Sunday, April 13, 2008

The million dollar knee

So as most of you know I had knee surgery last September after a tragic little accident involving a lunge and a running two year old.  Well the knee healed just wonderfully.  I have full range of motion in my knee, I can finally go up and down stairs without a great deal of pain, and I even began to run on the treadmill.  So the knee is doing great.  The tibia (the bone they broke, moved, and screwed back together) not doing so great.  X-rays showed it healed just fine, but the pain I was experiencing was due to the two titanium screws they used to put me back together. "So let's just take them out, " they say.  Like its as easy as that. 

 I wish.  No its back to the OR, under anesthesia, cutting my leg open again, drilling in bones, you know all that good stuff.  Not to mention meeting my out of pocket maximum again.  Insurance companies- dirty bastards, I hate em! (sorry its the pain meds talking)
Anyhow- surgery went well, pain manageable, I think everything should work out great. We all should expect good things to come from this million dollar leg.  I don't know what, but something!
                                                           Surgery #1

Surgery #2  Aren't they beautiful.  They are titanium, maybe I could use them as some sort of jewelry.


Jennifer said...

I think that you could make some great earrings out of those things.
Thanks for saying bastard on your blog... now I am not the only neighbor with a potty mouth and I adore you for that... obviously, that is why we are friends.

Mindurs said...

Yuk another surgery are you serious. I am sorry that your initiation into the ward was a badly injured knee. I am glad that you still love us though.

Corey said...

I don't even know what to say, that looks like it hurts so bad! I guess all I have to say is, serves you right for leaving us, I would have never jacked up your knee!!!!! :) Love ya!!

Jennifer said...

“Gentlemen, we can rebuild her. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic woman. Marinda Brooks will be that woman. Better than she was before. Better. Stronger. Faster.”

Dree said...

Oh, cmon, it's not that bad, right?? Looks, uh, pretty good...I think next time, they will just take the whole leg off. "Fixed that knee..." Oh, and By the way, am I sister #3 or #4 ? Do we not deserve names??

Brynn said...

OMG thats gross. I hope it's better now. Yuck. Sorry!!!