Saturday, September 27, 2008

My Mama...


You may have noticed in the post before this one, that my mom is having to use a cane to walk. My mom was a dancer and a very athletic person. She is now paying for it. She has had 4 knee surgery's and 1 back surgery. Well, this started about a year and a half ago. After work she would come home and her knee would just be huge! It was so swollen, and sore. She thought she was just on her feet too much throughout the day. Well it just kept getting worse and worse. We finally talked her into going to see a Dr. because her last knee surgery was just a year and a half before. After talking to him and taking x-rays then taking blood, he told her he thinks she has Rheumatoid arthritis. She started taking some things that are supposed to help and it did a little, but her knee was just so swollen she decided to go get a second opinion, This Dr. said that it's not rheumatoid arthritis, and that he thinks it's somethings else called....(why, can't I remember the name?!?!) Well, this time my mom came home googled the new diagnosis and found that it wasn't what she had at all...none of the symptoms were what she was experiencing, it was nothing like her situation. She went back to the first Dr. he had mentioned something about a walking epidural, it doesn't always work, but she was willing to give it a try. Well, when she went into the office, he had her mixed up with another patient. And that was it for her. She didn't want to be on the operating table hoping for a walking epidural and come home with breast implants. So she is now self diagnosing herself as a crippled old woman. She finally caved and bought herself a cane to help her walk....So sad! I am trying to talk her into going to see another Dr. and I almost have convinced , we will see...

2 comments:

Kitty said...

Robyn, I am so sorry to hear of your unfortunate luck with doctors. I guess you know first hand why they say they "practice medicine". I would give it another chance. At least another opinion (along with the fabulous Google website) can't hurt you. Good luck in your quest!

Miranda said...

What the.... Who is her dr. My mom has had 3 knee surgeries. Yikes - the don't seem very fun. I hope everything is ok. Oh! Hey! My grandma has my mom doing some herbal oil rub thing on her knee and she said it helps her quite a bit. email me if you think she might be interested.