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Finally! Back on the bike!

29 September 2009

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Its been since July 19. That was the last day I rode my bike, until today. July 21rst marked the day I had surgery to repair the damage I caused when I fell on May 5th. Until I woke up from the anesthetic, I was working off the idea that I would take about 3-4 […]

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Infection Control and an update on Jackson-Pratt

1 September 2009

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The antibiotic I am on is really making a big difference. Its knocking out the infection really well. My knee hasn’t felt this good in a while. Mobility is much better, pain is down to almost nothng, swelling down, and redness is gone. My surgeon made an interesting comment when he was checking it last […]

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Uh Oh…

24 August 2009

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For the last few days, I noticed an increase in the amount of fluid coming off my knee through the surgical drain. Obviously, it shouldn’t increase, but decrease. Saturday evening, my knee was sore, but I thought it was from moving the scar tissue around, since I was walking more. I iced it, and it […]

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A Week with Jackson-Pratt

18 August 2009

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OK, well, “A week with a surgical drain tube and suction device sticking out of my leg”… sure does sound less poetic than the title of this post, doesn’t it? As I reported in a previous post last Tuesday, I had the surgical drain implanted. Since then, it has been doing its job: keeping the […]

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Knee pic

12 August 2009

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This is what my knee looks like with the Jackson-Pratt surgical drain in place: And yes, it hurts.

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