Explaining my leg problem
Thursday, September 26, 2013
I've been complaining about my leg for much of the last year. I finally checked to see if the insurance went through yesterday so I could go back to the clinic. I can't go in if I owe money and can't pay. Stupid health care rules.
Last summer I tried to run. I apparently tried to run too fast too soon and felt something crunch. Fortunately nothing was protruding, so I never felt the real need to go into the doctor, it got better within a week.
Occasionally it flares up and starts to hurt, but now my bad knee is offering the bad leg more aching support. It's been aching for much of the last month and really bad the last couple of weeks. It has gotten so bad that I'm not moving much by noon.
I'll probably get the advice to take some ibuprofen and put it up, but at least this way I'll be sure. I'm actually hoping we'll take pictures of my issues so we can diagnose the issue properly and be able to do something real about it so I can go into old age without having leg issues this whole time. I want to be independent as long as possible. I'm way too young for issues like this.
I just hate that I can't move as much as I'd like. I'm irritated enough I'm thinking of picking up some weights (which are sitting right there staring at me) and doing some upper body work until my leg feels better.
So tomorrow I'll be going into the doctor to see what's really wrong and my mom told me the doctor I'm going to is a good one and not just a "need a prescription" doctor. It will be nice to get some real feedback on what's damaging my leg. At least it's all the same leg and not both of them.
The lesson from this, don't put your health off, if it feels wrong, get it looked at by a professional right away.
Today's Holidays: Johnny Appleseed Day, Lumberjack Day, World Maritime Day and National Pancake Day.