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Meniscus / Re: Time has helped
« Last post by Vickster on March 25, 2020, 09:08:30 PM »
Good news, always best to avoid surgery if at all possible

Stay safe :)
Meniscus / Time has helped
« Last post by LRVT on March 25, 2020, 06:58:53 PM »
Following a discoid meniscus trim and a subsequent twisting on the stairs which seemed to have torn the repair or tore more of my lateral meniscus I was beside myself. This was two months ago. I debated and debated another surgery? PRP? Anyways I swore if I had a positive story I would post this since I donít think there are enough of them. Flash forward to today which is a little over two months since I twisted it and had so much increased pain etc. It is feeling so much better, not where I want it to be but markedly better. I can walk for 90 minutes without pain with the lateral unloading brace and Iím starting to do combo jog and walk. It does not hurt anymore going up the stairs mostly itís just a lot of tightness in my hamstring and probably IT band. Anyways I would not of predicted that just time and of course some PT would help this much. Hope this is helpful to someone. Thanks
Hello everybody,
So I have been dealing with Crohn's disease and Barrett's esophagus issues for years (more like over 3 decades...when I think back about my life).  Over the past 2 years, and more specifically since February 2019 my condition got much worse.  I did not know the warning signs.  In October 2019 I had to give up all forms of exercising.  No walking was the worse.
I started to see a natural path.  I got on a Crohn's friendly diet and was given LDN (low dose Narcan).  It is a life saver.  (Since there are way too many forms, and causes, of Crohn's doctors are not sure why LDN works for some people and not for others). l am one of the lucky ones.
Because of my internal battles I took a 5 month hiatus from running and walking.  Today was my first time running 10 miles in over 5 months.
Throughout this journey I am remaining positive, researching about my medical conditions, and learning.  I finally discovered why I needed knee surgeries.  I did not know Crohn's disease can cause arthritis in bones.  The number one joint it attacks are knees.  So when my orthopedic told me my knees were caused by genetics, and most likely from my mother's side of the family, he was correct.  He just did not know how I ended up like that.
My mother has Celiac's (she found out this past year).
This explains so much.  Learning about Crohn's explains a lot about my life.
So now that I know the warning signs I can plan my walks and runs better.  I now when things are good or going downhill fast.
With my health improving I am not playing tour de port-a-potty everytime I run.  It is amazing to run 10 miles and not having to stop 4-8 times.
On a positive note since I was sidelined I did not sign up for races.  So I am not facing either differ to next year (and pay more money) or donate your entry fees to the race.
I did sign up for 1 race in 2020.  It's a free race.  And it's a 100 mile ultra (in July).  If it gets cancelled I will hopefully run it in 2021.
I was going to take a leave during this year (at work).  Well the virus took care of that.  I do not need to use a sick day (I am a teacher).  We are going to virtual learning.  Training starts soon.  This will be interesting.
I hope all is well with you. 
Take care,
Mr. F
Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: 3 Word Story!!!!
« Last post by John42 on March 24, 2020, 03:32:54 PM »
obtain a dictionary

( the first post on this excellent thread for six months
- delighted)
Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: 3 Word Story!!!!
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Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: Word game
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(I wish!)     enlarge
Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: Word game
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Quizzes, games & fun contests / Re: Word game
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