I injured my knee shortly before the beginning of class on Monday, March 2,2009. The ground was covered w/ a light coating of snow w/ a layer of ice underneath, but not in all spots. A class mate & I were walking next door for some coffee when I slipped and fell. I concentrated more on my right wrist because that is what hurt at the time. By the time we got to the coffee place, my knee hurt. By the time we returned to the school break room, my knee was swelling & painful to move or put pressure on.
After being taken to the ER & having X-rays done, I went home w/ pain killers, a knee immobilizer & a referral. Later last week I had the MRI done. Today I found out that i'm going in for surgery on 4/14/09. I"M SCARED. I'm a 36 year old woman w/ 2 kids (6 & 8 yrs old), married, full time college student (Medical Assisting Student), and a part time worker.
There is soo much information that was thrown at me today, i'm confused. If anyone out there is reading this that can understand... please give me some words of encouragement. I know i'm in for a long road, and can understand and appreciate that. I HATE knee braces & declined one today.. do i have to wear one post-op? if so..for how long? Since its my right knee, i've had my driving priveledges taken away... HOW WRONG !! I love my freedom!!
Ok... thanks for reading this.. any suggestions, comments, or help of any kind is greatly appreciated, since I've never had to go through this kind of thing before.