No I’m not asking for money for it LOL.
I didn’t update yesterday because I spent most of the day at the orthopedic surgeons office….mostly waiting on him to see me even though I had an appointment.
I got new X-Rays and for the first time what is causing my pain showed up. It goes all the way back to the broken tibia in October of 2011. The break healed just fine but I have pain every single day, most days I just suck it up, it’s annoying but bearable. About 3 or 4 days out of every two weeks it hurts more and I take Naproxin (Aleve) and that dulls it enough to get through the day. About one day every two weeks, usually after a long day fishing, riding my bike or a long day shooting or something and it hurts to the point I can’t walk…that when I take the Hydrocodone. God bless modern chemistry let me tell ya.
I always figured it was Osteo Arthritis caused by the impact but the separation in the knee is good and there seems to be no permanent damage to the soft tissue. Today what showed up was bone degeneration at the point of impact…. so yes it’s a form of arthritis and yes it was caused by the break.
Next is an MRI and eventually a knee replacement I want to hold that off as long as possible though because if I do it now theres a really good chance it will wear out and have to be replaced a second time…at an age where that wouldn’t be good.
So anyway, thats my life at the moment…don’t get me wrong I’m not bitching or anything, it is what it is and we all have shit we have to deal with and this is just mine…it won’t change me from enjoying offshore fishing no matter how bad it hurts, nor will it get me down…I have a great life, great friends and I appreciate all the people that give me a few minutes of their life every day to read what I have to say….