Thursday, December 20, 2007
That's the inside of my right knee; notice the instruments inside it, doing their work. Would you believe I was also given the MRI X-rays to keep? Good grief, what would I do with them? They're huge and heavy, and I can't imagine myself dragging them out to show people who come to visit. Anyhow, at the doctor's office they now digitize them and keep them on the computer, so they don't need the originals.
When the doctor asked how my knee was feeling, I told her it's much improved. It isn't perfect, but the pain is reduced by at least 90%.
I asked Dr. Strong about THIS PROCEDURE, a partial knee replacement; she said that would be a possibility for me, since my bone-on-bone is only on the outside of either knee at the present time. She did mention that there's a greater success rate with total knee replacement. Also, she said, by the time I'm ready for replacement, the bone-on-bone might affect the whole knee.
Since I'm not ready for anything drastic right now, I didn't try to pin her down to answering the question "which procedure do you feel is better?"
I walked this morning, but I didn't try to keep up with Cliff. The paths in the shady areas are slick where the snow partially melted and then re-froze into ice; so I stayed up on the mostly-clear, semi-flat areas. Sadie was quite happy to spend her time running back and forth between us with a stick in her mouth.
Looking down toward the river bottom, all we saw was fog.