Saturday, April 18, 2015

Orthopedic Surgeon

   Over the past few years, my right knee has been bothering me off and on. For awhile, it seemed to bother me only when I didn't wear my compression stocking, but then other times, when I would wear it.  But since I gotten sick back in the fall of 2013,  it has been bothering me more often.  Back in January, my knee hurt a lot at night.  It bothers me walking up the stairs, so when I do not have to walk with my students, I use the elevator. 
    I had my physical last month, so I complained to my doctor.  I've complained before to her.  She recommended I see an orthopedic and I had my appointment this past Saturday.  He took x-rays of my knee, and showed me one of them.  On the inner part of my knee, there is no cartilage, so my knee is bone on bone.  He said, that I will have to eventually have to have the knee replaced.  When I am ready, then he will do it.  Until then, I will live with it, and as needed get cortisone shots to help.

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