Thursday, February 8, 2007

Doc Visit

        Saw the Doctor this morning and he is almost certain he knows what is wrong with my knee.  He thinks it is Chondromalacia patella.  I start physical therapy tomorrow.  So I am reading about it and am kindof pleased it is a injury young healthy athletes as opposed to fat middle aged out of shape gramma's.  Its nice to be in this catagory, :-p  Also it is something that the majority of time is fixable without surgery though he still says down the road I will have to have the gravel removed.  Way far down the road in my book. 

     The other thing it might be is a meniscus tear which wouldn't be as good.  And reading about it I have all the symptoms to that also. So we shall see.  No gym release yet.  He is restricting my standing to 1 to 2 hours in a 8 hour period.

     It is way to easy to resort to boredom eating in this type of situation so I dug out a puzzle to put together.  A really hard 1500 piece puzzle.  That should help.  This is the type of thing you do when you don't have TV.  Reading is number 1, needlepoint, puzzles, computer surfing.  and way down on the list cleaning my house, LOL.

   Saturday we are going to Omaha for a beer tasting event.  They have been getting some pretty good snow so that is depending on the weather.  Should be fun and we are going with that friend of ours who has lots of money so it is always fun watching him spend it on cases of beer while we buy one or two.

   I am off work until Thursday.  Happy Happy Joy Joy.  Last night I got to come home at 11:30.  Very nice as my knee was throbbing and nice just because.  Stayed up and played final fantasy for awhile, did I mention video games as another thing you do without TV.  I am addicted to that game. 


lanurseprn said...

Stay off that leg!!  Hope it feels better soon.

radar446 said...

Lets hope the knee is the lesser of two evils, and doesn't require any surgery to correct.  Till the time it gets better, be gentle with it.


innxdoor said...

Keeping my fingers crossed it is not the maniscus as my son went thru the surgery for that but he also had a cyst behind the knee among another anomaly and even tho he still has problems it sure beats the swelling and limited mobility.
I wish you good results and hope it might be the patella that way you can get some rest off it and do some physical therapy...if I can suggest a pool <last thing anyone wants do in the winter> but water is less impactive and gentler to your body. Time for me to hit the Commessary so have a great day and my prayers are headed your way. :)))))))))) Doreen

jckfrstross said...

i hope its not a tear:) i had that not good:) stay warm


jlocorriere05 said...

I hope PT can sort your knee out without surgery Julie! I don't have a TV, I really don't think I'd have time to watch one if I did! Life's too short to spend it sitting in front of a TV watching other people's lives! Housework is way down on my list too! Jeannette xx  

candlejmr said...

Just be careful no matter what the diagnosis and make sure you have an MRI.  My daughter (she's 15) was misdiagnosed for 6 months...they told her she had that patella thing you speak of...she had an MRI and everything...6 months of physical therapy...took her for a 2nd opinion since it was getting no better...she had a miniscus tear that the pediatric orthopedist saw on the MRI immediatlely and the PT had made it worse.  She had to have 60% of her miniscus removed and she is STILL have trouble because now she has nerve damage.

My suggestion?  Keep a close eye on it and get a 2nd opinion if the PT doesn't correct it.



rbrown6172 said...

we'll hope for the best report on the knee.  and you are so right about boredom eating....what a wonderful way to occupy your mind and hands.  i love jig saw puzzles!!

kirkbyj05 said...

JigSaw puzzles?   We have stacks of those!  When Bryan had his heart attack a year ago he kept occupied by doing those until he got up and going again.  We even took photos of each completed one.  His hardest was a snow scene in Alaska.  But it didn't beat him!  They are great passtimes.  Good on you!  Get well soon and keep the weight off it.  Have a great weekend.  Jeanie

cacklinrosie101 said...

I sure hope it's not a tear, Julie, and that the PT helps.  Jigsaw puzzles?  That's cool.  When we lived at our old house, we always had one going on our diningroom table.  Have a few swigs of beer for me.  I just love good beer.  Chris

rebuketheworld said...

"A really hard 1500 piece puzzle"

I can not relate,lol. This challenge of a 1500 puzzle is like seeking a bubble wrap fix while intoxicated. I couldnt even begin to try and god help anyone that even slightly chuffled my good work. I would not be a safe person than,lol.....~Raven