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Information Received--Now What?


Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Well, I finally made it into the ortho doctor. After waiting for 45 minutes in the waiting room, then talking to the nurse and the P.A. who did the initial assessment, the doctor came in an hour later and looks at my knee. Basically I have fluid on the knee, which is caused by some irritation in the knee. He thinks there is a tear in the cartilage which he could go in and clean up. I did not have to do anything immediately, but he said I will more than likely be back in with it. It will be a matter of time.

He did not put any pressure on me to do something right away. I am just thinking to myself. I could just not do anything and hope it gets better or the other choice is to have it scoped attached to a vacation so I don't miss any work. I am toying with doing it in a month. I don't want to ignore it and be in the middle of the summer and have to have it done. That would be a total bummer. I want to be out riding my bike, swimming with my kids and maybe training with my neighbor to do some other 5k's. If I am hobbling around or in alot of pain I won't be.

I've got the information now it is to make the final decision.
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KAREN42BOYS 2/10/2011 11:39AM

    what a mix of disappointing and hopeful news. i hope this gets you back joyriding on your bike this summer.

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RD03875 2/10/2011 11:19AM

    Glad you got an answer. Good luck with your decision.

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ELLENIRENE 2/10/2011 8:06AM

    good luck on your decision.

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BRADOS 2/9/2011 11:24PM

    Don't want to add to the confusion but I had a very similiar things about 5 years ago...one of my knees was very inflamed and the ortho doctor said same thing...fluid buildup, probably a small tear, and gave me some anti-inflammatory and pain medication (Celebrex at the time...shortly after that I think Celebrex was in the news for some not good reason).....he told me the same thing, sometimes it is a short-term thing and it will rub itself smooth again (and stop the irritation), or it could be more significant and that I would know in a few weeks.......in my case, I stopped playing tennis league and a few weeks later my knee was back to normal and I never went back...so go figure...I suppose it just depends on how long you have had this pain and whether it seems to be improving or worsening whether more attention is needed

best of luck with this

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