Another Year, Another Knee

It was almost a year ago, to the date, that I made a Snide with some images of a knee surgery I had last year on December 30, 2008.  Well, this year on January 19, 2010 I had the same type of surgery, but this time on my right knee.  They went in and cleaned out my shredded cartilege.  Hopefully I will be back to sport much quicker than last time.

I was very nervous due to the issue I had last time with the anesthesia.  I watched them shave my leg and I told them of this fear.  They told me they would be gentle, and the next thing I knew was I was out.It was much rougher coming out of it all.  I was coughing, sneezing, and had a blistering headache.

My Mother took good care of me for the week I stayed at their house, and I watched movies and t.v shows–some that I love, and some that I would not typically waste 2 hours on.  As I laid in bed, with my leg elevated the laptop was my best friend.

The pictures do not look as bad as last time, and the healing has been going much smoother.  However the doctor did say something concerning about a “divot” they saw, but I haven’t been able to ask more about this yet.  This time there was video, although short snippets.

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3 Responses to “Another Year, Another Knee”

  1. Sue R says:

    Wow Andy…it’s amazing what is available to the patients these days. So sorry you had such a rough time with the anesthesia, but glad to hear the recuperation is smoother. You’ll be out on that BB court with a brand new set of knees and will definitely have an advanvage!Thanks for sharing and hope your gym sessions are getting easier.

  2. Lane McCork-a-dork says:

    Wow, I wish I had video of my knee surgery many years ago. I had a few pictures but I have no idea where they went and I thought they were cool. Thanks for showing Andy and have a speedy recovery so you can be back at the sports again.

  3. dave tell says:

    here’s hoping for a speedy recovery. I wish I was in SD to bring a six-pack over and watch some tv with you

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