Monday, May 30, 2011

Beach Day

Dear Tootsies,

I spent my Memorial Day at the beach on a Naval Base. It was nice to spend time close to those who serve our country, and to also reflect on those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. 

Here is a picture update on my knees. You can tell that my knees are pretty swollen at this point. The purple lines are drawn on my leg before surgery, so that when my knee is stitched back together, the skin aligns properly. My stitching was done by a plastic surgeon so hopefully the scar will look nicer than the last one! I've got dissolving stitches inside the skin, glue to hold it together, and steri-strips on top.


Now that it's been a week, there's quite a bit of bruising that's showing. It will probably get worse and take a few months to clear up.

My flexion is at 60 degrees. I could probably go further but my surgeon wants me to take it easy. The recovery this time around is a breeze because I didn't get the lateral release done. The pain is also well managed as long as I remember to take my meds.

Thanks for all the well wishes!

How did you spend your long weekend?

~m.m.

24 comments:

  1. At least you got out some for the great weather! Hopefully that will help keep hopes up for a speedy recovery.

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  2. purple sharpies saved your leg skin

    glad to hear you're doing well :D

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  3. Looks like the recovery is going swell!!!

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  4. Wow, it looks like your healing well!

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  5. my weekend was spend by ingesting large amounts of Vodka+cranberry juice and Monster. I think i died but no one has told me yet.

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  6. aww man, hope you're doing better really :)

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  7. i hope you feel better, i spent my weekend studying

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  8. Please don't call me a tootsy.

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  9. Heh, I didn't even notice it was long. >_<

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  10. have a safe and painless recovery, take it easy!!

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  11. looks like the recovery is going well. keep taking good care of yourself!

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  12. Glad to see that it all went well and recovery is a road that your upon.

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  13. Ouch! Glad you are doing well!!

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  14. That looks sooo painfull. Get well soon.

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  15. Ouch, hope you recover soon. At least you got to go to the beach, sounds fun.

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  16. Ow damn >.< get better soon!

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