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My MRI Capped The Day

Friday, October 09, 2015

Yesterday, I had my specialized MRI on my knee (that has a partial replacement). It capped off a less than stellar day for my bum knee. My day started off okay. I stopped for a newspaper and as I walked into the store, my shoe felt like it was stuck to the floor and my knee started to buckle. Since this has happened before, I know that it is my leg dragging the shoe and not the floor glued to my shoe. I caught myself and my knee wrenched, which hurt like crazy. I bought my paper and went to sit down at a little diner at the corner. There, I sat in a booth, propped my leg up and ate an egg white omelette. I took my time and read the paper as I ate my breakfast and lingered over a glass of iced tea.

Once my leg seemed to recover, I went to the pharmacy and picked up several prescriptions for my family. I got out of the car and gimped into the pharmacy. My knee still felt very unstable and again tried to buckle but I was walking so slowly that I wasn't in much danger of falling. The end result of my morning is that my leg really hurt and started throbbing. I went home to bed.

Over the next few hours, I did my home therapy exercises and lots of stretches. The therapy helped significantly, which was a relief. I got ready to leave for my MRI appointment and as I walked to the kitchen, my knee buckled again. Well, at least I was going to have it tested!

I drove for an hour to get to the testing facility. My leg had stiffened and was very uncomfortable. It was a relief to get to the testing center. I had a bit of difficulty finding the correct area and ended up doing some walking. I was finally called for my test. The technician asked me to follow her back to the testing area. I was about half way there when my knee gave out and I started to wobble. I grabbed the wall and the technician grabbed me.
It was scary and painful. By the time I was on the table, I couldn't even lift my leg in order to put it into the apparatus for the test. Holding still for an hour, was very uncomfortable. The technician gave the radiologist a note about what she had observed (the knee buckling). She expressed concern about me getting to the car without falling, so I was extra careful

Driving home took well over an hour. I headed straight for the bed and pretty much stayed there for the remainder of the night. Today, I split up my exercises and did lots of stretches. Hubby took me out for a salad and the rest of the day I spent on the bed. I hope that next week, my knee specialist can tell me what is causing all of this pain and instability.
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  • GABY1948
    I am FINALLY catching up with blogs here so will be around!

    1758 days ago
    Praying for good results!
    1765 days ago
    Thank you everyone! I won't know the results until this coming Thursday. If nothing show up (I can't imagine that happening but you never know) the doctor will go to plan B. Plan B is to check my hip and thigh again.
    1766 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    wow/.................sorry this has happened
    glad you managed to get the mri done as it will help the dr to make a better diagnosis for your knee issue.............
    take care............
    you know the drill.................
    blessings and hugs..............lita

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    1766 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear this - I think you have had enough to deal with! I'm sending hugs and prayers for a simple solution to get you all the way healed!
    1766 days ago
  • PURPLE0906
    Glad you had the MRI done. My older sister is having issues with her knee. Seems the meniscus is worn and she also has a cyst. Her doctor does not want to drain the cyst, I told her I would look for another doctor.

    Icing your knee would probably help. I ice my back when I have issues. It stops the pain . I ice it for 15 mins. at a time.

    Take care and let us know about the MRI results.

    1766 days ago
    I hope the MRI will show what the doctors need to know in order to help you.
    1766 days ago
    I think that MRI was critical. Are you icing your knee? I don't think it will stop the buckling, but MIGHT help wiht the pain. I am sure it is swollen under there, and ice is the best, cheapest way to get swelling down. The good news is that it won't hurt anything to try it.

    Let us know how the MRI went. It's good you got that done.

    Spark on.
    1766 days ago
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