Sunday, November 9, 2008


Folks, I am sorry to report that I'll be re-setting the clock at the top of my blog shortly.

Saturday I got the call from my doc, the MRI confirms I've torn the ACL in my left knee now as the result of a bad landing from a tornado kick on Election night.

At this point, looking at the second week of January for surgery for a variety of reasons, some financial, some just plain timing.

I mentioned to the staff at the clinic that I really didn't intend to make this an annual visit, and I'm not looking forward to the look on Dr. K's face next week.

On the plus side, it's almost time to plan for flexible spending accounts again, so I can set aside pre-tax money again for the next round. I also have all the specialty stuff, like an exercise bike and the all-important cryo-cuff.

And so another round begins.



Michele said...

I have been checking your blog this weekend hoping that you had good news to report. I was sad when I read that you re-injured your ACL. :(

Hack Shaft said...

Actually, it's my OTHER ACL. First one was the right knee, this time it's the left. Now I'll have a matched set.

Thanks for hanging in there with me this weekend!

Blackbeltmama said...

I feel for you. I can't even imagine how I would feel had I done the same thing.

The trainers at the gym were really getting on my case today and telling me I'm "babying my knee too much." What happened to you is exactly why. I'm scared of reinjury to the repaired knee and I'm petrified of doing it to my other knee.

I'll be thinking about you. Stock up on prune juice and peas. ;-)

Steve said...

Oh, dude. I'm really sorry!