Sunday, April 28, 2013

Exhausted....



I took these a couple of weeks ago.  Been paying for it ever since.  My doctor said I damaged my knee somehow.  So, tomorrow I go to a orthopedic doctor again.  He said I may need to have it scoped.  Something about the meniscus being damaged.  I put off going to the doctor every time because I just don't have the money to pay for it.  Yes, I do have health insurance, but the extra fees leave me scared.  Anyway, I'll let you know what's going on tomorrow.  The last few weeks have been hard, I can hardly walk, and getting up takes all my upper body strength to lift me off the couch.  I am exhausted.  I have had a lot of changes going on, and I can't access the computer as much as I used to.  I apologize for not visiting as much as I used to. 

12 comments:

Debbie Jones said...

I have painful knees too and was going to have surgery at Christmastime but doctor said he wasn't sure it would help to I put it off. I totally understand how painful that can be so I hope you can get some relief through surgery or whatever else can be done. Do enjoy your week. I love your pictures!

KK said...

Around 5-6 years back, when I was about 17, I had a meniscal tear while playing football (soccer). What the doc did after a CT Scan was to get me on some anti-inflammatory tablets and physiotherapy.

If you are not too keen on going to a doctor, I recommend mild anti-inflammatory medicine and knee exercises at home. From what you write, looks like you too have a grade 2 (moderate) tear. See this page. Also, you can try exercising at home, like in this file.

Googling about meniscal tears and knee rehabilitation exercises might help. If you have a sports-oriented neighbor, friend or relative, they might have information. Hope you recover soon.

Buttons said...

Oh Susan oh I am so sorry to hear about your knee. Take it easy and take your time don't worry about anything but yourself. B

Catherine said...

Oh yo poor girl!! Our health is so important and we always seem to take it for granted don't we?
Please take care of yourself!
xo Catherine

Jill said...

First, I LOVE your photos. Always do. The green is so pretty.

Regarding your knee and the funds to pay for medical care: I can completely relate. However, it could become worse with time and ultimately more expensive. Have you tried fish oil? It has helped me immensely. Just a short term thing though. Please, find a way to get the care you so desperately need. You are in my thoughts, my friend.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Very sorry to hear about your knee. I really hope you get to feeling better soon!!!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, so sorry, sweetie! i was truly hoping it could mend on its own! bless you!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm sorry about your knee and all the pain you're in, Susan. Hope you can get it fixed up soon.
Beautiful photos!

S. Etole said...

I truly pray that things will soon be better for you. Please take care of yourself.

Terri said...

So sorry about your knee! I had that surgery two summers ago, and the relief was just a miracle!

gowestferalwoman said...

rolling eyes - i suppose you wrapped it up in duct tape didnt you and then tell everyone - "dont worry, im FINE"

girlfriend, take care of yourself!!

Rose said...

I sure know where you are coming from...my arm slows me down so much. Such stupid little moves can cause so much pain. There for a while, was waking up and crying a little every morn.