking forward to see your pictures again!!! Keep well and be strong!!!

  25. Good Luck with your surgery, Laura!

  26. May the procedure be as painless as possible, and may you be back with camera in hand soon, remember around the hospital, home and where ever you may be there is always a possible photo shoot close at hand…

  27. Laura, I know everything will be for the best and you will have a quick recovery. I look forward to future images. In the meantime I’ll be thinking about you wishing you well soon. Tim

  28. Good luck Laura! I hope surgery goes well and your recovery is fast! I am three months out from TKR #2 and so happy I did it!

    • Hey you!! So glad to hear from you. You are one of my originals! Prior photo blog follower lol. I’m so glad to hear this. Ahhh….this is the best comment EVER!!! Thank you!

  29. Wishing you a speedy recovery! I sure don’t envy you what you’ll be facing, but looking forward to seeing your wonderful photos and reading your posts after you’ve recuperated. God speed! Kathy

  30. Good luck with your second surgery. I hope everything goes well. I know you are well taken care of, but if you need anything please let us know. You are in thoughts, and I look forward to your updates.

    • Thank you Ryan! I was wondering about you the other day when I hadn’t seen you in Facebook, although I’m not there a whole lot either. I appreciate your concern and best wishes. I hope all is well with you and your lovely wife! 🙂

  31. Good luck with the surgery. I’ll be here when you return.

  32. I will wait for you to coma back, I wish you the best for the surgery, it will work out fine. your pictures were always awesome, every single on told a story wich words could never express in that way. I hope, you come back soon- I´ll be there.
    C U Mary

  33. Best wishes Laura, hope everything goes well…..I’m sure it will, and before you know it you will be back posting more fabulous photos. Take care.

  34. Best wishes, indeed. We will be thinking of you.

  35. Wishing you well Laura, and a speedy recovery. ~ dave

  36. Warm wishes and hope your recover quickly, even off your feet you could practice some still life at home with the help of an assistant (husband. On another note this morning (so late last night est) nominated you to take part in a creative blog hop .

  37. Laura: We are certainly going to miss your posts, so I hope you have a speedy and complete recovery. I will be looking forward to the day when my in-box announces “New Post from Laura Macky.” In the meantime, we’ll be thinking of you.

  38. Good luck with all and best wishes for your recovery– know it is a hard one. Hope it all goes well. Had no idea this blog originated as a knee replacement blog. Only knew it as one of my favorite photo blogs. Take good care, Ellen

  39. I will miss your posts Laura. All the best to you in your recovery. I hope you’ll be back at your photography and blogging really soon.

  40. Blessings on your operation and recovery, Laura. ❀

  41. Lots if hugs and good wishes for a speedy recovery!

  42. Like everyone else I wish you a speedy and restorative recovery. So take all the care, be patient, calm and strong.
    I certainly will be here waiting for your first post-operative post … Sincere good wishes and cheers. Vera

  43. Wishing you a quick recovery Laura…take care of yourself! We will be here when you get back. 🙂

  44. Oh, Laura, my prayers are with you. I hope my work will keep you lifted and full of LOVE and HOPE. I pray your surgery is a huge success and all your suffering is over. BIG (((HUGS))) Amy

  45. Laura, I’ve been thinking it’s about the time for your surgery. I certainly wish you the best possible surgery and recovery. As you know, I went through it all vicariously with my husband. I know it is a lot of hard work both physically and emotionally. I think your positive and loving attitude will help you through the bad parts. I look forward to tracking your recovery, as I know many of us will, and to having you back to your regular postings when you are feeling up to it.

    • Thank you so much…it’s one of those things that you know about through someone close to you or that you’ve been through it yourself. Amazing how humans can fight through things like this. I will be better than ever when i return. Thank you!

  46. best wishes Laura and we all look forward to your return. MM 🍀

  47. Hello lovely .. I’ll miss you and will look forward to your return in the blogging world! Best of luck with that knee Laura .. Thinking of you 🙂

  48. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Laura!

  49. Wishing you all the best, Laura! Take care…

  50. Best wishes for your surgery and a speedy recovery. Looking forward to your return with your beautiful photography.

  51. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Whilst recovering you may like to view Melbourne Open House it is a Photographic Competition held here in Melbourne. It occurs in July over two days and this year it was held on 26th & 27th July. They open certain buildings where the public can go and view and there are others that you can only see if you enter a ballot. if you are lucky enough to get selected it is worthwhile. Melbourne is fortunate to have some beautiful iconic buildings. All the best and may you recover quickly.

  52. You will be dearly missed Laura. I wish you all the best with your surgery. Thoughts, prayers and hugs for a speedy recovery!

  53. Take care and will see you on the flip side.

  54. Good luck dear. And make sure you don’t become a stranger okay?

  55. Laura,
    Will miss your great images and look forward to your return.
    I wish you all the best,


  56. Well brave lady, I will sincerely miss you and your photographs. I will pray for your successful surgery and speedy, complete recovery. And will eagerly watch for your return!

  57. Hi Laura!!! Prayer for you. Best wishes for surgery. Get well soon. Take care and come back soon…:)

  58. googling 🙂

    all the best with it…..
    I hope recovery is ok.

  59. Laura, all the best with what I’m surprised to learn is round two, and appreciation for the talents round one saw you developing. Count me among those looking forward to your return. 🙂 – Shelagh

  60. I don’t know Laura, some people will use any excuse not to blog. 😉 Seriously, I hope all goes well and that you get a good surgeon and a darn good knee out of it. We’ll be here when you get back.

  61. Hope your knee replacement goes well, Laura. I am sure it will. And while you’re away, try to relax too…you probably won’t be feeling too good physically. We don’t want to be too much of a hassle 😉 Your photos are stunning, and I always assumed you did photography seriously for most of your life. You’re such an inspiration. See you soon 🙂

  62. Wishing you the best Laura!! I hope surgery goes smoothly and your recovery goes swiftly! Check in as soon as you’re up to it so your fans know you’re ok! Good luck! 🙂

  63. I had no idea your blog started in this way. Your photos are awesome!! Can only imagine what you will accomplish after round #2.
    Good luck with the surgery and recovery.

  64. I’ll be thinking of you Laura and hoping that this will be your last surgery!! Blesssings!!!

  65. Best wishes for a speedy recovery Laura !

  66. As I’ve said before, I hope everything goes smoothly for you. At least you know what you will need to do and what to expect based on the first one and you’ve got your blog to look back on to refresh your memory if need be. Before you know it, you’ll be back out there photographing more things. 🙂

  67. Wishing you the best of all possible outcomes. Blessings!

  68. Hope it goes well for you Laura.

  69. Best wishes Laura!!! Hope everything goes well. You’ll be here with us anyway and we can always pop into your archives and share some oldies but goodies. 🙂 Take care. 🙂

  70. Hope everything goes well Laura! 🙂

  71. Wishing you all the best, Laura…an easy recovery and a wonderful result!

  72. Take care, and wish you a speedy recovery!

  73. /Laura, you will be in my thoughts and prayers! God speed. . . .

  74. Dearest, I hope your prep, surgery and recovery go swiftly, surely and sweetly into excellent healing!!! You’ll be held in my heart, and I”m sure from all the notes above, many others, as you go. Lotsa love!

  75. Yes you will be missed and Im very sure in our thoughts, while you’re absent.
    Trust the surgery and recovery go well.
    Take care, hugs
    Robyn xx

  76. Only a year and a half? Great. Maybe there’s still hope for me! After all, I’ve already had the knee operation. (Not a replacement but I tend to cling to any and all similarities I can!) And now that you know what to expect, this second one should be easier! Lots of luck with a speedy recovery!

  77. Sending good thoughts your way and wishing you a good surgery and speedy recovery! Bon chance!!

  78. Wishing you well with your upcoming surgery Laura. With best wishes…Andrew 🙂

  79. I never would have guessed that you hadn’t been a photographer for decades! What a surprise! I think you know how much I love your work. It always brightens my day. Coincidently, I too am a future candidate for a knee replacement, stemming from a skiing accident. When the time comes, I will call on you for advice. In the meantime, although you are an old hand at this, I wish you a speedy and painless recovery. God bless and good luck.

  80. Being your second you know what you are in for so brave you in going forward. My husband had his done in May and now doing well but it’s a lot of work. Thoughts with you, Laura.

  81. I’m a little behind on my blog reading and I just noticed that WP decided to unfollow you on my behalf! My apologies for being so behind!

    I hope all goes well with the knee replacement and you recover as quickly as possible. Take care. xo

    • Oh that happens to me too! It’s so annoying! No worries. 🙂 And thank you for the wishes. I hope to be back here soon at least reading everyone else’s posts. Only a few more days now…

  82. The important thing, Laura, is to be aggressively firm with your post-operative therapy– of course, you probably already know that. It’s just that I had loved ones who didn’t follow through with it. And to this day they avoid bending their knees in anticipation of the original pain. Good luck and get well soon. Peace.

    • Yes, I do agree and I was very good about it hte last time. I have other issues though in my body which make this a very challenging operation. But I have to do it unfortunately because my knees are shot (or I should say this one…I had the right one done 1-1/2 years ago and it is only ok mostly because of my other issues. I think this knee will do better because I didn’t wait so long and it’s much more of a “normal” leg than my other one. Thank you so much for your caring words and sage advice.

  83. Best wishes to you Laura and a speedy recovery

  84. Thanks for your visit, hope the surgery went well. Sending you healing wishes:

  85. I see you are back blogging. I hope you are recovering comfortably and quickly.

  86. LM……..I was thinking of you this morning. Hoping that your recovery is progressing. Look forward to hear you’re ready for a 10K LOL……if you are like me watching a 10k makes me weak…………blessings, peace and healing all over you………monos en theos…jim

    • Thank you Jim for thinking of me. I’m doing pretty good considering and am enjoying being home from the hospital. Ummya I don’t think I’ll be in a 10K anytime soon but I’ll look forward to getting behind my camera in a month or so. At least behind my computer in a couple weeks! Thanks for thinking of me. It means a lot. 😀

  87. Ahhhhhh….I knew I’d find it!!! Wow…2 new knees. I pray for you that it was a blazing success! And that you a rehabbing beautifully!!! ❤ ❤

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