Prayers needed for an ornery patient
Well, today's surgery on both knees went well. That stuff they use for anesthesia is some good stuff :image035:
I need to ask for prayers from as many people I know, both actually know and those who I know from forums like this. I figure the more the merrier.
I just found out from my Wife, now that I am fully awake and not under the influence of narcotics what the Dr. told her while I was in recovery.
As it turns out my knees were jacked up more than we all thought. I have one area where the bone in my left knee was sheared off, cartilage is all over the place in varying forms of FUBAR. I will eventually have to have both knees replaced.
I am fine with all of that. My problem, where I am having a hard time coping with the news is this...
I will never be able to return to Martial Arts, I will never again be able to play any sport that jars the knees in anyway. This also includes weight lifting. I can only work on my legs through the stationary bike or eventually an elliptical machine. No more squats, no more hard leg workouts, nada.
What really sucks is the Wife and I were about to become assistant TKD instructors while we worked towards our black belts. We were then going to become instructors and teach Deaf kids and start working with kids with other disabilities to learn TKD.
I know God will be glorified somehow in all of this. I trust He has a plan for the news I got today. I donít want to be selfish and pray that he is glorified by my being able to return to TKD and become an instructor, only that He is glorified. But deep down, I hope that is how. I hope to be able to return to TKD and be able to work on other martial arts.
Please pray for me that I may be a humble patient and not push my luck in physical therapy, in life and that I can keep my own knees as long as possible.