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Mrs. Major Wimps Out
February 13th, 2008 by Mike

Mrs. Major has bad knees. She’s been taking cortisone shots every three months in them for almost a year in order to reduce the pain she constantly feels. Convinced that she was ready for surgery, she went to see the surgeon to set up the surgery…hoping to have both knees done within the next three months. He talked her out of it. He told her it was her decision, but when she pressed him for his opinion, he said, “Wait.” So she’s waiting.

With the shots she can make it from the car to the store, or the golf cart to the swimming pool, but forget about a day at the mall or the museum or the gardens. We recently went on a cruise and just the walking on the ship was painful. She’s going to tough it out until she can’t stand it.

One of the reasons she decided to wait is the doctor told her she’s too young to have the surgery.  😀


5 Responses  
  • pam writes:
    February 13th, 200817:02at

    I am so sorry! There are some advantages to being too young but this certainly is not one of them. I pray for Charlene almost daily because I know they hurt. We could put her hips and my knees together for a sprightly boomer!

  • Scoop writes:
    February 13th, 200820:07at

    That’s terrible! I had no idea she was having so much trouble. I have a finicky knee, which I am sure is no where near as bad as hers, and it can be miserable. Actually, there is a good argument for getting it done now. The younger she is, the faster she will recover and she will be more mobile afterward than an older person. It will also greatly enhance her life. Whatever her choice, I feel for her and hope she finds some relief.

  • georgette writes:
    February 14th, 200821:32at

    That is really 🙁
    Give her a hug for me.

  • bonnie writes:
    February 15th, 200809:41at

    Ah, so I could get in today. Have her ask her doc if continued cortisone is going to ‘weaken’ bones because that is the main reason I agreed to back surgery after years of cortisone.

  • Major Mike's Musings writes:
    April 16th, 200809:52at

    Mrs. Major Takes The Plunge…

    Mrs. Major decides to have her knees replaced.
    ……


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