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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

This is the Day

This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice in it .. so goes the line .. but a bit difficult to rejoice today. In another 5 hours or so, I will go for the Arthroscopy and cartilage repair. It is not the surgery that I worry about but what if after the op.. I find that I can no longer run?

According to the Doc, he's going to trim the meniscus if possible If not, he will have to remove it.

More information on the meniscus:

"Medically speaking, the "cartilage" is actually known as the meniscus. The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of fibrocartilage which is located at the peripheral aspect of the joint. The majority of the meniscus has no blood supply. For that reason, when damaged, the meniscus is unable to undergo the normal healing process that occurs in most of the rest of the body. In addition, with age, the meniscus begins to deteriorate, often developing degenerative tears. Typically, when the meniscus is damaged, the torn piece begins to move in an abnormal fashion inside the joint.

Because the space between the bones of the joint is very small, as the abnormally mobile piece of meniscal tissue (meniscal fragment) moves, it may become caught between the bones of the joint (femur and tibia). When this happens, the knee becomes painful, swollen, and difficult to move."


  1. good luck for ur surgery.. and take plenty of rest..

  2. hey, u gotta rest that leg of yours. There's a Chinese saying, "Rest is needed to take on a longer journey"...

  3. hey tekko,

    how was the op? rest lots and rehab... u will come back stronger than before!