September 19, 2013
For those of you who follow my blog, you know that I had an accident about two months ago. I lost my balance and injured my left knee. I wanted to give all of you an update.
I went back to the orthopaedic surgeon yesterday, and they reviewed my MRI report with me. Here is the official impression: “acute / subacute non-displaced fracture left lateral tibial plateau.” In layman’s terms, this means that I have been walking on a fractured tibia (at the knee) for eight weeks. “Limping” would be a better expression of what I have been doing during this time.
Although this has been a difficult season for me, God has been faithful. And much good news came from my doctor’s office.
First of all, there won’t be an operation! Thank you, Lord! Initially, they made the statement (at my first visit to the specialist), “you’re going to have an operation.” But that was when they thought that I had torn cartilage (meniscus) in the knee.
Secondly, I won’t have to wear a cast! I am using a knee brace that I will be able to take off to shower, etc. This is a great blessing.
Next, I will just have to keep off of the left leg for a while and keep the knee iced. I can handle this!
I go back tomorrow to my doctor for an injection of my own blood platelets into the knee to help speed up the healing process. Isn’t it amazing that our own blood provides healing to our bodies? This kind of reminds me of what Jesus provided for us through His shed blood: “healing for our souls.”
I wanted to give this praise report and tell of the goodness of the Lord. He is awesome!