I was diagnosed last week with moderate to severe arthritis in my left knee (see that thinner space between the bones where the arrow is on the right side of the xray? that’s the problem area). At this point in the disease, 200 mg of Advil twice a day makes most of the pain go away. The orthopedist I saw on Monday said there were 4 things to do:
- take advil or aleve
- a brace
- lose weight
Well, I’m doing two of those (advil & losing weight) now. I don’t want to do PT, but will work on my quads at the gym with a trainer. I don’t feel a need for a brace right now, but if it comes to that, I’m open to it. He gave me a cortisone shot to my knee (oooh what a long needle) which didn’t hurt at all.
Ahhhh, the pleasures of growing old Of course, the doc told me people usually get this in their 60s or 70s, but you know me, I have to be different!
Did you see the full moon last night? I wasn’t able to here, too cloudy, but both Dave and I woke up at 1215, which I thought was weird. Felt like morning to me, but no…