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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-01-2015, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Another old guy off the bike

Had to go into "urgent (but not fast) care" yesterday. Knee hurt really bad. X-rays show bone on bone where the cartlage is gone. A knee replacement will be needed soon, but I think we are trying injections first.

In the mean time, I am walking with a brace on my leg and a cane to help me around. Scooter is out, can't get my leg to stretch to be able to reach the ground and supporting the weight is out.

I started the day at 59 and think by the end of the day I felt as I was closer to 79. Getting old isn't fun, but I keep working at it.
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Had to go into "urgent (but not fast) care" yesterday. Knee hurt really bad. X-rays show bone on bone where the cartlage is gone. A knee replacement will be needed soon, but I think we are trying injections first.

In the mean time, I am walking with a brace on my leg and a cane to help me around. Scooter is out, can't get my leg to stretch to be able to reach the ground and supporting the weight is out.

I started the day at 59 and think by the end of the day I felt as I was closer to 79. Getting old isn't fun, but I keep working at it.
Well, don't give up.

Leaving out all the details - I had massive trauma to my leg when I was 13. Had a couple of surgeries on it back then. By the time I was 32, it was back for more pain. I told surgeon to cut it off or fix it, I didn't care which. He told me I was way too young for a knee replacement, so he did three procedures on it, including a cartilage transplant to under the knee cap (there was none there at all, it was bone on bone). That was almost 15 years ago. No REAL pain since then - but lately, I have noticed it is pretty weak. It's just a matter of time before I need something else done to it.

Anyway - the point is, ask him about a cartilage transplant. It was cutting edge when I had mine done, but it should be pretty common place by now. If he will not do it, find someone who will.
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It's never a nice thing but I know two riders here who have had there knees done and it gave them a new lease of life. They went to lighter bikes for a while but one is back on maxi-scooters.

Good luck with the treatment.
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Glad to hear there is movement after bad knees. Knew this was going to happen someday, but yesterday advanced someday.

Love the bike, and I love having 'projects' at home that keep my mind and body going with things to do. Great to hear of others riding after surgery. Looking forward to that day.
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just do it. I am 65 had it done on dec 29. Better than new. Do it!
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Both of my knees are bone-on-bone...
too many years pushing a heavy clutch
in a Mack dump truck...had to get out,
because I couldn't pass the physical anymore.
Was hoping that Medicare would finally fix
my knees, but by the time I was eligible,
the 'Gobment' changed the rules...so now
we have to try every other alternative,
& document that nothing else is working.
Got the gel injections in January...now
I wait until July for 'evaluation'. Went to physical
therapy twice a week for 3 hours last Nov. &
Dec...report said 'No Improvement'. Waste of
time. So...here I am, 4 years later, prolonging
the pain.

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Sorry about you not being able to ride. 3 years ago I shattered my left leg and had to spend 9 months in a wheelchair. When the doctor released me I had to switch my support leg at stops. I don't know if that is an option for you or not.
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I know several people who have had knee and/or hip replacements, and every one of them are very happy they finally got it done and wonder why they waited so long!

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Well whatever you decide I hope it works out for you!

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For those who can't seem to get utilization of both legs, don't forget about a trike as an optional way to keep on scootin'. You don't need two feet on the ground to feel the wind in your face!

Many years ago I started out with nothing; still have most of it left.
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