Richard C. White (nightwolfwriter) wrote,
Richard C. White
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Well, the results are in

The doc had good news and bad news.

The good news is no damage to any of the ligaments (some old damage to my ACL, but unrelated to my current situation).

The bad news is, I have a torn meniscus.

I currently am scheduled for arthroscopic surgery on the 14th of May.

Which is good. The quicker I get this over with, the quicker I can get back to doing stuff. Plus, with wishweaver going to New Mexico for a school for eight weeks starting late June, I should have just enough time to complete my recovery phase before she takes off.

So, it the words of the immortal bard, "It coulda been a lot woise." *grin*

I have to get my pre-op physical done, some blood work done and an EKG before the 14th.

Oh, the other good/bad thing is I will be missing at least a week of work. The good thing - I have no excuse not to use a lot of that time toward finishing Steel on Target and trying to work off the backlog of Anime DVD's I have. The bad thing is, I can't go on short term disability until I use 40 hours of leave, so if I only miss a week of work, it comes out of my leave pile. If I miss more than a week, I still lose the first 40 hours, but then short-term covers any other days I miss.

Based on this, I've canceled my appearance at Marcon. The doc wasn't 100% sure I'd be ready to take an eight-hour drive that soon, much less stand up and/or deal with conventioneers for an entire weekend.

I'm also canceling my trip to Seattle for the AUSKF Summer Camp. The doc says in a week or two after surgery, I should be able to attend practice and work on the kata since they're nice and slow, but I won't be up for getting into armor and pushing the leg for at least six weeks. Technically, Summer Camp would be after the recovery period, but attending something that intense so soon after this kind of layoff is just asking to re-aggravate something. So, maybe next year. (Darn, I sound like a Cubs fan *grin*)

And that's where we stand.
Tags: conventions, health, kendo
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