Posts tagged "surgery"

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 »

Using Social Media to Make Medical Decisions

It started innocently enough with a post on Facebook: Well, the MRI shows a torn ACL and stretched/inflamed MCL. I’ve decided against surgery and going down the physical therapy route. Which means I’ll finally have a skinny knee. I had just returned from the doctor’s office where we had an intense discussion about the treatment... Read more »