It’s Thursday – almost 48 hours since my surgery. I was hoping to post an update yesterday, but to be honest; I was still quite tired and spent most of the day sleeping. I’m pleased to report that my surgery went well. Dr. Nichols was wonderful, answering all of my last minute questions; even giving me a souvenir before I left – some cool photos of the meniscus tear inside my knee. I’ve posted them at the end of this post for those who are interested in the “science” of the procedure.
Heading into surgery, my biggest concern was selecting my choice of anesthesia. I was convinced that I would go with a spinal, but after consultation with my anesthesiologist, Dr. MacDonald, I decided to try general anesthesia via IV. My goal was not to be nauseous afterwards, and the concoction she made for me worked great.
Last night I started to experience some swelling in my left foot, but I’m keeping my knee iced and my leg raised extra high today. This afternoon I get to take the bandages off and see what the incision looks like. My kids are especially looking forward to this part!
Now, to get back to my “foot-pedaling” exercises!