pain & awkwardness

June 28, 2018 1:13am CST
Those of you who soak up what you read may remember that I suffer from aches and pains. Also, I actually have quite a high tolerance for pain. For the past couple of months my left knee has been giving me jip. And in the last two weeks the pain has been excruciating, to the point where walking, standing, sitting and being horizontal are all causing my face to contort with the agony of it all. It has all rather meant that I have become the microscopic bug in the staffrom and all the 'experts' have been dishing out their sage advice, which comes from books, the internet and the tellybox. I need magnesium. I need black molasses. I need a food diary. I need cannabis oil. I need vitamin D. I need iron. I need acupuncture. I need strong painkillers. I need a cold compress. I need a hot compress. I need to rest it. I need to raise it. I need to keep moving on it. I need to stretch it. I need turmeric tea. I need to lose weight. I need to chop my leg off. Okay, so i may have made that last last one up, but I need to know you're still listening. As it stands {pun not intended} I have seen my GP. I have also seen the senior nurse with an interest/specialism in these things. I have had blood tests, and I'm being referred to Rheumatology, which will probably take four to six weeks. You'll be pleased to know that it isn't Fibromyalgia! beamed the nurse last week. Well, no. I'm not. I would have been happy with that because it would explain my fatigue and the pain I experience all over my body. They're all just concentrating on the knee pain, and at the moment that pain is masking the other pain. Yesterday my Line Manager told me to go home. I said no. Whether I'm at home or at work, the pain is going to be the same. At least work keeps me occupied. Besides, I don't want to further tarnish my formerly exemplary absence record! *smile*
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@xFiacre (4411)
• Ireland
28 Jun
@poppylicious Barrels of (sadly ineffective) Irish sympathy coming your way.
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@xFiacre (4411)
• Ireland
29 Jun
@Poppylicious while sitting in the shade of the apple tree.
@LadyDuck (156721)
• Switzerland
28 Jun
I am sorry you are in constant pain. The pain in the knee can a tendinitis, you should feel more pain if you climb the stairs, or a damaged cartilage of the knee caps. If it gets worse lying could be a tendinitis. I hope the doctor may help you soon.
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28 Jun
It does seem worse when lying down. Last night I was in tears, couldn't sleep, couldn't get comfy. Grrr.
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@LadyDuck (156721)
• Switzerland
29 Jun
@Poppylicious I hope they can find the reason, but if laying down is worse, I think is tendinitis.
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@caopaopao (8552)
• China
28 Jun
You are really a hard working staff and you are not short of work even when you are in pain. I think I should learn from you.
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28 Jun
Most people think I'm an idiot for going in to work!
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@caopaopao (8552)
• China
28 Jun
@Poppylicious This shows that they lack dedicated work of mind.
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29 Jun
@caopaopao This is true. I hadn't looked at it like that before!
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@Jessabuma (27157)
• Baguio, Philippines
28 Jun
Ohh I am so sorry to hear that. Hope you will feel better soon.
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28 Jun
Thank you.
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@Jessabuma (27157)
• Baguio, Philippines
29 Jun
@Poppylicious you're welcome
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@mlgen1037 (29618)
• Manila, Philippines
28 Jun
Hi Elizabeth. I am sorry that you are dealing with the pain. And I really commend you for a good work track. It is not everyday an employee works with dedication.
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28 Jun
I think it's less dedication and more insecurity!
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@mlgen1037 (29618)
• Manila, Philippines
29 Jun
@Poppylicious Oh boy. I get it.
@Icydoll (18965)
• India
28 Jun
Very sorry to hear that.. hope you will feel better soon.
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28 Jun
Me too. I'd like a pain-free summer!
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@YrNemo (12554)
3 Jul
You gave me a good laugh there . You just need to have a body transplant, a very new and youthful body.
• Preston, England
2 Jul
your doctor's advice is the one to go with, - hope the pain goes or at least eases off soon