Knee Surgery Update

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Well, things have not gone as smoothly as I had hoped. I am actually a little cranky today. I went to see the doctor for my check up at 5 weeks. I should be hopping and skipping around at this point...but I am not. My knee, leg and ankle are still considerably swollen.

She wants to see me in 3 weeks...again! If the swelling has not resolved itself by then she will then want to drain my knee of fluid and give me steroids. Ugh! She said my knee is now getting used to being swollen which is not good. Others said that when the knee is drained, other then enduring the needle being inserted, it is a relief and makes everything feel better. My hope is that I don't have to find this out.

Meanwhile, I am back to icing my knee, calf and ankle in hopes of encouraging it to not swell. I am also back up on my ibuprofen, to also limit the swelling. I do have to start working out regularly, though. My psyche can't handle anymore inactivity. So that is the compromise. Icing & Ibuprofen with reinstating regular has to work!

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