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May 12th, 2013 at 06:40 pm

In case you haven't read in my previous postings, while I was in Afghanistan I fell off a trailer (while getting off the trailer...) and injured my knee. This occurred in late Nov 2012. I've been having issues since.

I've received physical therapy for approximately three months. Both in Afghanistan and in the states. I was informed that when I arrived back at the states that I would get an MRI.

I never did get an x-ray until I arrived back in the states but it still wasn't until the beginning of April 2013 when that occurred. I finally received an MRI which I had been requesting since January 2013.

I have been officially diagnosed as having a torn ACL....

I have finally been scheduled for surgery to fix this. My surgery is scheduled for the beginning of June 2013...

So by the time I've had surgery I would have been injured for a total of six months.

Awesome...

I'll have a month of intense rehab after the surgery and will be laid up for some of that time probably. But at least I know that I won't really be buying anything at that time (such as groceries) since I'll be living with my parents during recuperation. Then back home because actual rehab lasts about nine to eighteen months.

Wish me luck!...

5 Responses to “Surgery”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    So sorry that happened to you. Darn military and their slow ways!

  2. Sian Says:

    I feel as if i'm not being listened to. it's not like I don't know my body. I have been in pain ever since the incident. I can't walk very far but I do what I can. I can usually hide the limp until my leg gets tired or if I have to start climbin stairs... ugh. but at least now I feel validated!

  3. snafu Says:

    Wishes for the best possible outcome. I've seen huge success with knee replacement surgeries of my mom's elderly friends.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    My dad used to say there are two ways...the right way and the Army way...it appears it rings true in your case. Hope your surgery and recovery are successful. So sorry about your injury.

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, ouch. I wish they'd taken you seriously sooner, because you probably did further damage and got a deeper tear by not having it fixed right away. Be super diligent with your physical therapy afterwards. It makes a huge difference in your recovery time.

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