Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Update on my knees........................................................................................

I am back at home recovering after having my knees operated on last night.
Arthroscopy is a "keyhole" operation that is used to look inside and treat joints especially the knee joint.
It is performed through very small cuts in the skin, using a narrow tube like telescope called an arthroscope.

 My left knee...

...and my right.

Three holes in each knee stitched up with dissolvable stitches.
I have tube bandages to support my knees... rolled down so I could take these images.

I went for my operation at 7.15 yesterday evening and it was about 2 hours later when I woke up from the anaesthetic feeling quite sore until they gave me some morphine.

I had a session of physiotherapy this morning and have been given a set of exercises to do.
 I was discharged at 11am.
I am still sore and taking painkillers to numb the pain.... nothing too serious though.

It will be a while before I know how successful the surgery has been.
Another trip booked for physio next week then a follow up with the surgeon a week later.

Many thanks for all your kind comments and support.

22 comments:

Sandra said...

hope when they heal you are back to walking as good as you ever did...

SweetPotatoMayas said...

Was thinking about you yesterday. Ouch...! Hang in there friend. And very soon you will be like the Million Dollar man with bionic knees :) Big hugs.

ADRIAN said...

Alex Ferguson is asking for your mobile number.
Have fun and get hobbling at lightening speed.
Good job you didn't pick up the pox. A picture of that would have had you banned.
I hope it is successful....Good luck.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh well done Andrew, that's it done now let's hope it gives you some relief..make sure you take it easy for as long as it takes to recover. Catch you soon.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Tell your doctor you have your own type of physiotherapy you can do - taking your camera for a walk to Hayden Pool. Heal up soon.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, my! both knees at once! i sent good thoughts for you all day yesterday. continued progress wished for you!

The Herald said...

Ooooh! that looks sore! Feet up and a spell of armchair birdwatching, with lots of tea and sympathy, looks like just the ticket to aid your recovery Andrew. Take it steady and you'll be back to full fitness in no time!...[;o)

holdingmoments said...

Looks painful Andrew.
I always find the Bells helps to numb the pain. Any pain. :-)

Ken Schneider said...

Andrew, I hope that you will have a satisfactory outcome and heal rapidly. It is amazing how arthroscopic surgery is so great an improvement over the open operations that used to be the only option.

Heather Wilde said...

Hope the pain disappears quickly and that you are able to get about soon, but don't rush it xx

John said...

I had an arthroscopy & microfracture op around 3 years ago - just my L knee. I must say I was very surprised, I was completely pain-free after the procedure. Mind you, where there's no sense.....!
All I will say is - do the exercises!
Good luck with your recovery.
JJ

John said...

Oh, I should add I can run again (slowly!) - currently doing around 24 miles a week. Walking long distances is okay too - so the op had SOME benefit!
JJ

Bob Bushell said...

Lets wish everythings is alright, I am sure that the surgeons know enough about all it.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Exercise is very important in your recovery, try swimming this will keep the weight off of your knees but will give you lots of movement. Heal quickly my friend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Take all care Andrew. And do your therapy of course.

Giga said...

Życzę powrotu do pełnej sprawności kolan i pozdrawiam cieplutko.
I wish to return to full fitness and greet knees warm.

Brian King said...

Best of luck with your recovery! I'm glad the surgery itself went well. I hope it ends up helping you. Keep us updated!

Karen said...

I had that done many years back. You will recovery quickly. Happy healing!

bailey-road.com said...

Hoping you have a speedy and successful recovery. Sending healing thoughts!

Sondra said...

I really wish you the best and a quick recovery!!

Genie Robinson said...

OUCH!!!! Now, I know I do not want my hip done. I have always heard the key is the physical therapy afterwards. Hope yours is a speedy recovery. You were definitely a brave one to do both knees at the same time. They do look a bit swollen. genie

Adam Jones said...

Good luck with that Andrew. Hope you're on the mend soon.