Thank you very much for that Tom, I'll be sure to pour over it. Much appreciated! And I'm sorry to hear about your injury. Hope you're doing well now.
*edit* I have finished reading and am officially fucking terrified.
Last edited by Evergrey; 6/27/2011 12:32am at .
Originally Posted by Evergrey
ACL? MCL? The meniscus? The achilles tear? Rotator cuff?
I could go on and on... lol!
The one... that hurt the most!
Fuuuuck I was right, it's completely torn!
Going for the cadaver graph option. The doctor and I decided that it was probably the best option for me, given everything. She seemed pretty gleeful about it, and said "don't worry, I'll find you some young buck to take the ligament from."
It is really weird thinking about a piece of some dead guy getting installed inside of me. I never really thought much about transplants before, but now I know that someone else that I don't know, and who is dead, is going to become a part of me. Skeeves me out, to be honest.
They're going to put me on that move your leg around machine, and a friend is going to loan me that ice thing that's so expensive to rent, so that's good. I'm going to get good physical therapy, apparently, and for one medicare will actually cover it. Amazing.
Can't train for 6 months. Well, maybe I'll be able to do some light things in 3 months. We'll see. I'm really really bummed about the weight I'm going to gain, the muscle I'm going to lose, and the backslide in my training. Soon as I can, though, I'll be in the dojo, sitting on the bench watching. Those people are friends and family far as I'm concerned, and I can still learn something from watching. Going to get some visitors from the dojo, and Sensei's going to take care of me after my surgery.
Have to warn them about me and going under general. When I had my back surgery the people in the operating room had to dogpile on me because I ended up having a flashback and flipping out.
Going under the knife today at 11:45am. No more food or water for me until probably about 5pm. Fun times! There's a part of me that wants to say "no, no, nevermind, **** THIS," but I would never be able to fight again if I took that route, so **** THAT. I'm going to get the surgery and hope for the best.
I have been told that I have a lot of physical and mental pain to look forward to once I get better again. Gotta love Kyokushin, haha- "get better so I can torture you!"
I was finally awarded my 7th kyu last week. The test was well over a month ago, but they like to let me stew over it for a while, hah! But they decided to give it to me before I went under. Something to motivate me- my next rank is green belt. That's the middle ranks between white and black, and it's also the rank that gets picked on a lot, so that'll be fun.
I guess I don't get to find out anything about the person I got the ligament from. That's too bad. I wonder if I'm gonna end up with a Dr. Strangelove knee? If I start involuntarily goose-stepping and kicking babies, then I'll know.
fuuuuck this is going to suck. D: At least I'll get percocet. So that's something.
The ambien walrus will be returning for a short cameo, because I am so going to need to fucking SLEEP.
Thanks. here's hoping it won't be as much hell as I am thinking, haha!
Best of luck, hope your new knee doesn't come from a chunner.
Good luck. Get a good physical therapist and do what you're told, even when it hurts.
NO, cant haz!
Originally Posted by Evergrey
But seriously, good luck. Hit me up on FB and let me know how it went when you get the chance.
Originally Posted by Devil
good luck! i'm still getting yanked around being told yes my acl is torn, no it's not, all depends on the week... I'm hoping at some point to see the doctor again and get surgery.... i guess i need it for my meniscus.
anyway feel better!!!!!
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