Just got back from my pain management doctor, told her about my last month of huge right knee pain. She took a look and seems to think I may have DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) going on in there. She compared the left & right leg and sees more swelling and redness in my right knee and calf than the left.
So, off to my regular MD I go this
afternoon, for a Doppler Ultrasound of the knee to see if, indeed, I
gotta a blood clot in there. Although it WOULD explain the shitty
monster pain I've been having in that knee, I'd just as soon NOT have a
new and possibly-fatal-at-any-moment issue going on. I have no desire
to take blood thinners and/or go to the hospital, this kind of drama I
do not need. Myself, I suspect there is not a blood clot and it's just
my crappy knee flaring, but like I always used to tell dental patients
with a confusing array of symptoms: there is no reason why you can't
have more than one thing going on at a time. And DVT is nothing to
Please be wrong, doc.