Thursday, November 15, 2012

Easy Peasy

That's all there is to this surgery. Two little slits where the camera(?) scalpel (?) or whatever goes in and does the deed.
We left our house at 4:30am and were back home by 10:30am. I spent most of the day sleeping off the lingering effects of the anathesia, which is the lovely part of surgery, if you ask me.
I got to sleep downstairs in the luxurious queen sized guest room  bed surrounded by snoring pugs, who kept me warm and comforted.
 And I learned how to walk with crutches on my frequent bathroom breaks. No real pain to speak of, and this morning the huge wrappings fell off by themselves, giving me the photo op.
You might think there is a lot of swelling on this ol' knee, but I have really chubby knees, and this one looks the same as the unaffected one.
So now both knees have had the meniscus-ectomy or whatever it is called, and I look forward to being able to stand for hours at my studio worktable and sit with a bent knee soon. No more showing off like a 17 year old. Darn.
I'll be knitting alot in the meantime.
Thank you all for your emails of best wishes, which I sooooo appreciate.
Lovest,



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27 comments:

  1. Glad you surgery went well and I will be sending goot thoughts your way that you recover quickly!

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  2. Wow! I have 2 friends who have the meniscus problem and neither would have the surgery! Scared! I'm sending this to them!
    I'm so glad you're feeling so good. I've missed your posts!

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  3. Glad it is going so well. Prayers for a quick recovery.

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  4. Knowing you through your blog tells me you will be up and at 'em in no time! Wishing you a pain free, and quick, healing

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  5. Glad to hear that you are recovering so nicely!

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  6. I hope you will be doing what you like to do on two legs again before you know it. Get well soon!

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  7. Glad everything went well and that you are on the mend.

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  8. Anonymous11:46 AM

    So glad it went well. Now I don't have to be scared it I even need it. I think it's wonderful what they can do laparoscopically (is that a word, if not it should be).
    Carol Ann

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  9. Anonymous11:47 AM

    even should be ever.

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  10. cute knee. You knees maybe chubby but you can't make a smiley face with them.....now THAT is chubby!!
    You will be playing dodge ball before you know it!! Glad to know you will be painless in a few days!! Marybeth

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  11. Happy it's over and soon you can get back to life. Makes you appreciate being able to bend your knee doesn't it. Have had this done several times and have a knee replacement now which is great. My soul says I am 9, my body says no way. Love your vibrant colorful quilts. Now go take a nap.

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  12. I'm so glad that your surgery went so well and that your knee is on the mend. Thank goodness for modern micro surgery techniques and of course for lovely pugs to keep you warm and a sweet husband to take care of you during the recovery. Have fun knitting!

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  13. I had the same surgery two years ago when I snapped a tendon. In my case, the doc stuck a camera in my knee to have a good look around, and I am now the proud owner of a DVD showing me the (gross but fascinating) inside my knee.

    Funny thing... People will watch the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but freak out at the idea of seeing someone else's knee from the inside! lol

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  14. I hope you'll be adding eyebrows and a smiley mouth before these neat incisions heal over!
    Hope you have a speedy recovery.

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  15. So glad you are well and on the mend. Take it easy - let someone bring you meals and yarn!

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  16. I am so glad that your surgery went well and that it is DONE! Take it easy and enjoy a bit of pampering....

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  17. Anonymous7:07 PM

    Hope you're back on your feet soon.

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  18. I'm so glad all went well! 'Looking forward to seeing what you knit!

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  19. Glad everything went well. Best wishes,
    Cathy

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  20. I hope you recover quickly, but can enjoy the process---dogs, knitting, rest...glad that all went well.

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  21. I'm so happy to hear that the surgery went so well. Make sure to take it easy!!!!! :-)

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  22. Wow, isn't amazing how things are done now. I wish you a speedy recovery so you can get back to your creating.

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  23. Glad your surgery went well and I hope it gives the desired result!
    I'll be headed down your path at some point - one of my knees sounds like frog when I climb stairs...

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  24. Glad your surgery went well. Been there, done that. It's not fair however that you have only two cuts but I had to have three!

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  25. Wonderful news that your surgery went so smoothly and you are well on your way to a painless knee lifestyle! In the meantime, knitting is a great way not to overdue it! Cheers! Evelyn

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  26. It's looking Like I will need the same type of surgery. I'm glad your went well. I still have my MRI to look forward to. Happy knitting!

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