Dearest Forum Members,
A while back I wrote about severe knee pain, then I wrote again asking if anyone can share experiences on knee surgery to repair torn meniscus and post-op recovery.
I write to report that a month ago today, I had surgery on both knees to repair and remove parts of the medial meniscus that was torn in each knee. I walked home in crutches. Used crutches for 4 days, then switched to walker for 2 days, then cane through the 2nd week. 14 days after the surgery, I was walking without a cane, going up and downstairs, and driving, etc. I've returned to work one week after the surgery (my "day" job in Finance) and I will return to teaching 5 yoga classes each week 2 weeks from today which is 6 weeks from the date of my surgery.
I am doing physical therapy (PT) once a week with a therapist and doing the PT exercises diligently at home daily as prescribed. I am walking my dogs (one at a time) daily and have resumed my active normal life.
I am very happy that I did both knees at once and thus only had to deal w/ the recovery process once. I am in very little pain right now compared to pre-surgery condition. Only going downstairs still hurts but the surgeon said that that pain will go away.
Thank you ALL for your advice and moral support.
I am doing GREAT!!!