Debilitating Knee Pain

I am sure, as treatments go, mine was not extraordinary, just a limpy gal who was tired of dragging the leg around and looking for some hope. It has been almost a year since I came to your clinic. I really did not have much hope as I had been told that the only option left to me was knee replacement and since my leg condition was caused by a surgical error, I was not happy or going to utilize that option. Within three weeks of having treatments in your clinic, the knee looked less swollen and I thought it didn’t hurt as much. It was always like having a toothache, just below the surface, aching. I could not do stairs, or sit just anywhere, or walk distances and had gotten used to being left off near a door or looking for places to ‘rest’ whenever I was out. I did swim all the time, but that was about all that was left for me to do physically. I am a very positive person, but have to say, at times, it got to me.

I was thinking yesterday about all I can do now and just had to write about it. Both my knees look similar, one is not swollen and doesn’t swell, I have no constant pain, I do have occasional pain in that knee but think it is more from usage than injury. I can do stairs, although I haven’t gotten totally used to the one two method yet (left, right, left, right). I can sit anywhere, do not have to worry when I go into a restaurant or anywhere that the chair (or toilet) will be low and I will not be able to get up. I walk a lot, can go to outdoor markets and crafts fairs and wine tastings. I can sit in the back seat of a car or get into a high vehicle. No one has to wait for me or plan ahead as to where to leave me. I have upped my swimming, and I swim an hour or more everyday. I have always cooked and taken care to have a healthy diet and I am still working on losing weight (think age has something to do with this). I can plan trips without worrying about what floor we will be on, or how far something is to get to.

Your treatments have totally changed my life and I am very grateful for this. I will not be sitting in my chair watching life out the window, I will be chasing it and living it as I want. Thank you so very much, I have so much more of a chance to make 120 years, which means I am only about 1/2 way!! And of course, the cataracts are gone, so I can even see my way better!

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