Okay, so although I don't post very often, I just needed a moment to vent. I have been dealing with LBP stemming from what used to be a herniated L5-S1 that has disintegrated into no disc left. I have issues that refer down my right leg which aches all the time and is pretty weak compared to the left. So, I manage to deal with these issues pretty well on a regular basis...until today.
I got up this morning and as per my usual routine, got to the steps where I always hesitate. I have to hold on tight and lead with my good(left) leg. As I stepped down I felt a pop in my left knee and down I went. It hurt so bad and I couldn't straighten my leg out fully or bend it very far, so off I went to the ER. Thankfully, no broken bones. They gave me the name of a knee Ortho wrapped it and offered me a walker. I declined the walker and told them I had a cane at home that I could try to use, but now I am scared what is going to happen over the next couple of days. I am icing and resting, but I have to go to work on Monday, and now I am left without a good leg to stand on!
Of course this comes just as it is getting nice enough to be outside and walking on a regular basis which really does help my back pain so much. I just pray that I have seriously done damage. If it's not any better on Monday will have to call the new doc. If you got this far, thanks for reading and I certainly hope your day is better than mine! Take care!