So back in July I told ya'll a little about what was going on with me knee. I had just made an appointment with a local orthapedic surgeon (given the history of me playing college soccer along with banging my knee into a table in January 2012 that's who I was recommended to see). He initially took an x-ray which showed up nothing and told me that it looked like I had some inflammation so he gave me a cortisone shot, gave me some meds, and sent me on my way, telling me that it should take care of the problem and I should probably have no further pain. Well about 3 months later the shot wore off and my knee started to hurt again. Off to the doctor again who then sent me to physical therapy for 2 weeks. The therapy only aggervated it more, but I knew it was going to. So I went back to him again and he finally wanted an MRI done which at this point I was already annoyed because he should have done that in the first place, but I'm not going there. I went and had that done the next day which showed nothing. Talk about frustrating! So his solution was to give me another cortisone shot as a last resort kind of thing. That once again did absolutely nothing and this time the pain never even went away.
The next step after all of that was to schedule an exploratory knee athroscopy. I didn't want to have it done during the holidays so I scheduled one for January 18th. So on Friday I will be going in for this lovely procedure which I'm actually really nervous about. Everybody keeps telling me not to worry about it because its a pretty common procedure, but I can't help it. I'm naturally nervous about everything and have never had surgery before. I will be knocked out for it and probably won't remember much which I guess is a good thing. I am also taking a week off from my regular job so I can rest and recover properly. I will try to blog early next week, but I'm not making any promises. I just hope this scope can once and for all rid me of my pain and give me and the doctor some answers as to why I'm having such pain! Has anyone had one of these done before? If so, any stories?
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