Rhonda, the day is getting closer. WOW, you are one strong lady.
After I had surgery on both of my knees in 04, I did the Supaartz injections in my knees. I need both replaced but I am not ready yet. It took a long time for me to tell that the injections helped but they did. It has bought me a little more time. I tore up one knee ten days post-op plus the Remicade infusions for the crohns slowed my healing time down to a crawl. My ortho wanted me off of it for awhile before surgery, but gi said he was not sure if it would affect the healing or not cause no patient of his had surgery while on Remicade.
Good luck with the injections.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Swveral other health issues just not enough roo to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.