On May 29, 2014, I had my double knee arthroscopies. That’s right, BOTH knees were ‘scoped. The Right knee had a lot more going on with it, than the left. Older problems since I was 12 and a lot more was done to it, including removing a plum-sized bony growth between my knee and thigh!!
On May 29th, around 7pm, during a 2nd trip to the bathroom, I ruptured (tore away) the Patellar Tendon. That kept me from being able to lift my R leg.
This is my knees a couple of days after surgery–you can see the bruising around the knee. This lasted for weeks!
My knees after Arthroscopy
These are my knees wrapped in Ace Bandages!
Ace Bandage-wrapped knees
This is me walking with my walker during the two weeks after these surgeries.
I agree. I am going to reblog this! Have a positive day lifeinslowmotion! –Sylvia
What is Sciatica anyway? Before it attacked me in 2010-2012, I thought it was something only old people got, like lumbago (yes!). I’m not ‘old’, am I?
Electrical, burning pain that sears its way down the path that this very large nerve travels, from your spinal cord to your toes! Here’s more…about my story
What keeps you up at night? Pain, worries, noise, light, medications, cold feet (literally) can all contribute to insomnia. I’ve created a whole resource page with helpful hints on improving your nighttime (or whenever you get most of your) slumber.
Sometimes, just getting some intermittent relief is better than going nightly without sleep, week in and week out. Hopefully something here has been helpful to you in the past. If none of these have worked for you and you have found something that has worked for you, please let me know in the Comments section below. I’d like to add them to the list. Thanks for following me!
I just created a new page that lists the different pain medication classes and examples of some of the medications. There are also links to additional information sources, such as www.spine-health.com/treatment/pain-medication .Take a look!
Be sure to set your DVR to record Pain Matters, a film chronicling the lives of several people in different walks of life dealing with chronic pain. This is a production of the American Chronic Pain Association. It will air on the Discovery Channel once in November –16th–and twice in December–7th & 14–all at 8:00AM. You may also watch it here online.