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Posted 10 March 2016 - 10:02 PM

IP, that sounds awful. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to drive such a long distance in so much pain. As you know I live close by and I've been meaning to say that if you ever get stuck you must stay here for the night if that would ever help you out. Not sure if you have my home number but let me know if you don't. Such a long distance to travel and would hate to think of you struggling when we can help.

 

I've been timing the Naproxen for just before I do exercise or when I have to go out to town or for a long walk. As it is quite rural round here and I don't drive I usually have long walks to do anything.

 

Had to take LE to GP this morning 45 min walk there and back. Made sure I took my tablets 45 mins before I was due to set off. Still was in a little pain when I got back.

 

I feel a bit guilty really as I can see elderly people struggling on walking sticks and I am not that bad. I feel bad making a fuss when I see how much more difficult it is for them.



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Posted 15 March 2016 - 05:23 PM

Thank you. I've been so busy between everything that I haven't managed to keep in touch when in the area. DS 1 is currently having a 3 day assessment so I'm away again! I'll catch up one day I hope.
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Posted 11 April 2016 - 03:59 PM

My brother in law has just had a knee replacement (he's in his early 50s) having previously had the cartilage scraped (??). It was about 6 weeks ago and he is still in a lot of pain - he needs his other knee doing and isn't keen at all.

My mum had a hip replacement at 32 (very young!) and at the time was told it would last 10 years. She was very careful not to overdo things though and it actually lasted 25 years so maybe the length of time these replacements last can vary depending on how physical you are etc afterwards x
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Posted 14 April 2016 - 08:29 AM

Tangled, thanks. That's great it lasted so long for you mum. 25 years is a very long time!

 

I'm not keen on the operations as although I can still have bouts when I am pretty much housebound with the pain I can also go through long periods of time when although I still have pain, it's not as bad and I can still get around reasonably well. I'm going through quite a good period at the moment.

 

That may be because of the Physio exercises I've been given and also that I am trying very hard to keep my weight under control.

 

If I had a knee replacement I doubt it was last very long unless I changed my lifestyle completely and I don't want to do that. I enjoy walking, hiking, camping, cycling and all other outdoor activities.

 

Seeing Physio again on Tuesday and a specialist on Thursday so hopefully will have a clearer picture of what to do or not do next.



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Posted 14 April 2016 - 10:10 AM

You've made me think about my 'step' uncle talking about walking a lot etc. He used to be a runner and had to give that up because of of his joints but still walks 10 miles plus a day (he's known near him as 'the man who walks'!). He has had 4 hips and 4 knees so far!! Says new joints are amazing, does his physio and is off again!!

Good luck wth your appointment xx
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Posted 16 April 2016 - 11:08 AM

I've had long term problems with my knees. For me it is due to hypermobility syndrome. Physio has helped but it never really gets better. I hope you find a solution that is not too traumatic. You really have been through the mill lately

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 03:03 PM

Well saw specialist this morning and was just expecting a straight forward appointment but he's sending me for an urgent MRI scan as I have bits of bone at the back of my knee which apparently is unusual.

 

Also had another x-ray done and am going back for a blood test tomorrow as spent so much time there just wanted to get home.

 

Must admit feeling bloody fed up!


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 08:04 PM

DS has arthritis in his back, and years ago had an Australian physio who didn't do anything until he had seen Xrays so that he knew what he was working with.  It makes sense to me.  If there's a way to find out  what is causing the pain I would think there is a greater chance of getting it sorted.

 

Hope it gets sorted quickly.


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 03:41 PM

Hopefully it might mean a much less major op (removing the extra bone) than a full replacement??
Keep us updated xx
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Posted 22 April 2016 - 05:30 PM

Yes specialist mentioned about maybe half a knee replacement and was talking about not doing anything for now but that was until he had a look at my x-ray so not sure if he's changed his mind. It did look odd seeing like little splinters of bone at the back of my knee!

 

Can't wait to get MRI scan done and results back as I'm stressing over that. I only had MRI done for hysterectomy and had to go to the Oncology (cancer ward) for results which was unpleasant. Now I'm having to do it all over again!



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Posted 19 May 2016 - 06:56 AM

I have had knee problems since I torn the ligaments in both when I was pregnant with T 12 years ago, there are still times I find it hard to walk or even exercise, my GP isn't that good and have got no where with them at all. I also have other problems with my feet which can be very painful after I walk a distance. I love walking but everything is preventing me from doing so!!

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 04:15 PM

Sonia, that sounds so painful. You should go back to GP and insist on seeing a specialist. I was sent away by our GP with a print out of report. She never referred to it at all at the appointment so I was shocked and worried when I got home and read it.

 

I was so incensed that it hadn't been explained to me I complained and hey presto was referred.

 

Saw specialist and on results of x-ray was sent for an urgent MRI scan. They were ruling out cancer so had a bit of a stressful time waiting for results which were clear of cancer thank God but it just shows you that you need to be proactive with your own care.

 

I have been told by specialist that I may well need a knee replacement in the next 12 months and they are giving me Key Hole Surgery for the moment just to tidy it up. 






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