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I'm now 43 years old. I've been waiting 3 years for disc replacement surgery to be a little more mainstream treatment. I'm interested in hearing anything about this procedure for the C-spine. I'm considered a surgery candidtate for c-5/6 and c-6/7 levels.
Kaiser Doctor said knee replacement for my knee problem is not recommended (I am too young?) and being 47 years old would be too young to have my knee replaced and when I asked them about an article I seen for surgery on Meniscal Transplantation I was told I was too old to be a good candidate. I have not been back to Kaiser for the last 30 days to continue PT.
Kaiser Doctor said knee replacement for my knee problem is not recommended (I am too young?) and being 47 years old would be too young to have my knee replaced and when I asked them about an article I seen for surgery on Meniscal Transplantation I was told I was too old to be a good candidate. I have not been back to Kaiser for the last 30 days to continue PT.
i was pintresting ideas yesterday we are doinf all red and white with zebra print ribbions . im looking forward to it !!!
I have worn out cartiledge in left knee and was going to have an Oxford partial knee replacement, when something told me to get a second opinion. Great doctor gave me a cortisone shot that lasted seven weeks (zero pain) and yesterday I had my first Synvisc shot (9 am). Shot hurt a little (3 or 4) at first, then nothing until about 5pm when I put an ice pack and took an Aleve. Pain went completely away and had a good nights sleep. Little pain today (a 2) after working a normal day.
I had two lower disks fused in 1999. I then had a hip replacement in 2002, where the donor bone was from the same hip used for the spinal operation. In 2004, I had a total knee replacement on the oppossite side. I have now got a very bad pain in both my hip and back...I can't tell which one is causiing the other...On some occasions, when I was seated, and leaned forward (usually) to pick up something off the floor, I felt and HEARD a very loud crack at the base of my spine...I think...
It's not 'by' Kaiser but by a man who has/had Lyme and belonged to Kaiser. He had to get his own treatment (out of Kaiser) and has put this site up for all Kaiser members, Lymies or not. Here is the page devoted to Lyme: http://lyme.kaiserpapers.org/lymevictimadvice.html So---- if you can't afford to go outside your HMO for tests and treatment ........ I don't know what to tell you.
I feel so bad for you because your situation reminds me of my mother. She had a hip and knee replacement in her sixties and never left her chair after that except to go to church. My father did all the house work and cooking. Her doc had her on an ungodly amount of codeine tylenol the rest of her life.....I mean giant bottles several times a month. Anyway I know little about methadone except it stays in your system a loooong time and is the devil.
I took IV antibiotics for a month and slowly got better except my knees still swell. I am 58 years old, had a knee replacement and now the other knee will need to be replaced. Also if I work out it seems like my eye sockets and sinus area hurt like I have the flu. I have to have that nasal spray with cortisone every day or I get sick.
I'm also getting the titanium screws, pin an plate out of my toe, prior to the knee surgery. This is minor, outpatient, compared to the knee. And, the block for the last replacement gave me the sensation a house had falling on me. I was glad to get that tube OUT. STRESS. PAIN BITES.
I had a unicompartment knee replacement on Oct 17, 2006. I am a Home Health Nurse I fell in a patient's bathroom on June 8 '07. After several months almost a year since I was injuried the MD who did the replacement - I was pain free at 7 weeks with -5 degree to 180 degree ROM - told me at the last visit to "suck it up" regarding the severe pain.
I got healthy and I never had a problem until my early 40's I was kick boxing and exercising and I started having knee and hip pain and it made it painful for me to walk far. I started to limp and then I donot have full range of motion. I cannot sit indian style without relaxing the hip...it just is stuck...where there is no free range of motion. Its like having a joint that is stuck...and having to pull on it to go back into place...thats what it seems like. I've been with Kaiser..
It seems to help joints, or maybe that's all in my confused head. Please let me know about this treatment you spoke of. I am to have a total knee replacement when my fusion heals. I had it done 9-11-09 . I am interested in that procedure though. If it works for me, would sure beat fusions.Keep in touch.
The doctors seem to think that I have begun feeling the effects of arthritis and are talking eventual hip replacement as soon as 10 years from now. Is there anyone to whom this has happened? If so, how have you gone about physically making the best of it? What courses of action have you taken (cortisone, arthroscopic surgery, etc?) I just want some guidance from someone who has been through it, not a doctor telling me what "could" happen. Thanks.
I have been back to my doctor twice since I started taking the Levothroid about 18 months ago and he said nothing needed to be adjusted. I belong to a health plan that offers only Kaiser (California resident) and it seems to be the pits as far as health insurance. I am grossly overweight, I feel horrible. I last lost weight by walking two hours a day everyday and staying on the Atkins induction diet for about two years. (seriously).
He said that the Pain Guy is concerned because I ws taking too much Oxicontin, needed counceling because of depression, and that I should have a knee replacement. Now, either I'm completely out of the loop, or these guys just plain, don't get it...I've been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I know that the answer is not life-long pain meds. How many of you have had the same sort of treatment?
My enzymes have been normal even when on the estrogen replacement! When I went off of it, the doctor thought I was nuts, then they found out that ERT might not be so good after all. Thanks to calfia for the article. I think I will order and give it to my doctor also. I will not try the patches now, as Kaiser does not cover the cost. I guess I just live with the hot flashes, but as I think of it, i realize how much it effects the quality of life.
I am in constant pain and my leg has red spots on the aria of the knee replacement and is always wormer then the other leg. Now I have developed a severe allergy in my sinus, with the tubes plug and water on one ear. No one can tell me what I am allergic to. I read many people having the idea of allergies to titanium and I have read that the medical community say it not possible. The last two night I have had a temperature of 101, that comes and goes.
BCBS would insure me, yeah, for $2100 a month!!!!! I'm sure they were taking my HCV as well as my knee replacement into consideration when they determined how much to charge me, though I was very healthy in spite of it all. Was working part-time, had no health ins, till I got married again and hubby covered me. When I told primary doc in new town that I wanted f/u on my HCV, he first ordered a CT of abdomen with IV and oral contrast. I didn't know any better, had it done.
Now 2 years later she is getting the knee replacement. So I do understand when they say there is major waste in medicare and,medicaid is open to any and all age groups based on income. Lots of waste there too. Them people can afford to eat steak while I eat hamburger. I have seen single mothers get welfare and live with a boyfriend who has a full time job. My point is there is lots of room for improvement in all arenas. It will be interesting to c what comes out of it all.
Until then, I am avoiding all soy, which is a phyto-estrogen which is thought by some to cause cysts (that's why women going through menapause are no longer given hormone replacement surgery, because extra estrogen was found to cause growths in some people).
Doctor's diagnosis I was favoring my back and tore/pulled the cartilidge in my knee. More pain meds, a cortisone shot in the knee and a back x-ray (NOT an MRI). I have had two therapy appointments - the first one he had me doing extension exercises and after that first one I told the therapist I wanted to hunt him down - I was in more pain. The second therapy was on Friday and he changed the exercises and tried some light traction.
Then I consulted a chiropractor, he suggested massage along with the stretches. After 2-3 massages, my pain in leg came up from ankle to knee, then after 6-7 sittings of massage, it came to hip, which tells that my muscles around the low back might be tight which is setting the whole nasty cycle. But then the pain from the hip was not going, and then I took an appointment with another physiotherapist, Martina, god...
I went through years of treatment for this issue. Until a few months ago, I was a member of Kaiser and was admitted to the Chronic Pain Management department for 2 years. I have gone to countless appointments, purchased a new PosturePedic bed, have tried Vicoden and muscle relaxers, accupuncture, accupressure, physical therapy, electro-shock therapy, chiropractor, trigger point injections, cortazone/steroid injections, etc etc etc.
I think about it all the time. And it is so much stress keeping myself supplied. Kaiser knows I am a drug addict but what can they do, I have stones. I take the pills even when I am not in pain. I take them all the time. I need to cut back, but life seems meaningless without the pills.
I wish any one out there that has problems after the physical part goes back to normal in seeking help. But if you Kaiser I feel sory for you and try some other medical hospital.
I had an aortic valve replacement nearly 3 years ago (quite successful, by the way!), so I don't have the pericardium to deal with -- someone mentioned the heart swelling up against this sac. Makes sense of course, as any part of the body being poked and prodded will probably swell, especially an internal organ! I have had AF ( Atrial Fibrillation) episodes for nearly 7 years now. (I was first diagnosed with AF in Nov 2002 - in the US -- at which time they found my faulty valve.
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