Sunday, May 25, 2008

Bow-legged and bunions!

Since several folks have emailed to ask me why J had knee surgery, I thought I would share this riveting piece of information with you all... Oh, OK- maybe it was just two people who asked, but play along- it'll be fun!


Back to J's knee... This was his 3rd knee surgery on this same knee. It seems that J's right leg is slightly bow-legged- not bow-legged enough that you could even notice it by looking, but definitely bow-legged enough to have an effect on how his knee wears. J is very athletic and especially loves to play soccer. Since his knee does not align properly, when he runs it causes problems. Specifically problems like broken cartilage and a torn meniscus. He does wear a special knee brace now when he is going to be doing a lot of walking or any running, but unfortunately by the time the problem was properly diagnosed and he got his brace- the damage had already been done. Eventually he needs a knee replacement, but would like to wait as long as possible before going that route.

So anyway- that's the story of J's knee. Stay tuned for the next riveting installment of FrazzMom family ailments when we'll reveal the back story behind FrazzMom's bunion!



Llama Momma said...

Ooooh...bunions! I'm sitting on the edge of my seat...

Anonymous said...

seriously, I want to hear about bunions. I have 2 really bad "tailor's bunions"

BundyMum said...

you have a bunion story?? haha. cant wait :)

M. said...

there better not be pictures of where you inherited the bunions! Remember you need someone to watch the kids' while you're in Afica.
love, M.