futile attempts

So my mom came home from the hospital late in the afternoon on Monday - they had kept her until they could run a stress test on her on Monday morning ..... however, the test, apparently told them nothing new/helpful (AARRGH!!). So there's STILL no clear indication of exactly what's going on with her heart that keeps making it race and gives her chest pains, and scares the hell out of her so that she goes up to the ER on a fairly regular basis.

Then today my mother had an appointment with an Orthopedist. A friend of her's raved about these injections she'd gotten in her knees (something to do with chicken cartilage - and no I'm not making that up), so my mother got an appointment up in Morgantown with someone recommended by her physical therapy person. It's supposed to be a multi part process of 6 (incredibly painful) injections - once every three weeks - that somehow revitalizes a person's cartilage and makes movement easier and less painful.

But step one was to take x-rays ... and the pronouncement from looking at the x-rays was that her knees are 'too far gone' (even her 'good' one) the injections would be pointless, her only option is a total replacement on both knees. So she's really disappointed (she was really hoping this would work and that she wouldn't be in so much pain during/after physical therapy sessions). I think she's weighing the knee replacement option, but for now it looks like we should invest in a membership at the new health complex at the hospital in Fairmont that has a therapy pool. Actually - we should invest in 2 memberships so that while she's 'playing' with her new friends in the pool I can get my ever-increasing butt on a treadmill!

4 comments:

MountainLaurel said...

Get her north! Email me if you want recommendations on doctor/hospitals etc.

LuluBunny said...

Thanks, I could use all the help I can get! :)

LuluBunny said...

MtnLrl - I must be mentally challenged today (or every day?) but I can't seem to find your e-mail address on your blog or profile :(

MountainLaurel said...

I'll send you an email or a twitter dm. Sorry for the oversight!

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