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Finally got some good news (yes, another damn knee thread) (Read 133 times)


delicate flower

    I got my knee surgery booked.  February 5...just two weeks away!  This is great news!  I was planning a mid-March surgery if I was lucky.  I called my doc this morning just to see if they got me booked.  They had not, but just had the Feb 5 slot open up so I jumped on it.  Well, I didn't actually "jump" on it since I have a bum knee and really shouldn't be jumping, but you know what I'm saying.

     

    Last time I tore my ACL I had to wait two months for surgery.  This is much better.  I'll be riding again in April and running again in June.  This won't be a completely lost year.  With any luck, I'll be able to run a half marathon in the fall.

     

    It's still going to suck going through the surgery and rehab though, but better to do it sooner rather than later.  Technically, they are calling this an "ACL revision."

     

    werd

    proud sherpa

    kristin10185


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      Great news!

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      Nakedbabytoes


      levitation specialist

        WOOT! Sweet news Phil!

        Pinktastic


          Fabulous news, Phil!!   Please keep us posted on your recovery and return to crazy-fast speed!!

          But The Smile That I Sent Out Returned With You.

          Just B.S.


            That is awesome!!!!!!!


            delicate flower

              Heh...look, I'm all happy about knee surgery.  Big grin

               

              Thanks, y'all!

              proud sherpa

              runmomto3boys


                That is good news - or as good of news as surgery can be.  Good luck, Phil!  I hope you are back and running lickety split!

                Luke79


                  Grats man, I hope all goes well.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                    That's awesome news, Phil. It must a relief to at least get the milestone marked on the calendar and not have to keep wondering about schedules and time - that'd kill me.  Here's hoping for a skilled doc and amazing recovery.

                    Train smart ... race smarter.


                    SheCan

                      Woooohooo!  I think getting your surgery booked is worth another knee thread.  I'm very glad you're going to get this taken care of soon, and start the healing process.  I'll be sending you lots of good, healing vibes.  Smile

                      Cherie

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                      Dreamer

                        Sweet!

                         

                        In a weird irony, there was an ad for minicus surgery at the top of this thread when I opened it.

                         

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                        c0derunner


                          Good news! And way to stay positive.

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                          cmb4314


                            I got my knee surgery booked.  February 5...just two weeks away!  This is great news!  I was planning a mid-March surgery if I was lucky.  I called my doc this morning just to see if they got me booked.  They had not, but just had the Feb 5 slot open up so I jumped on it.  Well, I didn't actually "jump" on it since I have a bum knee and really shouldn't be jumping, but you know what I'm saying.

                             

                            Last time I tore my ACL I had to wait two months for surgery.  This is much better.  I'll be riding again in April and running again in June.  This won't be a completely lost year.  With any luck, I'll be able to run a half marathon in the fall.

                             

                            It's still going to suck going through the surgery and rehab though, but better to do it sooner rather than later.  Technically, they are calling this an "ACL revision."

                             

                            werd

                             

                            Congrats on the quick surgery!

                             

                            It always amazes me how long they have people wait for knee surgeries - really, it's just kind of amazing that we can function fairly normally while missing major structural components in our knees.

                             

                            I tore my meniscus clear off of the bone falling down the steps when I was about 8, and had no idea that it was torn until I was 13.  It was flopping around in there unattached on one end for 5 years, when I knelt down weirdly and it wedged itself into the knee joint and my knee got stuck at a 90 degree angle.  Knee stuck in a bent position = surgery scheduled in 2 days Smile

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                            10k: 52:01 (4/28/12)  

                            HM: 1:50:09 (10/27/12)

                            Marathon: 4:19:11 (10/2/2011) 


                            Bad Ass

                              Yay for having the surgery soon!  Good luck with your recovery.

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                              Grand Master for a day

                                Great news!  Keep those damn knee threads coming!

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