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Knee Picture!
In case anybody is interested in gory details, I had some fun last night editing a photo of my knee. This was taken 48 hours after surgery. Right after I removed the bandages for the first time, but before I pulled out the pain pump.

I photoshopped in labels for the incisions, the pump, etc. I realize now that it doesn't really look like a knee: it's too swollen for the kneecap to show, and there are no other body parts for perspective. You're just going to have to trust me though. It's my right leg/knee.


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hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: April 5th, 2004 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
that's *so* cool!

makes me wish i'd taken pictures of my staples last year! there were only 50-some odd of them!
jenifoto From: jenifoto Date: April 5th, 2004 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was just gonna say that!!!!! I don't miss those staples though...not one bit!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 5th, 2004 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was C's idea. At first I was really surprised he'd want to photograph it, as I was still kinda reeling from the shock of seeing what it looked like for the first time. Now I'm really glad he did...it's cool to see! I've taken a few more pics over time.

When I see my doc next, I'm going to bring my camera. I want to take photos of my x-ray and my arthoscope pictures!
infernus1218 From: infernus1218 Date: April 5th, 2004 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
wow... that's totally cool.

You need to put a dollar next to your knee or something to get a perspective on how far apart the holes are and stuff like that.
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renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 5th, 2004 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry...I tried to warn you!
bjorng From: bjorng Date: April 5th, 2004 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch. Your knee is very well documented. Is that blood on the pair of 'scope holes on the side?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 5th, 2004 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep, there was dried blood on all of the tape, plus the coil was surprisingly bloody too. Not sure why. Very little fresh blood though, so that's a good thing!
behindthefool From: behindthefool Date: April 5th, 2004 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
oooh ouch! Great idea though, it's so easy to forget what it looked like when you had it done. I find this kind of thing fascinating, surgery is so clever. I know that sounds incredibly dumb but I hope you know what I mean. My mum had part of her stomach and intestines removed last year and all she has is 4 tiny scars on her stomach and a longer fairly unnoticable scar near her pelvis where they had to take it all out. I find it amazing that they can do such intrusive surgery in such an unintrusive way.

Will stop blabbing on now... You don't need pain relief, you just need me to bore you to sleep! ;)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 5th, 2004 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is great to read right before bed, thank you!

haha, just kidding. Actually I totally know where you are coming from. I mean, science and the body and everything is just fascinating. I love looking at pictures like this, even though sometimes they make my skin crawl.
From: blueskies131 Date: April 5th, 2004 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: April 5th, 2004 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool. Not very bad. Glad you're getting better.
From: nicegeek Date: April 5th, 2004 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 5th, 2004 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
jebra From: jebra Date: April 5th, 2004 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Odd as this may seem ...

... I'm kind of bummed I wasn't there to see it first hand. The Spouse's comment about my squeamishness aside, I'm very curious about all sorts of technology, including medical.
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