I think I am due for a Rant!!
And by 'talking' I mean yelling.
Both knees talk to me and have done so for years. You know what I mean - popping and clicking and sometimes little pains. But yelling - that is a very different kind of talk. I looked up a blog post that I did on my left knee (Yep! Only the best bloggers do blog posts on their left knee. Ha!) and it was November 2013. That was the last time my left knee did any yelling. I had ignore the yelling for quite sometime in 2013 before I was forced to seek medical help.
And by 'help' I mean switching one problem for another.
During the 2013 knee episode I saw my general doc and he sent me to an ortho doc and then I got handed off to physical therapist and eventually the knee pain resolved - after approximately 4 months - and lots and lots of Advil.
And by 'resolved' I mean back to only talking ... not yelling.
Talking I can live with. But now my stomach was talking (ok, yelling) at me because Advil is hard on the GI system. So the saga of the cranky knee continued through a visit to a gastroenterology who did an EGD (tube with a camera down the throat) to take a look around. It was simple reflux that was caused by the Advil. So I was put on a high end reflux drug that after about 4 months I stopped because ... wait for it ... it was adding to my leg cramp problem. (Jeez!!) It took a few years but just recently I got the reflux manageable with over the counter drugs and life style changes.
So now three and half years later - that left knee is yelling at me again. AGAIN!!!
I am not waiting another two months for it to go away before seeking medical help to resolve this issue.
And by 'help' and 'resolved' I mean going to a rheumatologist who is better trained to treat possible arthritic conditions and management without the treatment taking out another organ system.
So how many of you have problem knees?
And what do you do for them?
And is it fair that my expiration dates are various body parts
are starting to come due??
Rant over. Back to being a rational human being. (ok, 'rational' is a bit of a stretch 😊.)