Oct. 25th, 2006

Things went remarkably well yesterday, all things considered. I just finally managed to eat some sort of real food (if applesauce and a popsicle count) for lunch today. Prior to that, I was subsisting on saltines and ginger ale, but aside from the barfiness, I did pretty well yesterday.

The local numbing meds that the surgeon injected in to my knee (on top of the general anesthesia, mind) wore off sometime last night, so the pain has kicked up a bit more, but even now, it's not too bad. I'm only taking half-doses of the pain killer (a full dose makes me very dizzy), and I'm doing all right. And the surgeon changed the dressing today, so I got to see the various incisions, and it's not as gruesome looking as I thought. Oh, and he gave me pictures from the surgery. I'm a geek (and evidently not terribly squeamish), so I think the details are pretty cool, but others (like Sylvantechie) take one glance at the pictures and go a little pale. My doctor is plenty enough of a geek to label the pictures and draw a quick diagram of the inside of a knee for me, which was fun.

So yeah. Things are progressing. I'm sore, but mobile in a limited way, and very alert (I'm not as drugged out as I was afraid I was going to be). My books are entertaining, Angel is entertaining (I bought myself the first two seasons in preparation for this), and the cat is feeling very snuggly. She keeps returning to my lap even when I get up every hour or so to switch discs or take meds or whatnot. Awwwwww.

I think I may even be brave and try to eat an egg for dinner. Woo hoo!

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