Tag: recovery

ACL Reconstruction Surgery is Worse Than Childbirth

It’s been exactly a month since I plopped myself down on the surgical table at Edward hospital to replace the ACL that I had torn off a year ago while barefoot water skiing.  I scored a bonus with the anesthesiologist who was a former water skier– we talked about water sports before he sent me... Read more »

Social Media and Medical Decisions: The Aftermath

I’m sitting here on the couch with my leg hooked up to an ice machine that is running cold water through an ice pack wrapped around my knee.  The ice pack is tucked under a brace that runs from mid-thigh down to the ankle.  On Monday, I opted for surgery on my torn ACL, the... Read more »

A Call to the Nursing Home

My 86-year-old father has been battling esophageal cancer for two years now.  Last week, an ambulance was called to bring him to the hospital. He was slowly losing the use of his hands and feet, until one day, he couldn’t walk.  The doctor had prescribed the wrong medicine and it was causing a reaction. Dad... Read more »