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Wed, Jan 8 12:12pm · I need a TKR: Do I do it, or go as long as I can? in Joint Replacements

I still haven’t decided what to do. I will let you know. ?How do I know who is a great surgeon? Thanks for your input.

Wed, Jan 8 12:01pm · pain in my breastbone, ribs and chest in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I just read your reply. Thanks for all the advice. I will talk to my Dr. about all of it when I see her. I will keep in touch and thanks again.

Sun, Jan 5 3:09pm · pain in my breastbone, ribs and chest in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi boomer76
So very sorry I am only now getting back to you. Yes that is exactly where I get the pain. It really hurts me to breathe at times. I hate having to live like this all the time. I really don’t know what to do now. My Dr. has never examined me, nor suggested a chest x-ray, scan, nothing. What kind of Dr. should I ask her to send me to? Any suggestions?
Thanks

Sun, Jan 5 2:59pm · pain in my breastbone, ribs and chest in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi susanjane@77
Thank you so much for your response. I honestly get a lot of pain in my left arm and wrist. I was thinking it may be carpal tunnel syndrome. Now I am thinking about this differently. I get lots of pain in my upper back, shoulders. The worst pain though is in my breastbone, ribs and chest area. When I have the pain, I can barely breathe and I have to put my head on the table to breathe. The pain feels like someone has a knife in that area and is ousting it through to my back. As far as pain meds, my Doctor won’t give me anything as I have problems with meds and them causing pain in my stomach. Aspirin just about kills me. To be honest, my Dr. has never suggested my having any x-ray, cat scan, m.r.i. or anything on my chest, back or anywhere. I have had cat scans on my stomach, abdomen etc and I have an hiatus hernia and a tumour in my pancreas. No Dr has told me that these would cause this pain. I just don’t know what to do at this point. I am so tired of suffering with no answers. I have never used Albee for pain, but imagine that it is useless. Let me know your thoughts after reading this. Thanks

Nov 4, 2019 · pain in my breastbone, ribs and chest in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I don’t think so as it has been going on for years now, but thanks

Oct 30, 2019 · pain in my breastbone, ribs and chest in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I have had every test there is on my stomach to find out what this pain is. I kept saying it wasn’t my stomach. Someone told me it may be Costochondritis and I looked it up and think it may be. The only thing is, this has been going on for years, not days, weeks or months. How do I find out exactly what this is. My Dr. isn’t sending me to anyone else and isn’t requesting any more tests. Should I see some kind of Specialist? I can’t breathe properly and am in pain most of the time. The pain is where the breastbone meets up with the ribs. I hope someone understands and ca shed some light on this for me. Thanks very much

Oct 30, 2019 · pain in lower back near my spine in Spine Health

My Dr. told me that there is nothing that can be done about this pain except PT. The pain is in the lower right in my back near my spine. She called it something which I don’t remember, but she said it is a joint that doesn’t move and arthritis sets in. Dose this make any sense to anyone? The pain goes right down into my right leg and boy does it ever hurt to walk.Any ideas anyone?

Oct 30, 2019 · I need a TKR: Do I do it, or go as long as I can? in Joint Replacements

I was told in January of this year that I need a TKR as there is bone rubbing on bone, no cartilage in my left knee. I was seen by an Orthopaedic surgeon in a hospital and I saw the x-ray myself. My question is this. I can still walk, although my knee gives out sometimes, I have a throbbing pain constantly and I do have some troubling walking. I can’t walk far. What should I do? Should I book the operation? Should ?I let it go for a while longer? What will be the outcome if wait? I am 78 now and really don’t want to go through with this, but am worried that I may end up in a wheelchair not being able to walk. I am also about 50 lbs. overweight. I have a bad back also. I would appreciate any suggestions.