Tuesday, May 13, 2008

THE KNEE REPORT

As you know I had my left knee operated on last Thursday, May 8th. I had to be at the facility at 9:15 a.m. and the operation was scheduled at 11:15 a.m. It is a brand new (less than 4 years old) facility and it is really nice, plush and very fancy. They put you into your backless gown (ugh!) but then give you a matching blue robe and blue sock's for your feet and then they bring you two warm blankets to cover up in. The nurses were wonderful. The Dr. came in and talked to me and Mickey. Then he took a pen and wrote "Here" on the left knee and handed Mickey the pen as a souvenir!!!

Promptly at 11:15 I was walking down the hall to the operating room. They have 8 operating rooms!!!! I remember getting very sleepy and thinking "any minute I'm going to be out." I was. Then I woke up in the recovery room, they said 45 minutes later. Again, wonderful nurses that were asking me if I could raise my left leg, which I did 10 times and telling me to take deeper breaths. Then to another room where Mickey was brought in and another nurse was talking to me and giving me a pain pill to make the 25 mile drive home and we were out of there by 12:45.




Not a very pretty picture, but this is what it looked like Sunday noon, when I finally got to take the bandage off. Don't you love the iodine painted leg? It felt so good to get that huge bandage off!!!!


Another view of my painted leg!!!! After getting the bandage off I finally got to take a shower and go over to our daughter Jacques for a lovely family Mother's Day celebration.

I am doing great. I had very little pain and only ended up taking 4 of the pain pills, usually during the night, that they had given me. Each day the swelling goes down a little bit more. I know I am going to be as good as new soon!!!!

Thank you for all your prayers and concern.

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28 comments:

The Olson's: said...

I'm glad to hear that your knee is getting better. The surgery was pretty quick! Are you allowed to put any pressure on it yet? I hope your recovery continues to get better.
~ Leanne

slk said...

Thanks for sharing your experinece! I hope your knee heals quickly and you are back at it!
Regarding prayer - I do feel like I should commit to a time slot, but for starters, maybe just 15 minutes (so that I will be sure to keep my commitment). Will you have prayer focus for the day/week or have you thought about that at all?
Blessings!
Shirley

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I will keep praying that you continue to heal so wonderfully!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Love you and I'm so thankful all is going well.

weavermom said...

SO glad that you are not in too much pain and that you are recovering nicely! :)

Sharon said...

I hope that you have a quick recovery. I'm glad that things went well with the surgery.

xox Sharon

Maxine said...

Wow! That's how quickly you're in and out these days! Glad it went so well, Susan, and that you were able to enjoy your Mother's Day. Keep up the good work.

Momma Roar said...

Yep, that is just how T's leg looked back in March. Ya gotta love how they sign the legs to make sure it is the correct one once they are in surgery (since they can't ask) LOL!!

Lori said...

Glad everything went well with your surgery.

I will pray for a quick recovery for you.

Tina said...

I am so glad that everything went so well and that you have little pain. Glad you had a good Mother's Day too!

It's All Good! said...

That's great, Susan, that everything went so well!
Brenda

Nadine said...

Ouch!!! Ouch!!! Ouch!!!

You poor thing. I pray that your recovery will be swift.

Barbara said...

Glad it is all over. Nor a pretty sight but it is the iodine that makes it look horrible. The scars are so small.

Glad it all went so well.

Crystal said...

It's so good to hear that your surgery went well and you are doing great now. Don't overdo it - it will still take time to heal. I pray that you will be good as new very soon. Thanks be to God for his gifts of medical knowledge, doctors and nurses and healing!

Alisun said...

Praise The Lord all is getting better and you came through without much pain.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Susan- I've been a bit under the weather, and behind on reading but I was thinking of you last week on Thursday and am glad to hear you are recovering fine. Happy Belated Mother's Day, too!

diana said...

i'm so glad you're doing so well and the knee is healing. i don't remember you ever saying why you needed knee surgery. hope the surgery took care of the problem.

Linds said...

I am so happy to hear that the surgery is over and that your knee is on the mend, Susan! I will be prayign for a quick and complete recovery!

Danielle said...

Susan- You look great. I wasn't expecting you back so soon. Heres' to a speedy recovery.

Kansas Bob said...

Glad to hear that your knee is getting better!!

Karen said...

May you go from strength to strength in no time!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm so happy for you that your knee surgery went so well! Prayer makes such a difference, doesn't it! Keep us posted on your progress.

Katherine

(Sorry I'm so behind with my replies!)

Kim S in SC said...

Glad to hear that your knee is recovering so quickly! I love reading your posts.

Feathering My Nest said...

I'm so sorry you had to have surgery. I am glad the operation was successful. I hope you are feeling better.

Kathi

Needled Mom said...

So glad to hear that the surgery went so well. Isn't it amazing what they can do these days?

The color is awfully pretty too!!!!

Folded Wings said...

Oh I am glad you are better ... it looks so so painful.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Susan, I am so glad that you are doing so well. I thank God for taking such good care of you. God bless you and Micky. connie from Texas

Jungle Mom said...

OUCH! I have been traveling and have not had time to read blogs. I am praying and trusting you are doing well.