So far, so good

It’s been a week since my knee surgery, and the simple summary is “so far, so good”. Today was the day for my first post-operative check-up. Thankfully, most modern stitches dissolve quite nicely in the body, so to actually (and painfully) have stitches taken out is rather rare these days; instead, all the nurse needed to do today was peel off a few wound closure strips and snip off a small free end of undissolved stitch a millimetre or two long. The nurse was also very happy with the surgeon’s work, which was great to hear: it’s very difficult to objectively judge for yourself how well an op has gone when you’re in the middle of recovery yourself — is this pain normal, or extraordinary?

Now comes the long, patient work of restoring flexion, strength and health to the knee…

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