Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Medial Meniscus....mmmmmm

On Tuesday The Hubs had surgery to repair a tear to the medial meniscus of his knee. In other words, he had a tear in the cartilage of his left knee that will hopefully allow him to walk erect as God intended. Because the past few months it has been especially painful to watch him walk around the house with a bum leg.

I hate the feeling of watching them wheel away from you someone that you love so that they can put them under for any kind of surgery. There's a helplessness that comes from knowing that you are going to sit in a waiting room, surrounded by others who are doing the same thing, waiting on word that they're awake and in recovery. His procedure was supposed to take less than an hour - I finally got word they were finished about 2 hours later. Not sure what took so long. I was just relieved to get to see him laying there in the bed groggy as could be. I felt even better when we got home and I got him parked in the recliner in the den so that he could relax.

Today he can take his bandage off of his leg. I think he's removed some of the gauze but still hasn't looked at the few stitches he has as a souvenir. No showering till tomorrow - which is driving him crazy. No softball for a while. He can't even get in the pool for 2 weeks. Cancel that surprise idea of taking him to the beach for a few days. Why go to the beach if you cannot get in the water? So until next Thursday, we'll be sitting here at home . Watching a lot of tv apparently. Trying not to go stir crazy from the cabin fever.

On the plus side, The Bug is attending VBS at church this week and loving it. She played one of the major characters in the VBS drama on Sunday and I know she was glad that was over with. I'm impressed with how quickly these kids learned their lines. And it's been a good diversion for her not to be at home with us all morning. She was a little worried when her granddad picked her up for me yesterday but she was relieved once she got to come home and see her dad for herself.

I think that's all that's going on around here now. We are all just exhausted.

1 comment:

The Source said...

Glad to hear that Miss Bug is enjoying her summer so far! Lots of prayers for your hubby to recover quickly and as painlessly as possible.