I saw Baby Doc Friday because of problems with my bionic knee. Not actually the knee itself, but with some of the biologic material still left in my leg. Turns out I have scar tissue that formed deeper than it should have and from time to time, it gets caught in the movement, then has to pop free — usually a few seconds later, sometimes five or ten minutes, once thirty-six hours. (That one was no fun!)
The kicker is this is something that’s only seen in people who rehab very well after that their new knee, which I did. So if I’d been a slacker and got only 125 degrees range of motion, my knee wouldn’t be mobile enough to catch my scar tissue. Instead, I worked my butt off for super-mobile — 140-145 degrees — and now get regular pinches for the effort. When I pointed this out to Bob, he said, “Yeah, and if you’d stopped at 125 degrees, you wouldn’t be doing this, this or this, either.”
The man has this nasty habit of being right.
Baby Doc said it can be fixed with a scope — one of those procedures where it takes two hours to prep the patient, then start of surgery to end is five or six minutes. Unless I start getting those thirty-six hour pinches on a regular basis, I think I can live without the whole anesthesia/incisions/soreness route. Besides, what’s life without a few surprises?