Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Today was not a good health day

Both my Dad and I had hospital appointments and nither of us had a good outcome.

You may remember that last summer (around August I think is was) my Dad hurt his knee going upstairs and it's not been right since then. A few weeks ago he went to the Doc's about it and she arranged for him to see a specialist, today was the day. They took a look at the x-ray and immediately sent him for a MRI scan. He has a cyst on his tibia under his kneecap and if it continues to grow it could shatter his knee. They have sorted out the paperwork and within 48 hours he's going to find out when he has to go and see a different spcialist at Liverpool Royal to get it seen to. They think it's benign so please keep your fingers crossed it is.

Mine seems so trival in comparison! I had to go for another lumber punture today and it didn't go well at all. Even though she was dead central in spine she kept catching nerves and causing me alot of pain and some numbness in my foot. After several attempts she called it a day and has arranged for me to back again next week to have an x-ray guided one done, fingers crossed that is the last one has the same result as the one in December and I will get discharged when I go to see my Nurologist in a month or two. The downside is that it means at least one day again next week of not being able to move much and very intense back ache

9 comments:

Daffycat said...

Oh poor girl...and that's no fun even when it all goes smoothly. ***hugs***

I hope dad's OK. Let us know what goes on.

Kristin said...

Sorry it was such a rough day medically. {{{Hug}}} and prayers for good health.

mesdupmoi said...

Gran called and told me about Grandad's knee, and your lumbar puncture.
Sorry it didn't go so well, but you can just look forward to the 25th :) x

Lauralness said...

Owwww. I'm sorry you are going to have to go through it again. I hope the results are good this next time.

I hope your father's knee turns out ok.

Sheila said...

Oh Lindsay, your LP sounds so awful - in fact it nearly brought my breakfast up over the keyboard. Hope next week goes much better. And also hope all is ok with your dad. (hugs)

KarenV said...

Sending get well soon thoughts to you and your Dad - I hope next week's appointment for you is a lot smoother.

Jo said...

I'm sorry you had a rough day. Keep us posted!

Julie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

I hope you are feeling better today, had a LP myself and its no fun! Good Luck to dad.

Doris said...

Sorry for the rough day . i hope all be fine soon.