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TheLordFlasheart
TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 302
edited 29. Nov 2017, 14:27 in Living with Arthritis archive
If anyone is free next Thursday (23rd) at 3:30pm to attend pocket duties for my MRI review with my Ortho consultant, I'll appreciate it.

Hopefully I'll find out what is exactly wring with my knee, and see where it goes from there.


Alastair
"Stoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast"

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  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Count me in Alastair..sorry I haven't been around much..I do hope you get some answers..
    Love
    Barbara
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Count me in too. Really hope it goes well and you come out with a plan of action.
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,154
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    Count me in too Alastair.(())
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    I'll be thinking of you: on past experience I would say don't build your hopes up too high, it's far better to be mildly pleased and surprised than bitterly disappointed and crushed. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,719
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'm in. I hope the scan will prove useful.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • TheLordFlasheart
    TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 302
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Slight typo, it's on the 28th not the 23rd. Have no idea why I put the 23rd :roll:
    "Stoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast"
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,719
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    Still with you, Alastair :D
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
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    The 28th it is..
    Love
    Barbara
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 3,635
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I hope there's room for us moderators too Alastair!

    Best of luck

    Ellen
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi
    I'll be there Alastair

    Love
    hileen
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,483
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Me too Alastair

    It will be good for you to finally know exactly what is going on in there won't it?

    Toni xx
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,154
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    No probs still with you.
  • TheLordFlasheart
    TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 302
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    Thank you all, great to have this support :D
    "Stoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast"
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
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    Thinking about you today Alastair..and hope this leads to some treatment very soon..
    Love
    Barbara
  • TheLordFlasheart
    TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 302
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    First of all thank you for those that managed to attend, and now to the rest. Turns out I don't have arthritis, but actually it's chondromalacia patellae (this is where the knee cap is not aligned properly and rubs on the femur), and it's obvious, in that when my left leg is bent, the knee cap veers left, and this is the cause of the inflammation/pain.

    I'm going to have physio, to see if that can build up the muscle strength on the inner side of my knee cap, and thus re-aligning it.
    If that fails, then it's definitely surgery (i/e arthroscopy).

    Guess that means I'll no longer be here, and hopefully all should be sorted with the treatment options. So I'd like to thank everyone for their support, and wish everyone the best. It has truly been a pleasure to get to know you all.

    Alastair.
    "Stoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast"
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
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    Hi Alastair...first of all no need to leave us ..or pop in now and then to let us know how you are doing.. :)
    I am pleased you have got some answers..no wonder you are in pain....now fingers crossed the physio will help loads..wishing you well with it all..
    Love
    Barbara
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,719
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    I'm delighted you've got an answer and it sounds as if you have something that can be treated and, dare I say it, cured.

    But please don't leave us. Pain is pain is pain and you have always been an asset to the forum in the way you support others.

    Do keep us informed. And good luck!
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,483
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    Alastair I am so glad you know what is actually wrong now although if physio doesn't work the outcome will be very similar in terms of surgery?

    Your GP might feel a bit silly now diagnosing you with arthritis although I suspect if it carries on the consequence could still be the same as in bone damage surely?

    So I agree with the others - no disappearing for you! You are a great forum member so supportive of others we would miss you!

    Toni xx
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Alaistair
    Like everyone else...........you are not leaving :D
    Apart from anything else you can support others.

    See you soon :wink:

    Love
    Hileena
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    Crikey! :shock: An answer that isn't arthritis and can possibly be fixed? It shoulda been me! :lol:

    Alastair, I am delighted for you, what wonderful news. Please don't feel you no longer belong, the fact that you have been (and still are) in pain helps you to understand how difficult it can be for others. Please keep in touch, let us know how you get on and I hope to see your name on here every now and again. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,154
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    Don't you dare leave or I shall convene an emergency coven meeting to put a spell on you to make you stay. Mig