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Re: way OT
gardenchat@hort.net

Tricia, I have not been able to garden on my knees for quite some time. I  
plant and weed bending from the waist. Not ideal but it works with the right 
 tools. No doubt I will continue in this manner. I do have to be careful of 
my  back. Isn't it great to get old! Beats the alternative I guess. Kathy
 
 
In a message dated 2/1/2010 9:32:42 A.M. Central Standard Time,  
pdickson@sbcglobal.net writes:

Does  that help enough that you can kneel down on that knee now?  I  have
gotten where I can't kneel at all.  Both knees are  terrible.  One was 
skiing
and the other was torn up kneeling while  digging out monkey grass.  I 
didn't
think I could tear up a knee doing  that.  But I did.
I am glad that they have the ability to replace  parts.....
Tricia
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "BONNIE_HOLMES"  <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent:  Sunday, January 31, 2010 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] I'm  back


>I agree. Don't wait too long. Find a surgeon that is not  cut happy and
> have him/her tell you the options. My surgeon thinks I  can get along for
> a few more years (I'm 66) before needing  replacement. He says that parts
> and techniques get better every year.  So, right now, I take a shot for
> the place on my right knee where bone  hits bone. It's the exact spot
> where my knee hits the ground. Just  worn out.
>
>
> ETN Zone 7
>
> ----- Original  Message ----- 
> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
>  To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2010 6:41:28 PM GMT  -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] I'm back
>
>  FWIW...
>
> My mom went thru 2 years of trying everything.  Unfortunately, she waited
> too
> long for any of it to be  effective. Bone on bone just doesn't work when
> the
> parts are  worn out, irrated, etc.
>
> She is 78 and just had all 4 joints  replaced (hips and knees) in a 12
> month
> period. I DON'T  suggest doing that. Start earlier than she did and space
> them out  more. Her system took a heck of a tole with all those major
> surgeries  so close together.
>
> But she can walk now, is pain free in those  areas. Unfortunately, the 
last
> knee has become infected. Currently on  6 wks of shots daily directly in
> the
> vein...then retest and  praying it is gone.
>
> Donna
>
> --- On Sun, 1/31/10,  Catharine Carpenter <cathycrc@comcast.net>  wrote:
>
>
> From: Catharine Carpenter  <cathycrc@comcast.net>
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] I'm back
> To:  gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Sunday, January 31, 2010, 5:19  PM
>
>
> Got it! Gave DH his first dose yesterday. Hope it  works.
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>
> On Jan 31, 2010, at  11:26 AM, Cornergar@aol.com wrote:
>
>> Cathy, I'm 67 so I  guess they figure that's "young enough" ...for some
>> things at  least! Kathy
>>
>>
>> In a message dated 1/30/2010  5:41:44 P.M. Central Standard Time,
>> cathycrc@comcast.net  writes:
>>
>> Good to hear. If the g-c doesn't work, that  will be next. He is 62, so
>> I hope that qualifies as "young  enough"!
>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>>
>> On  Jan 30, 2010, at 10:45 AM, Cornergar@aol.com  wrote:
>>
>>> Cathy, Have taken glucosamine-chondroiton  for a few years but have
>>> recently
>>> given it up  'cause of a chance that it was aggravating muscle aches.
>>>  Have
>>> been very pleased with the result of knee replacement  done at the
>>> end of
>>> Oct. and would highly  recommend it. My doc encouraged me to go
>>> ahead and  do
>>> it while I was still " young enough to handle it". I am  planning on
>>> having
>>> the other one done this  year. Kathy
>>>
>>>
>>> In a message dated  1/30/2010 8:15:40 A.M. Central Standard Time,
>>>  cathycrc@comcast.net writes:
>>>
>>> Just got back  from almost two weeks in Hawaii (DH had meeting, I had
>>>  relaxation). Was so glad that the roads were ok in my neck of  the
>>> woods. The doors of the car were iced shut, but once they  were open
>>> we
>>> drove the two hours home without  incident. Missed my hibiscus bloom,
>>> but came home to flowers  on 5 orchids! Has anyone tried that
>>> glucosamine-chondroitin  stuff for arthritis? DH's right knee is
>>> really
>>>  bothering him. It didn't respond to steroid injection, and the
>>>  synvisc
>>> (?sp) injection isn't providing much relief either. He  would like to
>>> postpone the inevitable knee replacement as long  as possible.
>>> Cathy, west central IL,  z5b
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