As you have already heard, or maybe not heard, Spencer hurt his knee while we were in San Diego last weekend. He was in the ocean, and a large wave came and hit his knee wrong, and Spencer thinks that he dislocated it, and put it back in socket while he was in the water. Some men carried him out of the water, and quickly about 6 lifeguards showed up. They put a splint on it (made out of cardboard and foam) and asked him some questions.
We were able to come home the next day (last Sunday) and Monday morning we took him into Orthopedics Northeast here in Warsaw to see Doctor Williams and his PA. We told them Spencer’s story, and his medical history (that this happened twice two years ago, and the doctors there said that he had a torn Meniscus, a ruptured MCL and a bruised bone). They were not able to tell us anything that day because Spencer had excessive swelling, but they assumed from Spencer’s history, that it was probably the Meniscus and that he would probably have to have surgery.
On Wednesday Spencer had an MRI in the afternoon, and today (Thursday) he went back the doctor. We were very disappointed when the doctors told us that the MRI showed nothing obvious, and they said they were very confused when they found the torn Meniscus in tact. A Meniscus does not heal, it wears away over time, and so if Spencer was told a couple years ago that it was torn, it should still be torn.
The PA, Karen, felt around Spencer’s knee a little, and twisted it slightly to see if she could feel anything, but this hurt Spencer quite a bit. The PA went out of the office room for just a minute, and Spencer complained to me that he was getting very hot, and he started to turn pail. Soon the doctors returned, and Dr. Williams started talking to Spencer and asking questions, but Spencer was just getting more and more pail. He almost past out, but with help of the nurses we were able to revive him. :) He’s fine, of course, I just think that he was a little shocked at how badly his knee hurt in that moment. They gave Spencer a Cortisone shot to bring down the swelling, but that is all they could do for him right now.
We scheduled a follow-up appointment for 11 days from now, where they will feel around his knee again and see if Spencer will need surgery. So for now, Spencer will ice his knee to get rid of the swelling. He can’t work, since he can barely bend his leg, and can’t put full weight on it.
In the mean time, please keep Spencer in your prayers. He doesn’t enjoy sitting around and doing nothing. That he would stay patient with this injury and that we would learn soon what God has planned for him Please also pray for me as I try to help Spencer in any way that I can.
You always hear people speak of their New Years Resolutions. I am usually one of those people, but some how, at the end of the year, I find myself forgetting what resolution I had last year, and making the same exact one.
This year, I am not going to make one. Not really anyways. A resolution is a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something. That’s basically like saying you are going to do something amazing that year, and then never try.
A goal is the result or achievement toward which effort is directed;aim; end. I would prefer to say that I am making an effort to achieve goal(s) that I have.
This year, my goals would be to finish school with fairly good grades. Take lots of walks and enjoy the nature around me. Take pictures with the camera my Hubby got me for Christmas. Take my husband on crazy adventures that I know he wants to do, which will probably mean sacrificing things that I want to do. Read books that will encourage me, make me cry, make me laugh, and make me think more than I usually do.
I want to be adventurous and brave. I should not be afraid to try things, and yet I hesitate on almost everything. Why do I hold back?
Throw me off a plane with a parachute attached to my back!
(Ha… maybe we’ll take this a small step at a time).
But my point is, that I want to live my life, travel, and have fun before I settle down too much. I hear of a lot of people who get married, and then they either finish school, or find a new job, and then they have kids and don’t get a chance to do the things that they dreamed of doing.
Get me out of here! I want to move to California. City, country, and the Ocean. Sounds good to me! I can do these crazy things as a married woman. Actually, it would be way more fun with Spencer by my side.
First step on my list: Finish school.
Wish me luck!