Saturday, August 12, 2006

Knee Surgery

I just realized that I haven't updated my blog in forever. And I've been off work and had the time to do it - yeah, right!

I had a knee replacement on June 15. It was supposed to be a partial replacement, but when the doctor got into it, there was too much damage to the knee. So I got a full replacement. I ended up being in the hospital for 6 days while getting some extra therapy.

I was home for about 2 weeks and was slowly progressing in therapy. I started out with a walker and had just progressed to the cane when Mom had to be hospitalized. She was in the hospital for 6 days and I got a workout walking through the hospital. Fortunately, I was off at the time so I didn't have to take off work to take Mom to all of her doctor's appointments.

I started back to work on 8/08 and it's rough being back at work. Right after I got home, I bought a recliner so that I would more easily be able to get up and down. An advantage to the recliner was keeping my legs elevated. Now that I'm back at work, I'm having a lot more issues with swelling.

And I still have a lot of stiffness in the joint. The doctor says this too will pass.