Topic: FINALLY!

Just wanted to let my CC family know that I'm FINALLY getting an MRI for my left knee.  It has been very swollen for about 8 months now.  Started in August of last year.  I went to urgent care as the knee and the entire leg was very swollen.  I was checked for Baker's Cust, Arthritis, Gout, Psuedo Gout, Bloot clot...all negative.  Then doc's did not seem to care.  I went back to my PCP and he sent me to a 'quack' orthopod.  All that doc did was give me a shot in the knee and suggested PT.

I told him I had a terminally ill husband at home and could not take time for PT and besides I walk 4 miles a day and what good was PT when he did not know what was wrong with the knee?  I suggested an MRI but he just poo-pooed that idea.  Without an MRI how could he know WHAT was wrong and how could he know that PT would help.  Answer = fired that doc!

Scheduled another appointment with another Doc who is reputed to be very good w/knees.  Wasn't in his office 5 min. - he touched the knee in one place and said 'hummm, I think it's a torn meniscus' (which is what I've been saying all along) and then 'and you have NOT had an MRI?'  That was last week, and I go in at 1pm for my MRI.  If it is a torn meniscus, I will need surgery to repair it.  He also could not believe that the other docs never even attempted to drain the fluid from my knee.  He says I have over a 1/2 soda can of fluid on the knee.

Just goes to show - If you don't like the opinoin of a doctor GO GET A SECOND OPINOIN!  Not just with CC but with anything!!

Love and hugs,
Margaret

Re: FINALLY!

Margaret you are soooo right! Get that can of soda out of there and cure the kneesels! You were meant to find this new Doctor! Best wishes on the MRI.

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You poor girl. I am glad you got a second opinion and now can get it taken care of. Whatever has to be done, I wish you a speedy recovery. Take care, Margaret.

Love, -Pam

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Re: FINALLY!

Results of MRI = Torn Menscisus- On Monday the 16th (my 60th Bday) I wll find out how the doctor wants to proceed.

Hugs,
Margaret

Re: FINALLY!

Hi Margaret,  Glad you have a diagnosis! Hope the solution is easy. Hugs. Nancy

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Hi Margaret,

Thats great that you have got the results of the MRI. Hopefully now your docs will be able to get on and get this fixed. I hope that it all goes well.

Hugs,

Gavin

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