The surgery on April 27th went well. The surgeon did three things:
- trimmed the meniscal tear and added a stitch for "stability"
- stitched a partial thickness tear that hadn't shown up on the MRI
- "cleaned up" the knee of spurs
Long story short, I'm feeling stiff and the recovery time is slow, but each day I improve my range of motion. I'm now up to 128 degrees (was 111 degrees 12 days ago).
The doc suggested that another gel shot ($450) might help with my rehabilitation. I'm probably going to get one, but I haven't quite decided to make the appointment.
Book 3X1 is out to Beta Readers at the moment. My deadline has become WAY shorter, so I'll be cramming in the edits over the next couple of weeks.
Today I submitted 5 stories to get my numbers up before the big editing crunch. Stories went out to OSC's Intergalactic Medicine Show, Crossed Genres Magazine, Clarkesworld, Cicada, and Fantastic Stories of the Imagination.
That puts my total number of submissions for the year at 23. This is week 22 so I'm good for another week or so.
The shiny counter:
23 / 52 submissions. 44% done!