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It takes a specialist

To see a specialist? For 19 years I have been asking 4 different GPs to please get my records from Dr R, an endocrinologist in Florida regarding my hypothyroidism, and how it was being successfully treated in the U.S.   4 … Continue reading

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Silver linings aren’t always great

Had the MRI on my left knee after an exam by Mr S (osteo surgeon) My silver lining is this: if it wasn’t for the lack of sensitivity/feeling in my left leg because of spinal surgery 9+ years ago and … Continue reading

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Physio appointment

With Simon, the Nice Sadist. (I have explained this to him, as all physiotherapists have to be a wee bit sadistic to deliberately hurt patients in order for them to get well) He’s amazed he can hit something painful, and … Continue reading

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PostOp Check up

The wound is healing nicely, no signs of inflammation or redness.  Dressings were changed (dayam, having that ‘surgical glue’ plug removed fricken HURT!). Saw Dr S, and when I told him that the ‘help’ vanished because one day I didn’t … Continue reading

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One week, PostOp

One week after the surgery for compartment syndrome. It hasn’t been all sunshine and flowers. Leg hurts, but hurts in a different way. Seeing as to how Mr S described what needed to be done, it’s not too much of … Continue reading

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And so it continues

Even though it’s been 16 months since I had the total knee replacement, I have been having chronic, sometimes jacking up to sharp, pain on the side of my shin, that would run down to the top and side of … Continue reading

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What I learned last night:

I can’t get by taking only one lorazepam a day. Last night, after only taking 1 tablet a few days, my right my leg would not stop kicking and twitching last night. I even felt my foot wanting to ‘curl’ … Continue reading

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