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Re: I'm back
  • Subject: Re: I'm back
  • From: Catharine Carpenter <cathycrc@comcast.net>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 17:32:16 -0600

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,
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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