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Thursday, November 29, 2012

I got my results finally from my MRI...the good news...I got my results, the bad news...I got my results.

It turns out that my knee is a wee bit more damaged than I originally thought. I did tear my medial ligament, in fact it is severed. I have had a severe tear in the ligament that runs below the kneecap, it has mended but left lots of scar tissue. That one most likely occurred when I injured my knee several years ago. I have severe osteo arthritis in the joint, behind the kneecap and the knee cap itself, which is beginning to disintegrate. When I tore my side ligament, it must have caused the knee joint to pull out of place a bit as when it went back into place, it captured some muscle tissue in the joint. As the doctor explained it....it's like you have taken two bricks and slapped them together hard with a play dough in between. The play dough (muscle) has squished out where ever it can. Which would account for the fact that in the morning, my knee is not too bad, but by nighttime it's swollen and sore. The more I use the joint during the day the more irritated that bit of muscle becomes. My knee will never get any better only worse. Apparently I am looking at a complete knee replacement. I have yet to be referred to a specialist (which I'm told could take months to get an appt.), in turn the specialist has to decide how urgently I need a replacement. This whole process, according to my family doctor could take up to 5 years!
On the plus side...I now know what is wrong with my knee and because of my intolerance for medications, I may find that it will play a huge part in me being bumped up the list for a replacement.
Needless to say, I am also going to look at whatever options are out there to enable me not to have to wait 5 years for any treatment.

My Thank you's:
1. Thank you, thank you, thank you that I now have some answers regarding my knee.
2. Thank you, thank you, thank you that the Lord knows what needs to occur and is in control of things.
3. Thank you, thank you, thank you that I have a brace for my knee that helps to keep it stable as I walk.
4. Thank you, thank you, thank you that I can still walk.
5. Thank you, thank you, thank you that Quin and Garry are able to leave this afternoon for Saskatchewan. They should be home on Sunday. Please grant them traveling mercies Lord.
6. Thank you, thank you, thank you that we did not get the dump of snow yesterday while I had to be on the roads. Unfortunately it has started this morning.
7. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all Garry's siblings being able to gather at their Mom's to help her celebrate her 80th birthday tomorrow.
8. Thank you, thank you, thank you the gift of life and the opportunities for learning and spiritual growth that come my way each day.
9. Thank you, thank you, thank you for a very busy week at work, the time has flown by!
10. Thank you, thank you, thank you that I have freedom of choice and that being mindful is one of those choices.

Have a blessed and wonderful day.
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    Wanda so glad you found out what is the matter with that knee, at least now you know what you are dealing with. I certainly pray it does not take no 5 yrs. that's so ridiculous, but the Lord is in control and He's good at making things happen and He's watching over you. Take care and be nice to that knee.

    1875 days ago
    Now you know, and because you know, you will take greater care and not overdo the stress on the knee until it is replaced. Therefore, it won't hurt as much. Right????? How wonderful that it can be fixed with a knee replacement. I have several customers who have had knee replacements and they thank God everyday for the invention because their life has improved 1,000 times. I also have a friend who will have to have foot surgery and be off her foot for 8 months until it heals, all because she didn't take proper care when it was first injured. She has had to move a trailer onto her land so because there is no way she will be able to live in her house during that healing time. Take care and maybe find a teen who will clear the snow for you this winter. That shovel is hard on the knees.
    1877 days ago
    So sorry about the news... but at least you now know what is going on. Too bad you don't live in the US... They do them knee replacements all the time over here.
    Is it possible to get you a wheel chair to us during the day at work so you are not up on it as much? I've found that mine is such a blessing. I still use it because it glides across the floor so nicely. Better than my office chair which hurts my back.
    Good Luck to you my friend.
    1878 days ago
  • LEXIE63
    I am glad you finally have some information about your knee for your doctors to work with, but that does sound like a mighty long wait for a knee replacement. I sincerely hope that some short cuts can be found for you.
    Lex xxx
    1878 days ago
    Oh my, not such good news, but the positive is that you know now and can move forward to get it fixed. Have you talked to him about all the walking you are doing? It may be wise to slow down some on the steps :) Have a great day!
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  • CHUM48
    Wow! Great blessings you have and are having! I have had both my knees replaced, I know the pain and I know the relief. Hang in there you are on the right track. I had the braces, had the pain meds and had everything in between. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. God is in control!
    1878 days ago
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