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WHAT I FEEL TO DO ABOUT MY KNEES

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

After a long time of having pain in both of my knees I knew I needed to do something about it so took the ball in my hands. My doctor said you are not ready for surgery but the way I walk and the pain I have, etc. told a different story.

So I went to an orphopedic surgeon my doctor recommended today. You asked me to let you know what the doctor said.

He definitely said I need both knees replaced and I really like the way he said he would take care of me.

I liked the him and people I talked to in the waiting room gave him a good recommendation. The 8th I go to see the anesthesiologist to see if I am able to have the surgery. The doctor said he had done knee surgery on people older than I including his own mother. He said it is according to our health.

I believe this is what God wants me to do and would appreciate your prayers. I don't know when I will have the surgery as I have to wait my turn.

Irene

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L*I*T*A* 12/20/2012 1:29PM

    praying all goes well when your have your surgery.......
blessings and hugs..............lita

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LIVINTODAY 12/20/2012 10:48AM

    God will be with you, Irene. I know you believe that.
I had my right knee replaced a over year ago. It was difficult at times but I went through the therapy and am totally pain free. What a difference it has made in my life!
My doctor wanted to wait until I was older but I said, "We never know how long we will live and my family is not long-lived; these may be my last active years and I want them! He immediately agreed; I received wonderful care and can do things now that I couldn't do even 5 or 6 years ago. I still can't scrub the kitchen floor on my knees -- but I don't miss that!
Wanda
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CVRONEK 12/20/2012 7:26AM

    I like that he is taking care of you, too! emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 12/19/2012 7:45PM

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HAPPYMOM8 12/19/2012 2:01PM

    WE WILL PRAY YOU GET THE GO AHEAD FOR YOUR MUCH NEEDED KNEE SURGERY.
DH HAD HIS DONE THIS PAST SPRING WHILE HE WAS STILL A YOUNG- 87.
HE IS REALLY REALLY HAPPY WITH IT.
HE PLANS TO HAVE HIS OTHER KNEE DONE COMING SPRING AT AGE -88.
HUGS, PAT

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DADDYS_GIRL6 12/19/2012 1:12PM

    Thanks for letting us know Irene!! I will be praying!! Glad you found such a good DR.!

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WENDYSPARKS 12/19/2012 10:20AM

    Praying for you!

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blessings for you my friend,
Debbie


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TUBLADY 12/19/2012 9:50AM

    I had both knees replaced last year, right one in April, left one in Sept. I was 69 and had been disabled for over 12 years.
I would have had them done sooner but needed to lose some weight first.
I sailed through the operations and recover was fantastic.
Now i can do everything. Well not supposed to run, but I don't want to run at 71 any more anyway. Running was one of the reasons my knees gave out in the first place.
If you have a joint or part of your body that is failing, get it fixed. The doctors can do fantastic work. But you have to work at it too.
You will feel like a new person when you have knees that support you, are free from pain.
Take care, my best to you.
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JAOTAO 12/19/2012 9:35AM

    Blessings to you .... I pray that you have a successful surgery and heal quickly. Take care and be gentle with yourself.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 12/19/2012 9:12AM

    way to go, sometimes we have to take matters into our own hands, after all it is our bodies
have a great day
hugs

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GLORYB2014 12/19/2012 6:59AM

    Thank you for the update Irene! If the next doctor gives the okay . . . go for it my friend! The surgery will relieve you of so much pain.
But . . . I had a friend who had both knees done at the same time and she told me she wouldn't advise that to anyone, far too hard and long to recover. One at a time might be best! But do listen to the doctor and follow his advice . . . he's the doctor!
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JSALERNO 12/19/2012 6:25AM

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LMMIMI 12/18/2012 11:59PM

    Irene, so glad that you found someone who understands what you are going through. They can do so many wonderful things now even with the anesthesia. I understand the pain I had both knees done at the same time and it was so wonderful to be rid of that pain. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

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CAROLYN0107 12/18/2012 11:26PM

    I pray for wisdom for you, the anesthesiologist and your ortho surgeon. Most people I've met are very happy that they got their knees replaced. Getting my left knee replaced is the only way that I was able to walk after having broken my knee/leg. I was up walking the next day!

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CMWARDRN 12/18/2012 10:44PM

  I'm praying for you Irene.

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NELLIEC 12/18/2012 10:19PM

    I am putting you on my prayer list right now!

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JILL313 12/18/2012 10:10PM

    Praying for you. . .it's in your hands and Gods.


Hugs,

Jill

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123ELAINE456 12/18/2012 9:11PM

  I wish You the very best for your Upcoming Surgery. You are in my Thoughts and Prayers. God Bless You and Have a Nice Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SADIEDOLORES 12/18/2012 9:05PM

    IRENE, SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO TAKE THE BALL AND RUN WITH IT, YOU KNEW WHAT YOU NEEDED AND YOU TOLD THE DR WHAT YOU WERE GOING TO DO, GOOD FOR YOU WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU.
SADIE

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_LINDA 12/18/2012 8:44PM

    You will have a new lease on life with the joint replacements. I went from barely being able to walk to being able to enjoy hiking and my high intensity cardio workouts with my artificial knees. So glad you were proactive and sought out a specialist's opinion. Sounds like you found a gem of a surgeon!! I am sure the anesthesiologist will be suitably impressed with your healthy lifestyle! My thoughts are with you Irene.
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SHIRLEYX 12/18/2012 8:36PM

    If you need to have both knees replaced, then it is good for you to have the suregery. My prayers will be with you on the 8th and for your surgery.

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DEDICATED2HIM 12/18/2012 8:35PM

    hi Irene, I wish you the very best as you prepare for surgery. I'm still trying to get my hips squared away and need my shoulders to be replaced and then it will be time for my knees as they are starting to squawk now too....These mortal bodies with their pains and breakable parts are really just the pits. I can't wait to get my new body, Ill tell you that's for sure. You're in my prayers, God bless.

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JUDITHANNIE 12/18/2012 8:09PM

    God bless you, my husband had both of his kness replaced at the same time and my sister also. They both did well Ken was young my sister was around 72. Prayers that you are healthy enough for the surgery. Please keep me posted. emoticon emoticon

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GROEDER 12/18/2012 7:50PM

    I wish you the very best for your surgery. I hope is goes as well as mine went!!! Getting rid of that pain is such a relief.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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MEME102 12/18/2012 7:28PM

    thanks for the update Irene -- let me know when so I can put it on our knee/hip replacement team surgery list updates -- you will certainly be in my prayers!! If you have found a good dr. that's the main thing!!

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RAINBOWMF 12/18/2012 7:16PM

    Thanks for letting us know Irene. Sounds like a great surgeon. I will keep you in my prayers.

Hugs Mary

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MOM2GEO_JR 12/18/2012 7:04PM

    Thanks Irene for the update, and we will pray for the right decision. I am glad that you got a second opinion. Keep us posted. Love ya and God Bless.

Marsha


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SWANATOPIA 12/18/2012 7:02PM

    Sounds like a good Doctor! Knee pain is the worst and I think the surgery is a good option to relieve the pain! Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers!

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