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   Posted 7/20/2005 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Gang,
Been down a few days in bed. My knees and legs are really hurting. I am having alot of cramps in my legs. I had a charley horse hit yesterday and oh the muscle of my leg hurts. It hurts to stand. My knees are so stiff and I wish my incision would hurry and heal so I can get in my pool and do knee execises.
In the meantime, I have chronic "D" as a result of my cd. Its been really bad the last 3 days, sometimes I make it to the b/r & sometimes I don't. I am so tired of this. I don't think I will ever get over going on myself like I do. When its like this I get really aggravated, my age and going on myself.
I have zero energy and feel so zapped of any strength. I try to psych myself up but its not working, all I want to do is lay in bed & sleep. Speaking of, I am off to lay down for awhile. Hugs & love to all, Susie

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   Posted 7/20/2005 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Susie,

I'am so sorry that you are not feeling well.I can relate to the D's thing and I really can relate to the going on your self thing.

You know I look back now and I have to laugh because in away it is funny,but at the time it was not.(Trying to have a little humer here)any way I had to start wearing Depends so when I had to go to the Doctor I would not have to worry about it running down my legs,and at times I still have to depend on them.I wear them at night so I don't have to change the bedding every time I turn around.

I hate that you are having so much trouble with your knee's Bless your heart you have been dealing with this knee's issues for a long time now.Please keep me up-dated on how you are doing.

Here is a big (((((((HUG)))))))

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   Posted 7/20/2005 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   


I know what you mean about the Depends. Who would have ever thought at our age we would be wearing those things? But, I am like you its better than having it run down your legs. I had the bad big D long before my gallbladder was taken out, and then 6 weeks later the appendix & resection was done on an emergency basis. I have gotten worse since the resection. My dr says if only we knew exactly what they did to me down there in Mexico, other than they did save my life.

I was doing some reading about the different types of knee replacements and all of them say no stair climbing for awhile after surgery. Well, that just knocked me over, my computer is upstairs. I would go nuts not having access to it. I felt too bad to see my ortho Tues. so now I have to call & get another appt. and he is not going to be happy because I missed the appt. I just felt too bad to get out of bed.

On top of all of this I was bit on my back assuming by a spider. It made a place the size of a half dollar, it burned, got hot, swelled up big time, very painful. My neighbor is a nurse and she said you could see two holes where I was stung. So, we made a paste of baking soda & water, put that on it and a big band aide to cover. It must have drawn some of the poison out, it feels some better today. Spider bites really cause a reaction out of me. So, time to get a bug man out here to treat the house.

I can say my pain pump is helping, but I have so much stiffness & pain in these knees that it really does not touch them. The joint lines on both are very tender and the knees stay swollen. My gut is trying to kick up somewhat the last couple of days. I just don't need any of this right now. I am trying so hard to get myself up moving around, maybe tomorrow.

Take care and keep me posted. Hugs & love, Susie


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   Posted 7/20/2005 11:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh straydog, did not realize you were having such a rough time. These ol knees just aint what they used to be are they ,hon.

You will be in my thoughts and prayers,
Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth

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   Posted 7/21/2005 3:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Susie, so sorry for the added pain now. I hope you knee heals really quick (like yesterday). You will continue to be in my thoughts.
Time spent at the cottage is great for me because I love to sit by the lake first thing in the morning and just pray. I will take your name with me and lift a prayer for you while I am there.
You are in my thoughts Susie, I hope you get relief soon.
Worry not for tomorrow, for tomorrow will take care of itself.
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