Thursday, March 2, 2017

after surgery

Thanks for all your well wishes on my knee surgery yesterday. Brian took this photo of me in pre-op. The nurse from the hospital called me the day before and told me the doctor's schedule had changed. I had to be at the hospital at 6 a.m. and I was first in line for surgery at 7:30. Fine with me - I wanted it over as soon as possible.

Good news was that the surgery itself was only 24 minutes and all went smoothly. I remember dreaming while I was under general anesthesia, but couldn't tell you what the heck the dreams were about now. They had me up and walking (with crutches) in a couple of hours. Then I was able to go home.


I felt fine all day yesterday. No pain, just a little discomfort and more tired than anything. Animals are so perceptive. My three fur babies stayed with me on the bed pretty much the whole day.


Today, day two, has been a little different. I felt OK this morning, but then the pain hit around noon. I can really feel it in the front of my knee where the incisions are. I guess I shouldn't be surprised - I think with any surgery that days two and three are usually the worst, from what I remember. The nurse called me today for follow-up and told me that I need to be up every hour, walking around for about 5 minutes. I am using crutches and walking verry slowly, but able to put some weight on my foot with every step. Otherwise, I've been propped up in bed with my knee elevated and icing it every few hours. And this sweet boy, Zippo (who will be 18 in May) has loved being my constant companion.


Other than that, I'm in good hands with Brian off work and taking care of me. And my mom stopped by this morning and brought us a big pot of her beef stew. That was so appreciated. We'll all have a wonderful dinner tonight. Thanks again to all of you for your good thoughts and prayers. I am looking forward to complete healing, but I know I have to be patient and just remember it's one day at a time.

xoxo



20 comments:

  1. Love that thumbs up photo and sweet Zippo comforting his Mom. You have some difficult days ahead but I know that you will persevere, heal quickly, and are well taken care of...you have a wonderful husband and family and lots of friends to keep you in their thoughts and prayers :)

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  2. So glad to hear that all went well for you, Melanie. I wish you a smooth and speedy recovery. How sweet that your kitties are right by your side. It does sound like you are in good hands all around. Take care.

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  3. So glad to hear all went well, Melanie! It sounds as if you're in good hands--and paws. Keep us updated and be careful getting around the house.

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  4. So glad it's over and that everything went well. It's amazing what they can do now, isn't it?!

    Take care of yourself!

    xxx

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  5. I am glad all went well and I am glad you are in good hands. :)

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  6. Glad you are done with the surgery and home! Sounds like you are healing well! xoxo

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  7. I'm glad everything went well for your, Melanie, and you're on the 'other side' of the surgery. Those sweet kitties probably love having you right there with them, and I can see what a comfort they are.

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  8. I love how the furry one's know to stay by your side and keep you warm and comfy! Sounds like you are doing great! Hugs!

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  9. I'm glad you surgery went well over. Wishing you a speedy recovery and all your little ones give you know until your mended.

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  10. It is so great to hear that you came through your surgery so well. It looks like you are in good hands and surrounded by love :)

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  11. Glad to read your surgery went well and that you are now on the road to recovery. You are in good hands, and have wonderful food to sustain you also.

    Be well ~ Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

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  12. Nothing is better than mom, her cooking and furry kitties...no matter how old you are! Feel good!

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  13. When will your PT start? It's a little tough at first, but you'll soon notice very rapid progress. You'll be up to snuff in no time, I promise.

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  14. You certainly look like the perfect patient Melanie and I'm glad to know you are coming along OK. Do as they tell you and let those kitties take advantage of snuggling with you - they are gorgeous.
    Be well soon.
    Mary x

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  15. I'm so glad all went well with your surgery, Melanie, and that you're being well taken care of by family and kitties, too!

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  16. I'm happy to her you are doing so well, Melanie. Bless Brian and your mom for thinking of you! And those kitties...when my dogs snuggle with me I feel so at peace.

    Keep up the good work!

    Love and hugs,

    Jane x

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  17. So glad to hear your knee surgery went well, Melanie. I trust you heal completely without any unforeseen difficulties. BTW, I totally understand the anxiety of the unknown.
    Mary Alice

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  18. Glad all went well and that you are being properly cared for by your fur babies.

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  19. Dear Mel, so happy to here and 'see' that you're on your way to feeling great again real soon! Enjoy each minute at home with hubby and your furry friends. And get well soon!

    Hugs

    Cielo

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  20. Take care of yourself. Cats are very good nurses!

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