Thursday, October 30, 2008
Last Medical Update
I saw my orthopedic surgeon today and told him that he was indeed the miracle worker that I told him he would be in December 2007. It's been a long 10 months since the first knee replacement in January but today, he said he doesn't need to see me for a year. I have gone from struggling to walk 2 blocks last December to walking 2 miles. I saw the vascular surgeon last week and the blood clot I had has dissipated. I can even begin to ween myself off anti-inflammatory medication. The only thing left is to have the filter in my chest taken out next Tuesday. That's a routine procedure where they enter through a vein in my neck and pull it out. Its nice to be on the backside of 2 knee replacements in the same leg. I can finally say, "it's been worth it." I'll chalk this one up to another lesson in faith and patience. I think those are 2 quizzes we get to take quite a few times in our lives. With God's help, I think I passed.