09 November 2006 by Published in: General News No comments yet

We saw the orthopedic surgeon this afternoon. Just like the last visit, there was good news, bad news, and unwelcome news.

The good news: the swelling has gone down, and he wants Susan to start to exercise the leg some in order to make sure that she maintains some muscle tone in the leg. He wants her to be out of the immobilizer as much as she feels comfortable doing.

The bad news: there’s no doubt at all about the need for surgery. She will definitely have to have it repaired surgically. The problem is that it’s a re-do of ACL reconstruction on that knee, so the success rate is less than for a first time.

The unwelcome news: It’s going to be a couple of weeks before there will be room for her in the surgical schedule. We won’t know for sure until tomorrow, but it doesn’t look like he will be able to work her into the surgical schedule until the week after Thanksgiving, which means that she’s going to have to suffer with more discomfort, the immobilizer, and the crutches for a couple of weeks longer than either of us would like. If it was up to us, they’d do the surgery tomorrow and get it over with.

So, that’s the update. Not much has changed. We remain trapped in blown knee limbo.

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