well actually it's all up to me, I am concerned about taking the time off from work, though we do have short term disability.
I don't have a lot of pain in the knee that we're talking about. Most of the pain was from the other knee that had the scope done to it.
Still a bit sore, the grinding on grinding is scary sounding, but no pain.
once in awhile and REAL OUCH! having to ice it.
bad part of the icing, yeah, makes the swelling go down, but then my knee is stiff!
Ortho Doc, asked did I want an injection? I said, ok, why not, now you say why get an injection when that knee isn't in pain. There is SEVERE OA in that knee, but it's not hurting.
I've come to find out that sometimes I"m in pain, and not realize it, or don't know where it's coming from! So I'm big into this eliminating of things.
so, right knee done, scoped. Left knee injection. Left Shoulder torn rotator cuff, nothing can be done. Though if it gets worse, I think they can go in like the did on the right knee and scrap the OA out, or something like that. Can't repair the shoulder.
ok, now we're working on the left forearm, I've had swelling that has NOT gone down no matter what's been done to it. Some slight aching and pain, to where I just sit and hold my forearm.
All of this could happen when I haven't been doing a thing!
now, my left ankle is hurting, right at the point on the side of the foot. I banged it on something about 2 months ago, and have banged it a couple of times since then.
I'm blaming the problem to the weakness and the scope of the right knee.
left leg is doing a lot of the weight carrying.
so, making sure to do my PT.
going to give it a couple more months before I do something about it. I told the Ortho doctor about it, but of course this was the time when it wasn't hurting ! So touching and pressing, didn't do a thing!
process of elimation that's what's going on!View Thread
I've tried the one PCP was a joke, now I'm on my 3rd one, seems to be doing better. At least they're sending me for tests, MRI x-rays, etc. not for FM but some joint issues I've having.
Been to the pain management, in the beginning they were cool, they were really tough on people. I got in trouble when we had to take a mandatory 6 week group meeting, learning this and that about pain management.
At the end of the 6 weeks, they asked, did we learn anything,? I said no.
I was the only one.
Hey, research, research research!
I'm now in the 3rd year with pain management, they ask my pain level, I say 8, they think I'm stretching the truth, in fact, durning one visit, the assistant to the doctor, said something about some things not being true.
didn't come out and call me a liar, or say I was stretching it a bit.
heck, I know FM and OA and other things have to be under coping skills.
Yet again, slowly facing what's causing the pain, saying, ok, you have a torn rotator cuff, you have a torn meniscus, you have severe OA in your knee.
this seems to help me. know WHAT! helps the how to effect. to make things better.
they suggested going to counceling, yeah right, that Doc, was a joke, sit there listening me bitch about Family things, or work, or lack of money,
DID NOT HELP AT ALL.
also paying for it wasn't good. I can come here or with friends and get the pity party or advice that I need.
this upcoming visit with PM will be the end of my every 8 week visit, they're going to go to a as needed, or maybe quarterly, letting the PCP take care of the rest.
Well, my one PCP didn't or couldn't prescribe strong pain meds. right now I'm on NARCO,
comes in handy when I've over done things such as doing the weed wacker for 4 hours around my yard. ( not all at once, had a lot of sit down cool off time )