Second Chances

A Monday post? Wutttt???? I know. You’ll see why. :) This is the “very specific reason” I mentioned in the previous post.     This is a continuation of last week’s post about my chronic illness. And about why I decided to share it with you at all. And why I’m going to be MIA for the next few weeks.   The short answer: I’m having surgery tomorrow to fix my leg.   The long answer: Over the years, EDS has caused my legs to become crooked (it’s way too complicated to explain how in this post). They’ve only gotten more crooked and painful as I’ve grown older, and it will continue to worsen unless the crookedness is repaired. So how do they repair it? (Skip the next paragraph if you’re squeamish)   My orthopedic surgeon is going to perform a closing wedge high tibial osteotomy. (Say THAT ten times fast. ;) ) Google it if you want to know the details, but in short, they will be breaking my leg, taking a wedge of bone out, realigning the bone, and securing it in place.   (Squeamish part over)   As you can imagine, the recovery for this surgery is … Continue reading Second Chances