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Offline Belinda

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« on: October 13, 2004, 11:32:14 AM »
Had my "interview" at the hospital today...THANK GOD! DECENT DOCTORS! Its not in my head (They even told me so, including the social worker ;D) And they were appalled at the specialists decision and our 9 week wait to get into him  ;D  ;D. Downside is that I have to go to hospital for 2-3 weeks...Apparently my knees have affected other parts of my body  ??? Dont know whats wrong yet, have to have more blood tests and this ink stuff put into me and a bone scan tomorrow, and Ill hopefully find out when ill be ad-mitted..Thanks for everyones suppourt :)

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2004, 11:41:13 AM »
Thank goodness you've been seen by someone who's prepared to take you seriously before this problem got too out of hand!  All the very best with any procedures you need to have done.  Keep us updated.

Love and hugs

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2004, 07:09:54 PM »
Hurray for docs that listen - I was getting quite worried about you :)

At least they might get down to the problem now.

Keep us all posted

Hugs Beth

PS: they told me that my pain was in my head for years and I've just found out it's nerve damage caused by an injury 13 years ago!!!
Had a not needed LR op due to a fall
Found out that nerve damage was causing the pain, acupuncture worked - all ok :)

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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2004, 08:32:03 PM »
Im glad to hear that people believe u now. U must feel so much better about it all. Hope ur tests go ok and keep us updated on things! Take care!
Knees can be a right pain sometimes!!


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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2004, 11:39:59 PM »
Thank goodness  you are being listened to and believed good luck with all the tests and try to rest and not get too tried by it all.
we are all here for you.
Love H xxx

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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2004, 04:09:45 AM »
Good for you! I'm so happy you're going to be fully evaluated. Too bad you had to go through that agonizing wait. But things should look up for you now.

Torn quad tendon repair & VMO advancement 4/99, MUA with LOA 10/99, Patella baja and arthrofibrosis, LR & medial release & LOA 5/01, LOA & chondroplasty 6/03,TKR on 11/06, MUA 12/06. From perfect knees to a TKR in 7 years, all from a fall on a wet floor...and early undiagnosed scar tissue.

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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2004, 11:15:30 AM »

I found this article on ways of managing the unstable kneecap--I think this was your problem, or at least that you mentioned the knee giving way unexpectedly?  Regardless, it's a good article that goes over the various options when dealing with problematic knees:

Good luck with your exams.


PS You may want to update your profile to put specifics about your knee like most people have done--that way your history will be there for everyone to see, and those with a similar situation can respond to your posts.
Scope #1: LR, part. menisectomy w/cyst, chondroplasty
#2-#5: Lysis of adhesions/scar tissue, AIR, patellar tendon debridement, infections, MUA, insufflation
#6: IT band release / Z-Plasty, synovectomy, LOA/AIR, chondroplasty
2006 Arthrofibrosis, patella baja

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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2004, 08:45:51 PM »
Hey Belinda !!

I hope you get the help you need now. You are soo young and really too young to have people argueing about your problems, instead you need help so you can go on with your life as a normal teenager, cause this time is so wonderful. Sending you hello from my daughter too.

hugs nettan  ::)
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Spinaldamage wheeler 100%.
Right knee damaged aug-06, use brace surgery 4/9-07.LCL tear.


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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2004, 11:45:38 PM »
good for you for not giving up. Only you know your body and you know when it hurts.
Good luck in the future

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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2004, 04:00:39 AM »
Dear Belinda:

Oh, thank G-d you're finally getting some answers - REAL ONES!  I've been so worried for you, and just couldn't understand why both your doctor and your parents seemed to be so willing to assume it was all "in your head," when it so clearly WAS NOT.  I'm sorry you've had such a long wait, but at least now someone will get to the bottom of all this.  Once they determine what's wrong, they can begin to help you get better.  I know you may be somewhat anxious or afraid right now...not knowing what they're going to find, or not understanding exactly what kinds of tests they'll be performing...but knowing what's wrong has GOT to be better than being constantly told, essentially, that you're crazy!

Good luck, sweetie.  Keep us posted with the results of your tests.  And always know that you can talk to us about your feelings.  We're kneegeeks...we understand! ;D


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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2004, 03:00:07 AM »
Dear Belinda,

I know we haven't spoken before but after reading over some of your previous messages, I really felt I had to post.

A lot of what you've experienced, I've experienced recently too - the knee problems (obviously, lol) but more the needing to use a crutch & being told it's in your head!  I experienced all of that and am still using a crutch to get around (I'm 19).  Fortunately, I too have since been told that it's not in my head and I'm now just waiting for mri scans to see whats going on.

Anyway, I'm REALLY glad to hear that the doctors have finally realised it's not in your head - I know what a relief that is.  

Take care and please keep us all updated about what happens...I'll be really interested to know.

Luv, Katy