Tuesday, November 2, 2004

That Didn't

Yesterday I finally got the official reason as to why my ankle has been hurting, since I sprained it on September 14th.  The MRI, which I had on October 21st, revealed that I have Osteochondritis Dissecans or OCD.  What is it?  In my best doctor translation, I have chipped off a piece (25%) of a bone in my ankle.  The recommended treatment is to have me wear a walker and use crutches for six weeks.  The hope is that cartilage will somehow fill in the gap, but the doctor didn't seem so positive that this would happen.  If not then surgery would be just what I didn't wish for, for Christmas.

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