Friday, December 2, 2011


Well, it seems like these crutches and I are destined to be "friends" for awhile longer. I had my MRI today and the results confirmed a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus. The doctor also said there is a severe knee strain. I don't know what that means in light of the other tears. Doesn't that seem inconsequential? Anyway, I'm supposed to start physical therapy to make sure my knee joint is as flexible as possible. Apparently, if you go into surgery with a stiff knee it makes recovery a lot longer/harder. PT will be calling to set up my first appointment soon. The orthopedic surgeon is next on the list and I should hear from them early next week. I wonder if I'll get the same Dr. who performed surgery on my elbow? I think I'll request her. I am disappointed. I was hoping the injury wouldn't be quite so severe. It doesn't really hurt unless I'm on it too long or move it certain ways. I don't like being dependent on others. That's stating it mildly. I hate it. And IF I have to have surgery, I'll be even more dependent. There's Florida to think about, work, fitting in therapy, getting paid, transportation...

Okay, one day at a time. One hurdle at a time. I'll wait to hear from the surgeon.

"Be calm and strong and patient. Meet disappointment with courage. Rise superior to the trials of life and never give in to despair. In adversity, cling to hope."
~William Osler

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