Thursday, November 18, 2010

We can rebuild him

When I first woke up and looked at my wrapped, braced, and hosed up leg, I thought of the opening to the 70's TV show, "The Six Million Dollar Man" (See it here). In particular the line- "We can rebuild him..."

Anyways, the surgery went well, according to the doctor. My leg is killing me right now. Wow.

Good news though- they did not have to repair my PCL. It is partially torn, but not too bad and it shouldn't hinder future activities. The other good news is my meniscus wasn't damaged- that's the cartilage pad between joints. I'm amazed I had no cartilage damage- praise God!

So, the progress begins...once I get through this stinking pain.


Woody Woodward said...

Dearest Brother and fellow laborer in His Mission. What a joy to share in your suffering. I know you are in tremendous pain. And the Lord is nearest to us when we suffer. Remembering back a few years, I was stubborn about sharing my situation with the entire flock. You came to me with these words that I will never forget. And I wrote your words of encouragement next to the Scripture the Lord gave you concerning me. “Pastor Tony shared this with me on 5/1/06. ‘God comforts us so that we can comfort others. God expects us to help and comfort others any way we can.’”
II Corinthians 1:3-4 “And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all. 4 For I wrote to you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you.”

Roger Mann said...

I'm glad to hear that your surgery went well, and your "old butt" can now be back out there playing football soon (I can say that, since I'm older than you)! By the way, I loved seeing the intro to the Six Million Dollar Man again. That has got to be one of the greatest TV show intros ever! I still remember how excited I use to get each week when a new episode came out -- and then they had to ruin it with the "Bionic Woman," "Isis," and "Wonder Woman" (although I did have a crush on Wonder Woman!)

Qayaq said...

If you don't mind me asking, who was your doctor? I ask because I grew up with someone who is now an orthopedic surgeon.

Reepicheep said...

Roger- I totally agree about that intro. It was haunting when I watched it as a kid. Very cool.

Erick- my surgeon is Dr. Vincent Key. He's from Oklahoma, so probably not the guy you're thinking of.

Malcolm said...

Woody and I are proud you had an Okie surgeon. Did he prescribe massive doses of PBR as a pain killer?