The crutch helped today. I'm not leaning on it heavy, but more for balance. It limits the limp, squares me up a bit. I had a trade off, the couple days not using it helped my shoulder, but then back spazzed. When at it with tennis ball this morning. Rum really does work wonders, and not even a lot of it. My good foot is kind of giving out, too. I didn't realize how tight it was until Torquemada started working on. He had the OMG/holy crap look. I had the holy crap look. But I was able to stand on my toes. First time. It was pretty funny. The intern suggested it, T & I weren't overly optimistic, and were kind of shocked that I could do it.
Good luck with your new ortho. At least it's only 2 weeks away. I know how frustrating it is to do PT with no result.
Well I went for my MRI results to day, and well, I didn't get the news I was expecting. The orthopedic surgeon went over them with me and told me that I have some form of bone cancer. I have a lesion on my tibia, and a large chunk of the bone is really sad around it. I am familiar with interpreting xrays and what not, and I could clearly see the abnormality on the MRI. The good news is that the Dr said it does not look like osteosarcoma.
I have an appointment with an orthopedic oncologist in two weeks and I will find out more about what's going on then. Sucks. I had to stop riding because of the concern over pathological fractures. I had been riding up until today.
My young horse is going to go into training with my trainer, and I'll have her show him and maybe take him to FL depending on how things go with me. I am so bummed.
And of course I had to tell my parents, thank god I got my dad on the phone instead of my mom LOL. As soon as I stopped crying at the appointment this am, my first thought was ugh gonna have to talk to my mom and listen to her hysterics ugh.
What a day. I am sooooo glad I finally went to the Dr about the knee. I had just had been dealing with the pain, chalking it up to wear and tear. Thank god I went.
Hahahaha, guys, this really is a brigade. I did my other knee in!
But first, JM, Oh my lord! I was reading your updates and thinking you sounded like me with the undiagnosed pain, and then wow, I am SO SORRY to hear about what's really going on. What does this mean for the future - how is it treated? Do you like your doctor enough to stay with him for now? How urgent is your situation? How do you even get what you have? My thoughts are with you.
As for me, my "bad knee" eventually came back on, after a lot of PT. It still carries inflamm., but I was swimming, cycling, moderate hiking, and not able to ride to my satisfaction, so I put off the riding and concentrated on the other sports. Then I started a new job and the conditions were really hard for it, and I fell on my other "good knee" and injured it! I've been on crutches for a few weeks and will get an MRI at the end of the month if I'm not feeling better then. I'm wearing a brace and have slowly started to be more weight-bearing. As you can imagine, asking my naughty knee to compensate for my good knee was something I felt nervous about, but I am pushing through with a ton of PT at home. I think I know what is wrong with the injury to my former good knee, (I think it's a meniscus tear that is pretty significant but that is just my gut) and I am hoping it stays a lot more simple and I hope I don't need surgery. But we'll see! Whhhheeeeeeeeeeeee isn't this fun, guys????!!!
JM- I'm sorry about your situation, but I laughed when I got the part about your mother. I so get that.
LOL so true isn't? I even asked the Dr. what I should tell her. I called her today and she was reasonable. Letting my dad deal with her worked well I think.
Thanks for the good thoughts
EA- sorry about your good knee! I have one of those hinged braces and I like it. It helps.
I don't have any answers to the big questions yet, although I'm getting a feeling this is going to be quite a ride. The orthopedic oncologist will do the biopsy, and I'll know when that will happen after I see him.
I do feel so very lucky to live in a city with so many top hospitals.
JM-I hope everything ends up okay. That sounds tough.
Do you guys think I should see a doctor for the knee pain? It's been on/off for several years now. Some days it hurts too bad to walk, others jus mild pain while riding. Icing helps a little bit, as does switching things up and using a Back on Track knee brace. Am I jus a wimp with pain? I do tend to overreact.