“Manipulation”


Friday I go to outpatient surgery for a “manipulation” on my knee. Seems like the knee is locked up from scar tissue around the implants. As I understand it, I will be sedated (asleep) for thirty-seconds. During that time, the surgeon will bend the leg inward far as possible and then he will lay it down, place his hands across the the knee cap, and forcibly crush the joint until the the scar tissue is busted up. Hopefully that will allow me to begin straightening the knee. I will be in outpatient therapy for awhile. I really don’t understand why I was hospitalized in a rehab ho-$-pital for a month without this being diagnosed and over and done with. Six weeks since surgery and I am physically and mentally worse off than when all I had to care about was a sore knee.

I will write more as soon as I have some good news for a change. I do want to tell about my rehab encounters with a witch.

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  1. It’s sad to hear it. But I hope this time you get better soon. New knee should be be flexible. But my friend, I must admit my belly had been still sore for more than two years after the surgery. Our body is so sensitive. Please be patient.
    Yes, tell us about your encounters with a witch. It’s intriguing. I look forward to your story. 🙂
    xo

    • Thank you for your words of wisdom and kindness, dear Jola. 🙂

  2. Sure makes you wonder huh ?
    I am sure it must be very discouraging, hope it gets better, Thoughts are with you !
    Sandy

    • This has been an up and down journey, dear Sandy. Thank you for all your comments and good wishes. 🙂

  3. As Jola said be patient. It took my Mom at least a year before her knee was back to normal. Scar tissue problems are fairly normal. As they say “Time heals all wounds”.

    Heck my tibia/knee is not the same as it was.

    • I thought I had approved this comment. I am sorry, my friend.
      Thank you for the encouragement Mark, especially “Rocky Top” for my birthday. 🙂

  4. OK, my comment ain’t here. Be patient, it will be fine in a few months. Therapy sucks but works.

    • Thanks, Mark.
      My first six weeks of therapy were of little use; I am starting all over again.


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