Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hello Calling Cards,

Today I had a post-op followup with my surgeon. I was in bad shape when I visited last week - my knee was swollen, red, hot, and aggravated. The antibiotics helped it calm down a lot, and today it looked great. My range of motion is a little past ninety degrees, which my surgeon assures me is just fanstastic, though I would prefer to have a little more flexion at this point.  I'm getting antsy and I want to bend my leg!

The physician's assistant tidied up my incisions by scraping off the skin glue and snipping some suture ends. She used to work in plastic surgery and did an extraordinary job with my sutures in the operating room. I'm looking forward to a really nice 6.5" scar. You jelly?? :P

I've been given permission to bear 50% of my weight on my left leg, which is a huge relief and will surely be needed tonight when I go to my little brother's high school graduation.


Do you have graduations to attend for family/friends/yourself? It's a happy time of year :)


~m.m.

14 comments:

  1. Dont worry, recovery takes time, as long as you have some progress you can already be happy about it :) I will be graduating next year by the way, looking forward to it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Be careful not to overdo it :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. ouch. hope everything turns out ok

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have been reading your posts and i am amazed how positive you are! Stay that way and you will recover in no time! I wish you best of luck and i hope everything goes well! Ill be following you further on.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Keep on healing. I actually have no graduations or weddings this summer. Can't believe it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. You're doing great, that scar will be sexy.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yea chicks dig scars... oh wait....

    ReplyDelete
  8. No grads to go to for me, but at least I can walk normally despite my lack of cool scars.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I actually want some scars. It's like I've been way too safe all my life -_-

    ReplyDelete
  10. Enjoy yourself at the Grad tonight. Easy does it though.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Graduations are so boring...

    ReplyDelete