Last week I had an MRI on my legs… 3 hours later I was un-hooked from the IV and sent home to wait for results. By the time the doctor called 48 hours later I was hoping for an answer to my leg problems. Well… I did get an answer. He said that when he went in to do the surgeries last year my muscle attachments have ‘retracted’ more than he expected. What it all boils down to is: he didn’t take enough off last year. He was concerned about taking off too much (which I’m thankful he didn’t do that!) but I am still having blood flow blocked to my lower legs when I ski… This can all be fixed with another round of the surgeries I had last year…
Since my legs aren’t going to be back in action for a bit, I decided it was time to fix my thumb that has been broken since my rollerskiing crash back in October. It has been taped up in a plastic splint to protect it for the last few months… but since the cartilage is gone, the joint is not lined up right, and theres a fracture even the plastic splint is having a hard time these days keeping the pain at bay. So surgery on the thumb is scheduled for Monday (March 1st).
There’s a line between being tough and being dumb, so its just time to start taking care of my body in all the places it needs healing.
Now that I’ve been at home for a while, I’ve had a chance to do some fun things… The other night I took a sushi making class, and it was great! I can now make some awesome spicy tuna rolls! I’ve also been taking my mom’s dog (Topper) to the dog park pretty regularly, becasuse there is just something about watching a dog joyfully tearing through the snow that just makes you happy. (It also makes Topper happy, and it wears him out so he doesn’t tear apart the house).