I called Ellie, my voice teacher, to wish her a Merry Christmas. She had her knee replaced on December 16 and had told me she would be spending the holiday in a rehab hospital. When her cellphone went directly to voicemail, I decided to try her home number, just in case.
And she sounded so overjoyed! The operation went so well that she was up on her feet the next day and the doctors told her she did not need to be transferred to a rehab hospital. She's been home since Wednesday. Yay!