Monday, November 8, 2010

Knee Update.....

So I'd like to show you a pic of my knee, but I don't want to get out of my chair. Does that make me lazy or relaxed? Yep I will choose relaxed =)

Last Friday, I went to the doc and they took out my staples. Last time that was such a bad deal, but this time, it was no big deal at all. It only stung a couple of times and I only have two places with steri-strips. Last time I had an incision full of them. But this time it has healed and sealed so nicely. Only have a couple of places that didn't seal really well.

The doc said that things look really well. I go back in four weeks and he said at that time we may do one more doppler, just to make sure that there are no problems with blood clots, because there is still quite a bit of swelling.

He told me that what happened with the blisters, was that my body couldn't take all of the Lovinox (blood thinner). They give the same dosage to a 250 lb man that they did me. That is a lot of Lovinox apparently. But he thought I was doing really well.

I start out-patient PT today. I will have the same PT team that I have had the last couple of surgeries. I am so happy about that.

So all-in-all I'm doing pretty good. Still have a long recovery, but I am definitely feeling better. I am ready for a spa day though. I really want to get this gray out of my hair and my eye brows done. They get so out-of-hand. So hopefully in the next few weeks I'll be able to drive and get that spa day =)

I hope you all have a wonderful day.........

Psalm 91:1-2 (New International Version)

"1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

Love you.....


  1. Girl - you TOTALLY deserve a spa day!!! :) Since you're going to outpatient PT now, take a swing into the salon! :)

  2. I've been following your recovery and very impressed with the speed.It may seem very slow to you but to me your doing great. Denise(retired r.n.)God continue to bless you

  3. Dawn,

    Lifting you up in praises this morning and so glad that this surgery has progressed better than your last one did. Knowing that God is healing you from the inside out in His time and that it will all work out for the best!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  4. Oh Dawn do the spa day. It will help your recovery, because when you feel like you look good you just feel good all over. It is so important to do these little things for ourselves, but especially when we are not feeling our greatest.
    I get my brows done too. I am always surprised when someone says they do, because around here there are very few of us who do.

  5. I'm pretty sure a spa day is just what the doctor would order!! Glad your making progress.