I went swimming today with my niece Jade, and I had a lot of fun. I have not been swimming in about two years or more. I basically went to take some weight of my knee for a while to help with my knee pain. I also went to swim laps in the pool. I am hoping this will help me to lose enough weight so I can have my knee surgery. I go in August to get a second opinion with another orthopedic surgeon. I hope he will tell me that he can do the surgery right away. I am getting tired of being in pain and always watching how I place my foot, so that I will not step WRONG and hurt it more.
I have already stepped wrong twice, and my knee has been hurting ever since. Now my right knee is hurting me since I stepped wrong and twisted it. So now it is very hard to stand after sitting for a while. I have to stand very slowly so my knee does not give on me. It seems that every other week I miss one or two days of work. So I really hope this doctor will do the surgery and I do not have to wait anymore. I am getting tired and I believe that it is time to wrap it up. I will talk with you later.
Yesterday, I went and had injections in my knees. This is a viscosupplement injection. Made from a natural substance that lubricates and cushions your joint, it can provide up to six months of osteoarthritis knee pain relief with just one injection. I could not in do anything strenuous for 48 hours. The first day my knees were a little sore and feverish, but otherwise my knees feel good.
Today my knees feel better, and can actually climb the steps out front to get to my truck without pain. The only time I have had any pain is if I step wrong or when I am eating at a T.V. tray in my seat in the living room. The doctor said it will last about 6 months. I hope by then I can have my surgery. To fix my knee. So now I have to concentrate on losing the weight so I can guarantee that I get the surgery.
Friday I have physical therapy at 7:30 in the morning, so no sleeping. The torture will begin, then at 1:00 I have to go for a fitting on my new knee brace at Allen’s Orthotics. I will be glad to get it. It is going to be yellow, not the drab grey, or black, yeah yellow! As you can tell I like yellow. So I guess that is all for now.
Left knee-joint from behind, showing interior ligaments. (Lateral meniscus and medial meniscus are cartilage.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Well my trip to the orthopedic doctor was enlightening. I do need surgery, but for them to do the surgery safely they want me to lose about 50 pounds. I do have an ACL tear a meniscus tear and bone spurs. Their fears are whether or not the orthoscopic tools are long enough to go through my knee, because I am overweight.
They want me to do injections in my knee to take the pain away, and to start water aerobics therapy to help me lose weight. He basically told me that nobody has died from knee pain, but they have died from surgery. So at the moment surgery is on hold until I lose a little weight. He also wants me to stay home and not go to work until after the injections and to see how much weight I lose in about 3 weeks. Wish me luck that I can have surgery soon.