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Mix and match?

It’s been a week since I had the cortisone injection.  The pain level from the injection itself have faded. I tried wearing one of my knee braces yesterday, but to say it was uncomfortable would be an understatement. I tried … Continue reading

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Different brace is good

It goes to mid-thigh, instead of almost into the groin, to mid-calf, with one of the straps above the shelf of the calf, so it can be secured into place. It has a lockable hinge, which has it’s good point … Continue reading

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Day started off shitty

Didn’t sleep well. No matter what position I got in, the pain in my knee would wake me up. So, I was cranky from being tired.  I had laid out my clothes last night, and quickly got cleaned up and … Continue reading

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I hate that scaffold, I really do.

Saw Simon the Sadist today. Remedial massage on thigh, and checked how mobile the knee is. It’s like this; I can bed it 130 degrees without any issue. No pain no worry. But straightening it out made me clutch at … Continue reading

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That didn’t last long,

Less than two days. My Medical Mutiny (wearing smaller knee brace vs the upper thigh to ankle brace) is over. Knee hurts like hell, so put the scaffold back on. Keeping it totally straight, Zero degree bend is needed. (insert … Continue reading

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I was so so close

I was down to taking OTC pain medication, maybe at night before bed, so I could sleep.  Now, I’m back to taking prescription strength pain killers.  But I am trying to just do the OTC ones during the day, heavy … Continue reading

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I need a new knee support, but for the left leg.

I tried one of those knit compression sleeves with the silicone strip that is supposed to keep it from slipping? Well, it doesn’t. So, I tried using it under the old “Big Bionic Bertha” hinged knee brace. I had some … Continue reading

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I guess it was inevitable.

After Loki did his impression of a gymnast mounting a balance beam on my left knee, today I broke out the “Big Bertha” knee brace and strapped it on. Too a while to get the straps just tight enough for … Continue reading

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And again….

Seems when I had the vertically fractured molar remove, the dentist missed a sliver, and it’s been currently poking out through my gums. It’s sharp, and because of the feeling of something that shouldn’t be there, I have taken to … Continue reading

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If it’s not one thing, it’s another

Where do I start…  keeping up with exercise therapist. Even though my left leg has altered sensation, the equipment being used, a reformer aka pilates machine, makes the muscles in that leg work, even if I can’t feel it.  The … Continue reading

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