at about the end of January i slipped on the ice behind the shop and twisted my knee in the fall, torqued it off royally but my knees always hurt so i let the boss know and just tuffed it out.
the end of Febuary rolls around and it still hurts but its in a different location than where my "normal" pain comes from so i tell the boss and get sent up to the doc. get an xray, no hairline fractures, told to stick it out a bit longer cause if i bruised the cartilage it takes a lot of time to heal, said thanks thats what i figured but the boss wanted it checked out.
the begining of this month i happened to glance at the calendar and realize its been 5 months and its still hurting quite a bit so i go up to see the doc again, this time my regular doc who ive been seeing for my knees for years, he twists my knee this way and that and he couldnt make the pain worse but he knows that i am VERY familiar with my knees and said its time for an MRI, soonest i could get in for an MRI was this past Monday, i make the 50 mile trip, fall asleep in the MRI get woken up and get sent on my way. under protest though cause i wanted to see the MRI myself, not because i wanted to try and figure out what the current injury was but to check out the cartilage behind my knee and see how bad it is. but no go and i drove the 50 miles back home.
got a call this morning, my doc's on vacation but one of the nurses i know really well called me to give me the results, looks like ive got a small tear on my meniscus(the cartilage that cobers the surface of the knee). not sure how small the tear is but its 2 weeks before i can get in to see the doc as he is a very popular person, i figure ill give him a call a day or so after he gets back from vacation(im good friends with one of his daughters, we graduated high school together, gotta love small towns ) and see if he actually wants to "see" me or if he is going to ship me off to a specialest and cut out a week of wait time. but depending on where the tear is surgery might not even be possible and ill have to just tuff it out. least its not all in my mind