“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

After a rather intimate view of the internal workings of my right knee, my orthopedic surgeon has come to the following conclusions:

  1. My ACL is not torn.  At least not much.  A tiny bit along one side where it attaches to my femur, but not enough to justify reconstruction.
  2. My cartilage, however, is an entirely different story.  I have not been kind to my knees and it shows.  He smoothed it out as best he could, but there is at least one area over the end of the femur that is completely bare.  It is likely that I will be a good candidate for knee replacement surgery in another 15 years or so.

So – glucosamine, low impact, and knee braces are in my near future, but so is a whole lot less pain and agony than expected.  I have another 15 years to worry about that.

My pain killers are calling my name soft and low.  I am going back to sleep now.

June 19th, 2009 at 11:34 pm
5 Responses to “Sometimes Fate smiles after all”
  1. 1
    jodifur Says:

    well, no surgery now is good news!

    Oh, there was still surgery – it just wasn’t as bad as it could be.

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    kytte Says:

    Yo! W were so happy to find out things were not as bad as you all feared. Enjoy yr pain killers and get some good sleep. ;-D K

  3. 3
    Deirdre Says:

    well that is certainly good news and …less than good news.

  4. 4

    So – how does this affect the middle-aged squire? When do you get to kit out again?


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    OS Says:

    Ummm . . . yay? All I could think through all that is think OUCH! But so glad it’s better than expected. Speedy recovery!