March 2nd, 2013

The joyful day!

Today

I had a good day yesterday. I can put weight on my knee, but I'm also very careful about it. I didn't wear out through the day as I did most days before the surgery. My energy level is way up.

I didn't sleep as well last night, but still ok.

I feel great again today. I think that the worst trauma I suffered from the surgery was the feeling of enclosure. Hospital beds were not designed for human beings. That and all of the stuff that they stick you with and pile on you. The oxygen mask is the worst part. I wasn't able to sit on the couch yesterday for much more than an hour before I had to get up and move.

My major problem is that I can't put the foot rest on the couch down by myself. My right leg doesn't deal with the stress and I can't put it down with my left leg alone, so that adds to the feeling of enclosure. I can still get off the couch, but it takes a fair amount of work on my own.

I do get to take a shower today, for which, I would imagine, Lizzie is very grateful.

I am definitely better today. My knee is a tiny bit more stiff and sore, but only a little. I can walk better.

I expect to get back to work on Monday. There is a downside to everything.

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The joyful day!

This afternoon

The big bandage is off my leg. There are three very small entry places for the surgery. My knee is swollen a little, but they gave me a cooling machine which works way better than ice. I have showered. I feel SO much better now.

This was originally posted on Dreamwidth, after which it wandered out to various other sites. Feel free to reply where ever you want. I should still see it.