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Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-11-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By aqua12
Re: Knees hurt, doctors can't tell me why

Hi I have grade 4 osteoarthritis both knees diagnosed about 5 yrs ago, after about 15 yrs of undiagnosed knee pain. Eventually specialists did an arthroscopic on the 'off chance' the x rays and scans...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-11-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By aqua12
Re: Arthroscopy

Hi I have had 3 arthroscopies (O.A. both knees ) and the only symptom it has resolved each time is the locking. In a 'healthy' knee believe recovery to be about 2-4 weeks but it is essential to do...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-11-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By aqua12
Re: Knee surgeries/achillies tendenopathy

Hi orthotic insoles can help
Board: Back Problems 09-07-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,166
Posted By aqua12
Re: Back surgery (L4/5 discectomy) Please could anyone help??

Hi I read the first line of your initial post and knew you where from the UK. Exactly the same happened to me when I first approached my GP about 20 yrs ago due to chronic back pain. I do so regret...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-07-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,818
Posted By aqua12
Re: Slow Recovery from Arthroscopy

Hi I have had several arthroscopies (menisectomy's and my kness debrided), so I feel I understand your frustration. I feel an arthroscopy is often considered a relatively minor proceedure, and while...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-15-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,289
Posted By aqua12
Smile Re: I really need some help

Hi kenzibenzi - Been following your post - love your sense of humour, clearly not dinted despite everything you have to contend with. So glad to hear you sorted and have such instant relief. Take...
Board: Asthma 05-09-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,165
Posted By aqua12
Re: Asthma issues

Like you I had undiagnosed asthma during childhood, and diagnosed late teens. I have had allergy testing, but nothing showed sufficiently to explain my attacks. I have learnt my main triggers to be...
Board: Asthma 05-09-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,165
Posted By aqua12
Re: Asthma issues

The areochamber and spacer are the same. Different brand inhalers tend to use different spacers, as the mouth piece on inhalers can be slightly different in size. Since my asthma was correctly...
Board: Asthma 05-09-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,165
Posted By aqua12
Re: Asthma issues

Hi In addition to the above comments re taking a 'preventer' and 'reliever' inhaler you should consider also using a spacer or volumatic chamber when using your inhalers. Problems taking medications...
Board: Pain Management 05-08-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,962
Posted By aqua12
Re: I need some advice!!

Hi Have you tried Oxycontin and Lyrica.
Board: Arthritis 05-03-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By aqua12
Re: Confused

Hi Afraid it does, you don't say how diagnosed, but the symptoms especially the pain at night, or when been sitting certainly sound familiar to me. Suffered years of constant dull ache, initially...
Board: Back Problems 05-02-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By aqua12
Re: A little OT, re: patient experiences

Hi

Think your comments are totally understandably, and most 'non specific' long term back suffers will relate to them, as probably been there. Not jealously ...sheer frustration. Think back...
Board: Dental Health 05-02-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 29,478
Posted By aqua12
Re: Removal of Wisdom Teeth without Anesthesia?

I have had straightforward wisdom tooth removed whilst not being out under general anaesthetic, honestly was over and done with before I even realised, no problems what so ever.

Have also had 1...
Board: Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver 05-02-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,396
Posted By aqua12
Re: Liver lesions after Pancreatic Cancer with Whipple surgery, Chemo & Radiation- HE

Hi I am truly sorry for your current family situation, Cancer is such a horrible illness. I have lost several dear relatives the last 12mths through cancer and have three more currently battling the...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-02-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,904
Posted By aqua12
Re: osteoarthritis and torn meniscus of the knee

Hi CPW2012

Sorry somehow had totally missed your reply. Thank you for taking the time to offer your opinion, it is encouraging and reassuring to know that so many people have good results from a...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-02-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,462
Posted By aqua12
Re: Knee arthroscopy - 2 wks ago swelling around Portal

Hi

I'm 42yrs. Have had problems with my knees for over 20yrs. Struggled massively to get a diagnosis, mainly because nothing ever showed on xrays. Later found out this was due to xrays not being...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-02-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,462
Posted By aqua12
Re: Knee arthroscopy - 2 wks ago swelling around Portal

Hello, Thank you for your reply. It is reassuring to know this is 'normal'. I am massaging but the lump is still there. It doesn't appear to be causing me too many problems, I now have a good range...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-27-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,183
Posted By aqua12
Re: Ankle Pain

Hi I had a very bad fall about 13 yrs ago, knee give way, twisted 180 on my ankle. Was very swollen and sore for a few weeks. Foolishly waited till could walk sufficiently until went to Doctor, who...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-26-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,462
Posted By aqua12
Re: Knee arthroscopy - 2 wks ago swelling around Portal

Thank you for such a prompt response, always helps some how to hear 'its happened to me'. Will certainly try massage, Much appreciated.
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-26-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,462
Posted By aqua12
Knee arthroscopy - 2 wks ago swelling around Portal

Hello

Just wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar following a knee arthroscopy. 2 yrs ago had bi lateral knee arthroscopies; and required further arthroscopy on Rt knees 2 wks ago....
Board: Back Problems 04-25-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,115
Posted By aqua12
Re: L4-5 herniation. I am 20 years old and considering surgery.

Just wanted to wish you well with your surgery on the 9th and hope you get the relief you need. Fellow back suffer x
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-25-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,904
Posted By aqua12
Re: osteoarthritis and torn meniscus of the knee

Hi Carol Thank you for your post, much appreciated.

My problem with TKR is partially psychological, and I struggling to decide where I should start when it comes to trying to improve my mobility...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-24-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,369
Posted By aqua12
Re: How do you decide if time for TKR?

Totally agree with you on the above, and just wanted to congratulate you on such a fantastic weight loss. With mobility difficulties, this must have been quite a struggle. Out of interest, has this...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-24-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,289
Posted By aqua12
Re: I really need some help

I sincerely hope you find explanation and relief to this new pain soon. I have just sent a thanks purely for enlightening me and actually making me laugh today. I honestly thought until I read your...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-24-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,904
Posted By aqua12
Re: osteoarthritis and torn meniscus of the knee

Hi msgoldenhair - Thank you for your kind words very much appreciated. I think my problem with a TKR is purely psychological, maybe in part due to my age... I just don't feel ready to part with any...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-23-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,369
Posted By aqua12
Re: How do you decide if time for TKR?

Thank you for your reply, the suggestion is very much appreciated. I have been reading about 'viscosupplementation' and plan to ask my consultant when I see him in about 4 weeks whether I may be...
Board: Back Problems 04-22-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,944
Posted By aqua12
Re: Severe back pain... any advice??

Hi I sorry to hear about your problems. Wanted to Post as I can so relate to your situation, just wanted to let you know you are not alone. Like you after the birth of my second child (also had...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-21-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,369
Posted By aqua12
Question How do you decide if time for TKR?

I have just had arthroscopy 8 days ago to remove more cartridge, my 2nd in rt knee. I have AO both knees grade iv and disc problems in my back, adding to my difficulties. I had a bi-lateral...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-21-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,904
Posted By aqua12
Re: osteoarthritis and torn meniscus of the knee

msgoldenhair - Hope your progress continues - you certainly seem to be progressing well. I have also just had arthroscopy 8 days ago to remove more cartridge, my 2nd in rt knee. Most of the advice...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-18-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 123,507
Posted By aqua12
Re: Help! still in pain 8 weeks after knee surgery for meniscus tear and lateral rele

History in brief for me is bi-lateral arthroscopes 2 yrs ago, which finally provided much needed answers for my rapidly diminishing mobility. A.O both knees Grade IV and meniscus tears, both of...
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