The surgery was a success, and I am now home. I had to be there this morning by 8am, but did not go into surgery until close to 12:30pm. The surgery before me was taking longer than they thought. After the surgery I woke up pretty quickly. It surprised the nurses how I was able to put myself into the recovery chair without help. I am now home and in bed watching t.v. with Charlie.
The only problem I had when I came home was the four steps to get into the house. Let’s just say I will not be doing that again anytime soon. The ride home was good, only a little bit of nausea coming home. I am waiting for pizza to be delivered because I have not eaten anything since yesterday at around 5:30pm. I had a few crackers when I woke up from surgery. Well I will talk to you later. I am going to watch t.v. and relax.
Left knee-joint from behind, showing interior ligaments. (Lateral meniscus and medial meniscus are cartilage.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Well my trip to the orthopedic doctor was enlightening. I do need surgery, but for them to do the surgery safely they want me to lose about 50 pounds. I do have an ACL tear a meniscus tear and bone spurs. Their fears are whether or not the orthoscopic tools are long enough to go through my knee, because I am overweight.
They want me to do injections in my knee to take the pain away, and to start water aerobics therapy to help me lose weight. He basically told me that nobody has died from knee pain, but they have died from surgery. So at the moment surgery is on hold until I lose a little weight. He also wants me to stay home and not go to work until after the injections and to see how much weight I lose in about 3 weeks. Wish me luck that I can have surgery soon.