I don’t remember doing anything to cause knee pain but the pain in my left knee has been getting worse for a few months. A couple of weeks ago, I saw a nurse practitioner at the bone and joint clinic in Abilene. He thought it was a torn meniscus and ordered an MRI. I had that done and went back to see the doctor yesterday.
He actually said my knee looks great for a 63 year old knee. Ouch! He doesn’t see any sign of needing a knee replacement . . which is good news.
There’s a “Baker’s cyst” (named after a Dr. Baker who discovered it . . not named after a lady who bakes pies, cookies and cakes) in my left knee and while it may or may not be causing the pain, he wants me to get a few injections, do some physical therapy and see him again in a couple of months . . sooner if it gets worse.
He did the first injection and it didn’t hurt but my knee is hurting, hurt all night. Hopefully it will be better in a day or so. I’ll be patient . . though that’s not my strong point.
I was dreading surgery and it was nice to hear that he doesn’t think it’s going to be necessary but . . I was also looking forward to sitting in my chair and knitting for at least a couple of weeks. Vince . . can you get me a Dr. Pepper? Vince, can you take the dogs out? Vince, can you get the clothes out of the dryer and fold them? Best . . Vince, what are you fixing for dinner and what time are we eating?
Oh well . . we all have to live with the hand we’re dealt, right? 🙂