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Another surgery

Posted by mary3444 (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 7, 12 at 17:57

I had a MRI on my knee & just got the results from my Dr. I have a large meniscus tear, arthritis which I knew about, lots of fluid & a baker's cyst in the back. Just had a steroid shot in this knee in Sept. I know there is arthritis in almost every joint in my body but I did not think this knee was that bad. The pain has gotten very bad. Can't see the specialast till Dec 20th so I think surgery will not be till after the 1st, this will now make 3 surgeries in 4 months. Surgery is getting very old just like me.


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RE: Another surgery

Mary:

I'm sorry to hear that. I think surgeries are so hard on a person. I had my right knee replaced in June 2011. I recuperated much faster than they thought I would. Then I had the right knee done in Oct 2011. It has taken me a very long time to get over that one.

I wish you all the best with your overall health.

Shirley


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Darn it-that is not something you wanted to hear! Hope its pain-free and working great when all is said and done. I had a meniscus tear a couple of years ago, and it was a breeze to fix-don't know what size it was but I couldn't straighten my leg. My DR was one of the team DR's for the Orlando Magic I have a friend whose 16 y.o. GS just had a tear fixed and a cyst removed and he is on crutches and struggling. Just remember-you can't go on the way it is now-just take each day at a time. Don't you live on a farm? Is it better to get this done now-I would think its more of a quiet time there. We will all be rooting for you. Hope you have a laptop so you can be comfortable and hang out here at the KT!


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I'm sorry to hear that, Mary. I hope it gets rid of the pain for you!


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Sorry you have such pain! While surgery is never fun, at least you should be feeling much better after the recovery. Living with pain is debilitating and depressing.


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