Sunday, March 04, 2007

Knee Update

Well, I got a phone call from Dr. Gross on Thursday. Dr. Gross is the surgeon in Toronto who did my tibial plateau transplant after my accident. He has reviewed my x-rays after they took the longest route possible by mail, I am sure! Anyways, he says that my knee looks good. That the pain I am experiencing is not from my knee. YAY! He says (as I came to suspect when the swelling went down) that the pain must be coming from the plate in my femur.

I had been told that in order to have that out, it would be major surgery and a whole new incision up the side of my thigh. I asked him about this and he said, no, it is not major surgery an they can simply re-open my old scar (vs creating new scar tissue) and take it out. But I would have to be on crutches for 6 weeks afterwards. He told me to think about it. And right on cue, it flared up again and was aggravated everytime I walked down the stairs.... okay.... He says he can arrange for a surgeon to do it here in BC. I said I was cool with that so long as they didn't screw it up. He laughed and said he'd make sure they didn't.

So.... I'm hoping they can do it soon so I don't have to be on crutches in the summer.... (I wonder if I can still ride my bike? Its not weight bearing....)

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I hope everything goes ok with your knee and we still get to see you in the summer. Loved your Rhiannon story about the bra too. ha ha.