Update after Knee Surgery

Kiersten Marek:

Update from Diane Ravitch…more precautions should have been taken to prevent clots from traveling. However, progress is being made toward recovery and let’s hope for a full one.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:

I haven’t been able to write before now. The pain after surgery was so bad that I was kept on various drugs to keep me sedated. I spent two days in the recovery room, then moved to a regular room. But my health remained fragile, On Sunday, the surgeon sent me for a CT scan, where I learned I had a blood clot in one of my lungs. My greatest fear about surgery was triggering a clot, which could go to my brain or lung or heart . There were many conversations among the various specialists about whether I should get a filter inserted in my blood vessels to prevents clots from traveling. The consensus was no, so didn’t. The consensus was wrong.

Well, I am still here but it is not easy, I can’t get out of bed without help. I can’t walk. The pain in my knee remains…

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3 responses

  1. Donald Wolberg | Reply

    all the best Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 13:18:32 +0000 To: aragonite@msn.com

  2. I hope the rest of her recovery goes better than expected to make up for this unfortunate setback.

  3. Kiersten Marek | Reply

    She has progressed to a rehab facility, so that’s good:

    http://dianeravitch.net/2014/05/17/reflections-on-brown/

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