I got 'er done! Finally, thirty-five months after tearing my Meniscus playing tennis with my daughter, it is now repaired. Yahoo!!!
The surgery was Monday and went as planned with no problems. The doc said my ligaments and cartilege are great, aside from the torn part, and I should be back to 100% in about 6 weeks. He said the tear was complex and in many planes which may have been the result of waiting almost 3 years. Thanks, you inconsiderate Doc at the VA - thankfully he's gone now.
My tolerance for anesthetic is not what it used to be so Tuesday was a lost day. Glad that's over! Being self-employed and with no sick time pay, I went back to work on Wednesday and limped through the day, barely. My motivation was low and my attitude was pissy. Sorry Jane. It was hard concentrating and I just wanted to go to bed and rest.
I took the bandage off Thursday night and these pics are what it looked like at the unveiling. Gorgeous! I'm still sore below the knee cap, but my flexibility is increasing daily. I haven't been on my trainer yet and will probably wait until Monday to try that. No need to push since it's off season - right?
Overall it has gone about as I expected. I got off the LorTab within 24 hours and have taken Tylenol since then. I'm now taking 2x500 mg at 12 hour intervals and my pain is very minimal. I probably will stop tomorrow. I may even go for a short walk around the park tomorrow before the Big Game.
Things are looking up. I'm excited for next year and racing with 2 good legs. I don't know if my results will be better, but my attitude will be. Watch DH and BD...