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...