Good news at last! My mom has finally gotten scheduled for her full knee surgery in August. It is a huge relief, since during the last two years, she has needed quite a bit of help just to get around, but has also been sent from one test to the next–frustrated time after time with insurance issues, lack of organization from certain clinics, etc.
I have needed to stay with my folks to help out around the house, among similar issues. But now my mom will get the care she desperately needs, and a new chapter can start for all of us.