by HB [ posted: 28.Jan.2010 09:12 AM ] [dura-link][Print]
I have been having issues with my knee for a while.
January 8th, 2010
I mentioned this to my Doc at my yearly physical checkup. Before I left the office I had an MRI scheduled for:
January 13th, 2010
(the following Wednesday).
January 15th, 2010
I had the results back - a torn medial meniscus. I get an appointment with an Orthopedic Dr for the following Monday
January 18th, 2010
I see the Orthopedic surgeon and he says surgery is certainly indicated. The Meniscus is torn, this is a condition that gets worse over time, AND the loose piece of the Meniscus can cause additional damage to the cartilage in the joint. The prognosis is that I'll be in better shape within two weeks after surgery. Surgery is scheduled for:
January 22nd, 2010
I go in for surgery and expect to be walking on the leg that day. No so fast! There is significant additional damage seen in the cartilage at the end of the Femur. That damage is cleaned up a bit, and due to the good condition of the rest of the joint I have the opportunity for a REPAIR. The surgeon does so on the spot which requires that I keep off the leg for four weeks.
TWO WEEKS from the day that I mention I'm having knee issues to get surgery and a fix.
ObamaCare? I don't think so!!!!