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Offline DogfacedGirl

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Re: Immobile fat pad and unable to walk. What do I do next?
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2022, 05:58:02 AM »
Hi Amy,

I PM'd you a couple of days ago, I hope it came through.

Kay
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Re: Immobile fat pad and unable to walk. What do I do next?
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2022, 08:31:58 AM »
Just a note, you can receive PMs but you can’t respond until you have made at least 20 posts (games area good to bump post count)
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Re: Immobile fat pad and unable to walk. What do I do next?
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2022, 05:51:01 PM »
Hi Kay

Yes I recieved the PM, I've really been struggling the past few days. I will try to PM you back tomorrow.

Amy

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Re: Immobile fat pad and unable to walk. What do I do next?
« Reply #33 on: Today at 04:05:14 AM »
Hi Amy, sorry to hear about your situation. It sounds familiar and horrible at the same time.

I've had a little progress since I originally posted but nothing spectacular. I focused on not using my knee (relying on crutches) and daily passive extension stretching. I've progressed slowly but had a few days this month where I was able to fully extend my knee walking across my living room. These seemingly random episodes appear for an hour and then fade away like I never experienced it. I attribute this small progress to simple non-use for long periods (3+ months crutches).

I'm visiting AF specialists across the US and hearing opinions on my surgery options, but nothing sounds promising. I'm fairly convinced that I, and people with my condition, have some type of disorder that causes chronic joint and connective tissue sensitivity//swelling. (I have similar joint hypersensitivity in my hands, wrists, and hips.) I'm experimenting w/ radical diet changes, pro-longed fasting, and lifestyle changes to address first since any surgery seems like it would just be throwing gasoline on embers.

If you're completely resting your leg, then your story makes me wonder if something else, beyond the initial surgery trauma, continues to fuel your chronic fat pad swelling? I'm trying to find and interview individuals who have had specific profile like mine: pre-op history of anterior knee discomfort, meniscectomy and//or fat pad trim followed by loss of walking and standing. Have you met many others? Paths to AF and Hoffa's seem to be incredibly unique.