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A 40 something dad of five and a half wonderful kids with amazingly different traits and temperament from whom he wants a break from at times, yet wish they never grow older.....and be with him always.....(howzat possible?)and now wishing that he can be a stay at home dad......

25 August, 2008

Diagnosis : Torn ACL


Visited an ortho surgeon this morning....His diagnosis is that I have torn my ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) and will be confirmed by an MRI this afternoon! He jokingly said that I have joined the iluustrious list of athletes who have torn their ACL like Woods and Owen.

He has recommended a surgery for ACL reconstruction/grafting which will land me in a hospital bed for 5 days and put me on crutches for about 6 weeks (with physio). Thereafter, another six weeks with knee braces - which will set me back at least RM18k, according to the doc; which of course the insurers will foot it.

He drained about half a bowl of blood and liquid from the knee area through needle aspiration...in his clinic! When he pricked the needle through the flesh around the knee area, it felt a wee bit discomforting. My knee felt much better after that.

Will decide later whether to opt for an op this afternnon after the MRI. He has suggested this Friday for the op...Will update!!

6 comments:

Superwomanwannabe said...

Woit Partner!

this better not be a trick to get out of marketing ok...he he he

Very sorry abt your injury....get better soon..! And stay away from the office !

Madam Tai Tai said...

Haq, hope you get well soon!

Gina

ms hart said...

Alamaaaak....get well soon!

floweRinthedesert said...

oh dear! Hope the surgery goes well.

Xis said...

Haq
so sorry to hear about this.. but hope you will recover very soon esp after the op... Nak raya dah ni.. hehehe..

Dad of 4+1 said...

SW - how to stay away frm office lar....Kesian you nanti!

Gina, Tati, Rin - Thanks!!!

Xis - Raya ni dengan crutches lah nampaknya!

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