Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Surgery and Meds

So last wednesday's dr appointment went well. The doc said exactly what I thought he would... I will be having surgery on my left knee in the next few months. The doctor will do a scope, so there should be minimal scars, two small ones on my lower knee and one on my upper knee. He will go in and loosen the tendons on the left side and reshape the cartilage on the right side. My kneecap rides up on the bone instead of sitting in the joint. This causes it to move in a J shape when I move it. By releasing the tension on the tendons that will aleviate the pressure on my knee and allow my kneecap to move more toward the joint. I will be out of work for a week to two weeks and it is supposed to be very painful and it will bleed a lot. I am nervous, but I have been struggling with it for so long that I am really glad to have it done.

I had an appointment yesterday and had my thyroid checked. I am on a new perscription to regulate my hormone levels. Hopefully I will be more normal now!

Poor Corey is at home today with tonsilitis. He had a really high fever yesterday, but he didn't act sick. Since I was already at the doctor, we just had him look at Corey too. Apparently Corey has splotchy tonsil. So Corey is on an antibiotic and will no longer be contagious after 24 hours of taking it.

Anyway, this is our exciting life right now! I hope everyone is doing well.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Well, apparently I really have issues with Ice! Friday morning on my way to get into the truck to go to work, I stepped on some black ice and I was down for the count! I was right by the hitch of the truck, so I am really lucky that I didn't hit that! However, I did fall on my left wrist. We took Corey to the daycare and then went to urgent care and got x-rays. Nothing showed up, but there is a possibility that a bone on the end of my thumb is broken or fractured. The doctor said that it will show up in x-rays after about 1-2 weeks. I have to wear a brace on it for a week and if it isn't feeling better then I have to go back to see what they can do. Personally I think that it has something going on because there is still a big hard bump that hasn't gone down yet. I guess time will tell.

Also, I have a doctor appointment this Wednesday for my knee with an orthopedic doctor. Hopefully we will find out if or when I will need surgery. And I have an appointment on the 15 of this month for my thyroid. I will have some blood work done to find out what dose of meds I should have and hopefuylly get my hormone levels regulated. My weight has been yo-yo-ing and my moods have been off the charts crazy! I will be laughing one minute and in tears the next. So needless to say that I am a bucket of work!

Anyway, I will keep everyone posted on everything. (sorry for all the typos, I typed this one-handed!)