My Poor Knee

For the last 12 days my left Knee, on the inside, has given me a lot of pain. It is a very sharp pain lasting for about an hour and happens 4 x a day. OUCH OUCH. On the 3rd day I visited the doctor and was informed ‘oh you have just moved to where you have stairs and you are not used to them’. She said to take 2 Paracetamol and it would soon go. The pain remained getting worse and preventing me from having a good nights sleep. It has also stopped me from doing stuff needed in making my new home my own

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A week later I phoned and she then said to go and have an x-ray. That was yesterday afternoon. After the x-ray the nurse told me it would be 2 weeks before I would have the result. You can imagine I was devastated!!!!  The pain killers were not working and I was in extreme pain. I decide to visit the free drop in to see the physiotherapist.

This resulted in a good response. The knee has developed arthritis. He explained it all,gave me a booklet with exercises in, showed me which ones to do. I would be put on the physio list and for the pain take Ibrufron. The whole appointment took about 20 minutes.

I have commenced doing the exercises and already it is improving. As I have said before I am beginning a new life and will be considering doing further exercise to help the aches and pains. My exercise before was just walking the dog. Looking back over the past few years I had become sluggish. So am planning to incorporate a visit weekly to the local swimming baths.

Well a busy weekend ahead as my daughter and son-in-law will be doing their first visit to the new house and help in putting curtain poles up and other bits  

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About marystreasurechest

Life provided me a long variety of experiences in skills, careers and hobbies. Countryside, nature, gardening, reading, cooking, knitting, cross-stitch. Originally from Reading/Newbury areas, now reside in S. Wales. Writing stories, telling tales of everyday life . Take a peep in my 'treasure chest' and enjoy your read. All work on this site is copyright of the owner
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One Response to My Poor Knee

  1. mavimet says:

    Ouch – glad you got an answer and a means of solving that nasty pain Mary. Enjoy your visit with your daughter & son-in-law.

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