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Scheila Gonzalez liked the comment on To all my DZW friends who expressed concerns about my health - I feel that today I turned the first of many corners but in a positive direction, The short version of my protracted story is that I had my ACL(one of the knee ligaments) replaced after it rupured. I chose to use my own tendon (as opposed to a cadaver tendon) and they harvested it from my patella (knee cap). When harvesting the tendon, my knee cap shattered and they had to screw the pieces back together. I went home and, following doctors orders, I began flexing my knee. The pain increased over the following days, until I couldnt take it anymore. I went back to the hospital and after xrays, they discovered that two of the screws had come out and were buried in my knee and therefore, every flex shredded more of my knee. I had emergency surgery the following morning to repair the patella (the orthopedist said that he never had a more complex knee repair). It took several days to find the right combination of some heavy duty drugs to make the pain tolerable. 3 days later I was released from the hospital with the demand that I not flex my knee at all (it is in a brace) and put no weight on it. Yesterday my doctor saw me and was pleased with the repair thus far and told me that I could start putting weight on the leg. That made me feel better and I have started to wean myself off of all these drugs (during which I felt like I resided on a different planet). So I am on the road to recovery. Next week more xrays to see if the rpair has held - and then a long road of physical therapy. Knowing that so many cared about me and took time to email me made all the difference -- I did not have to go through this alone -- and every note of concern was deeply appreciated -- so thank you, my friends!2014-03-26 02:13:18 UTC