update on knees
Friday, August 30, 2013
Hi guys...I went to my orthopedic surgeon and there's good news and bad. Good first!
My replaced knee which has been hurting and never did before, is fine. He thinks because my (bad news) right knee is so bad, bone on bone, that I am putting more weight on my left leg, overcompensating. I am relieved replaced knee is OK, just stressed.
The OTHER knee is bad, however I am not ready to do the replacement (I still remember how awful the other one was!) So he gave me a kenalog injection and he did it under ultrasound so he was putting it exactly where it would help the most. That was new. I can expect some improvement with 3-4 days. At which point, I am not to go "hog wild" because it feels better...OK... lol.
My back is another story. I have been unable to stand or walk for any length of time so we went out and bought a new bed and slept on it last night. I think this could be very helpful so will see how I feel in a few days. I miss walking with frank and stitch and he walks so much faster without me, my poor baby dog is dead tired when they get back... she is a Grammy so she needs me to balance it out...lol
Meanwhile, I'm not eating bad but I'm not eating well and I barely track which is a super bad habit to get into.
I'm coming back, clawing and scratching and hanging on and hanging in. If nothing else, I am stubborn and tenacious so I never give up.
Thanks for caring, you guys make all the difference!!!