Surgery + three days
I’d like to thank all of you for your well wishes–here, on Facebook, Twitter, and via email. I really appreciate it. Since some of you have asked about how I’m doing, I thought I would update you on my situation.
The surgery went well. The procedure was to fix a tear in my medial meniscus. So far, I don’t see any signs of infection or any other complications.
The anesthesia wore off by Saturday afternoon and that’s when the pain really started kicking in, so the weekend wasn’t much fun. I took Vicodin the day of the surgery (Friday) and Saturday. Now it’s just Advils with my meals and at bedtime.
I’m weaning myself off of the crutches and will only use them today when my knee feels really sore or tired. I hope to be off them 100% by tomorrow. And they have me doing some very basic PT exercises.
I just have to be patient (not easy for me), stay the course, and not do anything stupid.
In the interim, B. J. has some great stuff I’ll be posting up. (Thanks again B. J. for filling in here.)
Regarding drinking, I have been enjoying a glass of wine or beer with dinner. I’m staying off the hard stuff for a few more days, though, untill I am completely off the meds.