Monday, May 10, 2010

First Dr. Cutter - Next: Dr. Needleman

Time for another rant about my knee. The bible says "and the word was made flesh" translation: what you talk about becomes reality. So it could be time to put my writing about the knee aside.

If any of you are considering taking a doctor's advice and going under the knife, think again. It's been almost a year since my knee surgery and I still can't run. Since I live in this body I can tell you that the recovery has been slow. If I had it to do over again, I would get second, third and fourth opinions. Or perhaps the best idea of all; listen to my body and WAIT. What a concept. I just wanted the darn thing healed, so under the knife I went with Dr Cutter.

Eleven months later, the new MRI shows a cyst that grew at the surgery site. So what have I decided? On Wednesday I go in for a procedure with Dr. Needleman, who drains the cyst, then they give a cortisone shot that reduces the inflammation. I am beginning to think I could have left well enough alone, but now realize that I need to somehow drain the cyst behind my knee because I can feel it and it's slowing me way down.

For my next trick, I am going to hire a good Medicine Man (or Woman) who can pull the evil spirit out of my big toe. Does anyone have the website address of a good one?

1 comment:

  1. Aw, man. I am so sorry you are still dealing with this! How frustrating :( No good sport med places out your way? Maybe they could help you...I am thinking good healing thoughts for our knee!!!