I had my oats surgery done here on Monday--it went just as my os said it would. he did have a prob, though and couldn't place the plug via arthroscope, so he had to do an arthrotomy to get it in place. i spent the first night in the hospital, but could come homeyesterday with my crutches, the cpm, the cyrocuff and a wheelchair....the wheelchair lets me get the to computer, my arms are so sore from the crutches. does this get any better?!!
BUT on the plus side, i have almost no pain, certainly nothing compared to the pain i had after the plica excision last year. wierd, huh. they gave me a pain pump in the hospital (dilautin) but i found that it really made me nauseous,.so i didn't use it much. Another interesting thing is that my back really hurt much more than my knee. i suppose from being on the table in the same position for 2 1/2 hours. anyone experience this?
Thanks again for all the support and i will keep you posted about the details. Stitches come out next week--I can hardly wait to see what the knee looks like!