Pain, what a pain
My knees and my feet. Those are my areas of pain. When I lost a lot of weight, all the pain in my knees went away (but then I had terrible stomack pains which turned out to be fibroids the size of footballs which I then decided not to treat and wait, wait--there goes that digression again).
Anyhoo, weights all back, so now I have pain in my knees again. Five years ago the pain was diagnosed as due to weak thigh muscles and I was assigned to a physical therapist to build up my thigh muscles. Why should I go to a doctor now, just to hear that I need to exercise. I know I need to exercise and I do a heck of a lot more exercise now, then I did five years ago. The pain in my knees is a little different than last time. Instead of only hurting when I get up or sit down or climb a big step or climb any steps some days, now my knee hurts at rest in bed. That's new. And now I can feel my thigh muscles (I thought I had cancer the first time I felt them), so I'm thinking that my thigh muscles are not the problem here. Sure 50 pounds is a *itch, so I'm sure that's the problem, but I have a nagging feeling that the 50 pounds are not impacting me while I'm laying in bed. Food for thought.
My feet hurt. Is that really a medical problem? The debate goes on. One insurance company refused to pay for any treatment for my feet claiming that "comfort" was not covered by insurance. I asked them about that anistetic for surgery--I mean really isn't that just for "comfort", but they didn't answer. So rude.
I heard a commercial on the radio that said "feet are not supposed to hurt" come to the foot doctor right away for relief. What a concept. Feet are not supposed to hurt. I went right into the foot doctor and they made me inserts for my shoes. Pain in the you know what to remember to ease myself into using them an hour a day and then two hours, etc. But they did make my feet hurt less in the area that I was complaining about. Now a different part of my feet hurt. I remember the doctor saying something about surgery for my big toe if it got worse. It is a lot worse, but the word surgery pretty much closes me down. I'm not going back to the foot doctor anytime soon.
Pain is just a symptom. Food for thought.