Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Left Knee

On Halloween night I had a scheduled follow up appointment with the surgeon who operated on my right knee in July. Two weeks earlier I hurt my left knee at my physio appointment. My family doctor sent a note to the surgeon to examine my left knee. Turns out, I torn the meniscus in it to. Lucky for me, the surgeon had a cancellation here in Terrace and fit me in. I had surgery last Tuesday.
I am still hobbling about, still housebound, actually still trapped on the main floor of our house, I am not yet doing stairs. This is the first day I actually feel human again. Yay my knee is healing!!!
Dr. Porter did say that the injuries in both knees were from degeneration and I do have a bigger issue, arthritis in both knees. I will never walk for fitness again, and will only go for short strolls. What a dismal thing to say, truly I am not that old, only at midlife. I will have to figure this out once my knee heals. I will deal with the arthritis and find a way that I can get some exercise.
Life does go on!


M. B. Karger said...

Oh, dear Peg,

I'm sorry to hear about your knee woes, and glad to hear that you're feeling better today. I wish you well and know that your indomitable spirit will urge you into something that will work for you. I hope you find some beauty in today and have a moment to savor it.

Pegg said...

Thanks Marnie!
Isn't this weather fabulous, what a gorgeous fall we are having!!
I did manage to go and sit on my back step twice yesterday to enjoy it!

Brigitte said...

Sending many healing vibes.

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

Ack, Pegg--injured it at your physio appointment?! Yikes. I'm glad the surgery is over and went well. Hope you're all healed soon.