Please join us in sending best wishes to Joe Lando as he recovers from surgery. The actor — best known to soap fans as Jake on ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Macauley on GUIDING LIGHT, and Judge McMullen on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL — shared a selfie video from his hospital bed immediately following the operation on Sept. 25.
“Happy total knee replacement Monday,” Lando joked. “And no, Dr. Quinn didn’t do the surgery. She’s more of an open heart specialist.”
The former star of DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN shot his video while lying in the recovery room with quite a lot of commotion going on around him. “Just had my knee replaced,” he explained. “And I’m laying in recovery. And there’s some trouble breathing. But I think I’ll get over it. I’m really, really high right now.” He then panned his phone over to show a couple of nurses at the nearby nurses station and added: “There’s the wonderful ladies that are taking care of me. I’ll keep you posted. Bye!”
While most patients can go home the same day following knee replacement surgery, the at-home recovery can take several weeks. While high-impact exercise like jogging should be avoided, lower-impact activities like walking, swimming, and biking are okay. Lando is an avid cyclist, so hopefully, he’ll be back on his bike before too long!