Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ugh! That Blasted Knee

Before my doctor went on vacation he told me I have arthritis in my left knee and gave me medicine. He would discuss with me what to do about it when he gets back on the 27th. Fun right?

I took my medicine and was starting to feel better when I stepped on the knee going down the stairs and suddenly saw stars. I was in lots of pain and I had a long car ride ahead me (I was upstate for a family gathering). Tom wanted to take me to the ER but I thought I would put ice on it and it would be better in the morning. It wasn’t and I stayed home from church.

Tom came home and took me to the ER. They took X-rays and the good news was nothing was broken, but I have severe arthritis and need to follow-up with my doctor.

I did get to take home the cool brace pictured above. Truly looks worse than it is. I’m grateful to all the people at church for their love, prayers and offers of help. Thanks guys.

© Nadine Zawacki 2009

16 comments:

LDH said...

I am sorry you are having problems with your knee. I do hope and pray you will find relief soon! :)
Kindly, ldh

Dawn said...

Bummer! Hope the pain eases quickly and that the doctor can find a treatment to keep it at bay.

chelle said...

oh dear! Totally sending you quick recovery vibes! May your doctor have the solutions for you!!!

Take this time to heal and be spoiled!

Louise said...

Sorry about your knee girl, thinking of you and praying too!

Jacki said...

I sure hope it looks worse than it is! That leg brace looks pretty serious.

Now you have an excuse to sit, read, and relax. :-)

Bex said...

ACK! that sounds so painful! at least you have meds. imagine this pain back in the pioneer days when they'd give you a shot of whiskey and wish you luck as they pushed you right back into the fields or ranch or wherever you happened to live.

Jillian, Inc said...

So sorry...sounds painful. I hope something can be done to give you some relief.

Italian Bird said...

I hope you feel better now...we keeping pray... big hug

palmtreefanatic said...

wow! What a contraption! I pray you feel better and the arthritis goes far away!

Shionge said...

I knew the pain and anguish Nadine, take care ya.

Scarlet said...

Oh no! I'm glad nothing was broken but I know (from my husband) how bad gout and arthritis can be. It feels like something IS broken.

Please rest up and know that I am praying for your healing. :)

Dawn said...

Ouch!! Wow, that seems to have come on suddenly!

eph2810 said...

Oh dear, I am so sorry that your arthritis is so bad. I do hope that you will be better soon...(((hugs)))

Demara said...

eek! I hated wearing a brace when I was a kid. Although mine looked exactly like the Forrest Gump wore on that movie.

I hope you feel better soon!!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Ohmygoodness! I'm glad it looks worse than it actually is. Praying for you....

Mike said...

Looks painful.


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