September 20th, 2008

i will remain


I had my knees re-evaluated, and my right knee is slightly worse then my left now. My left was always the worse of the two, but I guess after years of compensating for the other one, it's switched now. My NSAID is changed to a higher dose, and I'm going to a specialist about my knees to see if it's time to start cortisone treatments.

And I'm getting a cane. Which is a world of suck to me, because it's like another step on admitting I'll never be really okay again. It's not for everyday use, just those really bad days that I have problems getting from point a to point b, but it's still sort of depressing. I asked if I can expect to see any improvement in my pain levels with the exercise and all that. The answer was I might see marginal improvement, but I was always going to have issues. I guess I sort of knew that, but I didn't want to admit it to myself.

On the bright side, my blood pressure, pulse and heart rate are all good, and other then those injuries,I'm healthy, really healthy.

We went to the zoo today to see the bear cubs before they got shipped to Indiana. I'll upload pics off my camera later. I didn't get to see more of Jake then his head though.