Frustration Kicks In
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
I've been on SP now about a month. The first couple weeks went great until my knee started bothering me. Although I stopped the workouts that the PT had me doing per their request, it didn't help. It's been getting really sore and swollen-the same old, same old.
Saturday was an important test. I've been dealing with my injury since the middle of May. I decided that I was going to go to the Renaissance Festival with my family to enjoy this Minnesota fall before winter strikes. We were there for about four hours. We didn't do that much walking around, but by the time we left, my knee was swollen and tight. That's when the frustration that's been building up for months really started to kick in.
I can't do the things that I love to do anymore. I can't play sports, exercise, go to festivals-or visit any Halloween spots ( my favorite thing to do this time of year) because I can't walk far distances without getting a swollen knee. I find it difficult to get through a work day and then pay for it when I get home because it is so aggravated and swollen. I find it extremely difficult to maintain weight loss without the ability to exercise. News flash to my doctors: I need a social life; I need to exercise; I need a job.
The issue must finally be kicking in, because in the last couple weeks, my PT, my chiropractor and doctor think it is time for an MRI and believe I will probably need surgery. (My chiropractor pointed this out in June), and today my PT firmly believes that I may have a meniscus tear. A meniscus tear= surgery and a tough recovery.
It amazes me. Two years after major back surgery, I am looking at a pretty rough few months ahead.
Frustrated in Minnesota