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  • My impending operation

    Posted on February 17th, 2010 Andy Parkes 4 comments

    A little off topic……

    On the 20th September I posted this as my Facebook status


    Turns out I was right

    Some five months later I actually found out what I’d done


    Anyone who knows me also knows that playing football is one of my biggest passions and it’s taken a couple of days for it to sink in that I may never actually play again. It’s been hard enough the last five months so adding another six months (minimum) has been hard to take

    Of course that’s looking on the negative side of things. Susanne wrote a great post about how putting the correct spin on things can help get anything off to a good start so I’ll enter the rehabilitation with the mindset that I WILL be playing again next season

    The geek part of me also needed to know as much as possible about everything to do with this, especially with the length of time it’s taken

    So I know more about the internal structures of the knee, MRI scans and what’s involved in the operation itself (don’t click that last one if your squeamish….seriously) than I care to think about!

    So fingers crossed I’ll make a full recovery. Thanks to everyone who has commented on Facebook and Twitter

    This’ll be me again sometime soon!


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    Andy Parkes is Technical Director at Coventry based IT support company IBIT Solutions. He is also Microsoft Partner Area Lead for 2012-2013 and coordinates AMITPRO which is a peer group for IT Professionals in the Midlands area. He also isn't a fan of describing himself in the third person.

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    4 Responses to “My impending operation”

    1. Good Luck. I had the same operation about 6 years ago. Took me about a year to be really strong and confident on it again.

      I found the first couple of months are actually a bit miserable.

      But good result in the end.

    2. Cheers Paul

      Glad you got a good result

      Not looking forward to those first couple of months at all!

    3. Get well soon mate – in the meantime, we expect many more blog posts than normal. 😉

    4. […] one and only blog post specifically about my knee was on 17th February 2010. I’d intentionally not talked about it all that much here as I try to stay around a techie theme […]

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