Saturday, April 5, 2008


I hadn't said anything about about it on my blog but I have been in really bad pain with my left knee since the first of the year. On January 30th I finally went to the Dr. who took 6 x-rays and lab work and came back with "degenerative joint disease". Which I told him was a nice way of say, I was getting old!!!! As if I didn't know.

Finally it got so bad that I had them refer me to a Orthopedic Dr. who I saw on March 26th. He thought I had torn cartilage under my knee cap and that he would do arthroscopic surgery but wanted me to have an MRI, just to be sure. I had the MRI last Saturday and saw the Orthopedic Dr. again yesterday.

YEAH!!!!! He says the tear does not look that bad, but that I did have fluid on that knee. He said, we can do either of two things: either go ahead with the surgery or wait and see if it gets better. Now, what kind of choice is THAT?!!!!! I told him I believed in prayer and I believed in healing and I would wait for my healing thank you!!!

He asked what I was taking and I said, Ty*le*nol and he said he wanted me to start taking 3 Ibu*pro*fen 3 times a day. The bottle says, 2 every 6 hours, but he said it would not hurt me to take 3 and also the Ty*le*nol at night to sleep better.

Here it is just 24 hours later and I can already tell the difference. PRAISE GOD - praise God!!!!! I am almost feeling fit enough to do a happy dance.

Now you can also understand why the painting, wallpapering job was such a big deal and took us so long to complete.

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Kansas Bob said...

I hear you Susan - I couldn't walk with my daily dose of RX ibufrofen.

Ma Kettle said...

Oh Susan yay! Praying ongoing here in NM for you and Mickey!

(ps..the rooster is the Colonel!lol)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I am celebrating with you! Still praying too!

Our Peculiar Life said...

Wonderful news!!

It's All Good! said...

That's great Susan! I'll shoot for the Lord's healing anyday! Glad it's better for you.
Have a great Sunday!

The Olson's said...

That's wonderful news! I'm so glad to hear that the pain is subsiding. It's amazing how one small thing can affect your whole body and can even begin to affect your outlook on life.

I hope things continue to get better.
~ Leanne

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm glad you had a bit of good news, but don't do that happy dance just yet, wait and let it heal a little more! Keep us up on your progress.


Susie said...

Praising God with you Susan. I know how hard it can be to live with pain(my hubby's hips). Hope you continue to improve.

Susie said...

Wonderful news that your knee pain is somewhat relieved. Constant pain can be so very draining.

Susan said...

God is good. I pray that you continue to experience that healing.



Pear tree cottage! said...

Susan, Now I know why I simply look at your lovely comments on my blog and think you are such a rock to us all! you stand up for the rights of us all and you pray for the world but most of all your solid love for your friends and family shines through!

Yet here you have been in pain and still you have only time for others.....blessings to you dear friend it is always a pleasure to visit your blog and thank you for being so special!


Folded Wings said...

Hi Susan I am so glad you are better! (Speaking of Tylenol.. we can't buy it here in the UK but a friend of mine is coming from the USA to visit me in May and she already bought me some Tylenol to bring with

Jeanette said...

Hi Susan. Good news, to see your knee is healing, dont dance and undo the healing process..

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Sorry to hear about the pain that you have been in! Thank God the meds are helping out.

Betty said...

Hi Susan,

I am so glad the pain in your knee is better. I will keep you in my prayers as well as your friend who is undergoing a serious surgery tomorrow.

Love and Prayers,

jennifer said...

That seems about right, that you wouldn't mention your knee. Well now that you secret is out, you are going to get PRAYED FOR!!

I love your attitude - that God is in the healing business!


Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Aww Susan, I feel for you. I tore my Anterior Cruciate Ligament years ago and had to have surgery. Very painful indeed. Lifting up a prayer for you dear sister :)

Momma Roar said...

That is so wonderful Susan! I am glad it wasn't anything that needed immediate attention and that you are already feeling so much better with the extra meds!!