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Monday, May 16, 2016

Trying few weeks

Back in December I buggered up my ankle--my Achilles--and it had been giving me enough trouble I finally went to get it checked out.  Luckily, nothing torn, just Achilles tendinitis, but it needed some physiotherapy to help with the discomfort and limping that had become my new normal gate.

Except that by the time I made the physio arrangements, I must have overcompensated for the limp, and my knee had been suddenly giving me lots of pain.  Enough that it made sitting at a desk uncomfortable--and considering both my day job and my night job involve desks (not to mention twenty stairs up to the day office), well, as I said, it's been a trying few weeks.  I had even attempted to set up a standing computer station at my home, but it didn't work any better.

So, I started physio last week for what was supposed to be my ankle, but the therapist had given me that quirked-down brow expression and said we needed to get the knee fixed first.  I don't think my body has ever been pulled, poked and stretched so much.  But man, those heating pads are nice LOL.

Though I can't say the sessions are overly enjoyable, I have a good and entertaining physiotherapist which helps immensely, and not wanting to follow in my mother's footsteps with knee replacements, I have been diligently doing the assigned home exercises in between.  But, in truth, it has all just been a little exhausting lately, and I truly feel for the others in the clinic needing far more care than I due to car accidents or work related injuries.

Has anyone else been through physiotherapy?

UPDATE:  Well crap.  Had a doctor's appointment today (Wednesday) and the doctor says I've got a meniscus tear in my knee.  Sure doesn't sound (or feel) pretty.  The silver lining at the moment is that he isn't inclined to recommend surgery right now and has given me some exercises (same as physio) and I have to get a stationary bike (and outside bike for nice days) and build up to riding for 30 minutes every day. EVERY DAY as he put it. Indefinitely.  Guess what I will be doing this weekend?  Yep, starting with our local sports store that sells used equipment and working up to retail if I absolutely have to (ugh).


  1. More than a few times, Stacy. I don't do the little-ole-lady things, either, like tripping over a rug or slipping on a stair. No, I get myself thrown off horses, fall off mountains, and stumble into underwater potholes.

    I love physical therapists. They're practical, concrete, supportive (sometimes bullying lol) and knowledgeable.

    1. LOL Nikki - I'd like to say at least you earned them, but it's really no fun, after the fun you had LOL