Michael Danke deals with an athlete’s worst nightmare: injury.
I went to the orthopedist today. The swelling, while much better, is not to a point where it makes sense to operate yet. Of course, one big question was about whether being a Celiac affects this at all. Celiac doesn’t seem to bear much on the issue, as there isn’t much to worry about from a donor tendon in the way of rejection for the autoimmune side. On the medication side, I will need to talk to the anesthesiologist, but again, no expected issues there. I was really glad for my wife’s moral support and for writing my questions down.
I did leave the surgeon with the first few pages of the Celiac medical package from our local support group, which he scanned with some interest.