Thursday, September 2, 2010

Heading for surgery

I have been having a problem with my right knee for a couple of months now. One Friday morning I woke up and my right knee was swollen. I was fine right up until the time I went to bed. Don't know what caused it. I waited until Sunday and woke Rachel and had her come with me to the medical center. They took x-rays and found arthritis. Ok. So now what? The dr there sent me to an orthopedic surgeon down the hall. The pain I am having is on the inside of my knee. The arthritis they found is on the outside. The dr had me icing it 2 - 3 times a day and taking 3 Ibuprofen 3 times a day. He sent me for an MRI last Friday because what he was telling me to do was not working. He even gave me a cortisone shot and it did nothing. I went to see him today for the results of the MRI and it read... a horizontally - oriented tear of the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus. In short.. we are going for surgery on Sept 13th. I will be out of work for 2 weeks. 1 week vacation and 1 week short term disability. This way I don't use up all of my vacation days. At least this is what I hope to have happen. I will check tomorrow.
Now I am scheduling blood work and they want medical clearance and an EKG from my primary physician. I will call for an appt tomorrow for that.
I have an appt to go back to see him Sept 27th. By then I should be well enough to go back to work. He said I should be back to normal after 6 weeks. I hope better than normal. lol

On the knitting front.. I found out last week that my lys donated the items they get to the food bank. They then in turn distribute the items to different charities. I have already given her a pair of mittens and a hat. I meant to give her a couple of food items to take with her on Tuesday but, I didn't get back up there. All in good time. I do have plenty of yarn to keep me busy for quite a while. No problems running short there. lol I won't be driving for a few days either so maybe I better take stock of what I have and don't have.

Anyway.. that's it for now I guess.

Until next time...


SandieP said...

Sorry to hear about your upcoming surgery, Bunny. I hope things go smoothly for you and you're back up and about soon. Take care!

Sandy said...

Oh no. Sorry to hear about your knee, got my toes and fingers crossed all goes well. And now you have me worried. Mine has been swollen for about a month. I ice it everyday when I come home from work. I wear a brace most days at work. Mine is also my right knee. It swells mostly right above the knee and behind the knee. I know I have arthritis (have it in my neck, and back), so assume it's the knee too. Several years ago it did this and that's what my chiropracter said it was, my GP didn't say much about it. Though it's been awhile since I've been there. I work on my feet sometimes for long hours and that really bothers it.

Hugs, keep us posted.