We all got back from a family dinner. Walked to a local restaurant. On the way back it started to rain and the temperature dropped. I started to feel the metal plate in my femur. By the time we got home, 5 minutes, I could not stand the pain. So here I am reclining in bed with my iPad,and a hearing pad on my knee, typing away. I am hoping the heat will offset the bad weather. (We are expecting snow later tonight.)
On some more depressing news, sorry no other way of saying this, I got my paperwork from my OS for my medical leave today. (Little back story for those who have not been following. Around November 20 I had an appointment with my OS. We talked about my surgery. He thought that I would need scar tissue removed and I would be home in a day or two. I thought that there would be something more involved, scar tissue and bone). So I get my fax and what does it say?
2-3 month total disability...what the $u@!. Where did we go from simple procedure to total disability? Is he thinking he is going to have to remove my femur plate and put in new parts? Is he looking at a PFR to a total knee? Is this do to use or mechanical defect?
At dinner tonight my wife brought up the fact that shortly after my last surgery, June 2011, my left knee started giving me problems. I have seen 2 or 3 doctors about this knee and I ended up in the emergency room (knee stiffened up and I could not move it). One doctor, who was,very sympathetic and understanding, said "I can not find anything on your x-ray so the insurance company will not let me operate.
I initially thought this problem started over the summer. That is when I started to feel the pain in my knee and noticed a difference in my life. So I now believe I have been dealing with this knee problem for more like 2 and a half years not just 6 months.
I have less than 2 weeks to my surgery. I trying to stay positive. At work I was telling bad jokes, and getting everyone to laugh. People were happy to see me in such a great mood, instead of the pain I have been in for weeks now. I told them that I was joking around so much because I am in pain. If not I would have been crying.
Oh...I did not mention the icing on the cake. During my revision the rep from the knee replacement company will be in the operating room. Why would the rep be there? I believe I could possibly have a recalled knee. I did try and reach people at the company, who manufactured my replacement, with no luck.
My weekend will be in bed or on the sofa. I hope your weekend will be better than mine. Get outside and spend time with friends and family.