This afternoon I had a follow-up appointment with my surgeon. Since things are not progressing as I wished they would, I tend to go to these appointments with no hope of a change.
Everytime I leave a doctor’s office I’m in the same state… Miserable with an inflamed knee.
I really, really went into this surgery with high hopes for a speedy recovery. For once, I really trusted my surgeon. I had never felt so comfortable with my knee in someone else’s hands. As soon as I stepped into his office, his staff and everyone assured me I was in good hands. It almost seemed staged until I realized I really never felt this much positive energy when visiting a doctor’s office.
I do not regret my decision to have this 3rd-4thish? surgery. Actually, I believe my surgeon did a really, really damn good job on my knee; however, I think it is me who is just taking forever to heal… There are only so many things my surgeon can prescribed to calm my inflammation… Otherwise, it’s just my body which has to make the decision to actually heal.
After all was said and done at this appointment, my X-rays look good and my doctor feels I just have really inflamed tissue. I’m already taking about 18 different pills, so I’m trying my best to find some homeopathic/other remedies to reduce tissue inflammation.
The only scary thing is my previous doctor told me to just go run. “All the pain has manifested itself in your head…” RIGHT. Three weeks later I found out I had a stress fracture. Yeah, good goin’ Doc. *Insert eye roll*
So, after hearing this Doctor say, “You need to start moving around more… May 1st is our goal”. Immediately, I knew what he was referring to…
I wish. Also, this Doctor gave me his cell phone number in case I had any problems or questions. Yeah, normally this would be weird but he’s older so no creeper worries 😉 … He’s literally just an amazing doctor who happens to run and understand my mindset. He’s so caring and I am proud to say he is my orthopedic surgeon.
I’m just so nervous. I have about a million things going around in my head because of how much I have been through in the past year. At this point, exercise and running are not my first priority. My first priority is being able to just stand comfortably so I can teach my students to the best of my ability.
Then, maybe go run 😉
Anyone know any good tissue inflammation remedies?