Thursday, November 19, 2009

Knee Injury Update…

For those of you keeping score:
Old Age – 5
Neil – 0

I got my MRI results today...and it’s not the best of news. I tore my Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)...That guy is toast. They also saw two small tears...One on the back of the Medial Meniscus and one on the back of the Lateral Meniscus. And as a parting gift they threw in...Early Degenerative Joint Disease (Arthritis) which they made the comment of “It is REALLY unusual to see it THIS bad at the age of ONLY thirty”...Thanks guys!

I am going to do some physical therapy for a month and see how the Meniscus tears are doing...they are hoping those will heal up while I strengthen my leg. Then I’ll go back in a month and we can evaluate what I want to do at that point. Surgery vs. No Surgery, Bionic Leg vs. Peg Leg or Just sending me to the glue factory.

Kind of a bummer...but I guess that’s just how it goes. I am going to go investigate this thing called a Gym here at work and get going on that whole deal. Bums me out...I was having a really freaking good time playing soccer. Getting old is dumb.

4 comments:

Jrahn said...

No good man, hope you heal well and aren't in need of any surgery, I will pour one out for you homie..

GhettoChild said...

Maybe we can join the crippled league? I think you have to have at least one torn ligament, be over 30, and be in questionable shape...

Chris said...

If you guys need a keeper let me know...I'm definitely a questionable shape...

Ryno said...

The plus side of the whole thing is that you might qualify for a Lark in order to get around. That could be a blessing for that long trip to the Alibi and back.
Then Megan could carry you up and down the stairs.

Sorry to hear it buddy. Let me know if you want to do it on the cheap. I have clamps, duct tape, pliers and tequila.