My Forked Up Knee…

It all started way back in about 2003… I think…

I was at a houseparty celebrating my BBF Gen’s 30th birthday, and shortly after I arrived I walked out onto the patio with a wine bottle in one hand and a glass in the other. I didn’t realise there was a small step leading down from the patio to the paving around the pool, and the platform heels I was wearing didn’t aid in balance when I started falling forward. I somehow managed to twist myself as I fell, landing hard on my left knee before I ended up on my bum, with one smashed wine glass and one undamaged wine bottle held high.

I limped around all night and apart from a bit of a graze courtesy of my jeans, there wasn’t much of a bruise or anything so I didn’t worry about it and I didn’t go to a doctor, but it was about two years before I could kneel on it without any discomfort though…

Then in 2009, I fell at Rocking The Gardens when I stepped in a hole- tearing the ligaments across the top of my right foot and once again landing on my left knee! My knee was bruised and I had extensive physio for the ankle, but my knee hurt as well- which I put down to the fall and then walking funny because of my ankle! Then the one day I asked the physiotherapist about my knee and she thought she could feel some damage, especially when I nearly kicked her and let out a yelp when she stuck her fingers in the side of my knee! I told her about the fall a few years before and she said I may have done some damage but without something like an ultrasound or an MRI she couldn’t tell for sure.

Then about a month ago I slipped on some water in my kitchen and landed on the same bloody knee! My language turned the air in my kitchen blue as I cursed in pain, and brought my poor half-asleep knucklehead running in fright (it was 5am)!

I finally went to the doctor a couple of days ago because it just isn’t getting any better. There’s a constant tingling, ache in my knee and now that I am baking all day again my knee is really protesting. The doctor sent me for for X-rays and they showed no damage to the bones (as I expected) so she gave me some anti-inflammatories and recommended physiotherapy.

If that doesn’t help and the knee doesn’t get better she wants me to see an orthopaedic surgeon… Lets not go there, shall we?

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Wife, mom, cake artist, Guide Dog puppy raiser, ADHD champion, wedding planner, and tattooed cat slave.

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10 Responses to My Forked Up Knee…

  1. Darla says:

    Oh sweetie! I hope some wine, rest and physio does the job!

  2. alidaonline says:

    Ugh knees. Highly finnicky and complainy yet hugely necessary joints.

    Holding thumbs the words orthopaedic surgeon don’t need to come up again.
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  3. Bex says:

    Hope your knee feels better soon! Surgery is never a fun subject to broach… I hope it doesn’t come to that!! :S
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  4. Nicole says:

    Owee Angel. 🙁 Heal soon, mkay?
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  5. UGH! I will cross EVERYTHING for you!~ Love, Your fellow knee sufferer. I think one surgery between the two of us is enough. I will take this for the team IF you rest and heal up! xo
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  6. Hope it helps. I also have one buggered knee where the ligament got torn out at the knee joint. On,y bugs me when I jog though so not jogging.

  7. Louisa says:

    Shit! I hope it feels better soon and you don’t have to get an op or something.
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  8. Laura says:

    The mention of an ortho sends me running for the hills!! So I am holding thumbs the physio and anti inflammatories help!

  9. Gill says:

    Hope the physio and anti-inflams do the trick. Knees seem to take longer than any other joint to heal!
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  10. blackhuff says:

    I agree – let’s not go that way. Hope the knee get better
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