Kelly, hope things are less painful for you now. Do you have specific things you can do to lessen the pain?
I finally went back to the surgeon for my one year (ha) visit. Saw his P.A. who is wonderful. The knee is fine. It's tendons below the knee that are all inflamed. Too much standing, not enough of particular kinds of strengthening exercises. .Told me I could get analgesic cream to rub on it or get a shot of cortisone in the tendon, which she warned me "will hurt a lot more than the cortisone shots you got in your knee pre surgery...but will work a lot faster than the cream." It took a long time to inject, and I did yell a bit as she moved the needle around, but it's two days later and I am beginning to notice a difference.I feel so relieved. This isn't about getting more surgery. I do need more physical therapy, and may have to switch doctors so I can be referred to someone who is actually going to help. I had pretty much given up exercise because I was constantly in pain and always exhausted after work. So I have the weights out and am actually using them...and then back to the gym and PT.
Have a good weekend.