Re: I'm back
Cathy, use your feminine wiles. Don't try to sell it to him as
therapeutic. Get a good-looking heavy one and give it to him
as a gift - tell him how sexy it looks. Some of them are quite
handsome, and not at all expensive. Indian craft stores often
have nice ones.
In a message dated 1/30/2010 6:35:42 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Thanks, I'll try to convince him, but as a physician, he somehow
thinks that pills are legit and anything else is voodoo! I agree with
your doctors - the ones who say if it works, do it.
Cathy, west central IL, z5b
On Jan 30, 2010, at 8:30 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
> Cathy, I've used the glucosamine-chondroitin stuff, but couldn't
> really tell that it made much difference. I did give it to my
> arthritic old cat, and it seemed to help her.
> Don't laugh at me, but get your DH a copper bracelet. On our
> honeymoon we had an automobile accident. I was sitting
> crosslegged - nobody had seat belts in those days - and
> slammed both knees into the dashboard. They were x-rayed
> and said not to be broken, but the doctor who examined them
> said I was sure to have arthritis in the future. Sure enough, in
> a few years I was barely hobbling. Also had arthritis in my
> neck and shoulder. Someone gave me a copper bracelet, and
> I have worn one (actually, two - one on each arm) ever since.
> The change was slow, not dramatic, but very definite. I won't
> claim I have no pains in my knees, but that's usually because
> of a recurrent flare-up of my long-term Lyme disease, and when I
> can get a doctor to give me doxycycline it usually clears up in
> a few weeks. Some doctors see my bracelets and poke fun at
> them, but others look at my hands, which aren't gnarled, and
> say if it works, don't knock it. For an old lady with disk problems
> in her back and long-term Lyme, I trot along pretty well.
> Give the copper bracelet a try - at least they are much
> cheaper than any other remedy.
> In a message dated 1/30/2010 9:15:40 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> email@example.com 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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