Thursday, November 17, 2011

Aha!!

Maybe I Understand

OK, so I have new knees. While I will wait for my doctor to confirm, I may well still have some ligaments left--collateral ligaments. These are the ones on the side that help stabilize the knee side to side. If I do, that explains the pain I have now after my fall.

I am quite puzzled otherwise, because my knee feels almost exactly as it would have felt before the replacement if I had fallen and twisted it. Of course, added to that feeling is the extra soreness from some already damaged and not quite healed soft tissue there and "voila!" I have an explanation  for what I feel.

Now, of course, I am going to the doctor who will confirm or deny my assessment.

I can now put weight on the leg and step a bit with the crutches, although I don't feel sure about pushing off with the hurt knee or any kind of sideways motion. Still, slow progress is better than none at all, so I am hopeful the next week will bring some noticeable improvement.

While I could navigate about without the wheelchair, I still think it's a good idea, mostly because ligament and soft tissue injuries do not improve by being overused, so the less I stress them, the better--for now. My doctor may have another view.

More when I find out what's going on.

I catch glimpses of the Boys outside now and then. They look fine and happy. Have to wonder sometimes if they miss me--I mean as long as there is plenty of food. *G*

4 comments:

  1. Hope things continue to improve and that you're back on your feet again soon.

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  2. I have no idea how a knee replacement is done, so I'm very interested to hear what your Dr. says.

    I'm sure the boys do miss you on some level, even if it's just, "Hey, where did that lady go? You know, the one who used to feed us and stuff?" I'm sure they miss the companionship, too. I doubt the horse sitter has figured out all their favorite itchy places to scratch!

    You'll be up and around and scratching all their itchy spots in no time!

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  3. I'll be interested in what the doctor has to say. Hope you continue to improve and are walking again real soon. I'm sure the boys miss you, how could they not, you're their best friend.

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  4. Food does go a long way in making a horse content but I am sure they are looking forward to a snuggle with you.

    Yes, please do take it very, very easy on that leg and wait until the doctor sees it!

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