I had my knee surgery this afternoon, and all things considered, it went rather well. It seems that the paperwork took about as long as the operation itself. There were forms to fill out the front desk, and then a nurse called me in, led me to a bed, and proceeded to ask a number of questions that I had previously answered. But that’s the procedure in hospitals; make sure the data is correct.
The nurse was quite friendly, and kept saying things like, “is it okay if...” and “is it all right if...” My response was, “You’re going to do it, anyway.” She needed to hook me up to an I.V. She made two stab at it, and I mean that literally. Neither was successful, and she said she would have the anesthesiologist do it. He did.
Scheduling in hospitals is not always on time. But in this instance we were a few minutes ahead of schedule.
My surgery was scheduled for 1:15 this afternoon, and they took me about 1:10. My doctor had told me that the procedure would take about 40 to 45 minutes, and when they wheeled me back to the room, the clock read 1:55. Pretty darn good, I’d say.
I expected a certain amount of pain in the knee, but the doctor must have filled me with a good deal of pain medication. It is now more than five hours since the surgery was completed, and I have yet to feel much of anything. But I’ll know more when the pain medication wears off.
My thanks to all of you who wished me well. It worked!
Now it is the following morning. I cannot yet stand without help, but I am astonished to see that the leg will bear weight. And the pain level is quite low. Getting better.
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