Right Arthroscopic Knee surgery

July 25, 2015 @ 7:14 AM PDT to July 25, 2015 @ 7:14 AM PDT
My knee..... I've tried to talk myself out of this many times. I have asked God for ''a sign.'' EVERY time, my knee/leg gives out and/or has an incredibly sharp pain. I am still asking for a ''sign.'' :O Whatdya think? (p.s. First surgery was 10 years ago.)

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Is resting it an option? If not, then go for the procedure. I'm sure the procedure is more refined than 10years ago! Good luck!!
I think you probably already know that you're going to have to go for the surgery at this point, huh? Thinking the pain will only be getting worse the longer you ignore it. And I'm pretty sure the procedure is a lot more refined now.
I agree with all these guys, the knee is hard to protect even if you can rest it often. The surgery is always improving, example, my neighbor and also my bro in law had hip replacement surgery in the last couple years, my neighbor Alice is up in her 80s and was back on the riding lawn mower within no time of having it. My Bro in law has had both hips replaced (70s) one about 10 years ago and one last year he said he could not get over the difference in the surgeries and the healing times. Anyway Carol good luck in which ever way you go. Hugs xoxo
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February 24, 2011

Sierra Vista, Arizona

July 20, 1962

Cancer Info

Anal Cancer

squamous cell carcinoma of the anus

February 23, 2011

Stage 2

2.1 - 3.0 cm





Difficulty going to the bathroom; telling my kids. Worrying about how to pay for tx. Seeing all the young people here. Chronic stool incontinence..which keeps me from participating in certain exercises and, definately, avoiding group outings.

REALLY be a support for others/fight for my kids

Prayer, listen, feedback.

Orange Juice! (I craved it); steak; homemade vanilla pudding.

Patience, an ear, chocolate . . .

Western Washington Oncology 2011-2012. Switched to VA in 2013, to save $$.

If you have a choice, get a port. Exercise through treatment, if possible. It helps.

Take every day head on. Prayer, whatever, too.

May 19, 2011

October, 2011

No, as of 09/24/2017. However, a sigmoid polyp--1st one, was discovered and removed 06/2015.

Chronological order: Blood-tinged drainage for months, then heavy bleeding with BMs-which I "hoped", for months, would go away. A hard skin tag, change in stool appearance, increased difficulty defecating. PAIN!

I give to various charities: St. Jude's Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald house,cancer charities; multiple fund-raisers. I am too tired and lazy to organize a fund-raiser. Mostly, my emotions are shot. Gone. Just...gone.


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