I've had the surgery on my knee, and I think because I went into it with a positive attitude, I came through the whole process well and am now doing pretty good also. I am able to control whatever pain I have with just paracetamol and don't have to take the more heavy duty pills that I also have. I think that is much more preferable.
I was only in the operation room for 25 minutes, which I think is the standard time for a surgery like mine. I was awake from the anesthetic very quickly and ready to go home in no time at all. I had a cup of coffee and went to the toilet and got dressed and waited a little while for my sister to come and pick me up.
I am home in my own apartment and happy for it and Tyke is with me. The Exfactor comes over to walk him 3 times a day and can check on me at the same time. My sister checks on me constantly and I can call her no matter what time of day or night it is.
I am able to get around on crutches real well and if I have to get something to drink, I manage on one crutch. I am not nearly as impaired as I thought I was going to be.
The weather was very hot yesterday and I had a bit of a hard time keeping it cool inside. Luckily, I did have the fan that helped some and Tyke and I both found relief with it. I am going to have to keep the windows on the side of the apartment that gets all the sun closed, because too much hot air comes inside. I'll have to drape something in front of the kitchen window.
So you see, as surgeries go, this was not such a bad one.