one day to go!

Posted: June 6, 2021 by Mo Crow in friends, It's Crow Time

This fabulous roadrunner is from Marti in New Mexico along with these good wishes for Rod’s knee surgery tomorrow!

Dear Rod,

Sending you an early birthday greeting as well as best wishes for a successful knee surgery. Here in New Mexico, it is June 1st and before you know it, June 7th will roll around. Getting a new knee for your birthday is one fine gift and we wish you all the best as you go forth, getting stronger each day.
Wanted to send you a smile with the accompanying photos.  Without further ado, let us present to you our favorite Road Runner, the state bird of New Mexico.  Spotted this bird on a trip down south to Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Now we know that road runners are fast birds, sometimes clocking over 20mph but who knew they could grow so huge…this particular bird is 20ft tall and 40 ft wide…!  Made up of recycled bits and bobs, old shoes, pieces of metal, batteries, etc. and was made by artist Olin Calk. 

Here’s to rocking around again, with Mo at your side, here’s to strumming your guitar, strutting around just like the road runner, singing your wonderful bluesy songs, celebrating your birthday and your new knee.  

Happy Birthday, Marti and Rich

love the crutches in the wing and these sneaker feathers!


“Rodzilla is coming to kick arse with his New Bionic Knee!”
by Richard Whitfield June 2021
x fingers the surgery goes well tomorrow!

  1. Nancy says:

    What a grand post of friendship, love and support (and a wonderful roadrunner too). I had my own best wishes for Rod’s knee surgery. May it go well, may he heal quickly and may he move with ease in the near future. Be well.

  2. Barry says:

    MC – best wishes to Rod second time around. And what huge amazing work made from junk!! Love the connection between the crutches and Rod’s knee surgery. May you both be wee and safe. B

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Barry))) we know the drill with the dress rehearsal last month, I asked the admissions nurse if the team could sing happy birthday round the operating table as they wheel him in, she laughed !

  3. fiona says:

    Mo and Rod – having had your trial run, hoping that all goes smoothly tomorrow and surgery happens and goes well. A new birthday knee will be a fine thing! Love the roadrunner and the Rodzilla thoughts and images – go go go! Will be sending wishes from the mountain…

  4. Martine Bos says:

    Sending lots of good vibes and best wishes so all will go well tomorrow.
    So soon the two of you will do happy dancing together………………..

  5. grace says:

    love to you both, so much,

  6. grace says:

    old Man…Mo…. i don’t know what time it is there…for me, here, LATE and past
    bed time…but i think…maybe for you it’s morning of THE DAY
    I will be HERE. Through it. Saying things, muttering and humming Goodness.
    Love. BIG Love

  7. Liz A says:

    with you both in spirit … wishing Rod well

  8. jude says:

    love love love

  9. Beth says:

    Joining in the circle of love. Will hold you both in my thoughts and heart today. (((Rod))) & (((Mo)))

  10. Carol says:

    ((((Rod)))) and ((((Mo)))). It’s just two years less a week since I was trundled into surgery for my new knee. Best thing I’ve ever done, hard work in rehab, but haven’t looked back since. All best wishes to you today Rod, for your birthday and for the operation. Heal well and quickly, do all your rehab, and get ready to enjoy the future with your new miraculous knee. Mo, I’ll be thinking of you both today. Love and hugs, Carol xxx

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Carol))) the wardsman wheeled him into the operating theatre at 10am, look forward to seeing him out the other side this arvo with a brand new knee!

  11. Best wishes for sucessful knee surgery. Don’t forget the physio! (Says she with 1.5 artificial knees😊).

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Leonie))) did the recuperation time go any easier with the partial knee replacement?

      • Yes it has healed faster. I do still have some slight numb spots on my full replacement 5 years later. However the alternative is so much worse, I would hate not to be able to get around on my own legs. My physio was very firm on reminding me that recovery goes on way beyond the official rehabilitation period. Aquatherapy, once the wound heals, is also extremely helpful.

  12. Margaret Johnson says:

    Fingers well and truly crossed….oxox

  13. deemallon says:

    Hopes and wishes and love for the best result! How like Marti to come up with just the right image and sentiment! Love to you. 💜

  14. Hope all is going well – thinking of you

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Susi))) the sun will be up soon on this brand new day when the nurses will start getting him up & moving around. He’s at St Vincent’s for 3 days, then if he isn’t mobile enough to come straight home he will go to Balmain Hospital for rehab until he can. Walking to the pub for a beer is his first goal, where there’s a will there’s a way, hehe!

  15. tovke says:

    How beautiful, act of love and friendship…..

  16. Marti says:

    You go Rod.You certainly have the will to make it to your pub before you know it! I was trying to think if I have ever had an Australian beer and the only beer that comes to mind is Fosters but I know that it isn’t even made in Australia any longer, it was sold to an outfit in Fort Worth, Texas.

    For some reason, when Mo wrote that you were already, the day of your surgery, moving your knee, the lyrics to a Gloria Estefan song came rolling into my head so I got up and did a little dance: What were the lyrics?

    “Get on your feet
    Get up, get up, get up and make it happen
    Get on your feet
    Stand up, stand up and take some action ”

    AND you soon will be on your feet because that old saying, “you can’t keep a good man down” is so true for you.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Marti))) that is the purrfect song for today! The physiotherapist got him up and walking at 10am and will be showing him how to do more things like handling stairs this afternoon, looks like he will be able to come home tomorrow!

  17. debgorr says:

    Hope all has continued to go well and that beer is in sight… 🙂

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