Friday, July 24, 2009

Result: The knee


See this nice little drawing? Well.... this my friends... is what has happened to my knee. DOn't know how, don't know why.... it just did. It's a typical sports injury, but I don't play sports... so figure that one out. lol

anyway- on top of the tear of the meniscus, I have a cyst growing there as well. AND THEN... I have tight tendons on the right side of my knee that got pulled or stretched or something and the way to fix that is by a cortisone shot and physical therapy.

And he says we can wait to get it fixed, but if I don't, I run the risk of the cyst growing even more and the tear becoming worse. I have to have surgery to fix it regardless of when it happens. This my friends... it what also causes arthiritis of the knee. If left untreated, you can get the worse case of arthirtis possible. SOOOOO... you can guess how much I'd like to have that happen. lol

So the prognosis..... Surgery on Sept. 4 for the tear and the cyst... and the cortisone shot. (I've heard that they hurt like the mother... so I opted to have it done while I was under lol) Then after a few days of doing nothing, I then have to go through "extensive physical therapy working on the calf, knee, and hip".

I'm not too excited about all that, but anything is better than this pain I'mgoing through. I have good days and bad days...mostly bad days. It was so painful last night, it felt like y whole leg was going to fall off! I was lugging boxes yesterday and i guess I overdid it.

so I ask the Dr. what I should avoid.... "don't be doing heavy lifting or running/walking too much. Avoid unstable terrain."

Oh.... you mean like going camping for the weekend and then moving the next weekend?

Right....... lol

5 comments:

Lisa Brown said...

So sorry Amber!!! Wish I was there to help you out.

Amie said...

Oy that's rough. At least you have the solution though. Good luck! Wish I could offer to babysit your kids or something!

Autumn said...

If taking care of four kids isn't a sport, I don't know what is! Get better!

Kayla said...

Ug! Good luck with all that! Do you know which physical therapist they're sending you to? My uncle is a PT at Utah Valley. Let me know what I can do to help!

Erica said...

Parenting is a sport. Son't fool yourself. I hope you heal up fast, will pray for you.

They tell a mom to not do any heavy lifting or strenuous activity. Right. If you fed ex the kids I will watch them for ya :).