Thanks for the kind words and the suggestions from all.
I believe it when you say that the patient might not remember things. That's because of the Versed. I always refuse that nasty med. I don't want amnesia and a messed up mind for the next day or more! It was bad enough to have to agree to general anesthesia. Post-polio of the throat, I hate having things shoved down my throat, and I have a splinted tooth in front from the wreck to worry about
too. I could have had just local, but the surgeon prefers general so he can manipulate the leg better, and the patient doesn't have muscle spasms messing up his work.
I talked with the surgeon last night. He said no torn meniscus, despite what showed on MRI. There was some arthritis, so he did some chondroplasty. The arthritis was probably caused by the bone bruise from the wreck last year. So, no tacks or hardware.
I don't need the walker except when I first get up. I'm allowed to put weight on the knee. It stings a lot despite Vicodin extra strength. The least little twist or bending to try to put on a sock is not fun at all. I get to take off the wrap and put on lovely support stockings tomorrow.
I'm supposed to be doing 3 sets of 50 leg lifts, holding 10 seconds. Then I am to start PT tomorrow. Ha! Not going to happen. I can do 1 leg lift.