... ely gone and my hand feels so much better. Still doing the stengthening exercises. That hasn't gotten to where I would like it but I will be doing alot of that next week! What an adventure the past 12 weeks have been. Up and down, up and down. Would I do it over again? ... (55 replies)
... all the shots, Symvisc and all. Nothing works. I plan to hobble in pain for a while and go to the gym to strengthen my muscles and tendons. I'll see a dr I trust next month. Thank you for the info. That's scary, about the leg infection! ... (3 replies)
... d j I want to thank you for filling in your history. I can relate to having anxiety and depression surrounding the impact the pain has had on me previous to surgery and even now 10 months post surgery.. My surgery was in April of 2013 on my left non dominant hand. I believe I have been adapting and am continuing to make adjustments on how I manage my osteoarthritis of my... (55 replies)
My name is Simon o am 41 years old and have had rheumatoid arthritis for 25 years and I taking methotrexate for 10 years and I am with a new partner aged 29 with 3 children aged 4 , 8 ,9 years old but this is my first child with her. she is about4 or 5 weeks pregnant
I have had a break from methotrexate ( this is a bit of a chart of what I have had
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... You need consultation with good Knee Ortho Specialist. Make sure he specializes in Knee problems. Only he can suggest what is the next step for you. ... (1 replies)
... I was awaken one night with a rapid heart rate. Scary stuff, esp only 3 weeks post op. Over the next 2 weeks this happened more often and with more intensity. A visit to the ER showed no heart related issues. I scheduled a appt. ... (55 replies)
... Good to know you are progressing with your healing & that you are without pain, which indicates that your surgery was a success.
Recuperating from any surgery can be very boring & lonely. Watching videos, reading, being on your computer all help to pass the time. If you are able you could try going on short walks, the fresh air will do you good. Occupying oneself is also... (55 replies)
... It has been six weeks since my surgery. Saw my doctor today and he put me off work for another six weeks! I hope these next six weeks go by better than the first half. The hardest part for me by far has been not being able to work or drive or do anything! ... (55 replies)
... But they took Vioxx off the market and I found Mobic 15mg was the next best thing for me. But I agree with Ladybud about the short round of steroids. ... (4 replies)
... for almost a year now and my hands and wrist are really starting to hurt. So I am wondering if anyone has suggestions for my next drug? ... (3 replies)
... Sorry that you are in pain after your surgery.
If raising your arm above your heart & resting does not give you relief, try placing an ice pack over the pain, on your cast. If this does not help you, you need to return to your doctor, as your cast may be too tight for your arm.
After 3 weeks, you will go into a splint or some kind of guard that will keep & support your... (7 replies)
... Hi I just had that surgery on dec 27. It has been a lot harder than I was told. I just had my two week post op appt where I was put in a hard cast. Now dr told me I wear this for three weeks . I'm really not sure what happens after that spot. I just know I am having swelling and slot of pain. So if others are out there that had had this maybe they can give us dome in sight of... (7 replies)
... Could you not mention your ideas to the doctors at the hospital when you next go for your appointment? ... (4 replies)
... The next stage is weeks away, in fact the whole recovery is a step by step process, that takes at least 6 months. Patience is required. ... (7 replies)
... I hope the pain will subside. I also hope,that the next 2 weeks fly by for you. ... (16 replies)
... kneecap. Lots of Olympus grinding noises when I move it. Swelling that comes and goes, warm to the touch and pain. He gave me a cortisone shot and I will return next week. It still hurts, swells and is warm...what will he do next? ... (0 replies)
... Hi Jewlya,
I think you read one of my posts where I wrote I was not allowed to drive for 6 weeks. That is whilst my hand was encased. In my country we are not insured to drive with any kind of hard cast on either hand. Many of the American posters here did drive with casts on. So, I suggest you ask your doctor before your surgery, when you will be able to drive.
My... (4 replies)
About a 2 months ago my daughter had to drive me to an Applecafe
Emergency type clinic . I had a fever of like 101 and flu like symptoms
My hands were really swollen and looked deformed . They ran a flu test (neg)
Strept test (neg) . The next step was a CBC to rule out Lupus , RA and did
Some kind of arthritic blood panel which also came back negative
Told me I... (2 replies)
... Hi everyone. I am a new member to this site and I am having my surgery next Monday. I have read a lot of your posts but I am at work and have SO much to do before I am out for the surgery. ... (10 replies)
... along the dmage is BUT has told me that arthroscopy would not be a choice for me and I am to young for knee replacements If he can't do anything then what is the next step.Also when I extend my knee to a certain extent it locks what is that is it a bone spur. ... (4 replies)