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Re: OH NO!!!!

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] OH NO!!!!
  • From: "Daryl" pulis@mindspring.com
  • Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2006 14:35:03 -0400
  • References: <005701c69cb5$3e1efe30$6500a8c0@william4e9ze6z> <028f01c69cbf$957caba0$c3ac4b0c@host>

Ouch! And I thought my knees were bad! I had cartilages removed in '67 and '68, so have been walking bone on bone almost as long as you have (had a couple of years with no major problems right after the surgery) but at least I had a fair head start. I remember how they used to make you spend time in a brace or cast practically forever back then. I had great upper body strength from all of the time on crutches, though - gave me an edge in swim meets. ;-)

The good news is that I've been able to put off knee replacement for 13 years (so far, knock wood) since I was first told I'd have to have it in 1993. Maybe you'll be that lucky, too. There's always something new coming along.


----- Original Message ----- From: "SueNY" <sue.nyc@att.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 11:36 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OH NO!!!!

I've was literally born with bad knees! When I started walking, my parents
took me to the doctor to find out why I was frequently screaming in pain and
why my right leg would lock up and refuse to bend. This was 1972 so there
were no high tech MRI's or anything. They eventually found out I had been
born with no cartlidge in my right knee. The pain and locking came from bone
grinding on bone. OUCH! I had surgery, spent my 3rd summer in a cast from
ankle to waist, and was in PT til I was nearly 5, as my leg stopped growing
while I was in the cast and ended up smaller and 2 inches shorter than the
other. Things finally evened themselves out but my knee has been arthritic
ever since. Now the left knee is going-I've been told I have a degenerative
condition and the cartlidge in it is slowing wearing away. It makes lovely
grinding noises but so far no pain *knock on wood* I may be only 36 but I
think my knees are more like 106! LOL!

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