Sunday, January 15, 2012

Is it Sunday night already?

It looks like it is and for once, I did NOT have a wonderful weekend. I've posted before about my arthritic left knee and the grief it gave me last year until I went to a wonderful orthopedic dr and discovered the wonders of cortizone shots. I went in October to get a shot, since it had been a little over a year since the last one and my knee was starting to hurt a little. It did its job and after a week or so, I was back in the game. The dr told me I can get one every six months, but I hadn't needed it until October.

Unfortunately, since it felt good, I worked out at Curves a little more vigorously than I should have and a week or so before Christmas and strained a ligament or something, so have been limping around on and off. It would feel better for a while, then hurt again. Did I stop going to Curves? Heck no. And that was probably my big mistake...not resting it until it was better.

Last week, it was hurting quite a bit, but I still went to Curves Tuesday and Wednesday. It did  not hurt when I was actually on the machines, so I figured why not. Thursday afternoon, it started to really hurt. I have to walk 4 blocks from work to my bus stop and I was in agony.

Friday morning, I got up and could not walk. Well, I could hobble, but I was in pain. So, I did something I never do and called in sick to work. I spend all day Friday in a recliner with my leg propped up and a heating pad on my knee and Hubby waiting on me hand and foot. I only got up to go to the bathroom. And that was a chore, I can tell you. I called my dr, but he is not in the office on Fridays as that is his surgery day, so I will go see him tomorrow afternoon.

Yesterday and today, it was a little better, but I still spent most of both days with it propped up with a heating pad. I did nothing but watch tv and movies. Hubby went camping, so I had to wait on myself, but it was okay as I was not in screaming agony when I had to refill my own drinks and get my own food.

Today, it is still hurting, but not nearly as bad, so I am going to work tomorrow, but will leave early for my dr appointment.

What a sucky weekend. Hope yours was better.


Barb said...

I feel your pain. forgive me if I am preaching to the choir. If you have arthritis you should not hyperextend your leg past thirty percent in any direction and you should NEVER do leg presses-been there, done that, hugged the walls for a week. I was walking but since my knee poor my gait was uneven and know I have a pulled groin muscle. No more land exercise for me, back in the water. Do you have that option?

Annie said...

Hope the doc can fix you up fast!

SonyaAnn said...

I hope that you feel better soon. That sucks. I think another shot will help and then staying away from Curves for a while. Dr. Sonya's orders.

Judy said...

Hope you feel better!!!!

Mark said...

Okay, it's Monday. I hope that you were able to see the doctor today and that he was able to ease your pain. If not, I hope your husband comes back soon to continue to wait on you hand and foot.
Take care of yourself.

Frances said...

Barb, thanks for the advice, but I must not have arthritis that bad yet. My orthopedic told me that I can do any exercise that doesn't hurt. He is thrilled that I am doing the Curves workout.