Friday, 13 September 2013

When is a sprained knee not a sprained knee? Friday 13th...

 When is a sprained knee not a sprained knee? When it's a broken bone.


You may or may not have seen this post last month, where I vaguely described 'jumping' from the back of the Great Stone Of Fourstones and how I'd injured my knee. Well actually it's been agony. I'd rather have given birth a few times than had the pain and lack of sleep I've had the last 3 1/2 weeks.

I didn't complain, because you don't, you just get on with it and I did feel a bit stupid and responsible for my own injury, but I was concerned when I realised I was getting poor circulation in my leg at times and my 'sprain' wasn't really getting better as quickly as anyone expected it to. I still can't bend my leg enough to walk up steps like a grown up, and it's waking me in the night hurting.

I went to A&E at the time, then to my Doctor after a week for a check up, and I was comtemplating returning to my Doctor to see if everything is okay when yesterday I got a letter from the hospital asking me to go back.

A Senior Consultant had looked at my x-rays and my 'sprained knee' was in doubt due to a little shadow on the x ray. After more x rays today I've had it confirmed that I have in fact chipped a slice off the top of one of the lower bones, and it's sitting right inside my knee joint.

All that pain and quiet suffering - and actually I could (and probably should) have been taking it very easy and getting everyone to run around after me for once....

Fracture clinic Monday...and Physiotherapy - and keep your fingers crossed that I'm not unlucky enough to need the piece of bone removed surgically....

I'd like Autumn to be quiet and uneventful please - if anyone can arrange that, it'd be great....and if you're going to the Tots 100 Blog Summit tomorrow - I'm the one with a limp!


10 comments:

  1. Not only limping! And you are the cuties in the room!

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  2. Oh Jen, this completely sucks. Hope that it improves without the need for surgery. That really would be rubbish!

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    1. Thanks Angela - I have to admit I'm very nervous about what they're going to say tomorrow! x

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  4. Ouch! hope it goes ok tomorrow x

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  5. Hope everything goes OK tomorrow invalid! Can't believe you have been walking around on it for so long not knowing xx

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    1. I arrived home to a letter from the hospital dated 2nd September - it sems they really did try to contact me earlier- they could have blinking rung me though! Cheers for the wishes for tomorrow :) xx

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