Pain.

Two years ago, I was in the back yard with the girls, while they played on the swingset. The dogs were chasing each other around, as they usually do when we’re out there with them. They love to play when they have an audience.

At one point, 150 pounds of dog came hurtling at me at top speed (Logic was in the tuck-and-run greyhound posture that he gets when he’s running at a full gallop) and slammed into my right knee, hyperextending it and knocking me to the ground. It took me a while to get up and I remember using the fence to pull myself up. I limped for a while from that, but it mostly got better… It just hurt when I sat with my right foot tucked under me and then got up (a favorite sitting position of mine), or after a long walk/run, or when the weather changed.

For the past few months, however, the pain has been more consistent. And there have been a few times when I’ve been seated for a while (like when tutoring) and I get up and my knee has just buckled. And I catch myself limping a lot more now.

So I have an appointment tomorrow morning with an orthopedic surgeon for an X-ray and an exam. Hopefully it’s something that can be corrected non-surgically, but I’m concerned. It’s been 2 years. I should be better by now.

Wish me luck.

Update: MRI on Friday. Suspected tear in medial meniscus. Will go back to the orthopedic surgeon for treatment options consult next Friday after he reads the results of the MRI.

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  1. Update: it’s likely a small tear in the meniscus on the interior side of my right knee, exacerbated by the fact that I like to sit with my right knee curled under me (BAD Elaine. BAD.)…. So I have an MRI on Friday, and I’ll get the results next Friday. Likely treatments are physical therapy or possibly arthroscopy if it’s more damaged. He didn’t specify, but I didn’t get the idea that he thinks it’s particularly severe as far as tears go. So that’s good. I’m hoping for therapy.

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