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Oh, my knee!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

When it rains... right?

I went to my Doctor on Monday morning -- 6 month check-up. Cholesterol lower than last time, but still a bit high -- from 266 to 210. A1C a bit high at 5.4. So, I have to tweak my meal plan. I can do that!
My finger is responding well to treatment and new compression gloves from

However... I literally took a half-dozen steps OUT of his office and... I heard a loud POP! and then a sickening crunch. My left knee disintegrated. I've torn the MCL -- Medial Collateral Ligament. As I was going down and trying to right myself, I managed to pull a muscle as well. OH JOY!

Not. So here I am two days later and just now able to stand and hobble my way to the bathroom without assistance.

Pain Meds: emoticon
Muscle Relaxer: emoticon
Knee Brace: emoticon

I am to stay off the leg as much as possible. No walking. The Doc did say I can get in the pool to help soothe and relax the muscles. No water aerobics -- no treading water -- no excessive swimming. Just grab a pool noodle and float around.

He also notice my 2-month long plateau and put me back on phentermine (37.5 mg).

That's where I stand (sit, rather) today.

I am praying that all of you are well and making progress!

Have a blessed week! emoticon

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