Saturday, April 17, 2010

Update on knee surgery

Hello all.  Val here.  Thank goodness Bill's knee surgery was a success yesterday, but oh what a day...  Despite informing doctors, nurses and anesthesiologists about his sensitivity to medication, and his past experience with post-op nausea, that's what caused the most discomfort yesterday.  They told Bill they administered 4 different anti-nausea meds, but he still felt so bad it took 1 1/2 hours just to get out of the car when I got him home.  Then around midnight the nerve block in his knee must have totally worn off.  It took a while to get that pain under control!  Aside from those two things, he's got a great attitude, and looking forward to starting physical therapy to regain strength and resume physical activity (including pickleball!)  I would attach a photo, but I don't think he'd appreciate that right now!


  1. Sorry to hear about the surgery but glad that you found such great doctors in the area. We all wanted you to stay in Florida for a while - but not this way!! Sure does not sound like this is going to be a day you want to remember - but we both wish you a speedy recovery. It sounds like Val is taking great care of you. Rich has surgery on his foot tomorrow! You two would make a great team on the pickleball courts now!!!!

  2. Hi Val and Bill, I am sorry to hear you had to have surgery. I hope you are feeling better now. I'm sensitive too to pain medication, so I feel for you Bill. Hope the weather is great for you both down there. Looking forward to hearing about your new adventures when Bill is recovered, Miss you both!! Kathie