Keep in mind a couple of things?

June 29, 2009 at 2:09 am

IF you have a fracture, it mite not show up on x-rays for a couple of weeks-when the calcium heals the ‘cracks’. This has happened to me at least 3 times [1before CIDP, 2 after] and the last one was a strange one in that the knee was bothering me something awful and no one could find a reason…until it started healing.
Since I too have just fallen again in this last month [plus a relapse, oh goodie] I suspect the pics will confirm knee damage again. Worse of this time is that this time, I fell off the bed!
As for the swollen knee? The docs always recommend “RICE” – rest, ice, compression and elevation. It all gets real old very fast, as one can only elevate for so long to any effect. And, the definition of this ‘elevation’ means above the heart…. go figure.
My heart goes out to you as I understand how much this kind of thing well, just stifles regular life goings-on. It usually takes about a month and some physical therapy to start getting around more normally. I suspect that you will be about much sooner than most! I have faith in you!
Please take super cautious care of yourself for the duration. I’ll be worrying about you until then…..