Hey Will, Hope your doing alright. I had my knee replaced last month. I was not the ideal patient though. I dont remember much of my stay in the hospital. But i am told i was a pain in their asses. They wouldnt let me go out for a smoke. I even had someone there to wheel me out. So, i unhooked all the tubes and stuff,( but not the cath, not the kind of pull i like)
And went in the bathroom and lit up. Next thing i knew, i was being yelled at by the complete bitch of a nurse. She was mean from the start. Security came to my room and took my smokes and lighter and locked them in a clear plastic box right next to my bed. I could only look at them, which pissed me off even more. It took 6 surgeries over 5 years to figure out i needed a new knee. I asked for one after the 2nd op. I think its their way of getting the most money from ones bad situation. Anyways, yours is way worse than mine, and i hope all the best for you. Keep us up to date on your statis.