Today I visited a new Doctor to obtain a second opinion regarding my knee and its decline. I was advised to see him because he is also a sports medicine doctor and they sometimes can offer other alternatives rather than having you plunge right in to joint replacement surgery. Not..this..time ! :^( As it appears today, my knee is arthritic, the knee cap is actually catching on bone when my leg straightens causing a clicking sound and much pain. I have pain almost every time I walk and even sometimes through out the night, probably because the knee is swollen. I was told after my surgery last year that I don't have any cartiledge left in that knee so I am basically walking with my bones grinding on one another.
He told me that if it were him, he would have the knee scoped again. ( a clean up surgery where they go in and grind off the rugged edges of the arthritic bone) It could buy me a year before the inevitable knee replacement surgery, something that I definately don't want to do. Nothing man made ever works as good as what God made for you. Pardon me, if I sound like I'm whining. I'm just trying to
paint a clear picture of where I am and the choice I'm facing in my not too distant future.
These Golden years are getting rusty! Oh boy.....yippee skippee!