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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thursday Thoughts 3/30/2011

First...my knee. Yes I do have a cyst on my knee. No...draining it won't help. I have almost no knee cartlidge left as well as a torn meniscus. The result of many years as a competitive skater, running, aerobics and bowling. It gets worse. I need to have knee replacement but the surgeon doesn't like doing it on someone as "young" as I am unless it's absolutely necessary. Hurting like hell doesn't make it "absolutely necessary?" My only other option is to have arthroscopic surgery. They go in and clean out as much debris (loose andbroken cartlidge) as possible and hope it works enough for me to get older! WTH. I don't want to miss the golf season so I'm going to give it a try. I'm scheduled for surgery Friday morning! Yikes! They are not wasting any time. Surgeon also said that my right knee is not looking so good either but since it's not giving me any trouble, we'll just wait and see.
Second I have to see the surgical oncologist tomorrow. My breast has once again filled with fluid. I know what you're thinking because I'm thinking it to...I'M FALLING APART! I just had it drained in January! I really wish they could add some kind of stopper or cork like a wine bottle so that I could just drain it myself next time. I could remove the cork and drain as often as would be necessary.
Lastly here's some pictures of me wearing my February jacket and the Simplicity dress. The dress is so slimming and as you can see it's navy. Several commenters thought it was black. Now that's it's been mentioned I think I will make a black one. Right now I'm working one that is a small plaid pattern.




I hope you all appreciate my braving the cold of the garage for my craft. I couldn't brave it long enough to photograph me wearing my March jacket. I hope to be able to some time next week.

25 comments:

  1. I am sorry to hear about your knee and the fluid in your breast. I had surgery on March 8 to repair a tear of the medial and lateral meniscus and I started physical therapy 10 days later. It is important to ice the knee post surgery and rest it as much as possibe. Be sure to remind your surgeon to prescriben pain medication for you. Good luck and hopefully the surgery will provide pain relief until your knee can be replace.

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  2. So sorry to hear about your health problems... I've had arthroscopic surgery on both knees, like you to clean up the "debris"...wish I could say it fixed the problem, but I still have lots of pain and stiffnes...hope you have better luck!!!

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  3. You look wonderful, despite all of the trouble you're having. I hope the surgeon is able to give you some relief with the 'scope.

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  4. Sorry to hear about your health problems. Have you tried getting a second opinion? Because really, not being able to function properly and being in pain all the time probably makes surgery necassary in some doctor opinions.

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  5. Sorry to hear about your knees. I can sympathize--I have bone-on-bone in both knees and need them both replaced, but I'm putting it off as long as possible. Once you get rid of the Baker cyst, I would bet your knees will get better. The only way I'm still walking is from walking my chihuahua--otherwise, I wouldn't be able to maneuver at all. Good look with the procedure.

    Gail D.

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  6. You look FANTASTIC in that dress AND the jacket. Nice pics! Love, love, love,.....did I mention the word LOVE? those shoes! Hope that all works out healthwise! Take care!

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  7. Enjoyed the pictures, you look GREAT! Hope all goes well for you.

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  8. Love your outfit. Hang in there, god doesnt give us more than we can handle.

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  9. I'm soooo very sorry to hear about the issues you're having with your health and am praying you get some long lasting relief very soon! You look adorable in this outfit, I love it on you and it is very well done too! Think "pink" Ms. Survivor...we're all praying for you!

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  10. I'm sorry to hear about the surgery. I will be praying that all goes well for you. However, you even make the knee brace look good in that awesome dress and jacket combo!

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  11. My gosh, lady, you look amazing for someone who has bum knees. I hate to think of you having these issues with your knees. IAny surgery scares me these days. Read m y Baby Girl's Observations blog about all my brother has been through before you decide what to do. I really care about you.

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  12. I am so sorry to hear about your health issues. I hope they get better very soon!

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  13. Prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery! Great photo shoot with the motorcycle in the background. Love it and your spunky attitude!

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  14. Just like the others, I hope your surgery goes well and you get some relief and can be as active as you like again. It's seems unfair to have breast fluid at the same time, again I hope they can sort that out for you.

    On the up side, you look fantastic! Both your dress and your jacket are very sharp and suit you down to the ground. And high heels! With a bum knee!? You are one tough cookie! I'll be praying and crossing my fingers for you.

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  15. You'll pull through with flying colors.

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  16. Your dress is beautiful, and you look amazing! Marriage certainly agrees with you! Much, much luck to you with the surgery. Blessings.

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  17. The reason the doc didnt want to do a replacement is because when you get one it only lasts 10-15 years and then it wears out and then you have to get another one. Plus when you get your knees replaced you cannot kneel on the floor because you will pop your knee out of place and that is a whole other sort of pain. You might want to look into getting a steroid injection into the knee. That would help with the pain some. You look wonderful by the way. I just love the dress!

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  18. Despite all that you are experiencing right now... you look fabulous. Get Well Soon.

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  19. Praying for good health for you. Always a fantastic job on that outfit! That pink jacket looks good on you.

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  20. I've been following your blog for the last several months and truly enjoy you. I pray that your surgery is a success and provides you relief!! As always, looking GOOD!

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  21. Ohh, lovely! The suit of wearing the pink jacket I "stole" the heart, I hope you get better your knee, I'll have you in my prayers.

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  22. You look great! Gonna keep you lifted in prayer :)

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  23. I love,love, love that dress/jacket combo. You take the cutest pictures too. I am so sorry that you are having those problems. I know God will continue to bless and I will keep you in my prayers too.

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  24. I had the same problem 12 years ago (and I was 38). My option was knee replacement or cartilage graft (Genzyme tissue graft from my own cartilage). I opted for the tissue graft and have never had a problem since!. Also good luck with your breast (been through that too). 11 year survivor! It gets easier! If you need more info on the knee surgery email me......:)

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