Friday, May 23, 2008

Rachel for President?

I was discussing the presidential election with my eight year old daughter a few days ago. She ask me if there had ever been a girl president. I told her no, but that one of the candidates was a woman. She said, "That means maybe I could be president someday. I have a lot of good ideas." I agree with her. She does have a lot of good ideas.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Hand Update

I am late posting about the results of my appointment with the hand doctor. Everything is going fine. He said that there was some swelling in my thumb joint so he gave my a cortisone injection. This didn't really seem to help much but at least I am confident that the pain will eventually get better on its own.

This past Saturday was Rachel's birthday. She had a pool party at the Richmond Heights Community Center. She has a large class so she had about 15 kids at the party. I think that everyone had a good time.

The day after the party, the whole family was feeling run down. I think that we are all coming down with or getting over a cold. I was feeling tired, but my leg was feeling good. Since I was too tired to do much, I could almost forget that I had a problem.

Monday, May 5, 2008

No more physical therapy

I had my hip doctor appointment on Thursday. My doctor is pleased with how I'm doing. I'm pretty much unrestricted in my activities except that he doesn't want me doing any long distance running. He is concerned about the stress of running causing arthritis in the hip. He is fine with me cycling because it is no impact.

I asked about the knee problems that I've been having. After examining the knee, he said that I have an injury to the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). This is not something that will require surgery. He also explained how he thought the injury to my hip and knee occurred. I thought that during the accident I twisted to my side and "hip checked" the car. He said that I probably hit the car straight on with my knee causing the PCL injury. The impact drove my femur backwards into the acetabulum causing the fracture.

The good news is that I don't have to go back for any more appointments or physical therapy unless I have problems. I am definitely not symptom free, but I feel like I'm making progress.