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
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    Sorry to hear about that. It's frustrating when it takes so long for someone to figure out that maybe there's something else wrong. I know the frustration of having joint pain when I walk, but nothing like what you are going thru. I hope they figure it out soon and you can get it over with and get on with your life. Keep us posted.
    3088 days ago
    I don't blame you for your frustration - when you're trying to do the right things and your body doesn't cooperate, it is totally annoying. Best of luck to you on your MRI.
    3089 days ago
    Oh man hon I'm so sorry!!! You are right to be frustrated!! I would be too! Espically not being able to do the things you love!! Hopefully they, the drs, will get there heads out of you know where and get it together! I hope it gets better for you!!
    emoticon Missy
    3089 days ago
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