Recovering from surgery

Hi to all OPM’s
I had my surgery on my knee last Tuesday. It went well except I had more damage than the meniscus.
Multiple drilling of the Lateral Condyle With Chondroplasty. Thats a mouthful. I have been trying to figure out what that means. I am sure he told me but I was very slow coming out of the anethesia. I cannot bear any weight on it for 4 weeks. I go for my follow up on Wed and I’ll have a lot of questions to ask.
This has bee so much more than I expected, I got sick from the anethesia and was very slow coming out of it.The drug they gave me for pain wasn’t working at all (vicoden) so I had to have my husband go get another one.(Endocet)The endocet is giving me some weird side effects like itchy skin and this feeling of frustration and anger. I get mad at the littlest thing.
I am still in quite a bit of pain so I have to call tommorow to see if I can get the prescrption refilled because I am out of them.
Best wishes to all those starting a new semester of school.

I have had 4 knee surgeries (two on each knee) and all I can say is “Hang in there.” It will get better.
Try to take it as easy as possible. It won’t be long until you’re feeling much better!

I can sympathize, as I’ve been hobbling around since late summer with what I’ve been told now, is arthritis in my knees. Watch the itching and other side effects from the Endocet. You might mention those to your doctor, if you haven’t already. Take care,

Yikes, I had knee surgery so I can totally know what you are going through. Hang in there. Hope you are feeling better really, really , really soon.
Don’t forget to do all the physical therapy they tell you do!!!
Feel better SOON

Another knee surgery person here (also four, three on one, one on the other) and another vote for IT WILL GET BETTER. My second arthoscopic surgery was really painful for some reason and I thought that was going to last forever (I get like that) but it passed.
Some of those drugs make me pissy, too. I think it is because I can’t think as clearly (not saying that is your problem) and that gets me frustrated.
Hope you feel better soon!

It’s been two weeks now and I am feeling quite a bit better than I was. Today I am having quite a bit of pain for some reason. But I have been taking less of the percocet and thats helping I don’t feel so angry and frustrated. (except for the cabin fever feeling)
Luckily I was able to get out of the house yesterday which also helped quite a bit.
I have 2 more weeks on crutches and start the PT on the 29th I have a follow up appointment in 5 weeks.

I am really happy to hear that you are feeling better!


I am really happy to hear that you are feeling better!

Thank you for your kind words.
I am on my last week with the crutches and I have started PT this week. It went well and I have excersises I can do at home twice a day.