Some of you may recall my post of a few weeks ago outlining how I'd knackered my left knee (....basically I fell off my son's BMX bike.. A few days before my wife went to Glastonbury . I ain't going to win "Husband of the Year 2011".....)
Anyway - I found out this morning that:
(a) I need an arthroscopy for a bucket handle tear of the meniscus
TRANSLATION: I've badly torn the cartilage, keyhole surgery required
(b) I may also have shredded my anterior cruciate ligament, but this can't be confirmed until the surgeon is actually inside my knee doing the cartilage job
TRANSLATION: I may have seriously buggered my knee that could take months to sort out. Bigger op involving harvesting a piece of my hamstring tendon to replace the damaged ACL....
What a b*****d..
If it's 'only' the cartilage, it could be 6 weeks recovery; if it IS my ACL as well, that may be 6 months. I'm due for the 1st (and hopefully only) op on the 1st Sept, but there is now potentially a big question mark over most of my shooting and stalking activities possibly until early next year.
I'll tell you what - I'm going nowhere near a BMX bike/skateboard/pogo-stick/spacehopper EVER again....
(How close to a deer do you reckon you can get in a sedan chair...??)