Health Update: How Many Ways Can My Body Fail?

I saw my old knee surgeon yesterday regarding my right knee pain. It has been getting better since last week, but I thought it prudent to get it checked out anyway. My x-rays revealed that everything is fine. I actually have TWO screws in each knee and they look really cool on an X-ray! My doc thinks that I just bruised the area around the screw and that I should be totally fine in a couple of days. He also said I should probably pay special attention to strengthening the muscles around my knee by doing daily isobaric exercises. Noted. He was kind of tripped out about how long is had been since I'd seen him (7 years) and how “grown up” I'd become. I'm assuming, by “grown up”, he means “old”, because, at 21, I was already technically a grown-up when we met.

Regarding my IBS, things are back to normal. And by normal, I mean, fucked up. The possibility that I have some sort of food allergy seems more likely. I will scrape together $400 and give the hippies a try. I DO plan to ask if the test results ever come out negative for food allergies. I'm not going to call to make an appointment until I get back from SXSW, though. I want to enjoy the free beer and tacos, guilt free and then find out if I'm allergic to gluten or yeast or dairy or some other delicious thing.

I know I've been slacking on the weekend recaps. To those who care, sorry. I have several interesting weekends coming up, though, including Lebowski Fest and a Cartoon Themed birthday party (not to mention, SXSW), so stay tuned!

Happy pooping.