TBM-1808.06 – DDOP-006: Mel-Babble ACL Surgery

ACL Post-Op 2 hours


#Audio. The bathtub mermaid babbles about her recent ACL surgery.


On July 11th, I had the ACL and ALL replaced in my left knee, and my meniscus trimmed. In the time since then, I’ve had to deal with painkillers, immobility, staples, bathroom hacks, and being dependent on my husband.

Links and References


  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the BossJock iPad app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid album art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Music used for the opening and closing is a mix of Chris Zabriskie’s “The Oceans Continue to Rise” from the Free Music Archive and Kevoy’s clip of whales off the coast of French Polynesia from Freesound.
  • Chris Zabriskie’s song is also used under the readings.