Wednesday, November 10, 2010


  After more than six months since my injury, it has finally been proven that I am NOT crazy!!  (At least not about my knee)  There are eight days until I have my surgery, and I feel like a kid anticipating Christmas.  Sure I am a little nervous about the recovery, and the pain afterward, even the surgery and anesthesia itself.  All of that is minor compared to the excitement I feel!  Knowing that in a few short months I should be able to walk, climb stairs, squat, even kneel, and possibly run again is an awesome feeling!  

 The biggest burden has been having such difficulty with the stairs.  There are three flights of stairs in this house, The family room and my bedroom are on the lowest floor and the kitchen is on the middle floor.  Just getting myself a cup of coffee in the morning has been next to impossible.  Standing for long periods of time is also very difficult, so cooking and baking are a BIG challenge.  

  I am very grateful to God for always proving faithful, and providing in my time of need, and to Mary Lynn who sent me to the Doctor that will be performing my surgery.  After six months of going to a Doctor who never touched my knee, and spent at most 2 minutes at a time in the same room with me, my new Doctor is my knight in shining armor.  

  Anyway, I just figured I would share my injury pictures again in case anyone missed them, so in the end you can see how far I've come and my x-rays so you can see what needs correcting.  

  I can't wait to get back to my "old" self again!!  

This is an x-ray of my knee cap, it is supposed to be centered between the two peeks of the knee joint.  You can see how mine is still sitting way off to the left side.

This was already a few days after the injury, but you can see how swollen it was.

Here is a picture of the bruising after it first started to appear.  My husband has a better one on his computer I will post later.