Wednesday, November 12, 2008


“When I'm trusting and being myself as fully as possible, everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously.” — Shakti Gawain, Living in the Light

I went to the doc today for a follow-up on my knee surgery that I had a week ago and to get the stitches out of my knee. The doc said everything looked fine and even gave me photos and a CD of my surgery. I haven't had a chance to watch the movie version yet but here are some of the photos of my knee from the inside. Don't worry, there's no blood.

THE PROBLEM: A bucket handle tear of my meniscus (Circled in red).

My knee joint after the cartilage was removed.

This is the cartilage the doc removed from my knee joint. He said it was about an inch long.

A series of images of the inside of my knee.

So the doc says I can get back into the water this weekend and start biking (not long distances) by midweek. I have another appointment with him in a couple of weeks. he said no running until after I see him again.

Well, that's it. Things are slowly getting back to normal. I have to learn to trust my knee again. I'm limping but mostly from habit and lack of trust — thinking it's going to go out on me and cause me all that pain again. It'll take a little time to trust it, but isn't that how it is in life? Something trips you up and hurts you and it takes time to trust again. But in time, we all learn to trust again.


debbie said...

"V"ery COOL PHOTO. Did you see any parades today? Happy Veterans DAy!

debbie said...

Hey, Sorry, That first comment was meant to go with your cool photo of the Military Guys. Any who, It's amzaing that a one inch piece of cartilage can cause so much pain. Kind of like a thorn in an Elephants paw. Now you will be like the six million dollar man. Bigger, stronger, faster, better! Or something like that. Get better fast so you can start training. Hope the swimming and biking goes well .


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