The knee pain got so bad I finally went to one of my doctors yesterday. She treats me for my various joint problems — not to be confused with the doctor that treats my arthritis. Anyway, she said I had a fluid buildup on my left knee, and that’s why it was hurting so much. She took a needle I could have knitted with, hooked it to a Mr. Coffee carafe and shoved it under my knee cap. Ouch.
After withdrawing a couple of gallons of fluid, she shoved some steroid stuff back in, and told me I was ready to go. Surprisingly enough, I was. The pain was completely gone. When I asked her what caused the fluid buildup, she said it was from the arthritis eating away my cartilage. Great — one more thing to look forward to.
But not today. Today I’m feeling great! Think I’ll go dancing.