I've done something to my left knee. It hurts a lot more than usual.
That does not leave a lot of options. Like Tucker, I can just wait and see. I tend to do that with my knees at this point since they are so bad anyhow.
If I go to the one doctor who can do something, it will cost me $600 out of pocket since the insurance company considers his treatments "experimental" and no longer chooses to cover them.
If I try the orthopedic doctor, then surgery will probably come up again, something I'd rather avoid. I am most likely a candidate for replacement surgery at this point and I'm not ready to face that.
Doctor #3 might be able to do something, or might not. I was going to have him do some injections back in February, but then the teaching job came up and derailed my plans. He wanted x-rays and such at that point and time kind of got away from me. I figure I will need new prescriptions from him before I can do anything. Since he's only at the office on Mondays, that leaves me a week to think about it.
I can walk, and the swimming was OK, so I'll do my own physical therapy for the time being. As well, I do have knee braces to wear, and I am.
The hot weather did not yet break as predicted, so I didn't even entertain working the Boys. Just as well since I am limping. And the flies are biting, that's for sure. The Boys seem to be spending most of their time in the barn by the fans. The breeze both cools them a bit and keeps the flies off. I do use bug spray on them too, but I don't like to use too much. They seem to be doing fine.
Better than I am in this heat. But the pool felt great yesterday. The water was warm and comfy.
Bit of excitement there. I was riding around the Lazy River and there was a little girl nearby who was a tiny thing, and just barely able to stay properly seated in her tube. Her mom was a bit behind us when suddenly, the little one tumbled out, not far from me. I was just out of range as she struggled in the water, grabbing for the edge against the current. In a second, one of the lifeguards was in the water and rescued her. I managed to snag his flip flops before they floated out of range and tipped out of my own tube. No biggie for me as the water is only about 3 feet deep. They told me to just get to the steps a bit further on and then have someone help me back into my tube.
I am not sure if I could have gotten to the little girl if the lifeguard had been farther away, but I was surely ready to try. I am happy to report that a few minutes later, the little girl was safely in her mother's lap on that tube, laughing, waving and giggling happily as they floated along for a few more turns around the river.
A happy ending was had by all.