Friday, July 09, 2010
I had such severe pain getting in and out of car decided to call orthopedic doctor and got in this morning. X-rays did not show a tendon rupture nor anything broken.
Dr. thought I have a small (???) tear of the quad and I am to take it easy for a week and wear knee brace (more like a leg brace (covers most of leg). He did say because I had a desk job I could continue to work 4 hours a day. I am in excruciating pain trying to get in and out of car but am able to drive (staying off highways as lifting leg for quick stops is painful).
I managed to sit in the whirlpool for about 10 minutes this afternoon and that was nice but I was unable to do my usual exercises so it was boring.
Dr. said a tear of the quad would heal itself and I would be okay, but I need to see him next week and if I am not better he will send me for an MRI to see the extent of the tear. He said be sure not to fall as I could easily rupture a tendon if I did fall. I am wearing the brace I wore after knee replacement surgery and using a cane to be careful so I won't fall.
Right now I am sitting in my recliner and contemplating what to do next. Probably will just play with computer and do some sparking. Perfhaps read my book I bought on Ebay (The Beck Diet book) and make a few phone calls.
My niece called with report on how my sister is this afternoon and she is wrestling with the quandry of deciding about DNR/DNI status as she is going downhill and had several falls lately and has 2 blood clots in her lungs. She is back in a hospital at this point as her condition is fragile. It does not appear that she is going to get better unless a miracle happens and I do believe in miracles. I appreciate the prayers my spark friends are saying for her.