Thursday, November 20, 2008

Surgery Scheduled...

 

... finally.  I guess one of the drawbacks of seeing a top rated orthopedic surgeon is that, well he's a top rated orthopedic surgeon and takes a while to get into his schedule.

So, on 12/11 I head into the hospital to have the meniscus in my left knee cleaned out.  It's an outpatient surgery, and recovery is 3 days bed rest then 1 to 4 weeks of light duty based on my swelling and pain tolerance.  Almost 6 and a half weeks after Barton I'll finally be on my road to recovery.  It was almost 7 and a half weeks...

I originally scheduled the surgery for 12/18.  You see, 12/11 also happens to be my wife's birthday.  Every year we've been married, we've taken her birthday off, gone to Noah's bagels for breakfast and then done a bunch of Christmas shopping.  It's a fun tradition, and I hesitated to break it or make her birthday crappy by being in a hospital.

When I told her I selected the 18th over the 11th, her reply was "get it done sooner."  I think she's tired of me being a gimp around the house. ;)

6 comments:

traci said...

Just trying to self nominate for wife of the year. Think it'll work?

MattD said...

Got my vote :p

Kristin said...

Aw! what a sweet tradition... despite the fact that me and Alex have our birthdays 1 day apart, we have no traditions, and often no party. this will have to change :)

Carlisle's Class said...

Matt,

I wish you a speedy recovery. Hey, shoot me an email sometime. I would love to do some road riding with you some time.

murraycarlisle@yahoo.com

Paula said...

Thanks for the Abyss tip! I just grabbed 6 bottles. They have 7 left. want me to grab them for you? Email me at pwebb@r2cgroup.com
Paula (Burk's wife)

MattD said...

@Murray - you bet!

@Paula - I know who you are silly! I picked up a few (3) bottles yesterday and it will sit quietly in my beer storage fridge till next years Cross Crusade :) Thanks for the offer though!