Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Too early for surgery!

LJ is having knee surgery today, and my poor guy had to get up at 4:30 this morning so I could have him at the surgery center at 6:00a. That's just cruel, no?

Back story- LJ tore his LCL (lateral collateral ligament) at work several weeks ago, and the docs finally determined that he tore the LCL and that it didn't appear to be healing on its own (duh). So, LJ's been running around in a brace for a couple weeks, trying to not tear it worse. Bummmer is that the repair will be open surgery, instead of arthroscopic. When he tore his rotator cuff a few years ago, the surgery was arthroscopic, and it was amazing how quickly he healed. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the knee recovery will be the same, both due to the location of the injury and the surgery method. Luckily, the nature of his job is different than it was then, and he should be able to go back to work in a couple weeks (instead of a few months).

So, I'm taking care of the man today, and my amazing bosses agreed to let me work from home on Thursday and Friday so I can keep an eye on LJ. Wish him luck!


LindaG said...

Work from home rocks.

I wish you both much luck. God bless. Hope he heals quickly.

Rae said...

Yes, work from home does rock. A LOT! I hope LJ heals quickly as well. Being couch-bound is going to drive him insane. :) Thanks for the good wishes! said...

Ugh!! Poor guy! Surgery is never, ever something to take lightly and I know you guys are upset about it being "open." It might be great that they are taking that approach so that nothing is missed and the surgery can be performed more fully. The worst part afterward is finding a way to be comfortable. Pillows and more pillows and good drugs. I hope he will get through the first few days afterward, the worst part. As it heals, I hope his knee will be better than new! At least it will be repaired and he'll have a chance to again be brace-free!

Here's to rapid healing and great bosses for being flexible --- sounds like you have a great job!


Practical Parsimony said...

I am facing both surgery for torn rotator and torn meniscus. I dread it! Good luck with the knee surgery and convalescence.