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Surgery on Thursday
Q: What happens when an irresistable force meets an immovable object?
A: It's simple: you find out which one is lying.

I walked into the arm of a chair on sunday. I was moving fast, but the chair was bolted to the ground. I now have a nice big bruise on my right thigh. The chair won.

I was studying the pretty bruise last night, then I realized -- my leg is about to look a whole lot worse. So I admired my leg for a bit. They always look so young, so fresh, right before battle.

Then I shaved my legs. They said not to shave 3 days prior to surgery...but I figure they meant not to shave with a regular razor. They didn't mean an electric razor.

Either way, it's too late now. It had to be done, and now it is. I was simply too hairy to let it go longer.

Today I tried to call the physical therapist I'd been seeing earlier, but it turns out she is no longer working at the facility she'd been at. This is disturbing: I'd wanted to see her again. I liked her a lot. Did they fire her, or did she quit? The woman on the phone didn't know where she'd gone.

I wonder if it's worth pursuing, or if I should find somebody new. I did a few google searches for her and didn't turn up anything. I really liked working with her, and I'd rather not have to get to know somebody new. But I don't know if I can find her again, or if she's working close enough to my office to be convenient. Or if she's working at all, I guess. Mysterious.

I still haven't decided if I want to use my own tissue or cadavar tissue for my fancy new ligament. I'll need to decide that soon.
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lahabiel From: lahabiel Date: March 23rd, 2004 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
If they use cadaver tissue, and then you turn into a zombie, please don't eat my brain.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 23rd, 2004 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I won't.
specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: March 24th, 2004 07:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Dammit, Jeff, I was going to say that! :-)
geekjul From: geekjul Date: March 23rd, 2004 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Think how fun it would be when you meet someone at a party to tell them you have cadaver tissue in your leg!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 24th, 2004 10:43 am (UTC) (Link)
It would be pretty neat!

"You see dead people? Well do you see the dead person here in my knee??? Mwahahahaha!"
guingel From: guingel Date: March 23rd, 2004 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
jeez. I've been lucky enough so far not to have had any surgery, but it seems intensely nerve-wracking. So good luck with everything!

that's very odd about your physical therapist, and too bad! did she have an accent? A friend of mine just started working with a physical therapist with a thick accent of some sort--maybe yours emigrated to Long Island!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 24th, 2004 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it is kinda scary. At least I'm getting it over with though.

Nope, no accent -- must be somebody else!
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: March 24th, 2004 05:49 am (UTC) (Link)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 24th, 2004 10:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh....WOW. Scary. Thanks for posting that link.
drteeth26 From: drteeth26 Date: March 24th, 2004 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
At least if you use your own tissue, you know where it's been. :)
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: March 24th, 2004 07:12 am (UTC) (Link)
GOOD LUCK with the surgery....
I hope it all turns out well!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 24th, 2004 10:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks muchly!
drteeth26 From: drteeth26 Date: March 24th, 2004 07:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Good luck on the surgery! Will you be in the hospital for a few days or will you be able to go home as soon as you're done?

I'd go with your own tissue too! :)
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