Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The dreaded knee question. Looking for answers

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!

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