Yeah Bette, probably will get the knee replacement done, lets hope it's next year where I can take another vacation time.
I agree on the mold, I've seen how it affected my mother. Sheesh! had me going for awhile, what with that and then pain medicines causing constipation. Along with not wanting to eat.
Your right, once the knee is done, maybe even the other, there just might be less stressors.
I am concerned with my left forearm, it's been swollen for over 2 years, we've tried different treatments, PT, brace, meds. etc.
x-ray 3 different times, 2 x's on the hand, the last time on the forearm, nothing showed up, so we've finally got an MRI, should know something by the end of the month on what that said. I get a dull ache in the forearm. Nothing seems to bring it on, I could just be sitting around reading, watching TV etc. that arm doing nothing.
so, let's hope.
darn it, all these issues with joints, muscles, etc. eeek!
yep, we said thank you to the insurance company and then deposited the check real quick, thing is, I got a bill today from the restoration company for $1000, nope, not going to pay it,
all they did was set up a huge dehumidifier, which kept tripping my breakers, so we'd told them to take it away the first day.
Thing is, they took 3 days to come back and get it. I did not let it run after the first day.
they're also trying to get us to pay for the estimate! what!
we got the estimate from the insurance company, we never agreed for this renovation company to do any work, we just asked for an estimate to be turned into the insurance company. Took them over a week before they sent it in. Heck, we had everything done by that time.
sewer is all fixed, now I have to get my front yard back to normal, probablly going to take a year to get it back. The mound of dirt they left is a bummer. But, the sewer is fixed! Lets hope it doesn't break anywhere else.
don't think insurance would cover it a second time!
yeah MiMi, I was also surprised about walking out of the hospital. Luckily my father was waiting in the parking lot, no way I'd been able to drive home.
MiMi, get that bakers cyst taken out. They kept checking me to see if I had one, guess they're easier than a knee scope.
things are doing well, today I'm walking around with out my cane, can't figure out the left ankle hurting. Guess I've banged it and leaned to much in that direction for it to be a easy fix it.
yeah, the other knee talking of getting a knee replacement, I don't want to miss any more work. If I can wait till this time next year, I'd have some vacation time again. Yet, I'm worried about this new Obamacare insurance and how it's going to affect my sliding scale at the hospital.
oh well, worry about it when it happens.
thanks MiMi, you're always a breath of fresh air!View Thread
well Aug. 13, has come and gone, had my right knee scoped, everything went great, my father dropped me off at the hospital,
I went in had the scope, and walked out 3 hours later. Yes, the let me walk myself out.
I thank goodness that I already had some pain medicine, as I didn't have the money or the time to go to he pharmacy.
I slept almost non stop for the next 2 days. That same week, on Fri. I drove myself to do some pet sits.
Piece of cake, yes, had trouble bending my knee getting it into the car, especially since I'm a big girl with short legs, , and I drive a Subaru.
Took 2 weeks off from work, back to work, walking around with a cane or crutches, some days, other days I walk without.
surprising on what days I had pain, and when I didn't.
I found that if I lie a certain way at night with a pillow under my knee then everything cramps up, and feels swollen,
then it takes me several minutes of slowly stretching to get the swelling down and to get movement in the knee.
so now it's been a little over 3 weeks, right knee is still ouchy, but problems with my ankle is causing problems. I know this pain is due to me favoring the right leg, leaning to much. What is a body to do?
Physical Therapy has me doing exercises, they feel I'm already up to 90% flexibility. Hurray! though I'm going to make sure they know about my mornings where the knee swells up in my sleep.
in another couple of weeks, we're going to be talking about doing knee replacement on my left knee. Sheesh! this leg doesn't hurt, but it is weak, so if I get pain in the one, and go ouch, and lean quickly to the left, then that leg is weak, and down I go!
all of his you can imagine what it's done to my FM along with OA,
pain medicine makes you not hungry, also gives you constipation, oh joy!
on top of this, I had a pet sit where they'd had a lot of water damage, that caused mold to be halfway up the wall.
even if a person wasn't sensitive to mold, they'd have got sick from this.
well guess what, yep, shortness of breath, etc. I had to be at this house 3 times a day for one hour each time.
really did a number on my breathing, etc. which kind of knocked everything else for a loop!
oh well, now starting to get back to normal, right knee still hurts, left ankle still hurts, but am breathing better, I'm back at work as of last Thurs. picked up an extra day on Tues. but, was off Wed. which I slept all day, hard sleep.
couldn't believe how I'd slept on Wed. got up ate breakfast, watched TV for couple of hours, went back to sleep, for about 8 hours, non stop, deep sleep, got up again, watched TV had a late dinner, slept again, hard all night.
Thurs. was out and about a bit during the day, had to work Thurs. night, feel like crap,
knee's killing me,brought my crutches instead of the cane.
what is totally crazy, when it rains it pours, 2 days into my time off, the sewer went out in he house, nothing would drain.
Called Mr. Plummer, they did this, they did that, come to find out, broken pipe line in the yard, $7000.00 damage,
luckily, I must have worded it just the right way, because home owners insurance paid for it! minus the deductable, this is also including the water damage in my house!
what a way to start a 2 week vacation, knee surgery, then sewer problems!View Thread
I know I have the D problem, won't stay up where it's supposed to, I've been trying to take at least 1000 a day,
also been taking Vitamin B magnesium and fish oil.
I can get all of these thru my pharmancy at a cheap price, something like $2.00 a bottle all are different on how many.
My problem is the B's yuck, hack, make my tummy upset, nausea's, then I go all day tasting fish if I take the fish oil caps. the multiple vitamin and magnesium are so large that I gag when I swallow them or they get stuck in my throat. not sure which is worse, nausea's, stuck or gagging.