Monday, January 23, 2006

On bended knee... NOT!

Went to the Doctor today and discovered that I probably have bursitis, which is an inflamation of the lubrication sacks around my knee. We have no idea why it happened, but I am going to start on a perscription anti-inflammitory and see if it helps. I sure hope so. Last night I cried for much of the night. While I freely admit I am a wimp, I was surprised by the intensity of the pain.

I am greatly relieved that the Doc doesn't think I damaged anything. I was very concerned about having done some kind of structural damage. At this point, he doesn't think so.

I certainly appreciate your prayers. It is a very different world when you can't walk.

Love,
Rachel

6 comments:

Songbird said...

Rachel, I'm so sorry to hear about your knee. I've been on prescription anti-inflammatories, and hope they will work as well for you as they did for me a few years ago. You are in my prayers.

Rachel's Big Dunk said...

Oh, thank you Songbird! I started on them this afternoon and while it hasn't been a 'miraculous' recovery, it has seemed to help with the pain a bit. I'll take another dose before bed and see how tonight goes.

I have been remarkably healthy in my life... so it is humbling to realize that the body can sometimes just not work.

juniper68 said...

many prayers on your continued recovery!

jo(e) said...

Oh, that's horrible. Hope you get some relief soon.

Rose said...

Sorry to hear about your knee. Do hope the pain soon eases.

Songbird said...

I took them for an ankle that I injured, I kid you not, getting into bed. It was a good six weeks before whatever I had harmed seemed to be well, and it still bothers me occasionally. These things are so mysterious.