Wednesday, February 4, 2009

~Update on the Knee~

~The Doc~
I went to the doctor on Monday as you all recall. The outcome at this point is:

I am scheduled for surgery on Thursday, February 12th. I must arrive an hour before procedure and I was told the surgery would be an hour to an hour and a half. They are going to take some of my own ligament from behind the knee to repair my ACL. With that said, I will need to stay overnight for observation and will have my first rehab session afterwards, before I am discharged…OUCH!! I am not looking forward to it. I am still not sure how much my responsibility will be for this procedure. I complained last year because I didn’t use my Insurance for ANYTHING. Not once did I go to a doctor or get any prescriptions filled. I was thinking to myself, what a waste to have paid for this Health Insurance and not have used it one time. {Now that I think of it, I did use it for my prescriptions when I had my wisdom teeth pulled}. Anyhow, I am sure glad I have it now. The average cost of an ACL repair is $11,500.00 *Yikes*

The doctor also told me that I will need to come to rehab everyday for the first 5-10 days and I will be on crutches for the first 2-3 weeks. Sounds fun, no? He told me that I should be all healed up and ready to go by next year’s ski trip. I think I may attend the trip but will play more of den mother role. LOL

I think my journey is about to become a little more painful. I will require a lot of TLC! {milking it}. I am not sure when I will be able to drive, which is going to be the hardest part (besides the pain). I know the boy and the girl will be great nurses and will take good care of me.


Stephanie said...

That long will you be out for? :(

Lovely Lalo-Cha said...

At this point and time, I have no idea. Surgery is on a Thursday, discharged on Friday...I have the weekend PLUS Monday is a Holiday. I am not sure how I will be feeling by that Tuesday. Grr! This does SUCK!

Sweetly Single said...

BLAH!!! I am so sorry to hear that... I hope that you get better soon

Stephanie said...

Oh babe, I am so sorry :(
Extra prayers for you over the next couple of weeks.
I'm sure you will do fine and have a great recovery!
Sounds like you are in great hands!

Rachel said...

I'm sorry... I cant believe your rehab starts the next day!!! Good luck on the surgery! Hope you have a speedy recovery! it would be pretty funny to see a post from you all loopy from your pain pills :) haha

Lovely Lalo-Cha said...

I will be sure to charge the camera just for your entertainment. Maybe some video. LOL Memories to last a lifetime!

On that note, I just discovered that my doc is on the Physicans List for the Houston Rockets so I feel a wee bit better!

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April said...

Oh yuck! I'm sorry you have to go through all that! But it sounds like you have a great support system to give you lots of TLC (even if you milk it LOL).