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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

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  • SAMI199
    emoticon Wish there were easy answers. Hang in there.

    1940 days ago
    1942 days ago
    I can't take NSAIDs because of my kidneys... so its cortisone or ice. 3 guesses what I chose... emoticon

    ** thanks, NASFKAB!**
    1943 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/30/2013 11:08:39 AM
    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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    1943 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/30/2013 9:31:55 AM
    hope it all works out for you
    1943 days ago
    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?...hm... LOL

    Hey Mary, are we playing "one up" now? emoticon emoticon
    1944 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/29/2013 11:30:47 PM
    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 stitching..one hand only but hey
    the lady mary emoticon
    1944 days ago
    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.
    1944 days ago
    Hope that the four weeks passes quickly!! **SIGH**

    1944 days ago
    Interesting never heard of surgery to help arthritis symptoms
    1944 days ago
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