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Off to have knee surgery this afternoon. Career total now up to 5. Probably at least 2 more in the next few years.
Nov 30 2017 10:57 AM
  • BigO's Photo
    Never was an athlete. I just lost the genetic lottery.
    Nov 30 2017 7:04 PM
  • BigO's Photo
    Surgery technically went well. But, given the condition of my cartilage, he doubts this will do much to reduce my pain.

    Next stop: unicompartmental arthroplasty. Needed on both knees so we'll have to work on prioritization. He has a colleague who performs about 200 of those a year, so I'll probably see that guy next and relatively soon.
    Nov 30 2017 7:13 PM
  • Jin's Photo
    Glad to hear the anesthesia went well and you didn't have any problems. The result sounds a lot like the thyroid surgery I had earlier this year, where even though you have the surgery and go through the long recovery process it still doesn't really fix the problem. In my case I'm going to have to get what amounts to a single dose chemo treatment to nuke what's left of my thyroid tissue, but it sounds like your knee treatment is going to be a lot longer and more complicated.
    Nov 30 2017 7:17 PM