My Knee surgery (Anterior Cruciate Ligament in my knee was reconstructed using arthroscopy surgery) went well! No big deal. To me? Yes, huge deal! But to the hospital, they do this surgery on 3 or 4 patients a day. I was glad everything went smoothly, it was done on April fools day and was Dr. Gladu’s very last surgery before he went on a 4 month break. I was a little nervous.
My mom stayed with me during surgery and then took me up to her house in the mountains to heal. It kinda scares me how I was able to spend 8 days up at her house, removed from my life, in the middle of nowhere (so quiet), watching movies, reading, www.’ng, conversing with her and some of her violin students………. and have no feelings of boredom or desire to get back into the swing of things….whatsoever! It turned out to be a very nice vacation, even though my knee hurt like hell!
Here I am on the cpm machine, which puts my knee in motion so it doesn’t get stiff. Should I really be using this thing? Don’t know exactly, many studies have shown that after 6 weeks it doesn’t matter if you used the machine or not. At least it gives the patient and sense that they are doing something to heal themselves! I didn’t use this machine on the acl surgery I had done on my other knee (which healed up no problem) so I’m kinda skeptical.
I’m back at my house in Denver, trying to adjust. Right now, as I feel my way around the empty house……..I’d rather be back up in the mountains listening to the birds, staring off into the trees. I’m gearing up to go back to work tomorrow……not exactly sure that the pain in my knee will allow (damn 8 days later it still hurts a lot, thank goodness for painkillers!) I’m thinking, I gotta push through and make myself get back into the swing of things as soon as I can.