Knee Injury Update

Thanks to my knee breaking, my blog received the highest traffic since launch! Woohoo! But seriously, thanks for the well wishes, sympathy and support.

How bad was it?

The ER doctors told me on Friday that my kneecap had "crumbled" into a "lot of pieces". I nearly burst into tears on the spot. They quickly said that may not have been "the best choice of words"

How bad is it really?

What the ER told me was beyond a "bad choice" of language-- what seemed like an unguarded moment of brutal honesty turned out to be borderline incompetence... But that's why they sent me to a specialist.

The knee is broken into two pieces by a single v-shaped fracture.

What does that mean?

First, I won't need surgery. It should heal on its own but I need to go back in three weeks to make sure.

Second, I won't need to use two crutches. The knee can support weight as long as I wear the immobilizer. I can even walk around the apartment, do dishes, etc.

I can walk up and down the stairs to my place and take Uber until I'm able to drive which should happen in a couple weeks.

So in sum...

It's not that bad. It's an inconvenience, sure, but it could be much, much worse. Since becoming a full time author, I don't leave the house that much anyway. Groceries will be an issue but I have a wide network of people to rely on. I have Obamacare and my expenses are fine.

If I take it easy this should all heal up pretty quickly.



Mike bode is the author of The Queen of Lies, the first installment in the ongoing series, Architects of the Grand Design. His next book comes out October. Sign up for the mailing list for more info. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest . (You can also follow him on Goodreads and even Amazon)

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