I made notes on my pain to tell my doctor and he ordered an x-ray of my pelvis at the same time I had my knees x-rayed. By the time he came to my room he knew he’d find an old woman in pain and complaining mightily. Remember that yesterday I answered a couple comments and I said it really wasn’t my knee but my leg that hurt so bad. Well, my doctor agreed and it was a quick diagnosis of a pinched nerve in my lower back and he ordered an MRI and is sending me to a spinal surgeon.
At the mention of “surgeon” I cried! My doctor then said to me – “why would you be so upset? This is an easy fix – it isn’t as if I told you that I found a cancerous tumor!” And he’s right, I guess, but I can hardly stand the thought of now having back surgery.
He said he looked at my 2016 MRI and the problem was beginning at that time but the knee pain completely covered it up. Now, my knees are straight which means I walk different which means that nerve is pinched big time.
I’m going to my clinic in Garner for more extensive x-rays this afternoon after we play at Concord. I had also complained that I always felt so much worse after therapy. So bad really that I climbed into my chair when I got home and tried to recuperate before the next PT appointment. It all makes sense now, doesn’t it?
I will be stopping at Athletico to tell them I won’t be coming to any more appointments. My range of motion is good and they’re just making my current pain worse than it needs to be which is NOT their fault but now I know what’s wrong and therapy isn’t going to help.
Wow – what an enlightening morning! Last night as I laid in bed feeling my heart pound in my head and worrying about getting to sleep, I promised myself I would complain until he listened and he did. He also put me on Prednisone which makes anything feel better! Next week at this time I’ll be feeling better!
Oh, another bit of bad news – I’ve gained 4.5 pounds sitting in my chair eating chips, drinking beer and not working.