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Knee Update

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Today I went to my orthopedic doctor. My knee has been very achy, and it has been hard to walk upstairs. He said my knee has a form of arthritis called chrondromalacia, which is basically the wearing down of the cartilage under the knee cap. The 1st course of treatment will be an injection of a medicine that has to be approved by my insurance because it is a very expensive therapy. This should help the pain for a minimum of 6 month to a year. It will be a couple of weeks before I will be able to get it. When I do, he said I will need to take a couple of days off from exercise.

I didn't do well on low carb today. I made some zucchini bread for my daughter to take to a band at a concert tonight. They had stayed here a year ago and have raved about my zucchini bread everytime they have talked to her. She also made some chocolate chip cookies. Needless to say I gave in and had some of each. I just had yogurt for lunch, so I was able to stay within my calorie range.

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  • PEPPERMINT125
    Good luck with the knee treatment. I am trying to do low carb diet also. Doing pretty well but every now and then the carb cravings win out!
    3525 days ago
  • GODSCLAY47
    saying a prayer for you Carrie,,, emoticon emoticon
    3525 days ago
  • JULIAOAK
    hope you are able to get the medicine you need emoticon
    3526 days ago
  • LKWQUILTER
    Carrie, sure hope this drug therapy helps. I have some friends who have had it and really got some good results. ((HUGS))
    3526 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6427585
    I wonder if that injection is that stuff that turns to gel and offers cushioning? I will pray you get insurance approval... and I will pray it all goes well!

    You and your zucchini bread! It's going to be your downfall! LOL! I hope the kids enjoyed it... and the cookies!
    3526 days ago
  • BECKYI39
    Hope the meds get approval and you can feel better soon!
    3526 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4592528
    Praying that the knee pain issue will be resolved with the treatment! Sending a little sunshine your way today! emoticon
    3526 days ago
  • READYBETTY
    Sorry to here your knee is in need of such expensive treatment. I hope your insurance will cover it so you can get some relief. God bless you!
    3526 days ago
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