Fresh off the table ...
I feel pretty good - part of the benefit of going with a top surgeon. Walking around, albeit gently, with just a walking cane. I need, and am motivated, to recover quickly. I am up teaching in Coffs Harbour, Ballina, The Gold Coast and Brisbane next weekend. I plan to compress the six weeks recovery into 6 days. I shall tap into the amazing healing powers provided by my wife's excellent care (and cooking). I will rest this weekend to let most of the swelling go down - and then start some moving and rehab work monday.
I have certainly had my share of operations - and if any of you ever have the need (I am sure many of you will) then take the time to seek out the very best surgeon you can find. Ask around; find out who the best pro athletes go to see. Then go see that one. What you get from the best surgeon is a much faster recovery time - a less invasive and traumatic procedure - well worth the trouble and possible higher pricetag.
Here's a small vid clip of a part of the operation. Amazing keyhole surgery nowadays. I have had four knee ops now - but the first (some thirty years ago) left me with a large scar and took 2 full months to recover from. Today, I limped away from the op - not even needing crutches. Times have changed!
The following vid clip contains graphic footage of surgery - watch at own peril.