I am back home and feeling good about it. The nurses at the hospital said they would be missing me and I am glad I amused them somewhat.
I woke up early this morning (Friday 9/28), as my knee is throbbing in pain. I guess it is normal for someone who has had the ends of their bones sawn off!
The hospital was giving me a powerful anti inflamatory med and I can see that was helping a bunch. I opted for the 5mg Oxycontins insead of the 10 mg ones for pain, but now I am think that was a mistake. I should have gone with the 10mg ones.
I found some diclofinac (anti inflamatory med) in my medicine chest and took one as soon as I got up. I am pretty much wheel chair bound right now, but I think I will be good to go soon.
The surgery felt like it only took 5 seconds, even though they only gave me an epidermal and some other knock out med.
I woke up with around 4 women around me, all going about doing their thing. The little hospital is a quality one and I have been told repeatedly that this doc is the best ortho surgeon in southern Oregon.
When I talked with him, he felt it all went 100% and now mending and training is on the board.
The hospital contacted a homecare nurse and PT person for my after care at home. I should hear from them today.
My sister kitted out my house with a queen bed, dresser and two night stands. She also purchased some inexpensive framed art to hang on the walls, until I can buy some nice things. I can even use the frames for some pics of the rewood forest, that I will have printed on canvas (makes them look like paintings).
I still do not have a sofa, so the living room looks quite bare. I am buying one from Big Lots, but it has not been restocked just yet. It is that swade look micro fiber tan (natural leather look) (manly, not girlyboy).
The next big project is to purchase a 50 inch or larger LED HDTV and get my direct tv up and working. This will most likely necessitate selling my toyhauler for needed cash.
So, all in all I am happy with the result of the new knee, but can't wait for the pain to subside.
Thanks everyone, for showing your support. It means a lot to me!
Itsme Wayne ... getting use to his new bionic knee!