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Offline Cindy Bailey

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Fifth and final injection...
« on: January 12, 2006, 03:15:31 AM »
Today was my fifth and final injection in the series of Supartz. I also had to have fluid drawn from my knee before I could have the injection. That was the third time that I've had to have the excess synovial fluid removed before the Supartz was injected. I'm so hoping that this is going to make a difference in the way my knee feels and in my overall ability to enjoy life without thinking of my knee all the time. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. The PA told me it could take several weeks after the final injection to get the relief we are looking for from this treatment. I just hope that someone else here on the board has a positive outcome from the same treatment, and will share their story with us.~~Cindy ;) :)

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Re: Fifth and final injection...
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2006, 06:27:11 AM »
Cindy, I hope the injections will give you relief...so please keep us updated about how it goes.

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Re: Fifth and final injection...
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2006, 12:48:46 PM »
I hope it works for you. My knee, having had 3 shots, does feel better but at the end of 6 hours at work, virtually all on my feet, yesterday, it was a little achy. This week I'm working more hours than I normally do so I guess this will be a slight test, although it should be a few weeks after the final shot that feels better.
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Re: Fifth and final injection...
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2006, 03:51:20 PM »
Cindy,

Wondered how you are doing!!  I'm so disappointed that I did not get hardly any relief from the shots, but it definately was worth the try. 
Hopefully you'll get some relief.  I'll keep my fingers crossed.  ~Shade
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Re: Fifth and final injection...
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2006, 05:08:20 AM »
Thanks Shade! It has been two weeks since having my last injection, and I really can't tell a difference. Actually my knee feels stiffer and it makes crunching and popping sounds. Sometimes it feels as if it is catching inside. Don't know if I shoudl go back to the OS before my six weeks is up or not. ::) That is when I'm scheduled for a recheck to see how I'm doing since the Supartz injections. I hope that you are feeling better. I'll let you know what happens after my check up. It is Feb. 22nd. ;) :D

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Re: Fifth and final injection...
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2006, 12:38:38 PM »
Cindy,

Shucks!!  Sorry to hear that you aren't getting any relief, but I've heard that it could take longer so don't give up hope, it could still happen.  Fingers X'D!!  I've set up an appointment with a patello-femoral specialist for middle of Feb.  Want to see if LR reversal or a treatment program might help.
Will be thinking of you on Feb. 22.  Hope your knees are feeling much better by then.   ~Shade
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