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This Is Where It All Begins

This Is Where It All Begins

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Miracle of Miracles

(ignore the beer references in the song...just pay attention to the chorus)

Ben went to the orthopedic doctor last week, and the prognosis was grim. Just from looking at his knee and wiggling it, he was pretty sure that Ben tore his MCL, ACL, and hurt his meniscus. Looked to all of us like we needed to plan a date for surgery. The doctor seemed pretty certain, but ordered an MRI just to make sure. Ben got the MRI Monday, and we went back today to talk about the results and most likely, a time to get surgery on the ACL.

I tell you what folks, miracles are real and do happen!! The doctor came in and said he had great news. Ben's ACL is totally fine!!! HIP HIP HOORAY!!! No surgery!!!! Seriously, that is a miracle. The doctor even seemed quite surprised.

Ben did tear his MCL and his PCL, and really bruised the bone. Obviously, his knee is pretty messed up, but it can all heal on its own. He has some therapy that he will be doing here at home, and he is not supposed to ski the rest of the season (yeah right), but he should be good to go within the next few months...if he is a good boy and obeys the doctor.

We are sooooooo happy, especially Ben. We are going out to dinner tonight to celebrate (Ben's suggestion)! Hooray, I can try to take a nap instead of cook dinner! Good news all around!!!!!

8 comments:

D’s Nuts!! said...

Glad to hear Ben's knee will not require surgery. I had a teammate on my V-Ball team go down last night with some serious injury and he was in tears because he didn't want to sit out for the next few months. Hope the healing process goes smoothly.
-Dallas

shaina said...

So Glad for you guys!! You deserve dinner out. Get dessert too!

runningfan said...

That's amazing. What a huge blessing. Hooray for answered prayers.

lori parkhurst said...

Great news! I am so happy for you guys!

Jessica Kay said...

that's great!! I bet you both were very happy to hear that and I hope you enjoyed your dinner that you didn't cook and someone else served to you and even cleaned it up...I love going out to eat, but you can probably tell I don't get to that often =)

Darci and Ryan said...

Glad to hear the news! Hope dinner was great too.

Trinette McCrary said...

Yeahhhhhh!! Blessings come when we least expect it sometimes.

Colleen said...

What a relief! I am so happy for you and for Ben. That is SUCH great news!