Thursday, June 10, 2010

knee surgery round 2

Had the left knee surgery this morning.  This time I'm using one crutch to get around.  This one is definitely more sore than when I had the right one. I woke up after the other surgery with my knee actually already feeling better.  This time I woke up and it ached.  The Dr says he cleaned out a bone spur and that I might be feeling that.  Also seems to think this knee is worse than the other one.  But then I have felt that all along.  In spite of what the xray's showed, I had always thought the left was the bad one.  New meaning to "bad to the bone".  He also said this one is definitely a candidate for knee replacement.  Not sure yet if that means sooner than originally planned or not.

I'm resting (sleeping and dozing) and keeping my leg propped up with ice on the knee.  Hopefully in a few days it will be better and this will have been a big improvement.  I am thinking positive.  I needed to do something, so this was the first step.

M signed us up for a bike ride on Sunday.  I had said I wasn't sure if I would be up for riding due to the surgery 3 days before.  She wanted me to move the surgery.  I couldn't do that.  I mentioned after the surgery and after realizing this one hurts more and will take a little more recovery that I wouldn't feel up to riding, she suggests I just wait and see how it turns out.  Right now I'm limping with a crutch.  But I guess I will see what sunday morning brings.  W is  also having knee or hip - or maybe just problems with the muscle in his thigh.  So he isn't sure he will be up for riding Sunday either.  M is is frustrated with both of us.

I just had my 6 month follow up appt with my neurologist yesterday.  All is going well there. According to the neuro exam, my reflexes and responses are all good.  Dr says this was best neuro exam results yet.  I'm to stay on the copaxone and continue on and come back again in 6 mos (or call if anything new, etc).

I have officially started the fund-raising for my MS Bike ride.  While I don't think I'll be up for riding in this bike event this weekend that M signed us up for, I do think I'll be ready for the MS ride toward end of July.  I just hope it isn't too hot.  So far I've raised $85 toward the $250 minimum needed.  We are still riding whenever we can to get in shape for it.  We went this past weekend and it rained.  Riding in the rain (slow drizzle) actually felt pretty good.  It wasn't a lot of rain, and it help cool things (and me) off.  Only did 6 miles though.  I really need to build my endurance back up.