It rained here Friday night and yesterday. Cold, damp, rainy day. I treated myself to a day in my PJ’s. Did a few things around the house, did some reading, watched some sports and the movie Patriot’s Day. It was better than I expected. I had read some harsh reviews when it first came out, but I thought it was well done and I shed a few tears.
And tomorrow is Opening Day for Baseball. I’m excited for a new season and my Red Sox.
My knee? The new knee is just over six weeks old. Boy does it feel good. I get an occassional twinge of pain, but all in all it’s terrific. I saw the doctor last week and he was very pleased that I could fully straighten and bend the knee. The only issue was some dissolvable stitches that had not quite dissolved all the way and were poking their way thru the scar. So he had to gouge in there and clean them up. OUCH!! Not pretty.
My primary reason for the visit wasn’t to check on the new knee however, but to talk about the other knee. The “Old” knee. The formerly good knee turned very bad knee. I feared he would tell me that it was too soon to consider replacing the other one, but since I’ve been seeing him for that knee since June of 2009, he was emphatic in his agreement with me that now’s the time. I am bone on bone and the pain is excrutiating. Sleep eludes me most nights because it’s too painful and movement wakes me up. There is no meniscus in that knee and I’d had it glued together with Hyaluronic acid injections for about 6 years, but the injections are no longer covered by my health insurance and the orthopedic wasn’t confident that it was the best choice.
So…. drum roll please…… I will be having the other knee replaced on May 8th. I wish it was tomorrow. In the meantime, I will be working very hard for the next 5 weeks to catch up on my clients from being out for the first knee, and I need to get ahead for the upcoming surgery.
So end of the summer I will be back in action, running fitbit weekly challenges and maybe taking in a round of golf. I wonder how the new knees will impact my golf game?