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.