Monday morning, I went over to Georgetown University Hospital for the operation on my knee. The operation took about an hour and a half and was a success. (Although one of the residents later told me that I was a “fighter” and the anesthesiologists kept having to put me further and further under so I’d quit resisting them.)
I now have a full leg fiberglass cast, which I’ll need to wear for six weeks or so.
Details on the type of operation I had can be found here: http://www.arthroscopy.com/patendrep.htm
One interesting fact: this is an accident which happens to middle-aged and older men. The tendons of younger men have more flexibility. I guess I’m just having it drilled into me how old I am. I’ll be 57 on May 2nd.
uhhhhhhhhh que dolor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Me dolió bastante el día de la operación y unas horas del segundo día. Pero ya pasó y ahora no me duele nada. La pierna esta enyesada desde la cadera hasta el fundo del pie. Entonces tengo problemas en vestirme y caminando. Pienso que los frailes van a enviarme a unas de nuestras cada de jubileos donde viene una enfermera diario. Entonces, iré a St. Peterburg, Florida, por unos dos meses.
For the English speakers… I have a full-leg fiberglass cast that goes from my hip to and including the foot. This makes simple tasks, like dressing myself and walking, difficult. So, I think the friars will be sending me to one of our retirement houses in St. Petersburg, Fla., where there are things like ramps and where a nurse comes daily to care for the friars.
holy crap…you ended up having what I was able to avoid after my first fall…he originally promised me the dreaded long time cast…they were able to do something for me that avoided that, so I was thrilled when I woke up and saw just the shorter flexible cast…both that I had were a pain in the butt…ugh!!! we’re getting old. Good luck at Arch Street.
I know, Tom. I’ll be 57 on Monday. This cast is a pain in the butt (literally) but if it helps the tendon heal, then I’m for