October last year was when all the problems began to escalate. First our sciatic nerves his right and my left went crazy. Very painful and hard to walk. Then by November our knees started giving us real issues. His left and my right. Christmas Day David could hardly walk and was in lots of pain. David doesn't like to give in to the pain and pushes on and refuses to rest. Not my guy no way no how. Christmas Day he was on the move from 8am till 6pm. He was smoking our turkey and helping me in the house to get ready for the family that was going to arrive for dinner. Now I was limping around but I was moving better than he was. We had both been complaining about our knees but neither of us had made it to the doctors. The week before I had comment that I was going to give the doctor a call that our good friend Tim had recommend for an appointment to find out what was up with my knee which I already had a good idea and I told Hubby I was making an appointment for him too whether he wanted one or not. So began the consultation, the x-rays, MRI's, result consultation and eventually surgery.
I've taken so long to Write this blog I'm not even sure what we did New Years Day. Probably not much. Oh we'll.
The day after New Years Day we jump in the car for more quality time for our individual MRI appointment. Yippee. We each spend an hour in the MRI machine and no they didn't change their mind and do a 2 fer 1 deal. We have to make another trip back here the next day for the results.
We spent the rest of day looking for some rustic items for the house and compare prices.
We found a new piece of artwork for our bedroom. What'cha think?
We love it. Oh wait you've never seen our room have you? I got bold and daring and chose the color red. Sherwin Williams calls it A Dozen Red Roses. I like it. David and the painter tried to talk me out of it but liked it in the end. I still need a way to hang the curtains properly and maybe a few more things on the wall. It'll take me a while to bring it all together but it will happen. When it's more put together I'll share a picture of the whole room.
A day after the MRI we head back to the orthopedic for the results. Well wouldn't you know the Doctor got tied up in surgery and was running late. We had to wait for over an hour. Another Doctor came to kinda go over the results but the first words we heard was......
"Who Wants to go First you both need surgery" Really both of us...this ought to be fun. David immediately volunteered me to go first. Mine was to be easy and routine, I had 2 tears in the meniscus and was told it's about a 4 week recovery. Our doctor finally showed up to explain David's options.
David had 1 tear in the meniscus, dying bone, MCL damage and his knee doesn't line up with his leg and his recovery will depend on which option of correction he goes with. None of them sound fun. Right now he's wearing something called an up loader brace until I'm back in shape. I think he'll make his decision when to have his surgery and which type this Friday when we spend more quality time. Hubby is getting the short end of the stick. His surgery will be more extensive, recovery time will be 2-4 months and his Nurse in questionable. Being me. I'm no where near as good a nurse as he is. He's very attentive and helpful.
I spent 2 1/2 days at home prior to surgery with a sinus infection. The doctor had given me a prescription for a cough medicine with hydrocodine and all I did was sleep. I'm still taking it at night and taking Allegra. I can't seem to kick it but I'm feeling okay.
The knee is doing pretty good. It's tired by the time I get home in the evenings and just minor stabs of pain. I can put full weight on it but I can't bend my knee much without pain but that will pass.
We go in this Friday for my post-surgery check up and get my stitches out plus determine what David is going to do and when.
Before I had my surgery I got to have a music fix of Jesse Dayton and Davin James @ Puffabelly's.
Picture quality is off. I took with my iPhone and I haven't quite got the technique down yet.
Always have good food and a good time when at Puffabelly's listening to these two guys!
Have I bored you yet? Probably, so I'll close on that note.♫ ♫ ♫
Until next Blog post..... My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone… :o(