Been trying to avoid surgery but it looks like it’s happening
Tried to avoid it but I can’t – gotta go into surgery this week to fix the injury I got a few weeks back.
Turns out that, despite it not being painful, the injury was really substantial – a “high-grade tear” so the doc was right.
Me: So there’s no way for me to avoid this surgery? I can’t rehab it?
Him: You can’t rehab a completely torn ligament. It’s gone. You can either replace it or not use your leg.
Luckily my meniscus was not damaged. Unfortunately, even with the insurance, it’s going to be quite expensive, both in terms of actual cost and time wasted. I’m out of commission for a solid half-year: surgery, two weeks in a brace, with six to eight months of rehab.
In light of this really disappointing news, did what all injured lawyers-slash-writers do: Made myself a roasted pork shoulder.
Picked it up on the one day that managed to hobble to the supermarket. Brined it in salt and sugar for 10 hours, pulled it out, let it dry over night, hit it with some BBQ rub and threw it into the oven; first uncovered for seven hours at 220 degrees…
…then for another four hours at 250 degrees covered in foil.
Was planning on writing the follow-up to my last post about writing a profile for online dating sites but I guess I’ll post it on Tuesday of next week.
Expect a post from me on Monday about how my surgery went.
Wish me luck?
Admin note: I’m going to start posting at noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and the occasional Fridays starting next week.
Location: same #$@#$!! chair I’ll be in for months
Mood: apprehensive and fulla pork
Music: My oven’s the hottest you’ll find. Yes, I can roast too,
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