Getting it Back together
Friday, November 15, 2019
The last 10 days have been very mentally and physically challenging. My body gave me a good scare when I had another medical condition mimic a blood clot in my leg. A trip to ER out of town shook me up a whole lot and I thought life was about to change again. Both the symptoms and actually the solution are exactly the same. My issue was a burst baker’s cyst, hot red swollen leg, painful, unable to bend knee or walk easily. Had to get off feet and elevate and ice it. I’m ok now but mentally this one hit me hard.
After A follow up with my dr back home i’m Still relieved but didn’t like hearing there are no really great options to keep this from happening again. Surgery...but not now. So I was told walk less. Really? I’ve just built up being able to walk more over the past few months. More weight bearing walking, less cycling. And now i’m Being told to rest more and be a better couch potato. We discussed...dr listened...said no good solutions. I think we both know this isn’t going to work with me. Dr. Said...at least it wasn’t a dvt trying to console me. Agreed, but this sucks too. Dr said I was 3rd patient with these symptoms and Er visit/follow up this week. 2 of us had cysts burst (hadn’t had a patient with this for several years) and one was a dvt. My life has been altered so much already by a dvt and the damage that I really flipped out on this one. It’s just one of those I want my mom and I want a hug kind of moments.
Then said the only other thing that might help is weight loss. For every 1 lb I lose, 4=lbs of pressure off the knees. Ok.
Anyhow, this particular scare resulted in me being very relieved and grateful. I’m still shaken to the core, still healing a bit too. I feel a greater urgency to live my life to the fullest. And I’m trying to give my body time to heal. Last night I spent a few hours vacuuming, mopping, and cleaning the house pretty thoroughly. I felt all of this. But it was a positive step forward. Let’s dump the old junk, clean up our house and thoughts and move forward.