|Beautiful flowers from my friend Nancy.|
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Who wants to come to my pity party??
You are cordially invited
to a pity party
in honor of
on the occasion of her
for a torn meniscus
Yes, I'm having a pity party for myself. I tore my meniscus some time ago, probably in December. Some say it was because of the boot camp classes I started, but I say it was not one incident, but a slow progression of my meniscus wearing away and one day it tore. Be that as it may, I have been hobbling around for three and a half months. I have had some times where it didn't hurt too bad. I was even able to have fun dancing at a wedding in December, but the next day it was swollen and sore and just sort of kept going downhill little by little since then.
So Monday I had an arthroscopy. The Dr. told me several times, even as they were wheeling me into the operating room, that I might not notice any big difference. There was nothing they could do for the severe arthritis the MRI showed, and the inside of my knee was "bone on bone" where the cartilage had worn away. He couldn't do anything about that. They would clean up the torn edges of the meniscus, clean out any debris and hopefully I would feel and walk better.
So home I went after the procedure and was supposed to limit activity for two days. Do you know how many times I have dreamed of having the time to sit on the sofa with my books and magazines, catching up on TV shows and movies? Well I've had a little too much of that over the past few months and it's not as exciting as I thought it would be. I am not the couch potato type. In fact I'm more like the energizer bunny, in that I keep going and going and sometimes need to know when to slow down.
Anyway, it's been 48 hours and I am still not walking very well yet, and I'm a little down in the dumps. I just want to walk without the limp and I thought that would happen right away. I know it's only 48 hours since I had the scope, but I guess I was expecting immediate results. So that's why I'm having my pity party. Please indulge me, and sorry for being a Debbie Downer!!
Thought for the day: If you have to be laid up on the sofa for awhile, I highly recommend the Downton Abbey series to pass the time. I'm all caught up and all I can say is I'm hooked!