The Newz…

 Aren’t these Gerbera daisies pretty? My sister gave them to me the day of my knee surgery. I know I haven’t blogged in awhile, and I’ve certainly missed all of you. But life was not exactly exciting while I waited for my knee to get fixed.

Just a quick update. I had my meniscus surgery on January 28. Since I had to come off the Celebrex a week prior so I wouldn’t bleed out on the table, my pain and my walking ability had gotten bad. Really bad.

The surgery went off without a hitch. Three holes were made into my left knee and a camera was inserted. Stills were taken along the way. 

That knee has considerable arthritis, but not too horrible, so the knee should be good for ten to twenty more years. There was a good-sized piece of cartilage floating around loose in there, so that was removed. Can you imagine?  The last two pictures are of the loose cartilage piece.  

Holes also were poked into my cartilage to make it bleed. Scar tissue will form to provide more of a cushion, as there’s one spot that’s bone-on-bone. I should reap the benefits of that in about three months. But I’m not sure what they did in regards to the cyst. I forgot to ask my ortho surgeon!

The hospital gave me a walker since I was a fall risk. I used it for two days. My stability has improved, but I’m still limping. I’m looking forward to PT and slowly getting better each day. I can’t wait! 

I was afraid of getting an IV, but it wasn’t as bad as I had thought it would be. The bruise from it on my arm is still pretty dark, though. The bandage has been removed and the stitches come out next week.

My knee is still swollen and slightly bruised. It cracks sometimes when I move it, but that’s due to the arthritis. I noticed a slight puffiness today around one of the stitches, but I don’t think it’s cause for alarm. I will be keeping my eye on it, though!

Hey, good news! I did a couple of gentle exercises today. Boy, am I weak. Sure can’t wait to get strong again.


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