Saturday, May 30, 2015

Warning, Brief Info Dump Ahead

Brief, not briefs.  I am not going to discuss my underwear preferences or lack thereof on the internet...  Well, at least not in a blog post.  And I'm sure virtually all of you are sighing in relief.

You're welcome.

Okay, already distracted.

So, I went awfully quiet after posting frequently.  That's something I should explain because I'm sure someone is wondering what's up.

I've been dealing with what my doctor has diagnosed as an "internal derangement".  It's something that's been going on for 17.5 years (literally half my life) since Halloween, 1997.  Long story short, I had a night that ended with me pushing my kneecap back into place, and the next day the doctor who "fixed" my knee is no longer legally able to practice medicine in NY.

So what does that have to do with the here and now?  Simple.  It's become worse.  Much worse.  As in, I have a hard time standing, walking, or even sitting.  In fact, while being examined this past Wednesday afternoon, I became so severely dizzy while laying on my back and bending my knee that I couldn't sit upright after for several seconds.  The nerve involvement is that bad.  Often while bending my knee I will experience a burning/tearing sensation, and then I wind up feeling like I have a thousand fire ants crawling and biting around my kneecap.  Imagining that?  Sorry, I know how that must be, but that's what I get.  I'm also walking with a cane again, something I haven't had to do with any frequency for years.

Needless to say, it's hard to be creative when you can't sit still for any length of time, etc.  I've been transcribing the hand-written rough draft, but it's slow going thanks to the SHITTY keyboard on this laptop (Lenovo Z50-75, I do not recommend this, or any other, Lenovo product) and the pain, etc.

But I have a referral to an orthopedic surgeon, so hopefully I'll be getting my knee fixed within six weeks of my appointment, so that pushes it out to about three months before I can get surgery.  Then six more weeks of healing.

Alright, I'm out.  Thanks for all your support!


  1. 2nd try to leave a comment. That sounds terrible Steve, best of luck to you in treatment and my prayers for your recovery.

  2. I still look forward to the sequel for subject 12! Also good luck with the knee.


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