Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Staple Removal

Two weeks after surgery, we return to the Doc to have the two dozen staples removed. The process involves specialized pliers that grab the stable in the center and bend the middle down forcing the sides up. Katie says it will pinch. I think she needs a little remedial pinch training, since her concept of what a pinch feels like is pretty far out.

Without all the surgical packing, the knee now looks just a little swollen. but the zipper effect down the center is a little strange.

Bummed about having the knee immobilized for another five weeks -- that's through the end of May! At least the Doc gets his next look in just three weeks.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Healing Up

So this is five days since the surgery. Pain is decreasing and mobility is increasing very nicely. But the full-leg knee immobilizer is growing its annoying-ness. I've had some feeling in the area of the incision and it seems well. Increasing the length of the daily walk also.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


The bike fall with clipped in shoes was a little more damaging than I expected. So the upshot is that surgery is scheduled for later today to repair the torn ligaments of my quadriceps. The recuperation and rehabilitation period is supposed to be long. In a small irony, the preferred activities include swimming and biking!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

What's Cookin'?

Morty got us home in just two days, but the weather penalty says that we beat spring to central Ohio by a good margin. As we unpacked we found the Gephardts' Chili Powder that my brother requested, and we tried it for ourselves with a little home-made traditional chili.

Very good overall taste with many overtones that go well beyond the generic product we had been using. I just wonder if it could be picked out on a blind test. You would really have to come with your game taste buds on.

Highly recommended.