Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I'm Not Dead Yet

That should catch the attention of Monte Python fans.

Well my surgery yesterday was not too invasive. There were a couple of more serious possibilities like replacing my ACL (again). But in the end they just found scar tissue damage, torn cartilage and I believe he said something about arthritis. I was pretty out of it when he told me so I will know more after my follow up tomorrow. But how do you find arthritis and more importantly how do you find it in me? I'm only 38.

The funny thing is that I only remembered the arthritis thing as I started to type this blog (why do they give you results while you are still coming out of anesthesia? You will never remember it all. Now that I remember the arthritis thing it is really bugging me. Can you get rid of it?


Nancy Holte said...

You don't know me but you posted a comment on Pastor Rob Ketterling's blog and when I clicked on your name it brought me to your blog. I found your comments interesting. I had both knees replaced at 45 due to arthritis. I too, thought I was a tad bit young for arthritis. As for how you can get rid of it, I'm not sure you can, but you can deal with it by using vitamins and/or drugs like Advil or prescription meds. I've seen arthritis on X-rays and it just looks like a growth on the bone, which confuses me somewhat. So, there is the little that I know about arthritis.

Ken Witcher said...

Nancy, thanks for the encouragement. I hope to know more from the doc today about what this means.

BTW, I was able to visit Rob and RVC about 6 weeks ago. I absolutely loved it.

nancy holte said...

Glad you got to visit RVC. We love it there. Praying for a quick recovery for you.