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Saturday, March 13, 2010

"Old age ain't no place for sissies."
~Bette Davis~

I have to admit that I totally agree with Bette. I have enjoyed relatively good health through the years and had planned to work until I was 65. Then, it was like I woke up one morning, and my right knee was totally gone.......so gone, that it caused me to retire two months later.........way ahead of my time-line to retire!!!!! I went to an orthopedic surgeon who told me that I needed arthroscopic surgery. I had it. My knee was worse than before the surgery!!!!! Then he suggested that I wait at least a year or maybe 2 because there was a new procedure on the horizon that would be perfect for me. I checked around and found that many others agreed with him on this procedure. But, in the 2 years of waiting, I was walking and navigating stairs in a way to lessen the pain in my knee, which ended up aggravating my back!!!!! To make a long story shorter......I did have very successful knee surgery (complete replacement), but my back is a mess. Now I have to muster up the courage to find a way to correct that. Hope I'm not a Sissy!!!
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  • BENDER7
    Glad all is better with your knee. I pray you will find the solution to your back pain soon.
    3563 days ago
  • FLAME42
    First, you are not a sissy. I know from experience when you have to favor one part of your body it causes problems in others parts. Keep doing the exercises given to you by the doctors, I know you a very faithful to that. Hopefully there is a new way of treating this problem like you found for your knee. I am praying that you get back to all your old energy level.
    3563 days ago
  • PJSTIME
    I am glad your knee is fixed. TMaybe some chiropractic treatments and exercises can help your back. Your not a sissy. PJ
    3563 days ago
  • SHERYLDS
    Take it a step at a time. Maybe now that the knee is okay, more activity will help put your spine back in shape. I've had spinal surgery. My back is better now than it was in '93. Keep the faith. Great reference book which was recommended to me by the surgeon and physical therapists.
    both by by Stephen Hochschuler
    'Treat Your Back Without Surgery: The Best Nonsurgical Alternatives for Eliminating Back and Neck Pain, Fully Updated Second Edition'
    ISBN-10: 0897933729
    or
    'Back in Shape: A Back Owner's Manual'
    ISBN-10: 0395562732 .
    I own 'Back in Shape' . The Program was developed at the Texas Back Institute.
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    3564 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/13/2010 12:43:29 PM
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