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New lease of life

wendgrowendgro Posts: 296
edited 29. Apr 2010, 13:18 in Living with Arthritis archive
Got up this morning with a swing (metaphorically speaking) in my step knowing I am op free for at least a year. Time now to get all the jobs done I have been putting off . My surgeon is such a nice man for the first time I felt someone was actually listening to me. Thanks for all your comments on my other post


  • elnafinnelnafinn Posts: 8,043
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It is so good to have made up one's mind about not having the op. That in itself makes one feel so much better :D:D

    How different we all are though. :D I am so pleased that in the last two years, I have both my knee replacements under my belt and can again enjoy walking anywhere for any length of time, which was a distant memory. Added to that, a couple of miraculous injections in my lower spine, on 3 December 2009, completely wiped out the sciatica misery I had suffered for a year. Fingers crossed that lasts. I can do so much more, so much quicker. Thank goodness for prothesises.

    Enjoy catching up with all those chores and enjoyhaving a good time! :D

    Elna x
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.

    If you can lay down at night knowing in your heart that you made someone's day just a little bit better, you know you had a good day.
  • woodbonwoodbon Posts: 4,969
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Its nice that things are going well for you both. Understanding and communicating is very important to your well-being. I think a lot of problems are caused and people made to feel upset because of simple lack of communication. Love Sue
  • dorcasdorcas Posts: 3,538
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    That is great news!

    what a cheery thread to read. :D

    Iris x
  • speedalongspeedalong Posts: 3,347
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Elna - am really looking forward to being able to walk anywhere for any distance AND pain free too - enjoy. Long may it last.

    Wendgro - the not knowing is the worst isn't it. Glad you know the plan, enjoy catching up on chores.

    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,029 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Wendy

    So good to see you so upbeat :D

    Very pleased you will be looking so positively on this next 12 months - busy busy :!: :!: :wink:

    Good you have a surgeon who LISTENS :D

    Toni xx

    Toni xxx
  • ironicironic Posts: 2,386
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi, is'nt strange that just the knowledge of not having to, can make you feel so much better in yourself. Enjoy the peace of mind and the summer when it finally comes. :D Ix
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