Saturday, March 30, 2013

Lateral Release Surgery....Oh no!!

I have been trying to write this post for the last three weeks but I haven't felt much like it honestly.  On March 8th I went in for a lateral release surgery on my knee. For those of you who doesn't know what that means a lateral release is a surgical procedure to release tight muscles/tendons on the outer part of the kneecap. The Doc performed it because of knee pain related to my left kneecap being pulled over to the outer (lateral) side and not being able to run properly in the center of the groove of the femur bone as the knee bends and straightens.  Apparently when my ex boyfriend punched me in the knee playing a little to rough he loosened my stuff on the inner part and when I was working at the factory the repetitive walking and pivoting screwed it up the rest of the way. Sooo I ended up having to quit the factory which was immediately replaced with another call center job.

So I have been laid  up until this past Monday when I started testing the waters with walking (meaning I looked like a baby arms out to keep me steady barely moving) I still have a lot of knee pain and swelling. I go to physical therapy twice a week and this week was the best but I am still really struggling with the fact I am on crutches and that I have a to use at least one of them for a couple more weeks. My Doc made it seem like it would be at best I would be on crutches a week or two and that it was going to be a cake walk.....smh DOCTORS LIE!!!!! If I had of known what I known now I would of slapped a brace on that knee and dealt with it.

So I am finally back to working again but I deal with my knee swelling up big while I am sitting at the desk working for 10 hours. And it is hard to get back into the swing of things. Plus I still cant pack stuff and walk on crutches so I'm always having to ask for help (which I don't like when it's for something I used to be able to get or do just fine).

As Easter is around the corner and I prepare Xay's Easter Basket that will be left on the doorstep for him to find from the Easter Bunny. I am very thankful for my family.