April 17, 2008
Let the Healing Begin!
My knee surgery went well. Another meniscus tear was discovered but all tears were cleaned up, as were the crabmeat fissures in my knee cartilage. My doctor delighted in telling me about the white fronds of cartilage, resembling crabmeat, hanging down from the underside of my patella. Fronds? Crabmeat? Who knew medical terminology could be so descriptive?
At any rate the surgery part is over and I suspect that the upcoming physical therapy might be a little more painful than the surgery itself. Now, my knee stiffens and locks in place at any given opportunity and I am reduced to a stooped crab-like shuffle as I move around the house. Hmm...I wonder why the crab imagery keeps popping up. Regardless, I am eager to put in the work so that I can walk normally again. I especially miss my Friday afternoon walks--they are always both mentally and physically therapeutic.
Beautiful flowers, great reading material and delicious treats are helping to speed up recovery! Calories consumed during recuperation don't count, do they? Oh, and of course, the pain killers. They help, too. I truly appreciate all the good wishes.