Thursday, October 18, 2007

Knee Surgery on Saturday

I hurt my knee running back in the end of January. I went to the first doctor and he said I had arthritis, I didn't believe him. I went to a second doctor and he said I had bursitis, which is a liquid sack on my nerves or something. I was ordered to have "physical therapy" and rest. In Korea that means ice! I rested for about 5 months. I was tired of the pain and not being able to exercise so I went to an orthopedic doctor from my church. I have a Meniscus tear and I am having surgery on Saturday morning. I start my week vacation this Saturday so this is why we moved quickly to the surgery option, plus all that I had done before helped with the decision to repair the damage by surgery.

I am little nervous not of the surgery because I have one of the best surgeons in South Korea. I am nervous because the hospitals are set-up very differently. There are 6 to 8 people per room and the bathroom/shower is down the hall. The nurses only come to the room if they are giving you medicine or changing a dressing. Other than that everything is left up to the family to do for the patient. I not only don't have family here but I will be in a totally different city than the one i live in and none of my friends have cars. My pastor and his wife are taking me to the hospital and will be around for half the day on Saturday. Then my friend Sarah will be spending the night with me.

Please pray for a quick recovery! I will be on crutches for a little while afterward and I live about a 15 minute walk from my work when I am able to walk regularly. I am not sure if my motorcycle will be an option to get to work or not!! I will have to wait and see. Thanks so much for your prayers.

4 comments:

Jon and Lacey said...

Ouchie! Knee recovery is hard, we'll pray for you! Maybe you should get one of those annoying little bells and ring it like crazy whenever you need a nurse! :) I'm sure they'd appreciate that! :)

Janelle said...

Will definitely be praying for you! That wouldn't be very fun doing that all by yourself, but you have TWO Great Physicians on your side!!! =) Hope you recover quickly and can get back to walking without pain! Take care!

mel said...

I'll be praying for you, Georgia! I hope everything goes well and that you recover quickly!

chloe said...

Good luck with your surgery...
sorry I can't be there with you.