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Re: what's the point??
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2007, 07:33:58 PM »
Thanks, Maria.  I am actually having a pretty decent day, though one of my employees just dropped a bombshell on me.  After this little meltdown of mine my boss kept reassuring me that I'll get the work done and the future work is under control because we've been good at succession planning and we had this great employee who started recently that has been taking on a lot of the work.  Things were looking up, then he just told me he's leaving for another job!  Now we have to start back from square one!  Oh well, that's next week's problem - it's Friday and I'm bound and determined to enjoy the weekend.  You actually inspired me to get some of my hair chopped as well, so I think I'll give my hairdresser a call and get an appointment. 

I hope you enjoy your weekend.  I'm so glad you're feeling better, mentally, at least.  I wish I could wave a magic wand and make your pain go away!!! 
Sarah
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2/04 RK partial medial meniscectomy & microfracture
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8/06 RK OATS autograft LFC + LR

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Re: what's the point??
« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2007, 02:21:23 PM »
hi sarah
hope you have had a good weekend. and yes i got my hair all chopped off (chin length but shorter at the back) and i absolutly love it and i don't regret doing it. it has even made me feel loads better i have had brilliant comments made about it.

my knee is killing me especially after last night it was my brothers engagement and i was dancing all night and really paying for it now.

maria.xx
chronic knee pain since 10 years old.
lateral release in 2000
goldwaithes in 2002
2 weeks intensive physio in 2005
nowhere near to finding the course of the problem.

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Re: what's the point??
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2007, 04:31:14 PM »
HI Maria,

Good for you for chopping your hair!  How long was it before?  I bet it looks great!  And how fun to be able to show it off to a bunch of people - I never can get my hair looking as good as it does when I leave the hairdresser.  I was going to get mine cut yesterday but it was such a beautiful day so I spend the day plannt tomatos, eggplant, herbs, and strawberries.  A good distraction from everything, but like you, I'm paying for it now - knee and back are both a bit sore.  It sounds like you at least had fun last night, sometimes the pain the day after is worth it for the chance to get out and have some fun and lift our spirits. Take it easy today, RICE, I'll be doing a bit of the same.  (Though I am going to call the hairdresser and see if I can get in today!!)

Have a good day!!!
Sarah
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2/04 RK partial medial meniscectomy & microfracture
1/05 RK medial & lateral partial meniscectomy & microfracture
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Re: what's the point??
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2007, 07:45:27 PM »
hi sarah
at least you enjoyed your gardening thats the main thing. my knee is still killing me but the fact that i have been getting loads of compliments today about my hair has help me stay in a good/positive mood.
my hair use to be middle of my back if not abit longer and now the longest bit is near my chin and the back even shorter but i don't regret it.
so did you get your hair cut?
how have you been feeling today? i want to ask something actually about my knee.
lately i have been getting this pain on the outter part of my knee i get it alot when i tense my leg or if i'm sitting down it's like a stabbing pain around the bottom of the outter part of my knee.
any suggestions on what that could be?

maria.xx
chronic knee pain since 10 years old.
lateral release in 2000
goldwaithes in 2002
2 weeks intensive physio in 2005
nowhere near to finding the course of the problem.

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Re: what's the point??
« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2007, 09:37:59 PM »
Hi Maria,

Yes, I chopped my hair too!!!  I didn't get cut as you - it was originally mid-back, now most of it is about shoulder length but the front is a lot shorter, and more layers.  Got some highlights touched up as well (actually, she used a different color, so I'm blonder than I normally am - kind of hard to get used to!).

Hmm, your knee...I'm thinking maybe IT band pain?  The IT band crosses over the lateral femoral condyle and often causes pain, then it attaches down onto the outer part of the tibia, kind of in front of the fibular head.  Is this the right area where you're getting the pain?  There are lots of other things in that area that could be painful...there's a bursa in that general area that could also be inflamed (hmm, maybe from lots of dancing??   ;)), IT band, hamstring tendon, plus other issues like meniscus tears, scar tissue formation from any previous surgeries, arthritis...the list could go on.  I'd definitely rest & ice as much as you can, and if it's still bothering you try and see a doctor about it.  Have you tried rolling on a foam roller?  This is great for IT band tightness in general (whether or not you are really bothered by ITBS).  Just lie on your side with the side of your leg on the roller and support your upper body on the floor with your hands and roll back and forth along the whole length of the IT band, knee to hip.  It will hurt like crazy at first, but it's so good in the long run.  A tight IT band will pull your kneecap over to the side, so your quad, specifically your VMO, will have to work extra hard to compensate.  With all of our various surgeries and other knee problems, the VMO is typically weaker than it should be, so it can't do the extra work necessary, thus more kneecap-related problems occur.  And on and on...

Don't know if this helps at all...let me know how it goes.  Hopefully just a little ice will do the trick!

Hope you're having a good day otherwise - mine is OK, just trying to plug along at work.
Sarah
7/03 RK medial meniscus repair & partial lateral meniscectomy
2/04 RK partial medial meniscectomy & microfracture
1/05 RK medial & lateral partial meniscectomy & microfracture
8/06 RK OATS autograft LFC + LR

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Re: what's the point??
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2007, 07:18:17 PM »
hiya
your hair sounds really nice, it makes you feel loads better and also its a change to your style, i've loved my new hair style and so has everyone else.

thanks for the info about the knee, i have a feeling i'm going to have to go back to the gp because today the pain has been partically bad today especially when walking up the stairs, i can't ice the knee as its really sensitive even if the ice is wrapped around towels.
i'm going to wait and see how i go before i make an app i feel abit stupid making an app because it's probably nothing!

i hope all is well on your side.

maria.xx
chronic knee pain since 10 years old.
lateral release in 2000
goldwaithes in 2002
2 weeks intensive physio in 2005
nowhere near to finding the course of the problem.

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Re: what's the point??
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2007, 07:38:39 PM »
Don't feel stupid going to the doctor if something hurts - if it hurts, it's probably not nothing!  I know what you mean about not wanting to waste their time, but that's what they get paid the big bucks for!   :D  What about seeing a specialist instead of a GP?  Might have more insight into the details of the knee if you can get in to see one.

Things are plugging away slowly here - I swam yesterday for the first time since before my surgery last summer - the knee hurt a bit more than I would have expected but it wasn't really that bad, it just felt good to move it a bit.  No pain yet today, even after PT, which is good.  (I almost feel bad saying that given the amount of pain you're in!   :()

Hope the knee feels better soon!  Enjoy the day!  (Or is it night already...just before lunch here, so I guess it's pretty late over there.)

Sarah


7/03 RK medial meniscus repair & partial lateral meniscectomy
2/04 RK partial medial meniscectomy & microfracture
1/05 RK medial & lateral partial meniscectomy & microfracture
8/06 RK OATS autograft LFC + LR

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Re: what's the point??
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2007, 07:46:25 PM »
hiya
don't be silly i'm glad that you are getting on ok pain wise, how do you feel now after the swiming? i hope your still pain free. they swimming is meant to be a brilliant form of exercise for your knee, only thing is i hate going simming on my own and my friends tend to let me down with it.

i'm still thing about the app with the gp i'm not really going to bother with my surgeon now as i see it as a waste of time with them and i'm trying to hold on till august which is when i can get to italy and see someone out there.

well hope all is well on your side.

maria.xx
chronic knee pain since 10 years old.
lateral release in 2000
goldwaithes in 2002
2 weeks intensive physio in 2005
nowhere near to finding the course of the problem.

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Re: what's the point??
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2007, 10:03:23 PM »
Hi!

Do you have an appointment with your GP?  How is the knee feeling today?  Here's hoping the trip to Italy will solve all your problems!!!!! ;D

My knee is actually feeling pretty good after the swim - I thought it would be worse but it's not too bad.  It was raining this morning so the knee was a little cranky, but not too bad in all reality.  I'll take it.  Things in general are going well - just busy working.  Had some good productive meetings today, always better than the nonproductive kind.   ;)  My spirits are up this week, things are just so much more manageable!  (I hope! :-\)

How has work been for you? 

Sarah
7/03 RK medial meniscus repair & partial lateral meniscectomy
2/04 RK partial medial meniscectomy & microfracture
1/05 RK medial & lateral partial meniscectomy & microfracture
8/06 RK OATS autograft LFC + LR