- Aug 22, 2010
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- Northeast Texas
WOW! I’m so sorry to hear about your knees!!! I had my left knee done in 2005, after 35 years of aggravation from an injury climbing on rocks at Laguna Beach. It has served me well, until now. A couple weeks ago we got two round bales that weren’t really round - more like cone shape (bigger on one side than the other). They were last year’s bales and resting on the flat side. When we tried to roll them off the trailer, they didn’t want to roll. We had a heck of a time moving them, but with DH getting behind, using a long board (As a lever) and wedging a log under it (to keep the bales from rolling backwards), I was finally able to pull the bale 6 or 8’’ at a time. The problem is, I think I did something to my knee, because I’m having a lot of pain when I walk, since we did that. I guess, if it still hurts, once my hand is healed up, I will have to go in and have my knee evaluated.Sorry about the hydroponics not being workable.... yeah, you get pretty hot down there for EXTENDED periods of time. We have had 15 days of over 90 in this area, and that is hot for us for such an extended period.... can't imagine it for months...
Sounds like you will be busy in the next 2 weeks.
My ankle replacement went really good, was in the boot an extended month due to the virus bs.... but rehab is going pretty good. PT guys are very pleased with progress and the dr said I don't need to come back for 3 months now. BUT the knees are really bad and I gave in to try the cortisone shots since they are going to have to be replaced anyway. Sadly, it seems I am one of a minute populance that actually has a negative response... no relief and now have night time aching that is bad enough to wake me up Can't get a break. I was hoping for some easing of the pain so I could function better for the rest of this year and do them in January. Or even another year.... NOPE.... have an appt with a dr closer, as Drs at Duke will not do both at one time and it is going to be a one shot deal for me. The guys at PT also said I would do better to get them both done as the rehab would be "even" instead of the problems I am having now with the ankle doing well but the pain of walking and exercises on the knees is not helping...
Also just found out about a dr in MD that does both at the same time, and there is a new robotic procedure that cuts the time you are under anesthetic which is the biggest concern for most doing both..... in fact one of the PT guys' mother is having BOTH hers done in Sept..... so I am avidly awaiting the results. I will go most anywhere if it seems like the best place for me. Sure wish my ankle dr would do knees.....
The best of luck getting everything done before the surgery and prayers for a successful outcome.
Um, isn't that what should be done with any dog but ESPECIALLY a working LGD??We laughed about it, but I can clearly see that I have to introduce Sentry to people, especially men, before anybody touches me.
My other dogs are laid back, if I am friendly to someone, that's good enough for them. The dogs greet people, then go pee on their tires. Sentry has been standoffish and suspicious, but not growling. He did not like our son when he got out of his truck wearing a black cowboy hat. The hat threw him off.Glad to hear from you Devon! Sorry about the knee. I suppose even mechanical knees wear out? Maybe it is just a tweak and will get better.
Um, isn't that what should be done with any dog but ESPECIALLY a working LGD??