Today I had what turned out to be my last Orthopedics appointment at the VA (we hope). The x-ray showed the patella was all healed up. Apparently they don’t plan to remove the screws and I can understand that. There were two doctors and they checked to make sure stuff was normal. That means that the remaining swelling under and around the top of my kneecap is normal for this stage of the game. As a consequence of that, I still can’t sit normally without blood pooling around my ankle. But again, this is all typical for the type of injury, and it should return to normal in the months ahead.
I’ve tried it out and I can drive again, and I should be able to check on cycling later this week. The sports store says the bike should be in any day now and the tech will get all my stuff swapped over to the replacement within a day or so.
So I’ve been released from close care and they won’t see me again unless I want it.
In two weeks I get my echo-cardiogram and another EKG. I don’t see the cardio doctor until this time next month. Thanks for all your prayers.