Thursday, 27 March 2014
'Chin up buttercup '
It has been a difficult few days. I shared in my earlier post the sad death of my beautiful D.I.L's Dad who was also became a friend.
At the same time I have been dealing with a very, very painful knee. Had problems for a long time. To cut a very long story short it had begun to hurt quite severely. Saw GP - painkillers etc. No joy. Got much worse last weekend - especially Saturday when we were needed to help with our granddaughters. Saturday evening and Sunday saw me in agony. Back to GP on Monday. More painkillers and referral for an xray. Was told would take approx 2 weeks for that to happen. By this time I was in agony and tears and Doctors receptionist told DH to take me to A&E. Xray revealed loss of cartilage due to osteoarthritis and bone is rubbing on bone. Was give anti -inflammatory tablets and a stick!!!!
Despite pain killers etc and resting it I am still in intense pain unless I keep my leg out straight. Can just manage a shower after taking painkillers and to get to bathroom and back. I cannot sit at table - do anything. DH has been brilliant looking after me and our granddaughter while her mum helps to sort out funeral arrangements. ( that has not been straight forward due to mix ups with doctor and coroner)
So why 'Chin up buttercup' - by chance I went onto another blog this morning and the owner of the blog who has had difficulties in her life was told this and said it helped. So although I am worried and afraid about what is going to happen I am trying to keep this in mind.
So I have to go back to GP for a referral to orthopedic surgeon - cure knee replacement - could take ages for that to happen - not sure I can stand the pain :-( alternative - have it done privately - obviously expensive. However as it is at the moment I cannot do a thing except sit on sofa or stay in bed - no life. Very, very worried. x