Last Wednesday I had a total knee replacement on the left leg. The operation was a success. After 3 days sucking on a Dilaudid dispenser, the hospital shoved my butt out of the bed so they reload it with someone else. I was transported to a rehab center. (the short story )
It wasn't until Monday that I saw anyone other than the Jamaican staff. By then I had decided that there was nothing they were doing here that I could not do at home. Besides I was getting increasingly concerned about my wife and her sister not having me there. So I convinced them that it would be okay to let me go. Processing out with arrangements for Home Health visitors and trying to get my insurance to cough up on a shower chair...It will be tomorrow afternoon before they let me go.
About the knee replacement itself. Jesus Christ!! how can anyone stand to do this to themselves a second time? When the left gets well and the right gets worse I'll will probably reconsider, But left will have to be a lot better and the right a LOT! worse. My main complaint is not really the knee itself but my thigh.It turns out that they put you in a brace to stretch your leg and my thigh is crazy bruised and wicked sore. Danged thing still clicks and pops though. I'll add to this if I think I (k)need too.