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Friday, June 11, 2004

Okay... so I'm out of surgery and everything's fiiiiine.

And no, that does not mean they have me on some weird drugs.

That's not to say that they haven't given them to me, I just haven't really taken any of them yet. Because of the severe nature of the surgery, the surgeons opted to give me what's know as a "femoral block," which means my entire leg is STILL numb now at 10:49 pm on Friday from my 12 noon Thursday surgery. Well, the top of my leg anyway, which is still plenty strange. I can poke my leg without feeling anything. Very odd.

I am still a little lightheaded, though. I didn't realize it until I started trying to type this post. I'm having a little trouble concentrating long enough to form coherent sentences, and although you can't tell (because I'm correcting as I go), the motor skills used to change the channel on the TV remote apparently aren't the same ones you use to type. This is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I really DIDN'T learn anything from the Rockwood Olympic Watch!

So, the next cartoon will be posted...uh... I don't know. Not today (there's only one hour left on Friday) and not the rest of this weekend since I'm leaving town so Mom can take care of me (thanks Mom!). But I'll be back in Norman next Tuesday, and I'm really hoping to be able to sit at my desk and draw by then. I can't really sit anywhere where I have to bend my leg, like at my drawing board for instance, so if I DO decide to draw before then, I'll have to figure THAT out first. Although, just the difficulty I'm having typing this is making me think that maybe taking a few days off from the strip isn't such a bad idea anyway. I mean, I want to keep the quality higher than "Cathy" for goodness sakes.

So keep checking back here for updates. I'll probably post something over the weekend. Assuming the drugs haven't made me wacky, that is. And once I DO post again, I'll try to get some pictures up here. Not of the surgery itself, although I DO have a video of that which I might try to capture later. We'll see. Until then, wish me luck in keeping my leg straight (the first big order given me by the doctors)!

Bye for now!

Updated at 10:46 PM

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

So, the big secret? Waaay back on March 25 (before I moved into the new house), I was teaching tae kwon do class and I decided to do a jump front kick. Now, I've done these literally thousands of times will no ill effects. Of course, other people have done them thousands of times with no ill effects as well, but yet now we share the same injury.

Long story short...I landed and my left knee went boom. I didn't really hurt so much as it just felt really, really wrong. I mean, really wrong. As in, when I stood back up, my knee felt like a wobbly chair leg. This is not a good thing.

Therefore, this Thursday, June 10th, I will be letting strange people wearing masks cut into my knee to repair my ACL. Actually, the surgeon is the same man who operated on Jason White's knees, so next year I'm looking forward to winning the Heisman.

And although I've found a few sites that detail people's ACL recoveries, I wasn't really happy with the amount of detail in any of them. So, here I am, just 40 minutes away from not being able to eat and drink until surgery, all prepared to blog myself into oblivion for the next eight months while I recover. Have I learned nothing from the Rockwood Olympic Watch? Apparently not.

Anyway, I'm going to cut this short for now. Believe me, I'm going to have plenty of time to write during the next few weeks. I'll fill you in on all the gory details then. Until then, let's just all hope that the doctor knows left from right. It's the LEFT knee! THE LEFT!!!


Updated at 11:20 PM


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