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Knee Doctor Call
Finally heard from my knee doctor; he called me this evening. He says he is "skeptical" of the results. He says they are not always accurate. The radiologist who interpreted them is very good, which lends weight to them.... But their findings do not match with his findings doing a manual exam. He has treated patients before whose MRI's indicate a torn ACL who hasn't had one. So they might not be accurate. But why did he have me get an MRI then? Argh.

He asked me if I felt like it was loose, and I wasn't sure. I know it feels Wrong. Very wrong. When I skate, it feels "floppy". But when I hurt it, it wasn't nearly as bad as the other knee injury. It didn't hurt as much nor swell up.

But when I hurt this one and tried to use it, I knew instantly there was something very wrong. Plus, it's been 2 months and it's really not much better. It just does not function right. Those indicate perhaps it's true.

*sigh* So no definite answers. I have an appointment on monday, and he's going to do some further tests that he didn't do before, because he didn't think it was a tear. Plus he will look over the films himself. He is still very skeptical though, just when I am beginning to believe it myself. So now I don't know what to think again.



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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: January 7th, 2004 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)


So, more frustration. Please try to take it easy until Monday.
jkling From: jkling Date: January 7th, 2004 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Time for a 2nd opinion!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 7th, 2004 11:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not a bad idea that.
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: January 7th, 2004 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
One of the worst parts about my leg injury was not knowing what was going to happen. It was almost worse than the pain and suffering, the not knowing.

I understand what you're going through and you don't have to go through it alone.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 7th, 2004 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the reminder.
figure_skater From: figure_skater Date: January 7th, 2004 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Geez that sounds frustrating! I'm soo sorry. I hope that they can figure out what's wrong with it so that you can be back to feeling your best as soon as possible.
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: January 7th, 2004 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
oy vey chickie... definitely get a second opinion!
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