Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Post Sugery Update

My knee replacement surgery was April 10.  The replacement center is terrific and they have their act together.  My scheduled surgery time was 7:00 a.m. and just at that right time I was being wheeled away.  Prep was easy, I got a little sick to my stomach in getting the IV inserted which was unusual for me.  They gave me an epidural block in my left leg so I wouldn't be in such pain when I work from regular anesthesia.

I stayed three days in the hospital and had therapy the very day of surgery.  The staff at the hospital was terrific and the food wasn't bad either.

I had 36 staples and the incision was 6" long and I think he made it pretty straight so it should heal nicely.  I go to the Dr. on Thursday and get those removed so it should be easier to move.  My therapists said my ROM is at 107 and we are shooting for 120 so not far to go.  And I can practice walking around the house without my walker.

So I'm doing really doing well but don't have specifics when I'll be back to TN.  Jonathan and Taylor are looking after me very well.

Later...

6 comments:

longdog2 said...

It's great to hear you are doing so well. Keep up the PT and enjoy the "extra care" you are getting.

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Jeff & Barbie said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well and you are rehabing. I'm sure you'll be glad to get back to Tenn. Take care

PatB said...

It sounds like ur doing great ! I'm sure you'll be happy when u can drive again.

Beckles said...

Pretty knee! I know you'll be glad to get those staples out. It sounds as though your progress is great.

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Scrappinsue said...

Hey...so glad to hear you are doing well... hope all other parts of your life find you happy as always too!
I have some Great News! I have a blog...just learning so be patient please! lol See ya in Tn..Sue

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