30 Sep 08
I hope your surgery come out just fine! I didn't have experience any surgery on my own till now... The only familiar that I know that has been into surgery was my father, it was removed a vesicular stone or something like that.. but he is as new right now
• Garden Grove, California
1 Oct 08
xomgitskamax hi we are all a bit scared when we get put to sleep and they whack away at us. I broke my left shoulder threee years ago and had to have a metal and plastic joint replacement put in . the surgery was not all that bad really. Afterwards I had my shoulder in a sling and there was some pain. but the x rays before the surgery were horrible, they kept moving my broken shoulder an my left arm into different positions and all those smashed pieces of bone were rubbing. I wept and cried, and yes I screamed once. They really should have given me something for pain before doing allthat, the doctor was very upset with the x ray people and the nurses and let them know at once. I did not have a real lot of pain while recuperating, just was on pain pills for awhile.
• United States
30 Sep 08
It shouldn't be too bad. you will be able to use a crutch on that side and keep most of the weight off it. They should give you pain meds that will help. I fell off a ladder in 2,000 and broke my left leg just below the hip joint. When I fell I grabbed something with my left hand and pulled my left wrist all out of socket. That was really painful and still hurts sometimes. They did surgery on it first and put it back in place but I couldn't use that hand. The did surgery a couple days later on my leg and repaired it. The biggest problem I had I couldn't use a crutch on the same side my broken leg was on for my hand. I went in a wheel chair the 10 days I was in the hospital when I was up. I then went into a nursing home for 17 day for rehab. My wife was the director of nursing in the nursing home so I knew most of the workers. I got with one of the men that worked there and he and I designed a crutch where I could put my weight on the left crutch with my elbow. The crutches were the kind that didn't go all the way up under my arm pit. After that it wasn't long till I was going anywhere I wanted. The only time the leg would hurt is when I would try to put weight on it or the nurses would move it helping me in and out of bed. Your knee shouldn't be all that bad. I was pretty well broken up with a broken leg, the dislocated wrist plus I fractured my pelvis in 5 places. You should be in real good shape in a couple of weeks.
• United States
29 Sep 08
When I was in the 7th grade, I ended up breaking my ankle in 2 places. I ended up having surgery and they had to put metal pins in my ankle to help it heal correctly. For the first few days, it did hurt because your body is in shock over the fact that you had to have surgery on something. Also, it's perfectly normal to be scared. You never know what's going to happen when you're under the knife. I do wish you the best of luck!!!