Monday, February 20, 2012

Sorry that I haven't posted in a while, folks but I'm baaack!

A bout of extreme pain found me at the Orthopaedic Surgeon's office, finally and my day went as follows:

"....... First, and most importantly, NO SURGERY, YAY! I do have a tear in my meniscus but he's waaaay more concerned about my Osteoarthritis :/ He said, that essentially, my lifetime of being a heavy-duty Jock and spending my childhood in the irons has caught up with me. But, I am far better off than a lot of his grown ups with my kind of history. So, for now, I have meds, which of course I do NOT want to take coz it seems like the potential side-effects far outweigh the illness! I take them for a week and if no change then it's cortizone injections. I have to lose weight, of course, and keep it way down and excercise to keep the knee fit. I have a serious case of Patellofemoral Syndrome, commonly known as Runner's Knee, a hairline tear in my inner meniscus and the osteoarthritis. He asked me to get serious about educating myself on arthritis coz I also have Rheumatoid arthritis in the knuckles at the base of my hands. Also, I have to go back to do something about my left ankle that I broke 3 years ago this month and never got set ... yah, getting old surely is NOT for WIMPS! But, I'm hobble-happy dancing coz I don't have to have surgery, dreaded that coz they want to keep you awake for it, no way no HOW were they gonna do that to ME! I'd get a twilight! LOL! So, getting ready for da pony now ... WOO HOO!"

So, now I can get back to getting ready for that pony/truck/trailer thing I've also been busy working on and getting ready for riding season, it's almost here!  WOO HOO!

As for Sierra's quilt ... well, it waits for me to get my quilting room set up LOL!


  1. Good luck with all that you have been told to do - sounds like a lot but I am sure you can do it one bit at a time an it will be worth it!

  2. Hey Jan-Maree! Thank you so much! A friend has had super success with Lidocane injections and so has her husband and a few others. Studies in Sweden, Germany and England all state that it is actually HEALING! So, I consider that my next step and not cortisone ... scary!

  3. Yay for no surgery but booo for the pain. I have my fingers crossed that the injections help.

  4. Thank you Valerie! Will keep you posted =)