Just wanted to let my CC family know that I'm FINALLY getting an MRI for my left knee. It has been very swollen for about 8 months now. Started in August of last year. I went to urgent care as the knee and the entire leg was very swollen. I was checked for Baker's Cust, Arthritis, Gout, Psuedo Gout, Bloot clot...all negative. Then doc's did not seem to care. I went back to my PCP and he sent me to a 'quack' orthopod. All that doc did was give me a shot in the knee and suggested PT.
I told him I had a terminally ill husband at home and could not take time for PT and besides I walk 4 miles a day and what good was PT when he did not know what was wrong with the knee? I suggested an MRI but he just poo-pooed that idea. Without an MRI how could he know WHAT was wrong and how could he know that PT would help. Answer = fired that doc!
Scheduled another appointment with another Doc who is reputed to be very good w/knees. Wasn't in his office 5 min. - he touched the knee in one place and said 'hummm, I think it's a torn meniscus' (which is what I've been saying all along) and then 'and you have NOT had an MRI?' That was last week, and I go in at 1pm for my MRI. If it is a torn meniscus, I will need surgery to repair it. He also could not believe that the other docs never even attempted to drain the fluid from my knee. He says I have over a 1/2 soda can of fluid on the knee.
Just goes to show - If you don't like the opinoin of a doctor GO GET A SECOND OPINOIN! Not just with CC but with anything!!
Love and hugs,