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Saw the Surgeon Today...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I don't believe this...

Yes, I do.


I was given options: cortisone injection, which would adversely affect my diabetes, which can cause reactions in some people, and may not work...: a cast for several weeks; another four weeks with the splint; surgery.

Something I didn't know, though: he's more concerned with the arthritic inflammation right now than the ligaments. Apparently, the pain now is all from that, and the surgery he was talking about would be specifically to reduce the arthritis symptoms!

Go figure.


A man from the Center on Aging came over this afternoon and changed my light bulbs. At least I'll be able to SEE the dust bunnies and grunge pirates...! LOL

I'm exhausted. I have an hour before dinner... I think I'll take a NAP...

안녕히 주무세Ꮫ

aka good night... LOL

Kathy emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SAMI199 2/2/2013 5:25AM

    emoticon Wish there were easy answers. Hang in there.


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I.M.MAGIC 1/30/2013 11:07AM

    I can't take NSAIDs because of my kidneys... so its cortisone or ice. 3 guesses what I chose... emoticon

** thanks, NASFKAB!**

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LIBBYG7 1/30/2013 9:31AM

    It's a trial, I know--- but hang in there and let it heal properly..... Then, hopefully, you'll not have any more problems with that joint!

Just for nothin' --- what is he doing to treat the inflammation?

Thinking of you, Kathy ---- always.

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NASFKAB 1/30/2013 4:41AM

  hope it all works out for you

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I.M.MAGIC 1/29/2013 11:26PM

    He was just doing me a personal favor--He's a coordinator, and came straight over after his work hours, in his suit and tie, just to change the bulbs-- because he didn't want me to have to wait in the dark until there was someone available to help with the rest... nice guy, went to the same college I did!...
about the surgery... until the inflammation dies down, he can't accurately assess the state of the ligaments... can't even test for function. I wondered if he was thinking of replacing the joint? LOL

Hey Mary, are we playing "one up" now? emoticon emoticon

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WOWEETOO 1/29/2013 9:44PM

    wow i wonder if they have a center for aging here??? i could certainly use some help although as soon as the bad weather is past the next door neighbors will trim the bushes outside the fence lucky me for sure
i go back this coming monday for check up and cast change it's probablyabout 8 to 12 more weeks for me..however i am hand only but hey
the lady mary emoticon

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    i would hope he would deal with the trash for you too while he was there.

I wish you could get some relief from this.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/29/2013 8:29PM

    Hope that the four weeks passes quickly!! **SIGH**


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USMAWIFE 1/29/2013 8:15PM

    Interesting never heard of surgery to help arthritis symptoms

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