Mar 18, 2010
Im very worried right now. I injured my leg last saturday playing a Gaelic football match. I went to casualty (emergency room) that day and after a few hours of waiting was told it was a sprained knee, they gave me crutches and told me to keep my weight off it for 2 days and then start using it. So the pain got increasingly worse over the past few days. I mean this is pain I have never experienced before in my life!! So today I decided to go to my GP and ask his opinion as I thought a sprain would never feel this sore.
He said no it wasn't a sprain but that I had tore my hamstring muscle and to keep off it and start physio. So I got an appointment for physio for this evening.. Went to the session and he told me it wasn't a torn hamstring but I had damaged my MCL (medial collateral ligament) and had cartilage damage! Hmm, ok 3 different diagnosis in 5 days...They never gave me an MRI scan, this is just from moving my leg and my description of the pain!
So now I am so so worried! I have my flights to Alaska booked for the 27th of May. What if this is more serious than they say?? It has happened to a friend and he said he needed surgery but it took 3 weeks to figure this out for him, in which time he did more damage cause of all the treatment. I am so afraid this will need surgery and by the time the damn doctors figure it out it will be closer to Alaska and i will have to miss it!! It has actuallu upset me cause I am so looking forward to going away this summer!!!
I dont know wat to do, no-one is listening to me!!! How the he// do I get this point out there, how do I get them to take me seriously??? All I want is an MRI scan to make things clearer!!!
Sorry for the long post but Im a lil upset and VERY worried!!!