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?