MY TRIP TO THE ORTHOPEDIC DOCTOR

Left knee-joint from behind, showing interior ...

Left knee-joint from behind, showing interior ligaments. (Lateral meniscus and medial meniscus are cartilage.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well my trip to the orthopedic doctor was enlightening. I do need surgery, but for them to do the surgery safely they want me to lose about 50 pounds. I do have an ACL tear a meniscus tear and bone spurs. Their fears are whether or not the orthoscopic tools are long enough to go through my knee, because I am overweight.

They want me to do injections in my knee to take the pain away, and to start water aerobics therapy to help me lose weight. He basically told me that nobody has died from knee pain, but they have died from surgery. So at the moment surgery is on hold until I lose a little weight. He also wants me to stay home and not go to work until after the injections and to see how much weight I lose in about 3 weeks. Wish me luck that I can have surgery soon.

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    • Hi Kavin. My name is Jennifer, and I am glad you liked my article. This is the first time I have ever done something like this. I have never wrote anything for the public to view. I have always been shy about showing my writing to anyone, because I never thought I was very good. I guess I am with the way this site has been exploding with views and comments. Thank you for stopping by, and I hope I will see you around here some more.

  3. Hi, new to your blog, unlucky about having a tear. Ive just had some keyhole done back in March, its a simple procedure itl be fine dont worry, Im thinking though with all your back issues as well, have you spoke to anyone about hypermobility, see if you have issues similar to mine, I have EDS which is basically weak collogen holding joints together so ive got an awful back and shocking knees haha! Maybe see a Rheumatologist……
    Also have you considered meal supplement shakes (healthy ones) like Juice Plus who use vegetables and fruits so you can eat right, lose weight easier and get through this in no time. Its never nice waiting around is it!? good luck in your path, positive thinking is the key!

    • I see a Rheumatologist every 6 months. My back doesn’t pain me as it used to, he has me on Cymbalta for chronic back pain. I have degenerative disc disease in my back, and when I do too much at work lifting, it gets the muscles overworked. They start to spasm or tighten that is where the pain is from the most. While I am on leave they have to get about 3-5 people to do the work that I do by myself. I usually work 2-6 pallets of freight a day. My regular doctor has me on some medication that is helping me lose weight, and have lost 55 pounds, but since I hurt my knee I have not lost any. Maybe now with some physical therapy I can lose some and have the surgery sooner.

      • Thats so frustrating, at least you know you are missed! Have you tried osteopath, someone who can atleast manipulate tight areas, I even use Foam rollers on my back, it does my scoliosis wonders everyday, releases alot of tension. Yes physical therapy will help, id still consider healthy shakes anyway, 4 weeks having good vegetable shakes for example and you could trim down alot. Good luck anyway, hope all this goes well, il keep popping in see how your doing 🙂

      • I have not tried osteopath, but I might give it a try. I usually use a back massager with a heating pad. I am also trying to cut out my Dr. Peppers. I usually drink 1 a day, but that is 1 too many if you are losing weight.

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  6. Good luck! I had my knee scoped a few years back and I also had to drop a few pounds before hand. It can be done.

    • Thanks I am going to give it MY best.I am tired of being in pain. I also have degenerative disc disease and that just about kills my back. I have to watch out what I do at work so I don’t do any damage to my back.