Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The End Result!

Well this journey has been long and trying. Its been 2 months and 2 days since I have been injured. What difficult things the Lord put in my path to help me become a better person. Well I had a monthly appt. with my surgeon, and it was a relief to rule out surgery. I was told that I still have major bruising behind each of my kneecaps and its going to be a long painful process to recover from. But I'm up for the challenge. I was given 2 shots of cortisone, one in each knee. It was a terrible experience that hurt so bad. Good thing my mom was there to hold my hand, but that didn't stop me from passing out. The medication and tube was about 1 inch in diameter and 5 inches long with a needle pretty thick in gauge and about 2 inches long. It was inserted into the joint of my knee, behind the kneecap and it was very painful. It was to help with the swelling. I was prescribed some more medication for the pain and told to go to physical therapy once a week. I also have to go to the gym 4 times a week. My muscles have become weak and its hard for my body to carry my weight properly. I try as hard as I can to keep active as long as I can during the day, but its just taking time. I remind myself that I need to remember patience and that it will be alright. The doctor predicts 6-8 month recovery from the injury date so thats about Feb- Apr. of next year before I can re-submit my papers. I have every intention in returning and completing what I started. I feel like this is a good learning experience for me and every day I learn something new and I realize with different events that have happened since i've been home that i'm here for a reason. Two different Elders that I entered the mission with have been sent home as well both for medical reasons and we have discussed the trials we are facing. Its not easy and I don't think some people understand that. I have heard some really rude things in regards to me being home but I know that my faith and testimony is strong enough to keep the wall from falling and satan from prevailing. This gospel is amazing and blesses my life 100% every day.