Real time update.

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At 8:00 this morning I was standing tall at the orthopedist’s office.

Okay, standing is a relative term… it was more like listing 45 degrees and hopping around like a rabbit on a 3 day bender.

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But you’d hop too if your right knee looked like this:

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A little swollen… no?

The good news –

My xrays came back clean, no fractures, no bone spurs and no signs of arthritis.

The bad news –

The doctor thinks I tore my meniscus when I stained the deck. Fluid and swelling set in, which weakened the joint. Then the other day when I stepped off the porch I probably damaged my ACL and possibly my MCL. Not good.

There’s no way to tell for sure until I have an MRI which they couldn’t schedule until next Thursday.

So a weeks worth of ice, elevation, ibuprofen and gentle range of motion exercises.

And whining.

Don’t forget the whining.

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Yes, there might be some of that kind as well.

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38 thoughts on “Real time update.”

  1. OMG!!!! “I probably damaged my ACL” You damaged your “A Chorus Line”??? N-O-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0!!!! Won’t even get into the MRI & MCL but the ACL?!?!?! Drink as much as you want!!!!

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  2. As speedy a recovery as you want…while wining…yes, I spelled that correctly! Make your husband refill your wine glass so you can rest that knee!

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  3. I just tore my lower abs/groin and am on rest orders, so I get that feel of having to live a sub-optimal life for the time being.

    Admittedly, abs aren’t as bad as knees, so I’m wishing you all the best with your injuries. Get well soon!

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    1. Any injury that forces us to lie on the couch all day requires patience. Thank god for Amazon book delivery. I think I’ll be financing Jeff Bezos’s next Lear jet in no time flat..

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  4. I’m sorry sweetie. I know how joint stuff hurts. Sprained my right hip when I was 17. Paying for that now with random “I think I’ll pop out of joint while she’s out walking and about a mile from home!”

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