As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been referred to the orthopedist, and that appointment was this morning.
It started with lots of paperwork, because it isn’t a group health orthopedist, but an outside provider. Apparently they don’t have one in the medical center in Oly anymore. Then X-rays.
Oh, computers do rock my world sometimes…while I was waiting for the actual doctor, the Xrays were up on the screen in the room, clear and easy to see, not that I could interpret them or anything.
She poked and prodded and twisted my leg, looked at the X-rays, and the verdict, for now? Probably something wrong with the meniscus, almost certainly arthritis in the knee. I’ll be going back for an MRI once group health has done the secret handshake with the doctor’s office, and that should be more definite.
But holey moley, arthritis! How’s that for making a gal feel old? At least it makes me feel more serious about getting some damn exercise.