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So, one expensive MRI later, and I know I do not have a bone fragment stuck in my knee, nor do I need surgery. Apparently, because of the aforementioned lack of the majority of my articular cartilage on the lateral interior of my right knee, the scar tissue from the damage done to my LCL at the same time I lost said cartelage is the root of my problem. According to my doc, the scar tissue has caused "minor to moderate shifting of the lateral meniscus causing mild inflammation, but no foreseeable lasting damage unless further trauma is induced to the area". What that means to you and I is that I am gonna be walking around like that fucking guy from Blazing Saddles for at least another week, by when, this should go away.


ah gabbe, we love ye so


If it doesn't then I may need work done to deal with the scar tissue, which hopefully, can be addressed through sports medicine.

Yup, I'm getting a referral for PT. I hate PT.

The good news is, I get to wait until the inflammation recedes before going. PT beats surgery I guess, but I'll be dammned if I am going to be happy about it.

The great knews is, the doctor reiterated the majority opinion given to me by every orthapedist I have seen that I should get double knee replacement. I swear taht I am not old enough to be having these conversations. Or maybe I am old enough, but just not on enough medication.

Fun fact of the day (aside from waht I hit you with in queezland): Richard Pryor had a writing credit in Blazing Saddles.

On the upside, I got my taxes done yestarday, so coupled with the MRI, i am pretty much broke until next week. Good thing the internets keep on providing that quality free entertainment.



If i had a sweatshop, I would pay the workers in love and vicious beatings. Yu work harder when you don't know what's coming. Snakes and vicious beatings? You always know that what you are getting is bad. Unless you really like snakes I guess, but I don't know anyone who likes snakes enough to work in a sweatshop for them, particularly if they run the risk of getting beaten in leiu of snakes...

frankandeddie is one year old tomorrow. that makes my insides feel funny.

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prettykate
Feb. 24th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry Bern, but I'm glad it's not surgery! ! can recommend a decent PT place in union square if you are interested!
delascabezas
Feb. 24th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
thanks chika
i'm gonna look closer to home when i get to that stage. i apprecaite the though though!
wangch61
Feb. 24th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
being someone that has had 4 operations in his life..i can firmly say its not fun....even though hospital ice cream is sorta good.

atleast it only scar tissue.....they make songs about it.....i never heard a song about knee replacement.
delascabezas
Feb. 24th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
i can only think of one
blow the man down i know that is more about beatdowns than knee replacement surgery, but you get the point
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delascabezas
Feb. 24th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
yeah
i saw we get them a hooker. not a dead one, y'know?
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delascabezas
Feb. 24th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
run with it man
i think it is a good idea. i'll crosspimp of you do the, uh, monkeywork?

::cringe::
lengjade
Feb. 24th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
happy birthday!
delascabezas
Feb. 24th, 2006 03:39 pm (UTC)
tanks
now you grasp the irony of discussions about knee replacement surgery
lengjade
Feb. 24th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
well
at least it's not rheumatoid arthritis...?
delascabezas
Feb. 24th, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
hysterical
i'll be having that convo at 40 at this rate
online_stalker
Feb. 24th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
happy birthday!
delascabezas
Feb. 24th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
thanks lady
love that icon. whoever throught something as "innocent" as "dancing hot dog" could mean so many horrible things from someone with as innocent a monkier as "online_stalker"?
gefiltebitch
Feb. 24th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
you should let me friction the shit out of your scartissue when i see you next month, and ask the pt to do the same. it's a technique that gathers the scar tissue and forms it into a mobile and far less obstructive scar. will probably help you out a whole lot.

and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
delascabezas
Feb. 24th, 2006 06:04 pm (UTC)
thanks for the offer!
the problem with most of this scar tissue is that it is internal, rather than exposed surface>interior. i will be sure to mention the technique you are talking to when i start up the PT.

thanks for the birthday wishes too.
gefiltebitch
Feb. 24th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
Re: thanks for the offer!
yes, the internal scar tissue is what this technique is useful for.
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