Today Leslie gets her second opinion on her second surgery, so, today is the day to keep her in your thoughts. The story of why this surgery may be needed, is that after the first surgery a little tibia bone chip refused to comply, and is not where it's supposed to be. The two basic paths are fix it or leave it, the outcome of each is uncertain. Fixing it may aid Leslie's current rehab - but it will set her a few weeks back, it's a less invasive surgery, but a surgery nonetheless. It may also impact the need for a new (bionic!) knee in a few years down the road. Leaving it could drag out rehab and increase the odds of needing a new knee sooner. (notice all the "could" "may" "might"? Yeah.) Anyway, Leslie's headed over to Baltimore Shock and Trauma (which should be the name of a hard core Contra dance band) today, and I'll post an update about that when I get one.
This brings me to another point, a few of you are wondering, what about the money thing? So here's some chat on that. Where does your money go? When you donate it goes to me (my Paypal account) and it says Leslie in the memo, when it's accumulated or she needs it, it goes to her. It ALL goes to her, if she ends up not needing everything, she'll figure out what to do with it - I'm thinking a donation to the Society for Safe Dipping. What it's earmarked for now, however, is transportation. Every Time Leslie needs to go to a doctor outside of rehab, her trip from Sibley to Walkersville, today's jaunt to Baltimore, these all have to be in an ambulance or special transport. This is very spendy! So, while (in answer to *other* questions) Leslie does have insurance, Leslie is working, and there's some supplemental insurance that covers a handful of things - transportation tops out at $5000, after that, it's all out of pocket.
Anyway, thanks for your donations so far, as I said in the post title your generosity in the first day is awesome, raising almost $350!
Please feel free to comment here, if you want to guest post - add your Leslie story, you saw her recently - want to add an update, you just let me know!