Suffice it to say I had a really rough weekend pain wise. Finally got ahold of my Orhthopedic surgeon's NP, and I am so thankful for that woman. She called in a Medrol pack and Celebrex. It took all day w/my knee propped up on pillows and ice wrapped around my knee, but I am finally out of pain. It hurts, some, but not the level 9 I experienced all weekend. I'm taking Tramadol, prednisone, Celebrex, Soma and my normal bp meds. Trying to make sure I eat to protect my stomach, but without these drugs I would still be suffering. I have an appointment Friday morning to see the doc and have my left knee looked at. I'm thinking torn cartilage, and/or torn ligament. My knee is swollen, and very, very tender. Thank you Lord for NP's who care. I am done fighting surgery. They can do whatever they think they need to do to improve my quality of life. If cutting off my leg would have ended the pain I was in this weekend, I would have seriously considered it. And, so........surgery is my new best friend.
Published On: April 04, 2011