It's been a while since I have posted. I have been going non-stop it seems with buying a house, school, and work is just crazy.
Since September 15th, I have had trouble with my left knee giving out on me, causing pain, then it will get better for a little bit and then start all over again. I went to my doctor who sent me to physical therapy (no MRI or anything) and now next week is my last 2 sessions. I was doing good for about a week and now today, my knee gave out again while I was walking and the pain is back. They tell me that I need to strengthen the muscles in my quads (which support the knee) to prevent this from happening. I have been doing the at home exercises, plus the physical therapy, yet, I don't really feel like it is doing much (it's been 4 weeks). I have a follow-up with my PCP next Friday and then the following week is my rheumy appt and I will mention it to him.
The thing that gets me is that I am much more active now that I have my own house and yard to take care of. Between cutting the grass, shoveling the snow, stairs to do laundry, carrying salt for the water softener down the stairs, etc. I have been doing many more active things since I moved almost a year ago, so you would think that in itself would mean that I am stronger than I was last year. Has anyone else experienced this?