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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.

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  • BRENDA_G50
    I'm so happy for you that you are FINALLY going to get to see a good doctor that can find out what's been going on with your leg. Good luck and best wishes that it's just something minor that can be fixed and you'll be up a running in no time.

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    1670 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Glad you are able to get to the clinic about your leg/knee. If the DR. trys to take the lets wait and see approach, level with him, let him know you would like some Xrays to see what it is and what can be done. It has been getting worse---then it is time to get whatever to get better before you can't move at all. I once had a slipped disk, just kept putting off going in, ya by the time I went to the Dr. I was put on bedrest. Talk about no fun, and had to work very slowly to get back to activity. When I had my knee problem, put that off too. Finally I knew I needed to go see the orthopedic doctor. I did shots twice, then told him it's time to do the partial replacement.
    1670 days ago
    I hope the dr appt goes well for you!
    1670 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Good luck, hope it is a simple issue that can be resolved soon!
    1671 days ago
    Good job getting it checked. If it takes longer than this visit to find out what is wrong, ask for some gel packs to ice it when it is super sore. It will help with the pain and swelling.
    1671 days ago
    Glad to hear that you are finally getting to the Doc's to get your leg checked out. I'm sure it will be something simple that just needs a bit of attention. Just make sure he listens to all that you are saying.

    1671 days ago
    I wish you the emoticon I insisted on x-rays of my knee and I was so glad because the Dr. would NOT have been able to make an intelligent diagnosis without them. I had complete knee replacement and have never been sorry.
    1671 days ago
  • KAREN608
    I'm glad you can go to the doctor now, and glad to hear it's a good doctor.
    Hope it is something minor.
    1671 days ago
    I couldn't agree more! I had digestive issues for years, but was too embarrassed to tell my doctor about them. The issues seemed to be getting worse, and my mom encouraged me to go to the doctor. (I'm grateful I have insurance.) I went, and she knew exactly what it was: celiac disease. The tests came back positive and since going gluten-free, my issues have been non-existent. It's been 4 years this fall and I still can't believe how much better I feel... And I thought those issues were just part of who I was!
    1671 days ago
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