So it's been about a month and a half since my surgery and I figured it was about time that I bored you all with my update.
Turns out that I dislocated my knee cap to the inside of my knee and by doing so both fractured the knee cap and tore up the surrounding cartilage. Unfortunately there was nothing they could do about it aside from removing the fragmented pieces so now I am both missing pieces of my knee cap and the cartilage that surrounds it on the inside.
So now I have been going to Physical Therapy twice a week and losing my mind while hobbling around. I was cleared to ride on the trainer about 2 weeks ago, but only for 20 minutes at a time. That lasted for about a week before I hopped on the bike and rode it outside.
All things considered, after four rides, I am in no more pain then I was without riding, and I am feeling a whole lot more sane. I guess my only problem now is the dissapointment in my avg speeds and power. The only real ride around here is one to Lake Mary or further to Mormon Lake. I used to be able to ride to Lake Mary and back in just under an hour without much effort and now it takes a lot of work to go 20 minutes over the hour. Climbing is a slow and painful process and my average heartrate yesterday for an hour and seventeen minutes was 185. I was pretty happy with my average speed though, I just have to remind myself I am supposed to still be on the trainer so I am ahead of schedule.
All in all it's just great to be back on the bike.
Here's a picture of the largest of that which was removed from my knee.