I head back to the orthopedic surgeon today

I have no idea what to expect. The last thing I heard was that his submission to get my surgery/PT approved was denied because I haven’t done any PT or tried anything “less invasive” prior to going to surgery as an option. Somehow, they missed the fact that they had approved me for 18 sessions of PT, which I went to, as well as icing it, taking anti-inflammatories, and generally just staying off of it. I submitted the paperwork to appeal the decision, but haven’t heard anything back yet. I’m just so frustrated with this whole process that I’m about ready to throw in the towel and say forget everything and I’ll just deal with one more permanent pain in my life. This is just a little vent. I’ll try to remember to get back on here and post a follow up as to what actually happened at the Dr’s office today.


UPDATE: We tried a cortisone injection today in my knee to see if that would help. It provided temporary relief (think 3 days) before the pain got much worse and the swelling has increased exponentially.


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