The Inner Captain

Friday, August 17, 2007
Back from a morning at the Doctor's office. And what a morning it was. It started off with an appointment with a new doc (mine was away this week) which meant I had to re-explain the decades old injury that is the reason for my visit. Don't worry, I ain't complaining. I don't know what it is at the clinic I go to but all the doctors they send me too are pretty darned good looking, friendly, young and like my tattoos. Unfortunately he didn't ask me to take my pants off. Darn it. I knew I should have worn something tighter... Anyways, he asked me lie down while he manouevered my legs, played with my ankles and fondled my knee caps. Is it getting warm in here or is it just me? Ok, perhaps my description of his technique is not entirely accurate. However, he was pretty sure that there was no bone damage and likely a problem with the "soft tissue". He did send me for x-rays.

Why does everything even remotely medical require long drawn out wait times? I suppose I shouldn't complain, its covered by my provincial health care. A unique twist this time with xrays - rather than providing me with a giant envelope with films inside, the technician handed me a disc to take back upstairs to the doctor. Score one for technology. As expected, the xrays confirmed his idea that there was no bone damage. He's written me a prescription to see a physiotherapist (also in the same building thankfully) and I've made my first appointment for next Wednesday. The doctor also recommended seeing a podiatrist to see if he can correct what appears to be a slight alignment problem (and likely the cause of the problem) with my legs. Apparently I hyper pronate. This will almost definately result in some sort of orthotic. Yippee.

The good news? I got to keep the disc with the xrays on it...tee hee.

5 comments:

Gardenia said...

Glad they didn't find any tears, missing cartilege, etc. Physical therapy may help, if you can find a therapist that doesn't hurt you worse - oh, I would hate to wear orthotics - can't stand to have my feet confined....

SME said...

This reminds me of "Mr. Goodbody" on PBS, the guy in the skintight bones-and-guts suit. ;D
I usually have curmudgeonly Scottish doctors on the verge of retirement. Dang it.

sp said...

Great x-rays. I hope the physio helps. I'm sure it will. Hyper pronation? I haven't heard that before. It will be interesting to hear how the orthotics help.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You should print and frame those - they'd look so cool on your wall.

Avid Andy said...

wow i wish i had pictures of my insides. you have nice knees.

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