Friday, June 24, 2011
This is how I'm feeling today. Like I should be jacked up and have one of my wheels changed.
For a week now, my knee has been behaving badly - but still liveable. But yesterday, it wouldn't bend, lift or step down without feeling like there was a hot poker going right through it.
Packed off to the doctor and then summarily through the X-ray machine. To no one's surprise, the poor knee showed 'significant' damage from arthritis. I think my doctor was amazed that I'm only just realizing this. Of course, I'm not but I've been nursing the old wheel along quite well. Most of the time it hasn't bothered me at all. So, Celebrex and I are becoming good friends for a while. Then, who knows? Just like the car, tinkering with the little things doesn't do it for ever. Eventually, I'll be making the decision for knee replacement. In the meantime, I can report that the pain level has receded dramatically and I'm almost human again. Much to everyone's relief...apparently I can be quite grumpy.
The upside is: more time for knitting.