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I had my surgery today (ligament reconstruction/Brostrom), and it couldn't have gone better! My surgeon said it went great, it took less time than we thought it would, and the anesthesiologist really knew what he was doing! Apparently I woke up as soon as the surgery was over, and other than slight grogginess afterwards for awhile, no side effects!
I was in pain afterwards -- I rated it about a 7, but after percocet and 2 IV pushes of I'm not sure what, I didn't ask, it went down to about a 3.5. I stayed in recovery for a bit -- drank water and ate ice, went to the bathroom, drank some juice and then I was good to go!
I had the nicest nurses, I don't remember them even letting me know they were starting the IV for anesthesia, and like I said, had the nicest nurses.
My surgical cast is great! It's hard around the back and sides and soft in the front...tight enough for support, but loose enough for swelling. It's also fiberglass instead of plaster like I had the first time around, so it doesn't weigh a million pounds.
As far as surgical experiences go, this was an awesome one!
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