From the Sofa…
April 21, 2009 § 14 Comments
Still here. Gimping around.
Thank you SO much for all your thoughts & prayers & well wishes! They all mean a lot to me! The surgery went fine. It’s the recovery that is miserable. I will get around to answering email… soon.
It seems that I was basing my expectations on my last knee surgery five years ago. A lot can change in five years. That surgery I got the so-happy anesthesia. (As in, Audrey Hepburn in the beginning of Roman Holiday when she’s “so happy”) This time I got the feels-like-a-fuzzy-headed-NyQuil-hangover anesthesia. The whole rest of the surgery day was spent fighting off nausea.
Once the anesthesia wore off, my knee decided to swell to the size of a melon, which is what happens to 72% of knee surgery patients, so the doctor says. Little did I realize that my last knee surgery fell into the other 28% with very little swelling and that I was in the minority. Sigh. I guess I’m more “normal” this time ’round.
So… I’m still here. Doing all those things good patients are supposed to do, ice, elevation, meds, yada, yada, yada. Babette is coming right along. What was previously several months worth of progress has now been done in just the last few days while being sofa-bound. I’ve noticed a lot of mistakes. I’ve also decided to not look that closely and that done is better than perfect. Maybe I’ll actually finish the silly thing.