Foggy days...yes that is me today. I've been dealing with an increasingly sore knee for some time now but the past couple of weeks I'm in agony. A lot of standing and waiting at the hospital put me over the top with pain so I finally called my internist and saw him yesterday. He immediately had them book me to see a specialist this morning and in the meantime he gave me a prescription for hydrocodone. I have been under the impression for over 30 years now that I could not tolerate any kind of codiene medicine so I have not taken it. I get so very ill, usually, but I said okay I will try it again. I was desparate to end the pain that I'm dealing with constantly. So, last night I popped that mighty pill in my mouth and waited to see if anything happened. What happened is that I slept. You see sleeping has been an issue because the pain, in any position, does not stop. I slept HARD, so hard that I could not wake up this morning. I had the doctor appointment at 9 am and I threw myself out of bed at 8:30, gulped a cup of coffee and the hair in a ponytail and rushed out the door. I was still in a fog until lunch with The Hubby when suddenly I saw sunlight. Well, we know that stuff works for the pain and sleeping but I will only be taking it on the weekends. Sheesh!
The ortho doc took x-rays and determined that I have a torn cartilidge in my knee and will confirm with an MRI and then arthroscopic surgery to take care of my issue. I knew I had a problem when every dance turn I had pain but the pain had been increasingly worse and worse till one time I felt a kind of snap, pop, PAIN. That was it a few months ago and now this.