Today is surgery day. As you read this I am likely getting to the hospital, under the knife, or trying to wake up so I can head back home. I’m so glad this is an out patient surgery. It’s great knowing that my own bed is my goal of the day.
My goal…in six to eight weeks…I’ll have some happy feet…and to not drive my family crazy in the process…I’m a little scared I might.
I was in on Tuesday for my pre-op appointment.
I had some questions but not too many. One thing that I definitely wanted to know about was bathing. The pamphlet that came in the mail that I was supposed to read before my appointment said no showers. Hmmm…baths I hope.
Here’s some of the things I found out….
-Yes I can shower and bathe however I want…as long as I keep it all dry.
-I’ll start out with a splint for a week and then move on to a cast next week.
-I can drive once I’ve weaned myself off pain meds.
-Insurance will pay for a knee scooter. YAHOO!!
-Surgery will take about 2 hours or so. Recovery and all will, of course, take longer.
-I’ll have dissolving stitches so no need to worry about them.
-It’s all okay to start childcare as long as I’m careful…I will be.
-I am the second one up for surgery. Mine is scheduled for 9am.
-I should be home again by about 3 in the afternoon.
-Only once has it not “worked” in all the time he’s done this and the patient admitted to not following instructions and walking on it.
I am getting so excited at the prospect of being about to walk again without pain. I know there’s no guarantee but I have hope….hope is good.
You won’t hear from me today…Kelli will likely pop in tomorrow morning and let you know how I’m doing. I really appreciate all the thoughts and prayers you all have been sending my way. You guys are a great bunch of friends.
…see you on the other side of anesthesia.