I have the doctor's ap't this morning & I hope I can get some guidance. I'm getting fairly frustrated & am still in lots of pain. It's not as bad as it was, but is very sore.
You’re right, Tru. I do feel that I have a plan. I think it’s going to end up with surgery unfortunately. The cyst on the back of my knee is not a Baker’s cyst, but most likely a Ganglion cyst. It doesn’t look like it has burst. I have been prescribed strong pain killers for a while to have last thing at night. The pain has most likely bumped my BP up. I was at the doctor’s for ages! I have an appointment already to see the orthopedist on the 5th (good timing).I hope it goes well this morning, getting a plan in place with your doc, may not help the pain initially but it will help mentally in that you can see a path out of the pain.
I know. I felt really bad. It was an awful place. I have a feeling politics comes into most clubs. Hopefully the pain killers work, without too many side effects until I can get it sorted. The male nurse recommended using a stick. The doc said I could walk. I took Arch for a 10 min walk about half an hour ago & the pain had me in tears, so I’ll wait until they kick in.Sorry to hear Archie had a bad time of it, poor pup And what a shame that golf politics are messy in the new place as well! Best of luck with your doctor: constant pain sucks.
I'm looking forward to seeing the ortho & finding out if there's anything they can do about it. The pain killer that I was prescribed specifically targets nerve pain as the doctor(& I) feel the cyst may be pushing on a nerve. Touchwood, I slept better & I am in a bit less pain this morning. I'll try for a walk today & will use a stick if I do. It's a miserable rainy day though. The walking may just be housework. It's D's birthday today & he & the Gk's are staying tonight. The house needs a good spruce up. I had better get moving.A ganglion cyst is a different beastie (though also generally more painful than dangerous). Good thing you went and got it checked properly. I agree that walking with a (proper length, held on the healthy side) cane or crutch would probably give you more mobility without raising the pain level.
Thanks, Liza. The pain killer wore off about midday & I didn't want to have another until bedtime as they make you drowsy. We got the house looking good & G did lots of cooking. Arch didn't get his walk in but he did get exercise following me backwards & forwards & then later being chased around the snooker table by A. I taught him this game, but I can't play it at the moment. he loves it. We had a lovely night.Sorry to hear that the pain continues Cate. Sounds really rough.
I hope that pain killer will continue to give you some relief. Would be nice to find some way to enjoy even some short walks.
Hope the birthday goes well. Should be a fun time i imagine!
You're right, LaMa. D & the kids are still here & about to head off on an adventure.Moving gently is almost always better than not moving. Enjoy family time!
Thanks, LaMa. I did some short walks & managed to get my steps up to 4,657. I walked around the snooker table & the dining table quite a few times. L has a big family (4 kids & 10 GK's) & they all live near her & it will be full-on, with another sister, her son & DIL & their 2 kids, plus us.Sorry to hear you had to cut your walk short but it's good that you tried. I'm sure the first Christmas without her husband will be tough on your SIL but the fact that she asked you guys to join her must mean she feels supported.
It isn't good, Em, but I'll keep on walking anyway. I have cut my food down. I won't give up.So unfortunate that you are finding it difficult to exercise with the pain in your leg Cate but keep going with the food.