Monday, April 10, 2006


So, I've been having some problems with my knee the past week. In my "I don't want to see a doctor" and "it's not that bad, it's just strained" mentality, I held off seeing a doctor. Yesterday afternoon, I heard a couple of clicks/snaps as I was putting on a pair of pants. With this old body of mine, it's not unusual to hear creaks and moans, but I also felt those particular snap. I immediately lunged for the bed, better the bed than the floor, because the searing pain I felt is usually followed by blacking out.
No blackout this time around but the pain sure stayed. No more fooling around... off to the hospital.
The doctor said the X-ray showed no fractures or dislocations, but judging from his manipulation of my leg and yes he gave me the "does this hurt?" series of examination, he said that he is very sure that it was my meniscus.
In my head, I was thinking"Aw c'mon you made that word up!" Then he followed it up with MRI, arthroscopic surgery and a bunch of other medical terminologies. All I heard was "surgery".

Not again!!!

If it doesn't get any better by the end of the Wednesday, I should see a specialist.... WEDNESDAY?!!! Hose that! I called my doctor today and and asked for a referral. I hope to hear from him by tomorrow.

Now I gotta look up what the hell a meniscus is and where in the knee it's at...


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