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The Ongoing Saga ...

January 22nd, 2014 at 04:56 pm

... of the knee.

It's worse today. Last night while descending the stairs, I felt a sharp pain in the back of my knee, buckled, and fell on my butt. No harm done to my butt, but my knee is definitely getting worse instead of better.

I did keep my appointment with PT but I seem to be getting nowhere. They can't do anything until the pain calms down. The therapist gave me a knee massage and checked my form on the exercises. But the simple stretching exercises seem to be making it worse. I'm discouraged. The therapist mentioned the possibility of surgery (in the future), which is the last thing I want.

I'm at home today, working remotely. What worries me is, I don't know when I'll be really mobile again. I don't know what I'll do tomorrow. I am sure I cannot make the big step onto the train in this condition. Nor could I climb the stairs to the platform. But driving takes a lot of gas, and it's hazardous in this weather.

Remote access to my work computer is not working very well. I keep getting kicked out.

Frustration, frustration.

Anybody else see a Jewel Osco ad on this site? It's a coupon to save $5 on a $50 order. I snagged it, since that is my main store. However, it expires on the 29th. I really don't want to spend $50 before the end of the month -- that's about all I have left in my $300 challenge. And chances are I will have to fill the tank again, at least once, to get to work.

Frustration, frustration.

4 Responses to “The Ongoing Saga ...”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    So sorry CB! Maybe the diagnosis is wrong and that is why the PT isn't helping?
    Have you tried soaking in a HOT bath?

  2. CB in the City Says:

    My tub is too narrow! But I don't think soaking would help. It's more of a tendon problem rather than muscular. Thanks for your concern!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Just spoke to my property management company and learned that they are sending me a $50 check -- reimbursement of the late penalty I paid. So -- WOO-HOO -- I can use that for groceries at Jewel!

  4. Kiki Says:

    The train has to provide accomodation for those who cannot step up onto the train. Go a few minutes early and ask how to get on the train if you can't step on. There must be a ramp to use to get off and on. ADA compliance can help you, too with a functional needs problem, even if temp. Also, ask doctor office to approve a parking pass for disabled parking. They can be done temporarily for 6 months. When the knee is better you dont have to use it.

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