Monday, May 24, 2010

Allograft, day one

I had my allograft (cadaver ACL replacement) today. I went into the surgery center at 6 a.m. By 7 a.m., I was anesthetized and have no memory of anything after that until I woke up in bed at home around 2:30 p.m. Crista and I both feel I was discharged and sent home way too early, given how incoherent I was at discharge.

Since waking up this afternoon, all I've felt is intense pain. If the oxycontin is working, I would hate to think how much I would hurt without it. I've been too nauseated to eat much, and have spent most of the day drifting in and out of consciousness. If I had known how much this was going to hurt, I might have not shown up for the surgery.

My knee is in an immobilizer, and I can't bend my left leg at all. My follow-up with the doctor is Wednesday morning.

Here's hoping tomorrow is better.

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