Nine Days Later
This is what my knee looks like nine days after surgery. I had an arthroscopy to smooth out the meniscus and underside of the patella. The bruise didn't show up until almost a week later. It's still swollen, but it doesn't hurt too much.
When we were at the dog park today, I said to a young couple who had two dogs there today, "Let me sit down - I just had knee surgery." I had the TENS unit on - four electrodes attached above and below the knee cap, and I explained what it was for, after they inquired. The young woman asked me, "How did that happen?" I said, "I'm old!" and then I busted out laughing. I don't think young people expect older people to say things like that.