Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pain....and other things...

Ok, so I suppose its time for a new update, since it's been awhile.

Last week was pretty much same 'ol same 'ol. I ended up going to First Care at Maine Med for my knee on Wednesday night. They took x-rays and such and couldn't find anything. The doctor then did an exam, and he said that he thought I had bruised the bone. They wrapped it in an ace bandage, told me it would be 2-3 days til it felt better, and then sent me on my way. Oh man was I in pain.

We got notice from Dan's insurance company that his car was totalled. Not good news at all. So on Thursday we went up to Richmond to get everything out of it, which was actually alot of stuff. I didn't even realize we had that much stuff in his car! And man was that painful on my knee doing all of that work. But Dan was good as usual and didn't make me do more then I felt I could handle. Unfortunately, what I "thought I could handle" was more then what I really could.

We then went to South China for a couple of days since we were right there anyways. We stayed until Saturday and then came back to Portland. During which, my knee was still killing me, and the ace bandage wasn't helping fact I feel like it was making it worse because it was cutting into the skin. (And I didn't even have it that tight!)

This morning I woke up and my knee hurt even WORSE. And it had been 4 days. I knew something wasn't right, so I decided to go back and see another doctor, because I just wasn't ok. So we went to Mercy's FirstCare and saw a doctor. She said the other doctor WAS right, that is a bruised bone, but that it def wouldn't heal within 2-3 days. She said it may be a few weeks. She then gave me a knee immobilizer to use and crutches to use in extreme circumstances. I'm glad that it was nothing serious, and that this doctor had a clue. But man oh man, the pain is so extreme and I don't have anything for it. It's worse then my fibro pain I think. But then again it's hard to tell, because it is probably both acting up.

Sooo on Wednesday I have a doctor appointment. After talking to some people, I have decided that I am SO going to put my foot down and demand a referral to a pain specialist. I don't care that he thinks I don't need to see one. I have been in so much pain for so long now, and none of the fibro meds seem to be helping, so I NEED to do something. And as much as I would hate to do so, if he doesn't oblige I will start looking for another doctor, although like I said, I would hate it if it came down to that.

Well, I guess thats it for now. I hope everyone is doing well! <3


  1. Two things: 1) you need a doctor who understands that ultimately s/he works for you. If you need to see a pain doctor then you do. If the other doctor doesn't think it's necessary they'll tell you.

    2) Your knee pain is different than your FM pain. You should request (and get) something for the pain. Your FM might be making it worse, (probably is,) but you need something more than ibuprofen to help you. Your pain will last longer from this injury if you don't nip it in the bud as soon as possible. (Trust me, I know, says the girl who waited 2 yrs to have the back surgery & is on month 7 of healing.)

    Hang in there, but also trust yourself and ask for what you need! And if you want I'll call the doctor & play bitchy mom to get you what you need. ;)

  2. I agree, I do need a doctor who understands. My doctor has been so great with everything before all of this, and he was the one who diagnosed me with fibro, but it's gone down hill since then.

    And I know, I need something for this knee. It still kills sometimes. And awww thanks for the offer, you sound like you'd be much more help then MY mother, lol. :)