Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Lazy Days of Summer

Surgery went fine yesterday (as you know if you follow me on Twitter). I came out of the anesthesia without any nausea or other such problems, and the numbing agent is wearing off today, but I've actually been OK for a few hours now.

I'm nearly done with the 36 hours of not putting any weight on the leg at all, though I don't know how long it will be before I'm walking as "normally" as I was before surgery (and I've gotten a lot better on crutches than I was back in April). I've pretty much spent the past two days on the couch in front of the TV, so I look forward to being able to sit in front of the computer soon. This is being posted from the iPhone,and it's taking a while (I'll figure out Mobile Blogger at another time).

At any rate, I just wanted to chime in for a second, since I hadn't done so post-surgery. More updates will come once I'm back at the computer.


I M Hyde said...

Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. Listen to the doctor, do what you are supposed to and I'm sure you'll be back at full speed soon! BTW what exactly did they have to do?

Kev said...

Thanks for the good wishes. They had to repair a partially-ruptured quadriceps tendon, do a little graft to make it reach all the way again (they call this process a "quadricepsplasty," LOL), and do a quick arthroscopic cleanup of a partially torn meniscus.

And if you're curious as to what caused all this, click the "Accident of Gravity Chronicles" link at the bottom of the main post and scroll down to the very first entry. "An Interesting Day "

I M Hyde said...

I remember reading about your "header"!

Kev said...

Actually, it was a "footer," LOL. If I'd gone down the stairs headfirst, I would've hurt different parts of me, and probably a lot more severely.

I M Hyde said...

Let's split the difference and call it a "knee-er"!!!!