Saturday, December 6, 2008

Nine month anniverrsary

This will be brief, but something worth sharing with those who still check this blog for some strange reason.

It's been 9 months since that fateful day in March that my knee let out a big "F*CK YOU". And after my most recent relapse caused by shopping with my cousin for a few hours, and having to miss class because I dare not walk to campus, I decided it's time to finally do what I really didn't want to do.

Knee surgery is scheduled for 01/28/09. It's part exploratory, but he's planning to cut some tissue on the outside of my right knee, which will hopefully cause part of my knee cap to stop rubbing so badly. Afterwards I should be completely off my knee for a week, on crutches for a 1-2 weeks, and possibly running again after 8 weeks. I'll have to go through therapy yet again so my knee can learn to track properly, but if it will get me active again I'll say it's easily worth it.

If someone else's surgery gets canceled mine might move up. I'll keep you all posted.

6 comments:

nwgdc said...

Good to have you back, Doug, even if it's just an update post. Heal well and stay positive!

Marcy said...

Hey Doug!! It's good to see you back :-) Here's to a successful surgery and super fast recovery! Let us know how it goes!

Reid said...

Good luck with everything, Doug! Hope to see you back soon.

Run For Life said...

Definitely keep us posted. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you! :)

Stuart said...

Hang tough!

Keep us posted

bill carter said...

Hi Doug

It is good to have you back. I know that knee injury set you back a bit mentally as well as physically because you are truly a gifted athlete. For you average weekend warrior, it is just an excuse to get back on the couch and catch up with the TV. For someone like you, it is a personal affront and really gets under your skin.

Best of luck and get better.