Saturday, May 18, 2013
Because I went so long without blogging on my SP blog, and since my last updates were on my alternate SP blog, I will update you as to my knees.
Left Knee.. the one I broke on March 5, 2012. I had five surgeries on it. The last surgery was a TKR (total knee replacement) on June 19, 2012. That leg continually swells some, especially in the lower leg and ankle but the swelling is not much compared to what it was last year I can only bend my left knee about 85 degrees so it limits my movement some (will never be able to get down on my knees) but it does not often hurt. It gets tired, I get tired when I walk. Perhaps it is the extra effort.
Right knee.. I have had osteoarthritis in it for over 15 years (in the other one too) and have had relief with Glucosamine and Chondrotin. I was off that medicine during my surgeries on my left side and after that had not been having much problem with the right knee, until two and a half weeks ago. I was sitting on a plastic chair which collapsed (broke into four pieces, not uncommon with these chairs out here). My left leg must have been out in front of me since I can't bend my knee enough. My right leg must have been bent at the knee and perhaps my foot was under the plastic chair some when the chair broke. I felt some pain, but not bad pain, in my right knee right away. It must have twisted or something with the fall. Since then my right knee has caused a LOT of pain. Nearly a week ago I talked with a Dr. and she said to up my Ibuprofen from 400mg to 600mg. I take it only twice a day. I get relief with the medicine for awhile. Anyway, I am "nursing" my right leg now rather than my left leg. It is keeping me from taking walks outside. I do some walking at the hospital but when I am home, I only want to sit in my recliner with my legs up.
Now you and this SP blog have been updated.
1. I have friends coming over for dinner tonight. I will make salsa chicken in the crock pot but still need to decide on a dessert.
2. It is Saturday and I have the day off.
3. My Ibuprofen is working right now so I'm about to get out of this recliner and go into the kitchen.
Thanks to everyone who visits my blog. Sorry I can't get to your pages to thank you individually.