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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Proud Owner of a Chipped Kneecap

Had my knee surgery Friday.





This is how I walked in.














This is how I hoped to walk out.



















This is why I'm somewhere in between.

Apparently, I've got a groove gouged out of my kneecap which was what was causing much of the pain. He cleaned out the debris, but the only way to repair the kneecap is to replace it. --not something I'll be doing any time soon.

I can live with the pain a while longer. At least I know the extent of the damage now.

All's well that ends well, but I am bored waiting on my gam to heal well enough for me to get back to work. There is brush to burn, dirt to move and rooms to be painted. I am getting antsy as the list keeps growing.

The first day after surgery was not particularly pleasant, (side effects of the meds) but I feel fine today--other than that chipped bone. Greg, the warden is watching my every move because he doesn't trust me to stay put. I think he stole my to-do list too.

The only funny moment came pre-surgery when the attending nurse asked me if I had a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) order. I laughed and said no, but added: "Now if my husband comes around and says, do no resuscitate, don't believe him!"

Them husbands are wily.

16 comments:

dawtheminstrel said...

Sorry you're still laid up, Maria. What a pain (pun intended). Maybe you could spend the sitting-around time writing.

Maria Zannini said...

Thanks for the commiserations, Daw.

Ref: writing
I feel better today, so I think I will do just that.

Marianne Arkins said...

ROFL re: DNR ...

And, I'm sorry they weren't able to completely fix the thing. DANG. And the crack won't heal?

*sigh*

Here's hoping you get as better as you can get very, very soon!

Maria Zannini said...

I had a feeling it had to be more than torn cartilage.

But that's the price you pay for living life at its fullest. The more you do, the better your chances of getting hurt.

It doesn't help that I'm a klutz too. :grin:

Dru said...

I'm glad that you're feeling better. Listen to the doctors and take care of yourself. When is your post-op appointment?

Maria Zannini said...

Thanks, Dru. I have to wait a whole week for the next visit. And I can't get the bandage wet at all. Major bummer.

Sherri said...

Feel better soon!

Maria Zannini said...

Thanks, Sherri. I still have a limp, but overall I feel fine.

Suzanne McLeod said...

{Hugs} Maria, hope it doesn't cause you too much pain ... difficult things knee caps, my mum's just broken hers for the second time in less than a year :-( ... and staying put and letting it heal is the best thing! :-) Get well soon!

Mike Keyton said...

But that's the price you pay for living life at its fullest. The more you do, the better your chances of getting hurt.

Better a damaged knee than a poor spirit. Glad you're able to take Daw's advice.

Maria Zannini said...

Suzanne: Oh man. Twice in a year! She has my sympathies.

Maria Zannini said...

Mike: That's absolutely true. In a way, I don't mind getting hurt knowing the route I took to get there.

Shelley Munro said...

I had to laugh about Greg stealing your to-do list. I hope you're up and around soon. Sore knees don't sound like much fun to me.

Maria Zannini said...

Shelley, he thinks stealing my list will slow me down. Silly boy.

catie james said...

Well, I wish they could have fixed ya up completely, but at least now you know what you're dealing with. Knee cap replacement... *shivers* I hope you're feeling better soon. Take care.

Maria Zannini said...

Catie: It's just my luck. Every time I think I'm almost over the hump, fate sucker-punches me with something else. I'm beginning to feel jinxed. LOL.

But I'm still kicking, right? I'm not beat yet.