Today (April 14th) the surgeon cleared me for surgery to repair the tear in the meniscus of my right knee. Wohoo!
The surgery is scheduled for April 27th – which just happens to fall AFTER PenguiCon and with enough rehab time (6-10 weeks) that I’ll be able to attend GenCon! The timing couldn’t be better, IMHO. (thank you to whoever cancelled to create that time slot).
The surgeon is hopeful that the arthritis in my knee won’t be too worsened by the surgery (it was a big risk that might have prevented me from having the surgery at all). My knee won’t ever be “fine” but without the pain from the meniscal tear, I’m hopeful that I’ll be walking more normally and the arthritis pain will lessen. I might even be able to eventually ditch the cane!
I can’t begin to explain how relieved I am. Finally, I have a date to move forward.