Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Doctor Which?

I went to the surgeon this morning, and he took some Xrays, and then he said that he's not the best Dr. to handle this case. He's referred me on to a different surgeon, who specializes in this particular knee injury.

Good News: the fracture is going to heal just fine on it's own, mostly likely. My bones are all in proper place, and all is well there. I do have to stay off it, though - no weight on it at all.

Tiring News: there is most likely a ligament injury, probably the ACL. I'm doing some research on this, and it looks like it's going to be a while before I can renew my dancing career (ahem!).

The new Dr. can't get me in until next Tuesday, 3:45. Gack! For those of you keeping track, that's another week before we know if/when/what the solution will be. Sigh.

Luckily, the pain meds make me drowsy, and I've spent a lot of time sleeping.


Jim Brochowski said...

I'm sorry you have to wait longer to find out. I'm glad you have some good pain meds to help you sleep and make the time go by.

Ligaments are such weird things. I have a friend who tore his ACL, but was allowed to put off his surgery - pretty much until it was convenient for him. He even played golf.

Other folks aren't always so lucky.

Hang in there. We're praying for you.

read2akid said...

At least he was up front with you and referred you to someone he knew could handle your case. I respect that. He could have taken your money and screwed up your knee even worse! Hang in there--you are in my thoughts and prayers.

tadman said...

I would advise not going to a doctor, witch (witch doctor)! Modern medicine has seen much improvement in recent decades... At best, if you must consider "alt. " medicine, maby holistic?
Pesonally, I can't stand the smell/taste of the potions...

Good Luck.