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Knee Deep


Can knees cry?

That's what I feel my right knee is doing right now. Plain out bawling its tears.

If there is no longer any padding within our kneecap, does that mean the bones are grating against each other?

I know the answer. It's what the doctors have been telling me lately,"You're rubbing bone against bone." Grate, grate, grate.

Shudder.

The specialist bone doctor, who I shall call Looking-Mighty-Tired, told me on Friday that knees like mine have four options for improvement. Medications, shots, physical therapy, and surgery.  Hahaha,

Guess what? I achieved without trying. I went straight to the top of the class. Bingo! Surgery!

Ouch.

Slowly by slowly, since Friday, my brain is understanding the impact of my (without trying) achievement. Half an hour after the appointment, I had said to the Husband, "I wonder if this is outpatient surgery. I forgot to ask."

Hahahahahaha.

Right, silly me.

To be continued.

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  1. Oh My Fur & Whiskers.
    By now, there should be New Parts.
    I am looking forward to You Dancing - Happily - Soon & Very Soon.
    love & love,
    -g-

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    1. Me, too. G. Surgery, if it happens sooner rather than later, will be a few months away. A bunch of stuff needs to be in order before I can be out of commission.

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  2. PS - THAT Is an AWESOME PICTURE.

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  3. I know those who have had it done and all are VERY happy they did. I love your photo

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    1. Thanks, Cloudia. The more I hear about happy people, the less scary I think of it.

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  4. Oh my....the knee is the most difficult and you will be in the hospital for a good couple of days....hopefully longer and then physio. In the end, it will be worth it and you will have a lot less pain.

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    1. I finally peeked at the package I was sent home with. At least 3 days, with me going home on the third. The only time I've been in the hospital was when I was born. A good run. :-)

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  5. Sorry to hear you're having trouble with your knee Susie, I hope the op goes well and you're soon pain free.

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    1. Thanks, Eunice. The surgery will be a few months away. I'm learning to adapt with the pain. I mumble and swear a lot more than usual.

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  6. Good luck with that Susie, I'm sure your indomitable spirit
    will carry you through and your knees will soon carry you,
    Love and hugs,
    Di xxx

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    1. Thanks, Di. My spirit loves being described as "indomitable". :-)

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  7. I'm thinking of starting the whole process for mine, (left first then the right) around midsummer next year.

    I do know that bone grating on bone sensation, and how the positions one is able to sleep in are reduced to one.

    A good decision, albeit a scary one.

    Miss Molly-by-Golly will have to put in some serious healing purrrrrs. :)

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    1. If all my ducks are in place, and I still have health insurance (never know what may happen with this new administration), I'll probably do it in late spring/early summer. My right knee first. I sound so decisive at the moment.

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