So, long-time readers may remember how last September I had an x-ray done on my knee and they couldn't see anything wrong. Those were fun times! Despite the fact that the doctor couldn't see anything the matter with my knee didn't exactly help my knee to feel any better, though, and I've been suffering through intense/dull pain off and on since a year ago March. Finally I got in to see an Orthopedic today. And guess what?!
There's something wrong with my knee.
Who wouldn't thought? (I mean, besides me.) So, basically, when I injured my knee last year, I pushed the knee cap into the other bone and ruined the cartilage between the two bones. The orthopedic said that it was probably cracked and fractured a little bit. Usually this happens over time (a lot of time) due to over-use, so generally it's something that those who are Older and Wiser suffer from in their Old Age. Lucky me, I get to be Old before my Age. Unfortunately, it's kind of hard to treat. However, he did refer me to a physical therapist to try to strengthen my knee and also to get some orthopedic inserts for my shoes (I have flat feet, too? I never knew this before today).
Oh, but don't you worry. None of that is the fun stuff that happened.
First, he mentioned the word "shot." I felt woozy. Then he said "surgery" and I'm pretty sure all the blood drained away from my face. There was a lot of excitement in my heart as I was trying to go through the "check out" process and find a chair without passing out. By the time I was able to sit down, I couldn't see anything. Very Close Call.
Also combine this with the fact that I was already shaky (I think my blood sugar was low? I hadn't eaten lunch yet and I was Very Hungry) and that I have a headache today. Not good combinations.