A little after 6am I was prepped and readied for surgery. Montgomery signed my leg, and then Big Jim also came in a drew a big X on my left knee. The anesthesiologist gave me some Versed and then they wheeled me down the hall to the Operating Room.
The next thing that I remember is the nurse bringing me some ginger ale in recovery. Montgomery came and visited me and told me that he removed the offending tear in the meniscus and also cleaned up some material on the back of the knee cap. The PT gave me some exercises and then Fran turned up and dragged me home.
The knee has not hurt at all. Period. I have been taking Advil to control swelling, and asprin to prevent blood clots. And that's it for pain medicine, since there is no pain. Today I am walking around with no limping and no pain. The range of motion is not there yet, but I expect it will come quickly. Amazing!
I guess I should miss that cartilage, after all I have in excess of 30,000 miles of running with it. But the last year has been a problem. So it was time to part ways.
Glad to hear everything went well and you are on the mend!
And they gave me a bunch of good drugs - I just did not take them! :-) Heck I have Beer and Scotch - I don't really need anything more than that!
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