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Re: I'm back
gardenchat@hort.net

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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