Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Quadriceps Tendon Rupture
The news from my doctor wasn't good yesterday afternoon. He informed me that my quadriceps in my left knee were torn (disconnected) when I fell three weeks ago (to this day). That's why I can't lift my lower left leg. The technical term is:
quadriceps tendon rupture
He has to connect (sew) them back together. That means he has to drill holes in my knee for that repair. That means I need surgery.
Surgery is scheduled for this Friday. It will be outpatient surgery. Six to eight weeks recovery. The doctor tells me I won't be able to punt a football anymore. But I should recover nicely with a combination of bed rest and physical therapy.
You know, there is a good blogger friend of mind who occasionally complains of his "boring" life. Well, my life is anything but boring. I'll take boring any day to what I'm going through now.
I'm not a brave fellow folks. I'm the first to admit it. But I will get through this. I think the worst of it will be the inactivity and not being able to drive. The loss of my mobility. But I will adjust. I've already adjusted.
Now back to bed to put this leg horizontal and get some relief.