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dear all -- some of you have read it already, just wanted to give you all a quick update. i saw my surgeon last tuesday in order to discuss details for when i go into hospital on november 4. before seeing him, i saw the finnish torture queen (physio) in his practice and after putting me through some incredibly painful moves, we discovered that my bend had increased to 90 degrees, so 10 degrees more since the week before! my finnish friend then said that if it were her knee, she would wait and try and get the most out of the knee bend before going into hospital. and my surgeon agreed, especially when we went through his exercises and he saw the huge improvement. so, i next see him on december 9 and the new date for the hospital stay is december 16. but obviously, everybody hopes i will not have to go. i see my finnish friend 3 times a week until then
my surgeon and i believe that the improved bend has come from my new medication cocktail. one of the meds is lyrica and i personally think this is what is helping me. LOTS of side effects so not entirely happy about it but as long as it helps with the bend, i will continue taking it.
in the meantime, i am also having acupuncture. i had my first session on friday, felt rather ill afterward and then went home and slept for 4 hours straight! have more sessions next week, so am keen to see if it helps. i noticed on the bendy machine today, that pain sets in much, much later than in the past. thanks to the acupuncture session? who knows. i am grateful in any case. let it improve even more until december 9!
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