Seemed to have turned a corner today. My pain is down to something similar to a headache (but in my knee). So I took one Advil at noon and nothing else. I may take a half-dose of hydromorphone to help me sleep tonight.
I am also transitioning off of the crutches – using them mostly when doing stairs or longer distances.
I can also sit for much longer at my desk.
I got a bit of gout (not tendinitis) in my left foot. I looked at the hospital tests and my uric acid is a concern. Add to this the fact that surgery can prompt such an event. The gout stopped me from walking much at all a couple of days ago but it is on the mend now and not much of a factor. This will require some diet changes (to get the uric acid down). I can stop drinking beer but drinking Coca Cola goes hand-in-hand with coding.