Thursday, July 02, 2009
Ms. Conroy went to the doc this morning. The rupture of her tendon is not as bad as they thought and can be "easily repaired'(easy for him to say).
They also discovered that, while the ulterior meniscus that was repaired 10 years ago is still holding (albeit tenaciously), the anterior meniscus is now shot - probably because of the ruptured tendon and what was making it look like the rupture was worse than it really was.
He also said that, with this surgery, we can stall off a total knee replacement for another three years.
Bottom line: She will have surgery and be out the next day with a 10 day recovery period.
Oh, and the doctor said, "I'm afraid to tell you that I'll be on vacation, so I can't do the surgery until the 27th of July."
Whew! She still needs help around the house, but I've got folks at the church lined up and waiting to be scheduled. There will be more as soon as word gets out.
Thanks so much for all your prayers. I have no doubt that we are in this much happier place because of them - and, if we weren't we would have been able to deal with it much better.