Saturday, October 17, 2009

Road to Recovery

A sign from God? Yes, please! I recently had a major knee surgery (meniscus transplant with an osteochondral allograft transplant) and have veered onto this exit ramp and been traveling down the road to recovery for all of 4 days now. It's my 5th, yes 5th! knee surgery and one would think recovery would get easier each time...NOT the case. This has possibly been the most brutal yet. Guess I should have known, seeing as it was by far the most invasive surgery I've had. My body is having to accept foreign tissue and grow with it, yikes!

The "Damage" of my friends pointed out that there's a cross! Pretty sweet :)

Unfortunately, for me, this will be a looong road to recovery, 4 weeks on crutches and 3 mos of PT. But it will all be worth it if it is my LAST knee surgery ever and I can return to adventurous activities I love! As you know, it's always best to have "mom" around when you're sick and I'm so blessed to have my mom here for almost 2 weeks. She's seriously been a saint! It's been such a humbling experience for me because I hate asking for help and am normally quite independent. Daily, I've needed help getting out of bed, getting food, going to the bathroom, and showering! Talk about being totally at someone's mercy. It makes my heart so soft for those with permanent disabilities and amazed at how they go about daily life and are able to adapt and move forward. I just pray I can rest and appreciate this time for what it is and allow myself to properly heal for future endeavors!

It's day 4 and today I was able to make my own breakfast and go to the bathroom on my own, whoo hoo! Oh, the little things in life. It's funny to think that a mere 2 mos ago, I was writing about hiking a 14er and today I am celebrating taking a potty on my own, lol! I am happy to have this blog to keep me busy and will intermittently keep you posted on this "road to recovery". Please let me know if you have any "MUST SEE/READ" movies or books because I finally have time!

Much Love, Miche

1 comment:

Jordan said...

Wow! I guess you did have a pretty invasive surgery! Well, I'm glad that you're on the road to recovery!

I absolutely LOVE reading! Right now I've been reading Tracie Peterson books. She's a Christian author and most of her books are in the 1800's. They're really good.

And for a movie, The Proposal! It's hilarious! I saw it twice in theatres!

Can't wait to hear more from you! Keep relaxing & getting better : )