Monday, September 28, 2015

Briefly Boring: Scars and Beer

My knee recovery is coming along.  Still no running until around Thanksgiving, but I’m doing more and more without remembering that I had surgery exactly a month ago. To that end, tonight for the first time I’m going to go for a very short swim.  I had to wait until my knee incision closed up before I could get into a public pool – longer than normal because it wasn’t all laparoscopic so I have a 2” incision.  Lord knows what kind of e coli or herpes I would get if I swam with an open wound.  That said, I will be the first to admit that I don’t mind the big incision on my knee. Gives me some street cred… “What is up, ladies? Want to see my knee scar? Ignore all of the stubble on there from where the surgeon shaved it.

Ignore that this is totally a picture of my crotch

Actually, while it is getting better, my knee is a bit sore today. I brewed 15 gallons of beer this weekend and pushed my knee to the limit with all of the heavy lifting.  But again, I think that can only add to my street cred, right?  “Yeah, I screwed up my knee again but it was while I was brewing beer. Yeah, there was fire involved…no big deal.  So, just ignore my limp while I chop wood and spin these mad beats” (I assume that is what hip/cool guys do now?)

100% sure my neighbors thought that I was making meth

The fruits of my labor!


Gracie said...

The problem with knee scars is that they just make you look clumsy. Sorry, dude. said...

I love my scars. After my second back surgery, the nurses were telling me all about different mederma or whatever, different lotions to lessen the appearance of scars. But I love them! I actually have a tattoo along my rib scar (where I had a rib removed for bone marrow) that says "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls, the most massive characters are seared with scars."

Dilnad said...

It's so demoralizing when other guys have a bigger knee scar than you. I just need to find a woman who doesn't think that's important.

Keep fighting man!!

Laura said...

I can't wait to try all that beer you made!

Running Through Phoenix said...

Need a rock man..gimme some of that blue!!