Hi Everyone. I've had terrible knee pain that has become increasingly worse over the past year. I have a knee brace that my orthopedic doc ordered for me, but it's so big and cumbersome that I don't wear it around the house unless I'm going to be standing for long periods. I've been having a flare for several weeks, not wearing my brace, and I pulled back muscles from compensating for my knee.
My rheumy referred me to this orthopedic doc several months ago based on my knee pain and x-rays my rheumy ordered. My daughter took me to see my orthopedic doc today. He took new x-rays. I "officially" have no cartilage in my right knee. My knee is hurting so badly because when standing or walking bone is literally rubbing against bone. Excruciating pain. So in a few weeks I'm having a total knee replacement. I've decided to call my orthopedic doc "Ortho Man!" because if someone is going to saw off two leg bones and replace them with metal parts had better be a super hero. Love, Butterflake
SLE '05, Sjogren's, Fibro, Raynaud's, major depressive disorder, anxiety; CVID (Common Variable Immunodeficiency); IVIG infusion monthly; Hypertension; Osteoarthritis of the spine, right knee, fingers, toes; Osteoporosis, CNS problems, GERD, angina, 1st stage kidney disease. Many meds: Better living through chemistry