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    at about the end of January i slipped on the ice behind the shop and twisted my knee in the fall, torqued it off royally but my knees always hurt so i let the boss know and just tuffed it out.

    the end of Febuary rolls around and it still hurts but its in a different location than where my "normal" pain comes from so i tell the boss and get sent up to the doc. get an xray, no hairline fractures, told to stick it out a bit longer cause if i bruised the cartilage it takes a lot of time to heal, said thanks thats what i figured but the boss wanted it checked out.

    the begining of this month i happened to glance at the calendar and realize its been 5 months and its still hurting quite a bit so i go up to see the doc again, this time my regular doc who ive been seeing for my knees for years, he twists my knee this way and that and he couldnt make the pain worse but he knows that i am VERY familiar with my knees and said its time for an MRI, soonest i could get in for an MRI was this past Monday, i make the 50 mile trip, fall asleep in the MRI get woken up and get sent on my way. under protest though cause i wanted to see the MRI myself, not because i wanted to try and figure out what the current injury was but to check out the cartilage behind my knee and see how bad it is. but no go and i drove the 50 miles back home.

    got a call this morning, my doc's on vacation but one of the nurses i know really well called me to give me the results, looks like ive got a small tear on my meniscus(the cartilage that cobers the surface of the knee). not sure how small the tear is but its 2 weeks before i can get in to see the doc as he is a very popular person, i figure ill give him a call a day or so after he gets back from vacation(im good friends with one of his daughters, we graduated high school together, gotta love small towns ) and see if he actually wants to "see" me or if he is going to ship me off to a specialest and cut out a week of wait time. but depending on where the tear is surgery might not even be possible and ill have to just tuff it out. least its not all in my mind
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    I feel for you, knee injuries are very painful....you waited 5 months before going to the Doc, geez you sound like me. I hope you get well soon, and I'm sending some special energy your way as soon as I find my healing crystals. Hang in there and go lightly on the knee!
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    lol my knees have been hurting for 12 years........takes a bit to get through my head that i need to go to the doc, ive bruised the cartilage in my knee before and that takes FOREVER to heal so it hurting for a couple months didnt seem like it was out of the ordinary, that and time has been flying for me i cant believe June is almost over and i didnt get half the stuff i wanted to do in May done
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    Careful with the martyr thing - my father is facing a serious mobility problem now because he was willing to suffer through pain without complaint after a hip replacement. The difference is he's 70 and someone your age ought to do whatever's necessary to get proper care.
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    when i first injured my knee that lead to the discovery of the cartilage spurs. they thought i had torn the cartilage and sent me off to go under the knife, turns out i just bruised the cartilage. well from that i learned because of lack of good blood flow it takes forever for bruised cartelage, especially in a high stress joint such as the knee to heal so when it was hurting for several months after Januarys fall i didnt think it was unusual but i needed to head back to the doc to make sure everything was current just incase something was really wrong workmans comp would still cover it, when i went to the doc the second time, i knew before i even went into his office that he would be sending me for an MRI as that was the next logical step.

    the problem with a torn meniscus, depending on how bad its torn and more importantly which direction the tear runs they may or may not be able to do anything about it through surgery(this was all explained to me before the first knee surgery) im guessing if it really is just a small tear than i will be told to take it easy and let it heal on its own. if the doc says surgerys the answer than under the knife i will go.

    either way, when the rider the insurance company put on my knees expires on April 1, 2007 the wife and the doc will be hauling me to the nearest specialist to throw me back under the knife for my left knee before May 1 2007 i can pretty well promice yah that
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    Good luck, man. I feel for you, having been there. Knees are a pain! Take good care of it.
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    Yeah...you kneed to take care of those knees.

    I'm kinda like you...I usually just deal with pain or problems until they get too bad to ignore. So far I'm lucky that most of my ailments are bearable. I know it could be so much worse.
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