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Bernie K June 20, 2013 at 08:55 am
Glad to hear you're doing better. BTW, your injured area is spelled "meniscus;" and yourRead More hair is ombre (with an accent on the e, which my computer does not have). Hope your summer is filled with recovery and fun, which you missed at the Strawberry Festival. With all good luck, "There's always next year!"
Bernie K June 3, 2013 at 06:57 am
From day one, I was told "use your knees, not your back" to do heavy lifting. So, I did.Read More Fast forward to needing 2 TKRs (total knee replacement), but my back is FINE. My advice: Find a really good, hospital based orthopedist. They see more young people such as you and me (at the time of first TKR I was 48). They also are salaried, and have less need to operate. Pursue all non-surgical options first - PT, rest (if possible), and as you do: ice, OTC meds, Maybe "all" you need is an arthroscopy (surgical, yes, but minimal, compared to other options.) My arthroscopy "cleaned up" my meniscus mess and bought me several years of (relatively) pain-free life. You also mention having had previous R knee surgery and later on L knee pain? It is not uncommon to have one knee compensate for the other, winding up with a second injury. As you know by now, one weakened leg puts more strain on the other "good" leg. Advice: Tap into a support system: family, spouse, kids. They need to know that this is not "just" a sprain that will go away.If you have a good job, they should "work" with you. Yes, this is not cancer (God forbid), but it can be life-changing. You will have bad days and worse days. Rain and humidity may become your enemies. I wish you luck and fast healing. You may never run a marathon, but you can regain (almost) pain-free mobility. Patience is a virtue.
Wayne Bassey May 20, 2013 at 08:44 am
Thanks for your contribution to the bloggersphere. Please do not hesitate to let the writer in youRead More come out at will. May God grant you blessings in your new endeavours. Amen.
Henry Powderly May 21, 2013 at 07:09 pm
Thank you for all of your great posts, and congrats on the new gig. Don't be a stranger.
melanie June 19, 2013 at 02:15 pm
One of my favorite things to do is to attend a book-signing. I love to hear the author's thoughtsRead More about what she or he has written. Often, the author writes about the actual process of writing - how the idea arrived, how it evolved, how her own point of view changed as she wrote. Often, I'm surprised to find that a very serious author has a delightful and light sense of humor! I have quite a nice collection of signed books, and I treasure them!
melanie June 19, 2013 at 02:19 pm
Anyone who tells you there aren't many special-needs children on the north or south forks of LongRead More Island is either delusional or in denial. Special-needs children are everywhere, and every community ought to have daycare for them!
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