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Old 10-13-2016, 02:22 PM   #337
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Glad to see your doc is on the problem now. I hope you get relief from that knee pain really soon.

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Old 10-14-2016, 12:20 AM   #338
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Hi Evelyn,

I just retired as an RN, 38 years total, the last 27 years in a Level One Trauma ICU.
I cracked my SI joint when I stepped off a small cliff into thin air the first of June. And, like you and every other nurse I know, I did not go to the doc 'til 2.5 weeks ago. Besides avoiding "seeing-the-doc" at all costs, I wanted to avoid that "let's give it some time...". I am still waiting to hear if insurance will cover the CT scan. Amazing how much power the insurance companies have.
Any injury, these days, seems to become a life-long injury. I just don't heal like I used to. So frustrating!

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Old 10-14-2016, 06:18 AM   #339
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Sounds like something anti-inflammatory might also be helpful in restoring normalcy to that knee, Evelyn...medicinal or homeopathic.

Pain relief is important.

I sustained a small knee fracture a number of years ago, during a twisting motion while doing housecleaning, and didn't go to the doctor for 5-6 weeks, hoping it would clear up on its own.

It didn't require anything but staying off it for awhile, but then I had to have 6 weeks of physical therapy to get all of my leg muscles working the way they were supposed to again, because I had been compensating for the injury for so long.

Especially as we get older, I think, giving in and going to the doctor is hard for us if we even suspect we can treat something ourselves.

I'm a big fan of glucosamine supplements, too, which have helped the discomfort in my knees a great deal.

Need to get things up and running so you can travel next year, Evelyn.


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Old 10-14-2016, 02:47 PM   #340
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Mimi, thanks for the well wishes. Making progress slowly.

Susan, as you are also a retired nurse, you know exactly where I'm coming from, don't you? My nursing was always in high stress areas..civil service nurse in USAF hospitals for 15 years, trauma O.R. for over 16 years, E.R.,transplant surgey & recovery, ending up in home care as an I.V. therapy team manager, inserting Pic lines, traveling the state of Colorado administering antibiotics, chemo, etc....never knew a 40 hr work week...more like 60 hrs as an average. Yep, we type "A's" try to handle everything ourselves. As I said...not our best move. This saying applies...."one who treats themselves, has a fool for a doctor".... Or, in this instance....a nurse! Take care.

Maggie, I wish I could take NSAIDS! As I am on Coumadin, for life, that is out of the question. Tylenol is pretty much it for me, and with only VERY severe pain, I will take an Ultram....rarely. I don't like the way they make me feel. I do take two glucosamine- chondroitin joint support tabs daily...have for a very long time.

Yep, the older we get, the slower we tend to heal. I had always been very sports active, on up till about late 50's age. And I have all the injuries to prove it! Tennis, biking, jogging, alpine skiing, water skiing, gym workouts with weights, ...you name it...if I could do it...I did, and as I've always been very competitive, I always pushed my limits. Therefore ....... injuries! Two bad auto accidents, put a stop to all that!

But, all that aside....I am not giving in .... I still plan on travels next season! Evelyn.
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I forgot you were also on Coumadin, don't know if anti inflammatory foods might help bring swelling down.


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Old 10-15-2016, 03:31 PM   #342
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The steroid injection is slowly taking effect, we are hoping this will relieve edema on knee, but, a physical needle withdrawal is on the table if all else fails....ouch!
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Old 10-15-2016, 03:54 PM   #343
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Evelyn our prayers for your Granddaughter, a lot to go thru at such a young age. I had my gallbladder out 16 months ago, first six months ok. Then not so much, apparently liver is producing way too much bile, it hits the duodenal backs up into the stomach and pain, nausea and so on. Been going on for a year now, some days could not leave the house. PCP and specialist have said - might end in a year or so, might not. So on a bile absorbing powder which if I take the right amount works fine.

The back and driving, so be it. I put the truck on cruise as often as I can and sometimes end up driving with the cruise, speeding up and slowing down. With trailer and without. Alice hates it when I do it, but so far so good.

My best, take care of the knee.

I must have missed at some point your nursing in the USAF, thank you. In for four years - 68'-72', interesting times - SO and then MTI.

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Old 10-16-2016, 02:44 PM   #344
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Bud, thanks for your input. I am sorry to learn of your continued difficulty post cholestecomy. This is not unusual, especially when gallbladder is grossly inflamed and full of stones, as in Nicole's case, (and perhaps in your as well?). The unusual, for Nicole....she is a trim 30 yr old....gallbladder disease tends to affect 40-50 yr old, and frequently overweight folks.

The docs inserted a bile duct/liver stent, that will hopefully lower her prospect of enduring pain and nausea. Plan is to remove the stent in 6 weeks. Time will tell.

Prayers go out to you, as well, Bud. Nicole thanks you for your prayers for her, as do I.

I have encouraged my grandkids to do those pleasurable things, I.e., travel ,etc, while they are young and active, able to really enjoy life. All too often, we tend to wait till the "right time".... After retirement, hoping for time and enough $$$, to enjoy life. As we, who are now, retired have learned...even if the $$$ are there...the body does not cooperate, as we wish it could!

So, here I am, at almost 78, now, finally, with Goliath, my AI, ready and willing to get out and travel...and my aging body is complaining. I am determined...and God willing, I hope to have a few years ahead to see this great country of ours, experience regions and enjoy more ....even if it requires use of a cane or a rolling walker...I'm still planning next years trips.
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Evelyn, yes my gallbladder was a mess, much more so than the surgeon expected. A gastro friend said my issues might clear up in a couple of years that the reported problems are far below what is actual.

Continued prayers for your granddaughter.

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Thanks, Bud. I do hope your continued recovery is uneventful. Nicole is being discharged from hospital today, finally. She's been there almost 2 weeks this time and is needing to go home.

I finally found a solution to being able to take my little Nikko camping with me next year. He is a Pom mix...short, portly, and pretty heavy....too heavy for me to pick up. He has very short legs and is afraid of the steps in Goliath. I found a foldable dog ramp at Tuesday Morning. I will give this a try for him next season. He is such a little sweetly and I would like to give him equal time with Mikki on camping trips.

Goliath is is still at dealer for warranty work and winterizing. Scheduled for pickup on the 24th. Then to storage facility...tuck him in for winter with electric hookup.
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Received a call from tech at local AS dealer re: warranty repairs. Most everything is finished, except, still awaiting arrival of new Macerator pump for waste system, as existing one is burned out...apparently, a not unusual problem. So, Goliath will stay there till all work is completed. Maybe, one or two more weeks.
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Old 10-22-2016, 12:46 PM   #348
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I hope your knee and Nicole are doing OK. My right knee started bothering me again, so I am going to rig up some kind of bumper for it when driving the van. [See Post #322 here]

The renewed pain prompted me to consider that my Lyme Disease may be flaring up again, and to ask you Evelyn whether your doctor ordered blood work specifically for Lyme? With all your travels, you probably had contacted with plenty of ticks FWIW.

FYI dogs can also get Lyme, and fortunately on Long Island NY Lyme Disease has been on the radar for doctors and vets for decades now. Our Mini Schnauzer got Lyme and her vet picked up on it right away. The symptoms vary widely and often look like flu and other common problems, so a doctor that can rule out all the regular stuff is worthwhile!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme_disease

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Hi Peter. No Lyme disease. I have never been one to trek off trail or thru brush...even. In my youthful days. When we lived in Texas, in the mid 70's, I was very careful, as ticks, chiggers, fleas, etc. could be anywhere. My walks are on pavement or gravel, or treadmill.

My knee is getting better and stronger, thanks to steroid injection and rest, then exercise to strengthen. Losing weight is also helpful. X-rays revealed only very mild osteoarthritis, thank goodness.

Nicole was released from hospital this past Monday. This morning, she is back in again...this time, pancreatitis, but, only expected to be there a couple days. I believe she is currently reaping the effects of experimentation with "recreational substances". I have tried telling her for years that you can't abuse your body and expect to not pay for it. Hopefully, all this will eventually be resolved. Time will tell.
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I wish I could go camping! Our weather here has been perfect and is expected to continue in the mid 70's over at least the next week. But, alas, Goliath remains at the dealership, awaiting delivery of the Macerator pump from Jackson center. I guess the late camping opportunity will have passed by the time I get it back. In the meantime, I'll dream of next year's trips.
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