I've been putting off the blog. Every time I think "I should update my condition or post a photo or something" I fall asleep or forget what I wanted to say. Yup, medication of the morphine kind will do that. I've been in a fog since 3/13, the day of my surgery.
My knee is coming along nicely. It has an 8+ inch incision right over the top. Until yesterday, the incision was held together with 20+ staples. They were removed and the remaining scar is practically a thing of beauty. No Frankenstein stitches on me!
The entire procedure has surprised me. As a veteran of two hip replacements, I dreaded this operation. Why? Because post op sucks. After each hip surgery, there were so many restrictions: no bending at the waist, no weight on the operated leg, walking protocol, dressing with a grabber, a sock slider, a leg lifter (don't ask), sliding into bed, onto a chair, how to sit on a toilet properly, how to get off said toilet. I knew the meds were awful. I have a very low tolerance and usually hallucinate, throw up or talk to nobody. This time, however, there were virtually no walking, sitting, bending, weight bearing, dressing protocols. I could do what I could as I could. Unbelievable! Had I known it would be this easy, I wouldn't have put it off as many years as I did.
If any of you out there are contemplating a total knee replacement, go for it. I waited too long for all the wrong reasons (fear). One piece of advice: Condition your body before you go in. It will hasten the healing and recovery.