it’s not the knee !
by mid-week, most of my pain had gone except for what appeared to be my knee. i finally made an appointment with my wonderful sports medicine doctor. after examining the injured area, he said it’s not my knee causing the pain after all. it’s my lateral condyle (lower outer part of my femur). he sent me off with a prescription for an MRI which i am having tomorrow at 11:30am. i’ll share the results as soon as i have them. the doctor thinks the bone could have hairline fracture or just be badly bruised. if it’s a fracture, i’ll need a brace for 6 weeks. if it’s just bruised then i will be able to moderately exercise through it. i’m hoping it’s just bruised.
the bad news of the week is that my insurance deductible is $1000. when i mentioned a “hefty deductible” in one of my previous posts, i had no idea HOW hefty it really was. yikes ! i think it’s terribly unfair that i have to pay for anything at all because of someone else’s negligence.
the good news is that i am free to do upper body weight training and swim as long as i use my leg buoy. yay ! i guess i’ll be draggin’ my limpin’ self to the beach this weekend.