Those of you that follow me on twitter (@AlanRappa
) probably have seen my tweets about doctor visits, x-rays & MRIs. Well for the past few weeks (months maybe) I have been dealing with pain & swelling in my left knee. Apparently I managed to tear the medial meniscus in my knee which is a fibro-cartilage semicircular band that spans the knee joint.
What this means is my knee is a tad messed up. I can walk and do most things just fine, but every now and then my knee bugs out and locks up or just causes pain for no apparent reason. Any physical activities above the norm have been somewhat difficult to manage.
After reviewing the MRI with my doctor he recommended arthroscopic surgery to cut off the torn part of the meniscus. In the hopes of being back to 100% for our Japan trip I've got the procedure scheduled for Tuesday of next week. Apparently the surgeryis not a big deal, and I'll be able to walk again after only a day or so. Then, it's a month of taking it easy + physical therapy before I can get back into any activities.
While I'm not so much looking forward to the surgery, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to a few days stuck on the couch with a controller in my hand. I'm planning to spend my recovery with Bulletstorm as well as working my way through my backlog.
While the surgery should only take 30 minutes I am a little nervous as I have never had surgery before, nor have I ever been under anesthesia. I've broken plenty of bones, been in the ER numerous times - but this is going to be an entirely new experience. Not to mention filling out paperwork where you have to sign your name to acknowledge the chance of death is a humbling situation.
Unfortunately, since I will be knocked out, I won't be taking any pictures during the surgery. I may ask the doc to snap one or two with Sackboy & Red Knight if he doesn't mind :0
have a great weekend everyone.