Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Even though I've been taking the doctor's advice and have been resting my knee and wearing flat shoes, the knee pain hasn't quite gone away. Instead, it feels as if it's getting worse... especially when I'm sitting in my office chair. All the doctor gave me were painkillers (which I prefer not to take because that way, I can't tell whether I'm doing something which is aggravating the pain) and a non-steroidal anti-inflammation drug in the form of a gel, which works rather well but only for a short period of time. I'm getting a little worried as to whether I should demand a second opinion and get an MRI, but it's only been four days and I don't want to seem like a hypochondriac. That's me, I either overreact or underreact. I never quite manage to get the right balance. Maybe I should go back to the acupuncturist. But I'm thinking that if it's a muscle tear, as the doctor diagnosed, then what can acupuncture do? For that moment, what can anything or anyone else do? But that's assuming the doctor's correct in the first place, and given how complicated a knee injury is to diagnose, I'm not 100% certain he's correct.

This was going to be a post about investing because I met my financial advisor yesterday and have over the past few months, become a little more investment-savvy thanks to the CFA Level I exam, but instead, because of my aching, throbbing knee, I decided to blow off some steam instead. I don't complain about it in real life unless it's really painful, so please indulge me here.

1 comment:

The Dean said...

If you are skeptical of your condition, it's best to check with a doctor. You can never be too safe. Take care and rest loads...