Knee Arthroscopy - Recovery Advice
I had a knee arthroscopy on my left knee last Monday (31st March) to remove some torn meniscus cartilage. The op went well and I was discharged the same day with a crutch and some painkillers. Three days later I removed the large bandage as per the doc's instructions, stopped the painkillers and ditched the crutch. Over the course of the last week it has begun to feel much stronger, so much so that I couldn't resist going for a little spin on my commuter bike today - my first ride for almost six months! At one point I slipped in to the drops going down a gentle hill and had to have a bit of a word with myself not to go to hard so I turned around and headed home - a whopping three miles in all but it felt good.
Does anyone have experience of this surgery and what was your recovery like? Am I being foolish to ride so early or is it ok to take it lightly and build from here? I have a few stitches in my knee which come out next Tuesday - should I wait until then?
Any and all advice gratefully received...