Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The Tale of Wounded Knee

We've had a fairly rubbishy Summer. My partner developed Meningitis in July and is still recovering, and 6 weeks after he first became ill I broke my leg. It's all been a bit unfortunate.

On 13th September (3 weeks after my accident) I was finally told my leg was broken, and 3 days later I was put into a leg brace. On 26th September when my break was healing nicely I was told I needed an MRI as my hugely swollen knee clearly had another issue.

I had to wait until 6th November for my MRI as none of my local hospitals have the equipment, and then another 3 weeks until I was given my results. All the time swollen and in pain and with a leg brace that had stretched beyond being any use some weeks ago.


I've got a tear to my Meniscus - the cushiony pad between the top and bottom bones, and if it's going to heal itself then it does so usually within 6 weeks. At 14 weeks we're clearly well past that point.

So the wait for the surgery began. After waiting 8 weeks to have an MRI and get the results I wasn't exactly holding my breath, but today I got a call and my operation would be March, but they have a cancellation on 18th December. As I can't drive without really suffering afterwards, I can't walk far, I'm not sleeping very well and I'm in pain pretty much all of the time I don't care that it's so close to Christmas. In fact, I'm hopeful that I might even be able to sit on the floor and join my children playing with their toys for the first time since August.

I just have the pre-op to pass....fingers well and truly crossed! Bring it on...

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  1. Woo hoo! So pleased you are not having to wait long. Hope it all goes OK for you and you can get back to normal soon x

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    1. Cheers Tami! I won't know what to do with myself when Im' mobile again :D x

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  2. I hope you get through the pre op and get your operation! You really deserve everything to start going right.

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    1. Aww, thanks Susan! It'll be about time :D

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  3. Fingers crossed all goes OK before Xmas

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  4. Oh good heavens you have had a rough time! I had a meniscus tear a few years ago - it's agony. It took a good few weeks of physio and a lot of excercises that I was very diligent about but I was well enough to go skiing after 9 weeks, so I hope you have a good outcome

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    1. That sounds fantastic! I don't actually want to go skiing, I just want to be normal(ish) again :D

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  5. Really hoping you get a good outcome and can drive (to see me) again soon :D

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