Knee Surgery

For family and friends, and anyone else who wants to know, I was struck by a car while riding my bike on September 10th.  On November 18th I underwent surgery to repair my meniscus as well as other damaged cartilage (I do not remember the technical name for the other parts of my knee that had lost cartilage), my ACL was replaced with a donor ligament, and scar tissue was removed from my MCL and other parts of my knee.  I was told that I would most likely need a complete knee replacement later in life if I wished to walk unaided.  I was also informed that I could no longer run as a sport, that running would have to be limited to “life and death” situations.  This was all very disheartening to me, but the good news is that I should be able to continue snowboarding, although if I do I’m sure I will need that knee replacement sooner than I otherwise would.  The following link has a small amount of blood, but shows my knee 24 hrs after surgery for those who wish to see it.  knee.

As of right now I am recovering well, and hope to be healthier than before by the begining of next snowboarding season.