Thursday, May 28, 2009

Medical Update

Here’s the Scoop
Results from my first visit to the 'KNEE' Specialist this week:
I have arthritis in my right knee. (I have tripped and bruised it badly twice in the last year.) I may need a knee replacement in a few years. But for now I will get cortisone shots two or three times a year along with diligent exercise of walking, swimming, stretching and eating healthy food. A strong body is a healthy body.

The news was shocking for me, but only because I was thinking muscle tear and healing with PT in the next few months. My MRI from a week ago did show as abnormal but the orthopedic doctor (after reviewing the six new knee x-rays taken at his office that day) showed the knee wear and tear. It's a good thing I have a DESK JOB.

Sarah was there for moral support and helped ask questions. Thanks so much, Sarah. Physical Therapy may not help but strength exercises are good – stretch to be flexible and keep moving! There is no cure for arthritis but hopefully it won’t get worse too fast.

Life is hard and getting old is not easy either – but what is the alternative? No more birthdays?


Emily said...

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that. Sounds like you're on the right track though, take care of your body!p