When It Rains, It Fucking Pours!

Part 1

I talked to a personal trainer / physiotherapist today about by leg pain.  He had me do a few little tests and stretches to pinpoint the pain and describe the feeling.  He determined that I have a small tear in my hip flexor.  Nothing major, but serious enough that it needs to be rested to heal.  It’s not a big deal in day-to-day life, but a pretty big deal when it comes to playing BJJ and skiing.

Part 2

Minutes after we were done, I got a call from my doctor with the results of the MRIs I had on my knees last Friday.  I literally feel like I am going to cry as I type this.  I’ve blogged before about the knee injuries and multiple surgical repairs I have had in my life.  The results are:

Left knee (last surgical repair in 1996)

  • ACL graft holding but shifted position and rubbing on bone (it will ware out if left alone)
  • Severe meniscus tear
  • Arthritis
  • Surgery needed

Right knee (last surgical repair in 2002)

  • ACL graft 100% torn
  • Meniscus completely worn away (bone on bone)
  • Sever arthritis
  • Surgery needed

My Doctor is requesting a priority consult with orthopedics.

Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck!!!

This may be the end of the martial arts and skiing…

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14 comments on “When It Rains, It Fucking Pours!

  1. I’m not even going to ‘like’ this post because this is bad news. Here’s hoping the prognosis isn’t as bad as you think, especially with your grading coming up. Stay strong!

  2. This so sucks. Wish I had something more hopeful to say but I just couldn’t read this without acknowledging it; couldn’t bring myself to hit “like” because I hate the news. Just want you to know you have supporters out here

  3. First off I am sorry to read about the bad news. I truly hope that you come out of this set back without having to give up any of the activities you obviously love. I came here to thank you for the ‘like’ on my article and found myself sad to read the news. The thank you still stands and stay positive. Good luck and best wishes.

    chefdiavolo, aka Glen.

  4. Hang in there man. Try to be positive about beig able to have the surgery to get things fixed up. Hopefully it will only be a temporary pause in your activities. I know it will take a while to recover but you can do it!

  5. I’m so sorry to hear about all of this :*( I will send lots of positive, healing thoughts your way. I have heard successes of those who were told they needed surgery managing to avoid it, so here’s hoping that you become one of these success stories!

  6. Sorry to hear that! I agree with David – I hope your healing / recovery plan is looked at positively. And I hope you’re able to get back on the slopes and mats soon! I can tell how much this pains you mentally more than physically. Keep blogging…everyone is in your corner!

  7. I was very sorry to read this post and it took me a few days to process it. I don’t know you personally, but I do know you were very supportive and generous in your posts. I hope all that good energy and kindness comes back to you now and things turn around soon.

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