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Fri, Jan 11 3:55pm · When to start PT in Joint Replacements

Yes Debra you are correct. I was going to have it this month, however; after meeting with my surgeon we mutually agreed to hold of and see how it feels in 6 months or so. He gave me an injection and right now I am pain free.

Fri, Jan 11 7:25am · When to start PT in Joint Replacements

That is so inspiring. I am a 65 years young male and looking at a TKR this summer. My surgeon gave me an injection and said I have good range of motion in the knee even though I am bone on bone. No pain right now and working out in the gym and doing low impact P90X. My last 5k was in October wherer I placed 2nd in my age bracket with a sub 30 minute time. Since then I have put my running shoes on the shelf and hope for a comeback this time next year after surgery. Fingers crossed.

Nov 19, 2018 · My Knee Replacement Surgery Experience in Joint Replacements

Yes- I will have an update for you in January.

Nov 18, 2018 · My Knee Replacement Surgery Experience in Joint Replacements

Hi Debbra,
Thank you for your reply. The pain in my knee is very manageable at this point. The pain is felt when I am sitting at my desk for a prolonged time or when I am asleep at night. Sometimes I have to get up and apply Ice when this happens.
I want to be out ahead of this and am being very conservative yet by the same token by proactive as well. Google Dr. Richard Berger in Chicago which will lead you to his website.

Nov 18, 2018 · My Knee Replacement Surgery Experience in Joint Replacements

My recent X-ray shows no cushion and just bone on bone on the inside of my right knee. I am 65 and very active. Yesterday in fact I placed second in a 5k race finishing in 30 minutes. Be that as it may the knee problem all started 48 years ago with a high school football injury having cartledge removed from the inside of my right knee. The chickens have now come home to roost. I am scheduled to go to Chicago next week and meet with a surgeon who performs minimum invasive knee replacement surgery sparing the quad muscle.
Recovery time is cut in half. I am optimistic that my consultation next goes wee and that I move forward with the surgery.

Nov 10, 2017 · Video Q&A about Smoking Cessation and Lung Cancer Screening in Lung Health

I am a 45 year old male who smokes cigarettes to the point of being tobacco dependent. My attitude is not to quit smoking so I am letting the chips fall where they may. What statistical data is available on how long I have to live while smoking?

Sep 24, 2017 · Video Q&A about Prostate Cancer in Cancer

On Tuesday I go for my PSA test one month after 28 rounds of radiation therapy. My doctor is hopeful that my PSA level will go from 4.7 to a
.05. Last March my biopsy found I was a 7 Gleason score and that the cancer has not spread outside of the prostate gland. My side effects were minimal during the radiation therapy, thanks to the SPaceOAR which was inserted prior to my radiation therapy. I don’t know if I a out of the woods although what are the chances my cancer will come back.

Sep 9, 2017 · prostate cancer treatment choices in Prostate Cancer

I just completed 28 rounds of radiation therapy on 8/21. I have my PSA test sceduled for 9/26. My radiation/onclologist is shooting for a .5 – I was diagnosed last March with a Gleason score of 7 and the cancer is localized to the prostate gland. Previously my PSA was 4.7 …. I am hoping for the best. As a side note I would insist to your treating oncologist to have the SPaceOAR inserted prior to radiation as a added barrier of protection to your rectum. Good Luck!