Friday, February 10, 2012

Back From Surgery

I just got back from my surgery. Everything went well with no surprises found in my knee.
The doctor repaired both my lateral and medial miniscus's. The doctor also cleaned out some "crystals" form what they call pseudogout.
According to the Mayo Clinic... Pseudogout is also called calcium pyrophosphate deposition (CPPD) disease, pseudogout gets its common name from its similarity to gout. Pseudogout and gout both occur when crystals — one type in gout, another type in pseudogout — form in the fluid that lubricates joint linings, causing pain and inflammation.
The doctor also said that I have moderate arthritis in my knee.
So for the next couple of days I will take it easy and then I will try to start putting some weight on the leg.
After taking a couple of prescribed pain pills, I think it is time to head off to bed and relax for a little bit.

Getting Ready For Surgery

This morning is my surgery for the torn meniscus's in my right knee. I needed to be at the local Regional Medical Center by 10:45AM. The surgery is supposed to start around 11:30. I am hoping to be back home by 3 this afternoon. I am not expecting any issues or complications when the doctor gets in there with the scope and checks things out. He will do what he has to on the meniscus issue and then some cleaning out and tweaking things. Then it is just a matter of letting things heal up and strengthening the knee. I hope to back on my long walks before you know it. See you on the flip side.
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