Waking up at 6:00 am has never felt so good! I wanted plenty of time to get ready for my post-op appointment with my knee surgeon this morning. With a stop to Peet’s Coffee on the way, I already sort of knew what the outcome would be, and I had a smile on the inside thinking about it. 😀
Once at the doctor’s office and in the examination room, the Nurse Practitioner, Joan, came in to find out how I was doing and also to take out the stitches…at least that’s what I thought she was going to do. (I remembered some years ago seeing a woman hobbling into the doctor’s office to have 30 staples removed from her knee, and I seemed to have never gotten that out of my mind.) As I rolled up my pant leg, her back was to me as she shuffled inside a cabinet…no doubt looking for a huge set of pliers to remove what was holding my knee together. I was doing my best to have a nonchalant look on my face as she turned around, faced me and removed my bandage. Joan then looked at my knee with a smile and said that the doctor used internal stitches and glue instead of staples to hold me together so nothing needed to be removed. Hurray! What a relief. Joan and I are still friends after all. 🙂
Yeah, yeah, it’s not a pretty sight I know. I still have a lot of swelling and I really need to remove that “Dancing with the Stars” fake tan posing as iodine on my leg. I haven’t been able to get that part of my body wet for two weeks, so a full shower will be a welcomed event!
The doctor came in after that, and needless to say I gave him a huge hug. Yay, thank you Dr. Knight! Checking me out and asking me a few questions, my appointment ended with a prescription for out-patient therapy and an appointment in four weeks for a recheck and an xray of the knee.
This has gone better than I could’ve imagined. Now for the part that requires my work…therapy. Speaking of which…Brad should be here in an hour for my therapy. Only two more sessions in-house and I’ll be going out for therapy. Yay! Every day gets better and better.
Until next time….