I hate to admit it but this blog is becoming a little less "Golf" and more "Health" than I would like. I was hoping that for now I could just accept the foot/ankle surgery was upcoming and golf but unforrtunately that is not the case. For those who saw me golf at Little Mountain i was a disastor near the end of the round. Both my ankle & knee were killing me. My hope has been that my knew was hurting because my gait was off due to the ruptured tendon in my ankle. Well, last Friday I saw a Knee Orthopedic Specialist and he said it was the bad gait may have exaggerated the knee issues but he said artrhitis has caused a small part of the knee to be "Bone on Bone" but most of the knee still has cartilege but overall I am in need of a knee replacement.
He gave me 2 options. One option was he could work me into his schdule in July for a new knew and with 90 day recovery I "Should" be recovered prior to my Oct. 25th surgery for the tendon. The kew word is "Should" which means there is a chance I would not be fully recovered by then. If I were to go that route I would move the foot/ankle back to Nov. or Deceber to be safe. Even then, I would be barely recovered from one surgery when going in for another surger. Option 2 is Cortison shots & some rehap for the knee.
I've opted for the Cortisone and it seems to be working, at least for the 3 days since the shot. Hopefully it I have good long-term success with the Cortison and can get wll past the 6-9 month recovery period for the foot/tendon. If lucky, the Corisone may buy me more than 18 months.
Good news is, I can golf the remainder of this season and if all goes well I will also have a full season next year. That is my goal.
I figure my next real golf goal will be in the Spring and if the rehab goes well I'll get a few lessons to try to get my swing in shape. For the remainder of this year I am just playing & having fun.