Jan 03, 2020

Brief update from the hospital

Contessa’s surgery went well although due to her anxiety they gave her general anesthetic  rather than a spinal anesthetic.  It is a good thing that she had the  arthroscopic surgery.  The bad tear that was 3/4 of the way through her internal meniscus was a flap that the doctor was able to repair.  However there was an unexpected major ‘bucket handle’ tear on the external meniscus which surprised the doctor as it never showed up on the MRI.  He did what he had to do to repair that as well but that involved some cutting of the meniscus.

The internet here in the hospital is extremely slow so more details and photos next post.

Contessa is resting as best she can but has nausea from the anesthetic but no pain due to the IV drugs she is being given.  A bit difficult to rest with the one extremely bright light bulb over her bed.  She is also getting cryotherapy every four hours for 15 minutes which we will have to continue once we get back to the Isla.  So no long sleep periods for the next two weeks.

Great news in that the insurance company agreed to pay up to certain amount 90 minus prior to the surgery.

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25 responses so far

25 Responses to “Brief update from the hospital”

  1. Kay says:

    Prayers for Contessa to have a steady strong healing.

  2. Carol says:

    so glad all went well and that it is done. follow doctors orders and let it heal – remember we aren’t 25 any more. Good news about the insurance.

  3. Sandie DIXON says:

    Really happy to hear that the surgery is done and now the healing can begin. Thanks for the update and continued orayers.

  4. SandyM says:

    Answered prayers, a good surgeon, and now for the healing. Wishing both of you restful times to heal.

  5. Glad the Surgery went well and that the Insurance will come through.
    Keeping you both in our Prayers.

    It’s about time.

  6. Although you might have been shocked about your injury, at least the good news is that you were in the hands of capable doctors who knew what they were talking about. So now just get well soon!

  7. Nancy says:

    So happy to hear she is out of surgery and can get on to healing! Thanks for the update Colin!

  8. Gail from Buckeye AZ says:

    Glad the surgery went well. Hope you are up and dancing soon!

  9. Jannose says:

    Glad the surgery went well and that your insurance company will compensate most of it. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  10. So glad the surgery went well albeit with some unknowns thrown in. Glad you updated us Colin. I know you already do but spoil your lady rotten when she gets out and make sure she knows we’re thinking about her.

  11. Maxx Trails says:

    That sounds like great news Colin, and good news about the insurance as well. Contessa will be in my prayers for a speedy and easy recovery.

  12. Janet Ashworth says:

    Thanks for sharing Colin, great news that the surgery went well. Hopefully after recovering Contessa will be pain free.

  13. Kathryn Tycho says:

    The best of all situations, a diagnosis, surgical repair and the insurance company paying. It’s all going to get better now. Thinking about you Contessa.

  14. Cindy says:

    Wow that’s some way to start off 2020! Yikes! Thanks for the update and so glad it’s finally fixed! Now to rest and get healed up! Love, hugs and prayers coming your way! ??

  15. Linda Sand says:

    Excellent news! I think you might want to know, though, that after my knee surgery it turned out to be the morphine drip that made me nauseous. Once it got off that I was fine. Except, of course, for the patience required to let my body heal. 🙂

    • contessa says:

      I did not have a drip but did have pain meds via the IV every 6 hours. Now three days past surgery I am no longer nauseous.

  16. Brenda Lee Carrier says:

    Thank you Colin for the update. I have been following this blog for some time now but have never commented.But this is such a stressful time for both of you I thought I would send my love and prayers. I really enjoy Contessa views and news. Hopefully she will be on the mend soon and be looked after by you on her beloved Isla.

  17. Deb says:

    Glad the surgery went well and that the insurance came through for you. It’s very considerate of you to update us, thank you.
    Hopefully Contessa mends quickly and is up and about soon.

  18. Dolorea says:

    Glad it went well and she is doing well, yea!! Insurance!!

  19. Paul says:

    Good to see that this has been looked after.

    Hoping she has a great recovery.

    Your friends,

    Paul and Jan.

  20. Fawzy says:

    Hi Contessa and Colin, I am happy to know Contessa s surgery went good and succed. Hope she will cover very soon and be ready for new travels around the world, I really love You ? Contessa and Colin.
    Take care m’y friands and happy new year.

    Your friend Fawzy

  21. Karen says:

    We are glad to hear that all went well for you and that good old B.C. Medical will come through for you, now wishing you a very speedy recovery and I couldn’t think of a nicer place to recover in
    Karen &Dave

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