The bad knee

11 Mar

For a few months now, I’ve been having pain in my left knee. It was manageable for a while but in the last few weeks it got to be too much. I finally made it to the doctor and they took x-rays and did an MRI. No problem with the meniscus nor with the ligaments. The culprit is a piece of errant bone that has grown under the knee cap.

The result is that I have to stop putting stress on the knee while we do treatment and therapy. This unfortunately includes getting on my knees to dig holes, which stops all detecting for now. It has been a week since my doctor visit and I have not detected at all. It feels a bit strange and I am beginning to feel the effects of not getting outside on a regular basis.

On a positive note, I have been spending a lot more time with my boys and I love it. I can’t wait until they get a bit older so that they can come with me on my hunts.

Hope to get back on it soon.


8 Responses to “The bad knee”

  1. David Springs March 11, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    Time to make a deal with the boys. You detect it, they dig it. Teach them about making a good plug, share your treasures with them, and take them out for ice cream or a soda afterwards. Perfect opportunity to combine hobby and family!

    • yaquigrande March 15, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

      I took my oldest detecting once and he kept all the finds he dug! LOL! But you’re right, this should be a team effort.

  2. John M March 11, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Ouch! Hope the treatment goes well.

    • yaquigrande March 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

      Thank you John, the treatment has worked wonders so far. Pain is down considerably and I was given the go ahead to return to normal activities.

  3. lawdog1 March 12, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    I will dig your holes for you! Nice talking to ya the other day, get well soon.

    • yaquigrande March 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

      thank you lawdog1. It was nice to visit at lunch and catch up.

  4. stevessunkentreasures March 12, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    I miss you dude.. Detecting isn’t the same without the antics and general fun of you being around. I say Man up and lets go detecting!! Kidding obviously..

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