Hello, Team… I have an update to share with you.
First, I want to thank the Spicer family (Patti, John, and Carrie) for my
BEAUTIFUL flowers that were delivered today.
It was just what I needed to brighten my day.
(I will be adding pictures in a bit..)
Now, I can share my news.
I had my follow up with my orthopedic surgeon today. It has been 8 weeks and two days since my accident. I have been working very hard in physical therapy to get my knee and ankle healed.
Today, it was decided that we need to do Orthoscopic surgery on my knee to repair my meniscus. It’s an “In-and-Out” same day procedure.
What does this mean?
Healing time will be extended by 4-6 weeks after surgery
Surgery is : April 6, 2016
Why is this being decided on 8 weeks after the initial injury?
Due to the amount of swelling, in my knee and ankle. A surgical decision could not be made before now.
We did everything that we could to avoid surgery.
How do I feel about this?
I am still processing all of this.
This is not what I wanted
I do not have many words tonight
What about my ankle?
We are proceeding with the plan as of now.
I do not have many more answers
What does this mean for work?
I have been in contact with my employer.
I will not be able to return until I get cleared by the surgeon.