Well we are still in Las Vegas.
Not exactly by choice mind you...
After getting my MRI and discussing with the Doc it was decided that the best
course of action was to get my knee operated on here in Las Vegas
so that is what I did.
The surgery was relatively minor arthroscopic - minimally invasive - but
it still takes you out of commission for a bit.
The surgery was performed this past Thursday.
No crutches are needed but I have this bionic leg brace
that I wear 24/7.
Right now it is locked at the knee so that I cannot bend my leg at all.
I think tomorrow (Monday) once I go for physical therapy they are going to unlock
it so that I can start bending and getting the knee loosened back up.
Today I took my first trip away from the Party Bus.
We walked to the corner and back... Whoopie!
I think I have to wear it for the next 6 weeks -
mainly to protect against side to side movement.
I can hobble around a bit but a couple of trips to the corner and back are about it for now.
It doesn't hurt too bad and sometimes actually feels better already than
it did before surgery. The key is to keep it in motion as much as possible.
Tomorrow I will start my therapy and see how stiff the knee has become.
We plan on staying here for another week - allow me to build up some flexibility
in the knee. Then next Sunday we should head out to Napa, Ca and hook
back up with Ron and Maxine for 4 days starting Tuesday.
There is nothing wrong with my wine glass holding hand!
In the meanwhile - we are in this nice Motorhome Resort. It is located right under the
approach/departure path of Las Vegas McCarran Airport so I've kept busy
tracking the in and outbound flights and getting some pictures of the
more interesting aircraft.
McCarran is one very busy airport!
Southwest seems to be just about the largest carrier out of here.
Using a new app that friends Carl and Ken introduced me to, I've managed to
catch the daily Virgin Atlantic 747 from London.
Below are two shots of it departing
The next day the winds had changed and I caught it arriving.
Currently this is how I'm passing my free time.