So my leg, while it still hurts of course, is pretty much back to normal mobility (as long as I don't use it for too long). About half the time I don't bother with the cane. Most importantly, I can straighten it (last night was literally the first time), which might not seem like much, but after a couple weeks of having it bent is very, very, very nice. I'm also noticing that the dominant pain is back to being the knee, rather than my entire leg (that's a good thing I figure).
That said, I still don't have feeling back (except in the areas where I do, where it's acutely sensitive) in that one quadrant of the leg. I spent a few minutes poking myself with a sharp object to mark out the outline of where I can feel and where I can't… In the picture below, anything that's red is “invisible” to me.
I really like driving the truck in the winter. I like watching people in their expensive SUVs sliding all over the place while this beater truck goes through just about anything… I want something fun to get stuck near me so I can winch it out. By the way, now that there's actually snow in this area, I should really crack out my old snowmobile. It was recently fixed (a favor trade), so maybe it's time to have some bone breaking fun on it. I wonder how long I could run it on the ice around Toronto before getting busted.
I got a call from some other doctor insisting that I had an appointment for my kidneys tomorrow as well. I'm almost certain that I told the doctor I really didn't want to go to any more doctor's appointments unless it was important, and they wouldn't tell me (or the people I was talking to didn't know) why the appointment was even made in the first place. One of the things that sucks about having a non-existent memory is that I really have no idea if the doctor considered my case an emergency and I need to go deal with this now, or if the doctor was just trying to scam someone some OHIP (health insurance) money.
Subjectively, I hope it's the latter. Objectively, I hope it's not.