I've been having alot of knee problems the last few months, especially going up and down the stairs. I put off having it checked out for a while because I was afraid of what they would say. I went to the orthopedic surgeon this morning and I'm happy to report that I don't need surgery at this point!
I have to start taking Motrin to bring the swelling down, and start doing some physical therapy. He gave me the excerises to do at home, I'm hoping I can make that work so I don't have to try to arrange babysitting for LP to go to physical therapy every week.
Hopefully the combination of these two things (plus weight loss) will be enough to stop the pain behind the kneecap, and the ligiment pain is just a reaction to that and not a tear. I am so happy to not have to worry about surgery right now, I can't imagine trying to run around after LP,getting her in and out of the bathtub, car, crib etc. after surgery!