Friday, April 9, 2010

A Knee Update!

I've had a couple people ask how the knee was doing so I thought I'd do a post on it. I'm feeling pretty good, still have quite a bit of pain but I'm walking around without crutches, swelling is going down and I'm taking no more pain meds. In my head I really thought this was going to be no big deal the Dr. said scope and I thought oh what's a couple of wholes......Well I was WRONG!!! When I woke up from surgery I was HURTIN people, I swear the pain was worse than either of my C-sections!! I don't recommend any of you tearing up your ACL anytime soon!!!
Just a reminder of pre-surgery knees.
And post surgery knee. Riley had made me a "Get Well Mommy" egg when I returned home on Wednesday. Looks pretty good right??
Well let me just show you what's under those bandages.......This looked sooo much worse in real life. I was sitting out on the front porch watching Colt play outside, Riley had went inside for something and when she opened the door and saw my knee she immediateley started crying, I wanted to join her. Remember in my mind there was only going to be a few holes, no one told me about the 3 inch cut!!! The swelling was horrible looking, I was a little freaked and let's remember I don't really freak out that often.
Well after a couple of days I got use to the sight and now it's not that bad. Easter didnt' really help the swelling of my leg and foot.

But I did get to ride in one of these!!!! I know all of you at one time or another have wanted to hijack a cart at WalMart.

And today (one week and 2 days after surgery) it's looking pretty good.
Still a little swelling and some bruising, but I'm getting more motion in it everyday. I started physical therapy on Monday so the road to recovery is just around the corner.......yea right!!!
I always thought I was a patient person, I've learned something about myself.........I'm not!!! I want my leg to move and I want my quad to flex, I want to walk normally and I want to take a shower without having to keep my leg dry!! I NEVER and I repeat NEVER thought I would miss exercise, but I am. I felt sooooo much better when I could work out, my energy level is down the pooper!!! I would like everyone to take a moment and feel sorry for me.......;) Ok enough of that crap!!!! I go back to the Dr. on the 14th and I hope to hear that I'm right on schedule, that I will be up and running in 4 weeks. Oh and I have another pretty funny story to share with you. Day of the surgery I get home and pretty much go right back to bed, well after a couple of hours the door bell rings. It's the neighbor girls coming over to see if Riley can play. They begin to question me about my leg and I tell them what has happened and that I had surgergy this morning, yada yada. And then one of the little girls asks......."Well what happened to your face??" "What?" I said "My face? Well nothing happened to my face." She replies back "Well you usually look real pretty, but your not today." I could say nothing!!!! I just laughed. I guess they've never seen me without makeup, and to think I go to WalMart ALOT without any makeup on. Kids really do say the DARNEST things!!!


Leslie said...

Hope you start feeling better soon. The yellow toenails in that one photo cracked me up. I had to open up the photo big to make sure it was nail polish. LOL

Hilary said...

I do feel sorry for you. That looks like NO fun at all. Sorry you're going to miss the marathon. Funny story about your neighbor kids BTW-that's great!

Samantha said...

Oh, Lacy!!!!!! Feeling sorry for you, especially when the girl asked what's wrong with your face. But you should have asked her if she wanted her eye to be "dotted", and she'd never say anything like that again!

Becky said...

If it makes you feel any better, both my knees started hurting just looking at the pictures! And I am sure that little girl just need to have her eyes examined...