Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday Post op update

WooHoo! Ain't she a beaut! This is a snazzy splint/ice wrap. I have to keep the knee on ice for about 48 hours. He said he removed about 40% of the meniscus-had it been more than that he would have had to open the knee. And there was almost no arthritis! So, it all got done with arthroscopy, I was home by 5:30. Just as the falling snow was sticking and making the roads tricky. We were met at the driveway by my wonderful neighbor who was bearing hot rolls and chicken soup and a fresh baked Dutch Apple pie. A successful day, all prayers appreciated. The hospital staff was stupendous and my Irishman was the best husband a girl (or a boy!) could ever hope to have.

After eating and drinking (famished and thirsty!), I sat around for a minute, loving up my puppies and kitties, and then decided I had to have a nap. I went in to lie down at 6:30 and didn't wake up til after 10. Oops. So now, here it is after 1 AM and I am wide awake.

The difference in the pain is measurable already. I have some surgical pain, but the other stuff seems to be gone. I don't know about you, but I'm a girl who likes quick results. lol

The good doctor wants me using crutches for no more than 2 days, and the dressings will likely come off by Friday. I have a set of exercises I have to do starting Friday, and should be back to normal within 2 weeks.

Had my new copy of In Defense of Food by Micheal Pollan waiting at the front door when we got home. Can't wait to get started reading it tomorrow. I am almost finished with Julia Child's My Life in France. Maybe another 20 pages to go. So, let it snow. I am all "booked" up and ready to read!! I am all signed up ((Mystery Writer)) on jkayes website for the read a hundred books this year (or is it 200??) and need to figure out how to post it to my FB page and on this blog. I am such a technotard, and it takes me forever to figure these things out.

Okay. Time to try to sleep if I can, or stay awake well if I can't.

Until tomorrow.....



Mary LA said...

So glad to read this. Did you get my email? Please take care.

All love and a hug


Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

YAY! So glad it went well and the mend is already giving good result!

Keep mending quickly! So glad you got some soul food as well in the soup, bread and books!

Garykfc said...

I'm so excited that you are feeling so well already. Have a quick recovery.

Prayer Girl said...

Soooo happy the surgery was a success and how wonderful that there was no arthritis in there. Lucky and happy girl!

"In Defense of Food" - snappy title. It whets my interest, but at the moment I have two books being read and a couple more in the lineup. I'll keep this title for later.

Love your pic.

G-Man said...

I'm so glad all went well.
You could have churned out a premature 55...hehehe

DJan said...

I've read In Defense of Food and hear he's got a new book out I'll read, his third best seller. So glad to hear it's all getting better already! That is great news. You have a really positive attitude, which sure helps.

TechnoBabe said...

That is huge but it is good protection huh, splint/ice wrap combo.What an awesome neighbor to make dinner for you. Very sweet. Just from the short time I have been reading your blog, I think you would be a great neighbor to live near.
You cracked me up with your "technotard". Sounds like a good name for a blog! So glad you are doing well and here's huge wishes for continued total recovery.

Hope said...

I hope you heal up quickly....loved reading about all that great cooking in the previous post, too.

Enchanted Oak said...

Rest up, Annie. When you feel up to it, check my blog post for today. There's an award for you on it. It's 7 a.m. my time and I'm still doing the linking part, so come by after 8 a.m. Pacific.
Love, Chris

Anonymous said...

Splendid results with the surgery! Go, girl!

Please give us follow-up information.

Susan said...

This sounds like great news! Can't wait to see your 55 :)

Carol said...

You're no techno tard!! I'm so glad that things are going well, I'm such a critic of healthcare but when it works good, it's grand! Aren't we lucky?

Cloudia said...

Feel better soonest!

Aloha, Friend

Comfort Spiral

Anonymous said...

Oh my, I'm behind! Didn't realize you had surgery till just now... well belated get well wishes to you, Annie!!! Hope your recovery is speedy!

Technotard... too funny, LOL!

Kathy M. said...

I'm glad your surgery went well and you are already feeling better. Chicken soup, hot rolls and a Dutch Apple pie? That is a wonderful neighbor indeed! Blessings.