Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Knees

What a pain.
Literally.
Chronic.
Osteoarthritis.

I went to see an orthopedic surgeon today.  Both knees are not good...but my right knee is really not good.  No surgery at this time.  I opted for the SYNVISC injections...ultrasound guided injections.  Into the knee.  {squirm}  But, if they work and I get some pain relief, I'll be happy.  Click here if you'd like to read up on it.

I'll try to remember to take my camera so that you all are able to share the experience with me.  Here's a preview...

so...maybe I won't take my camera.


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOLOL!
You can show me the pics and it won't bother me but I imagine that isn't the same for most!
Sorry you are hurting so bad, why not doing surgery? I thought you wanted to go that route.
Joyce

Anonymous said...

I also read up on the synvisc.
Joyce

Kim said...

I hope it works for you.....but no pics please! Lol

WoolenSails said...

Sounds like a great treatment to relieve pain.
I could use that in my hand, lol.

Debbie

Pokey said...

O U C H!!! Sorry for you. I will turn my head if you decide to post the pictures....*smiles*

Joanne said...

That's one big needle! Hope it provides some relief

moosecraft said...

LOL! A great sense of humor will help you to get through this! I'll be praying the procedure goes as smoothly as possible!

JoJo said...

Oh, Jacque, so not good!! I've dealt with the cortisone injections in my ankle and hip and geez, those suckers hurt! So much painful pressure.

I hate to hear that you've got bad knees. I can predict the weather with my right knee after breaking the top of my tibia two years ago. Doc said I'll eventually need a knee replacement since I've developed post traumatic stress arthritis but I say "No way!"

My left ankle is much worse but now that I'm a diabetic, there's no way I can have surgery on it. That foot is so deformed now, I hate to take off my shoes.

I haven't had the time to comment lately but want you to know that I'm still dropping my at least once a week and I love what you're doing with your quilting. Such an artist you are!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Oh, poor Jacque!! I hope you get relief from that really loooong needle!! I'm sending lots of positive vibrations your way!!!!!

Miccosukee said...

Oh, Jacque, I hope the injections work for you. We tried them in my right knee to no avail. That's the one I eventually replaced.
Interestingly, years ago before I had it done on me, I had the vet do it to one of my horse's ankles and he got the relief.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you,
trisha

jane augenstein said...

Oh Jacque!!! Bad knees, oh, my how painful! Why does getting older have to "HURT"?
I am scared of needles especially BIG ones! The doc said they could give me a shot in the shoulder for the torn tendon but I declined. OUCCH, no shots for me please and thank you! :-(
Hope it helps so you aren't in pain anymore!

dexmangoldens said...

Oh no! I'll be praying that the injections work. You really don't have to take pictures. I can image what it would look like. But thanks anyway!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Jacque ~
I hope the injection helps! I think I'll pass on the pictures...lol!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

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