Friday, November 02, 2012
Not as bad as it could have been...
Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes and supportive comments.
Here's the deal:
After an excruciating visit with a sadistic (but very well respected) orthopod, the news is tentatively good. He said it doesn't look/feel like I've torn anything, but things are so inflamed in there that an MRI is likely to be inconclusive right now.
He put me in an elastic knee sleeve for support and told me to try to stay off it as much as possible.
He said that if it was, as he suspects, a bad sprain, I'm likely to have a lot of pain for as long as a month. But if it persists any longer than that, or if I have the sense that the discomfort isn't gradually diminishing as time goes on, then he'll order the MRI.
My meds are wearing off so I need to go take the edge off...
Posted by David Bogner on November 2, 2012 | Permalink
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glad to hear you are feeling a little better and are not facing need for surgery.
Posted by: Dave | Nov 2, 2012 3:49:47 PM
Yikes. Hope it gets better soon. Minimizing swelling is key. Ice, elevate it above your heart as much as possible, absolutely minimize weight-bearing and use in general. Be aware also that favoring it and changing your gait to accommodate the knee may cause other things to complain. Shabbat shalom.
Posted by: bratschegirl | Nov 2, 2012 8:45:07 PM
we're just not kids anymore...eh?
Posted by: weese | Nov 2, 2012 9:03:39 PM
Posted by: rutimizrachi | Nov 3, 2012 6:39:07 PM
Posted by: Mrs. S. | Nov 3, 2012 6:48:10 PM
A speedy and full recovery. (Malt whisky recommended!)
Posted by: Ellis | Nov 3, 2012 7:56:08 PM