Thursday, March 4, 2010

"He jests at scars that never felt a wound"--a postscript

So apparently one of the side-effects of my injury is complete brain farts.
I totally forgot the worst part of this whole physical fiasco!!! On top of all of the other fun goodies I mentioned yesterday, I also tore my ACL. [I know--when did I join the NFL, right?]
The procedure to repair this injury is much more invasive than the stuff I got done and would have left me completely incapacitated. Not a good thing when you're all by your lonesome.
And as the surgeon so gently pointed out to me:
"At this point in your life.... [read: Now that you're well on your way to old-fartdom] and since you're not an athlete--or a dancer--you can live with a torn ACL."
"So, my dream of becoming the oldest contestant on So You Think You Can Dance is over?"
Upshot is that I get to see what living with a torn ACL is all about. [The thought of another surgery and starting this thing all over again is just too much.....] I must admit I rocked the cripple thing at my grandson's graduation and got us a parking spot right next to the venue and seats on the floor right next to wear the kids were sitting. My knee comes in handy as a weather predictor these days too. I was at my daughter's for a barbeque last 4th of July and I said that based on the throbbing in my knee we were going to get a storm in the next couple of days. And my son comes back with "Could you dial that in a bit more there Sam Champion." Ya gotta love sons and their mom sarcasm.
I want to thank everyone for their encouraging comments--I read and cherish them all. Rock on Cinner [is that template new girl? I love it], Natural Girl, DUTA [check out the link to my mom’s website—she’s a world traveler as well], Ellen Abbott [the only thing I’ve read lately is blogs] and Slommer [like the blue additions. Good luck on finding the red—what’s in the vintage material has lots of burgundy tones]! Check out their blogs gang. They’re great reads.

Xoxo til next time, E
[doesn't the MRI image of the ACL look like something Picasso might have done in a "gray period?" A co-worker said one of my MRI images looked like I had Beelzebub in my knee and that perhaps I needed an excorcism instead of surgery.]
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Random thought for today:
If your “Sex Is On Fire,” shouldn’t you be on medication of some sort?

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You may have notice I was given a second blog award by a fellow blogger… This never ceases to amaze me—it is so awesome that folks actually look forward to reading my posts. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
It was bestowed upon me by the lovely Nancy @ “the window to my sol” [be sure to check her out!]

As always, one is encouraged to pass it on. In no particular order, here are the blogs that I look forward to checking out on a regular basis:

My girl Bridget at … it ain’t that deep she’s new to the party but she’s an awesome friend and fellow theatre freak.

The always wonderful Ruth at Lemonade & Kidneys [send her some hugs peeps—she’s had a rough few weeks]

Lora at fever she will make you laugh and cry and think—all at the same time.

SueAnn at sueann’s journey and awesome artist and a fabulous lady

The wonderfully wacky Alix at Casa Hice


The uberly amazing all round biznatch Stephanie at Stephanie Snowe-the Blog! [she’s actually been published folks!!]


  1. Congrats on received your award!! And thanks for mentioning me in there with all those fabulous blogs!! I am honored.
    Hugging you sweetie

  2. Man, I don't know anything about reading x-rays or MRIs or whatever, but that knee of yours just looks wrong! Way to tough your way through it. But don't be so tough you end up hurting yourself more, okay?

  3. thanks for the mention Ellen. I can't imagine having to go through what you have.

  4. I'd live with a torn ACL if I could. The recovery after surgery is a long and arduous process. The arthroscopy I had done on each of my knees way back when was bad enough.

  5. Well from one knee cripple to another we will survive. I am just sorry I don't get to cheer you on in SYTYCD (hope that is right). Just keep repairing - have you talked to a physio - I know for my knee exercise is the key - but I have replacement looming and the longer I can put it off - the better!!!