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Well, this is interesting

I am having a mild medical thing. It is not gross, but I will cut it for you anyway.

Backstory is this: Two years ago, in a moment of ill advised prancing, I hurt my knee. The meniscus got all sort of ground up and trashed. Knee slowly recovered, but it grinds somewhat, and it is not too happy in a deep squat. (Like for cleaning the refrig.) It works, but I have to be careful with it.

This week it has been very cold and snowy. Things are unstable underfoot, and instead of my usual sneakers I have been wearing boots. Clomping carefully made my knee hurt, but  I have been achy all over, but I thought that was a function-- or misfunction-- of my kidney.
But tonight I was washing away in my bath, and found a hard lump behind my knee. It is about the size of a golf ball, and my guess is it is bursitis. Husband had that once, in his elbow. He got something that looked like an elbow boob. Ship doctor elected not to puncture it. Better not to poke holes and introduce a possible infection.  It went away-- eventually. He rested it.

So tomorrow I am off to the doctor, He can sort out my kidney while he is looking at my knee. I don't want to have the lithotrypsy if all I need is a whopping antibiotic.

In any case, I think I will be putting my snowboots away for a while.


Dec. 18th, 2013 05:29 am (UTC)
Oh dear! I hope you have an easy treatment and a quick recovery!

Do you study medicine? I just happen to notice that you know an awful lot about medical terminology and such. Wow, color me impressed!

Get better soon, and good luck! :) *hugs*
Dec. 18th, 2013 03:50 pm (UTC)
No, no study of medicine. I did study to be an EMT, years ago. But that is more what to do, not why. And no sooner did I complete my studies than I got pregnant. (Then I had a 7 year old, and an infant, and a husband at sea 6 months at a time. I had no time to be zooming in ambulances!)

Knee feels better today. Less swollen. In a way this is too bad, I mean it is good, but it is like taking your care to the shop and saying 'it was making a thunking noise--' and they cannot hear it.