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Sunday, February 03, 2008

so far so good with the knees............am still ploding along............progress is rather slow................none the less am trying to stay motivated..............there are so many inspiring stories here................which really helps me a great deal,to get through the daily gind of life........................i'm not in a race .......................i will be on the winning side................life is good and am counting all my blessings..............hugs to all..................lita

  
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SEABREEZE56 2/8/2008 5:15PM

    Lita, thank you so much for your warmth and compassion and support. It means a lot to me. Robin

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SEABREEZE56 2/6/2008 10:58PM

    ryn: BP up, headaches worsen, my doc off, so went to ambulatory care place...blood sugar fine, BP way up there, doc there thinks either the kidneys are having trouble with the motrin/aspirin use and causing me to be sick with BP rising, OR might have a cerebral bleed(he ordered and I had a cat scan this evening) OR temoral arteritis?? which would match the headaches hurting more lying down, the nausea/vomiting, visual problems. he saw changes in my eyes suggestive of hypertension....but did not place me on bp meds because it could be labile high bp. Suggested stop pain meds and give it 72 hours to go away on it's own. Meanwhile, have labs drawn in AM to follow up with sed rate etc, and if the sed rate is high, might be the temp. arteritis thing...meanwhile, radiologist to rule out bleed. Came home after ct scan and vomited. Pain is tolerable if I don't lie down. I don't know what I am going to do with the knee pain. I will call my doc after the lab tomorrow AM. He will probably want to see me, too. The Emergency 1 doc wanted to give me pain meds but I declined but I should have taken him up on it since I have to lay off the motrin. He said use tylenol sparenly because of the liver problems since I am on glucophage.

I agree swim would be good...but i need to get over my self esteem issues with the swim suit, and I don't see that happening at my size.

When I broke my C1 15 years ago, I could have gone out on disability but refused. I don't do well staying home...makes my depression worse.

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CRAFTEE 2/3/2008 10:41PM

    My name is Mary from Regina, I have been reading all the post in the knee form. It sounds like our story is about the same. I have just started here its my first day. It is nice to see that I am not the only one with knee problems as well as weight gain because of it. I am hoping this sight will keep me mo vat ed as I need all I can get. Keep up the good work and God Bless

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

well here we are again.............so far the knees are hanging and not giving to much grief............,my liitle experiment with the drugs forpain is over,looks like the tylenol 8 hrs won over the celebrex............i ccontinue through the pain with the workouts as best i can ............am holding my own for now..............

  
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KRTHANA 2/7/2008 11:31PM

    Hang in there. Hope you're feeling better soon.

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continous journey...............

Monday, January 14, 2008

well here we are,so far the injections to the knees seem to be doing what they are supposed to do................the dr said it will take up tp 3 weeks to really know if it is effective or not????.........also if it doesn;t work there is a new kind called orthovisc and instead of three injections to each knee a week apart ..............for a total of 6 injections.............the orthovisc only requires i injection to each knee,,,,,,,,,,price is 10.00 difference????so the jury is still out for now..................so far so good.......................blessings and hugs................lita

  
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SEABREEZE56 2/1/2008 1:56PM

    I am too obese for knee replacements and I have been thinking about going to the othro doc to see about injections. I wondered how effective they are and you are the first person I have read that is doing them. I wish you the best.

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GIRLINMOTION 1/16/2008 10:37AM

    You have had quite the journey. I hope everything works well for you. Keep positive, that works best everytime (as I know you do know this).

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journey continues.............

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

here we are and it the beginning of the new year................happy new year to everyone....................wishing you success with your goals for 2008................together we are stronger...............i beleive we can do it and we will.........................have recieved one set of injections to the knee(synvisc) last week and go again today.................many say it iether worksos it doesn't..............i sure hope i in the percentage of it working and these injections cost 300.00.....................so far so good.................will keep you posted....................hugs to all...................lita

  
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SHANTODD420 1/9/2008 1:30PM

    Good luck to you and hope your knees feel better soon. Congrats on the weight loss.

Shannon

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

well christmas is over and i'm feeling grateful that the weightloss impact was not worse.............i gained 2 -1/2pounds................travelling,rich foods and lack of proper exercise did me in,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,it takes so so long for me to lose and quickly put it back on is somewhat discouraging....................as a result of these events will extend my trial and challenge over another two weeks and see what happens..................wishing one and all a great 2008 and expecting that we can reach some awesome goals together.................

  


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