Update on the old knee surgery and a Merry Christmas to all.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Hey everyone I know you have not been seeing me around my favorite place in the whole world sparkpeople but most of you know I had knee surgery on 12/4. But even I did not know what all was done until I saw my Dr on 12/17.
Apparently my knee was so much worse than expected due to the fact that I have needed this surgery for 2 1/2 yrs while Workers Comp sat and denied it forever. So the Dr cut off all the dead cartilage and he said it was almost all gone under my knee cap and then he took an instrument(called an aul I think) like an ice pick and made 10 holes in under the knee cap to stimulate new growth and he said to my knee it was like having a BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA INJURY and I could be in this pain for 5 wks or longer but NO and he meant NO weight bearing on the knee.............sigh
So now you understand why I am not on here. I sit a lot with my leg propped up or I have to lay in bed with it up with ice or heat and of course I am back on some of the pain medications (but had him put me on the lowest does there was) but there are times when MAN OH MAN does the old knee hurt.
So know I will return when I am in a better frame of mind and I can sit for a longer period of time.
Thanks to all of you for your cards, goodies, well wishes and to all of you Merry Christmas and a blessed and happy new year.
Love your Nimster...............