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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!

Date: 2006-10-25 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] outsidetheparty.livejournal.com
So, tell the truth: do you feel any compulsion to eat braaaains?

Date: 2006-10-26 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woobat.livejournal.com
Not yet, but the ligament is probably still establishing itself, so it may be a while before it asserts its personality. Will it be a good zombie ligament? Or an evil zombie ligament? Only time will tell.

Date: 2006-10-25 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kassrachel.livejournal.com
Applesauce and a popsicle totally count. :-) I'm really sorry the anaesthetic made you sick, though really glad the surgery apparently went well and that you are now officially On the Mend. :-)

Date: 2006-10-26 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woobat.livejournal.com
I ate soup for dinner! I was so excited.

Date: 2006-10-25 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shgb.livejournal.com
Very glad to hear things are going well.

Any chance of those pictures ending up on Flickr? I'm not sure how you feel about sharing intimate details about the anatomy of your knee, but I'm curious to see them.

Date: 2006-10-26 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woobat.livejournal.com
They're print, not digital, so I can't post them to flikr unless I scan them. But I'm more than happy to show them in person. You could come visit. Or I could bring them to BSG. I think they're pretty nifty, but give some people the heebie jeebies.

Date: 2006-10-26 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rissymonster.livejournal.com
Hooray for knee-mending! I am pretty squeamish too in general (as Bsquatch can attest from scary movy/show watching), but my knee surgery pix were distinctly devoid of blood, so they're just nifty to look at. And I brought them into work to show off (though one of my co-workers just didn't want to see).

Here's to a speedy recovery, and getting you back on the mat.

Also, if you get tired of Angel, Aqua Teen Hunger Force is especially awesome when you're goofy on vicodin.



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