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I might have mentioned that a couple of weeks ago, my leg bones started...popping against one another. You can hear this happening - it's quite loud. Over time, it started hurting quite a bit too, and happening more often. I can make it happen at will if I bend my leg the right way. So, today I went to the doctor to get it looked at.

I showed my doctor my amazing abilities to make my bones loudly snap out of place. His response? 'Oh. That's bad.'

Ummm. You don't want to hear that from your doctor!

Basically, his technical terms were that I had some sort of 'serious instability' in my left knee, and I needed to go to an orthopedic specialist. They will probably MRI the knee to see if a tendon or ligament or something has come undone. Joy. My appointment is on Thursday.

Meanwhile, I have a neat-o knee brace that keeps my leg from bending (I guess if it pops out when you bend it, the solution is not to bend?), and I've been told to stay off of it, ice it, and all that jazz.

In better news, I got FLOAM for the kids to go into their stocking. Can't wait to get that crap all over the house. :) Maybe we can floam the dogs.

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oddharmonic
Dec. 19th, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC)
Eeek about the knee! Are you wearing a patellar wrap? One of my friends was in one for weeks after having his knee scoped and my knees itched in sympathy.

I had to look up Floam. Now I'm wondering, how would you floam the dogs? And in what color? I'm asking Santa for some! (Actually, there's one of those "as seen on TV" stores in the one mall I plan to hit in Colorado. Just pretend I have a beard and an army of elves.)
trshtwns01
Dec. 19th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)
On the commercials they talk about floaming everything you own - your bike, your dinosaur toys, your dollhouse, your clock! (Seems this stuff is like PlayDoh, but you can leave it out to harden and it's more 'permanent').

Hmmm, wonder how the dogs would like pink floam nails? *laugh*

(Disclaimer: I am OF COURSE kidding!!!!)

I don't know what they call this wrap that's on my leg. It's about a foot long, with metal braces for stability, but it has a hole in the front where my kneecap shows through. It's making me crazy because I can't bend to go up and down the stairs.
standbackstevie
Dec. 19th, 2005 11:21 pm (UTC)
Floam? Stays at the grandparents' house!!!

Ugggghh about the knee! I had to wear a goofy boot on my leg a couple of years ago to treat a stress fracture. What a pain in the ass that lovely "healing" equipment can be!
parab0lic
Dec. 20th, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)
My ankles do that, and have since I can remember. But mine is because I have a connective tissue problem.
Hope everything goes well for you. I once tore some cartilage off my right knee while jumping rope when I was 10. Oh man, did it hurt! I still have the giant bump that resulted from it. :\
genebob
Dec. 20th, 2005 05:53 am (UTC)
I started to axe yew, "what the fluck is floam?" then decided to Google at it instead.

Floam might be flun to play with for a few minutes, but I fluspect I'd be bored in no time. Then again, I'm bored with most everything after a few minutes. Maybe I should go git some of that Knee Therapy yew keep talkin' at?
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