Friday, October 19, 2012
Yesterday I had surgery to fix a torn meniscus in my left knee. This was the second surgery on this knee this year. My first surgery fixed a Plica band and removed some scar tissue.
Several months after the first surgery I was walking/jogging in Florida and something happened. I could barely walk. I am assuming this is when I tore the meniscus.
An MRI confirmed that I tore it and my surgery was yesterday. The doctor said the tear was worse than expected and my meniscus was torn 75%.
I am on bed rest for the next two days and then will use crutches for awhile.
I have to say that so far this surgery has been easier for me than the last surgery. I am not sure why since this was a larger surgery. But I feel pretty good (that may be the pain meds talking!). I have been up this morning to do basic stuff and am now typing from bed.
My favorite part of yesterday ... While I was signing in at registration, a nurse stopped me and asked if I was old enough to sign by myself! Ha. That would mean she thought I was under 18. I am 32 years old. Now I realize I look younger without make-up but I don't think I look THAT young. Anyway...she made my day.
I cannot take a shower for another 3 days and so I get to look at my doctor's signature in purple marker until then.
A huge thank you for all the thoughts & prayers!