Monday, March 24, 2008

The News Wasn't Good

I took my sore right knee to the doctor today. She's afraid it's a torn meniscus.  I'm to limit my walking, keep wearing the brace,  take it easy and wait until Medicare ok's an MRI, so we can find out for sure.  Today was a dry & sunny day and I should have been out working in my yard.  This will drive me nuts.  I don't do "take it easy" very well. 

I did call Barbara after I got home and she said we should go to a movie tomorrow and that sounds good to me.  That will take my mind off of this whole mess for an hour and a half. 

Bob moved a couple of my heavy outdoor pots around for me this afternoon.  They have tulips in them that are about to bloom and I wanted them up on the end of the porch where I could see them.   He now has taken off in the truck & camper for a couple days of skiing at White Pass, here in Washington.

So now I have to be good and stay out of the junk food while I "nurse" this knee.    

9 comments:

robinngabster said...

Oh man...what it the "fix" for a torn meniscus?

nightmaremom said...

awww sorry to hear... my son had that as a football injury... but after the surgery and a bit on crutches he was thrilled........
ok and 16 so he bounced back faster but I'm sure you'll be good
hugs
d

lv2trnscrb said...

oh Linda; I'm sorry to hear that; I hope its not a torn meniscus and that you get approval to get the MRI soon so you will know and know what you are dealing with; in the meantime as hard as it is, do follow the doctor's advice

betty

mariealicejoan said...

Soprry to hear about your Knee yet again Linda.  Let's hope that this time they get it well and truly sorted out.  I am like you, I wouldn't do take it easy very well either.  But you MUST!!!  Keeping out of the junk food would be my trial!
Marie
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pharmolo said...

Take it easy, if you can, Linda. I know all about painful knees, although probably not as painful as yours

treesrgreen78 said...

Sorry to hear about your knee, a torn meniscus is that is it, is very painful.  So good to hear spring is coming to you, we still have so much snow on the ground and it snowed again today.   Taking it easy is hard, when one is so active.  Hope all goes well when you have the MRI.  Take care.

wwfbison said...

oooh, sorry to hear about the diagnosis on your knee.  Doug has the same thing and it just keeps getting worse since he won't rest, he just complains and goes to work everyday.  Take care of it so you heal well, I bet Gabi is more than happy you are taking it easy!!
xx
Lisa

jeadie05 said...

I am very behind with my alerts and am sorry to hear this ,as you say taking it easy isnt something that comes naturally ..love Jan xx

mleppard06 said...

hi linda, sorry i am a bit behind with my alerts. sorry to hear about your knee, i hope it hasn't been too painful for you and 'taking it easy' hasn't been too bad. It would send me nuts not being able to do anything, i hate being ill it holds me up!! take care of yourself. mrs t xxx
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