ACL Blues

I’m less than a week away from surgery. I chose a patellar tendon autograft, which means they’ll slice and dice at my knee in order to save it. Ouch.

One thing that bothers me about this whole process is that every different facility or doctor involved in the surgery/diagnosis/etc. must ask the same questions concerning my health. I would have thought that some of that information would have been passed along. Questions like, “are you currently taking any medication?” or “do you take drugs or use alcohol?” I’ve filled out form after form and questionnaire after questionnaire with these same questions. Why isn’t this information passed on? Why? Because the system is hampered by some pretty idiotic regulations concerning information. Especially considering that every one of these doctors/facilities is involved in a surgery.

It seems to me that this information should be shared with those who are to be involved; it isn’t like I will deny the surgeon what my family doctor knows. Dumb.

On another note, I’m still experiencing a bit of pain the knee, and it seems to get a little worse over time. One day a certain movement won’t cause pain and the next day it will…and repeat. Anyway, I can’t wait to get a functional knee back, because I’m really itching for some soccer right now.