Thursday, June 02, 2005

Knee Problems

Ok, so my knee has been swollen, hot, painful for 4 days now. I've been to the doctor 3 times this week. The most recent time was today to a specialist. No one really seems to be sure what is going on. One of the latest theories is a staph infection in my knee. How the heck did that happen? Sure, this is my bad knee, and I've had problems for a couple of years, but nothing like this. And this is a different type of pain. Plus I've been running a low fever, feeling generally ill, and having really really bad headaches. So they've got me on some antibiotics and some pain killers (with codeine!). And I'm supposed to stay off the knee as much as possible. Yuck. I've been doing that all week and I am so bored! Anyway, I go back to the doctor on Monday and if things aren't looking any better their is the distinct possibility of some knee surgery to, as they put it, "clean it out." What exactly that means, I don't know. And all this right in the middle of softball season -- and we're in first place!. Plus I'm supposed to go to Mexico in a few weeks on a mission trip with church. I asked the doctor whether that would still be doable, and he basically said "We'll see." But in that way that implies it ain't lookin' good. So frustrating. And what makes it worse is I don't have a cool story about how I hurt my chasing down a hoodlum on the street, no gravity-defying diving catch to win a softball game, nothing exciting. I went to sleep Saturday night, and woke up Sunday morning and there it was. Maybe I can make up a cool story...


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