IT STARTED 2002 AND THE LAST SURGERY WAS 2018 AND I STILL HAVE PAIN
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Let me tell you my story. I have had six knee surgeries ( 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, and 2017) all on the same knee! I have had 4 different Docs. The pain has gone from bad to worse and none of the Docs have suggested anything about working on the scar tissue – most have just given *pain pills* of the bad kind and given me some type of shot in the knee (I guess I should say I now get a shot in the other knee as well – it is now bone on bone, and crying out for replacement which I an not ready for right now!) I have walked with a brace with walker for 6 months – and now I use a walker full time and suspect there will be no recommended change.. Every step hurts, Sometimes I head for the pill bottle but mostly just live with it. I had PT to the max and generally was at 90+ a little better degrees and they said that was all I got. I am a 75 year old lady living in a nursing home and no one knows what to do with me besides giving me the pills!
My Doctor would call what you have "Essential Tremor". I have it. My hands only shake with I want them to work, like eating or writing. My Doctor said if I was just sitting still and I had a tremor, that was PD.
I had right knee replacement surgeries in 2002 and 2004 and 2006 and 2008. Then in 2011 I broke the large bone in my upper leg and they put in a bar (and scar) from hip to knee and on October 5, 2017 I tripped and broke the fibula in a difficult place to find, but it was broke and after surgery (In which the surgeon couldn’t find any bone to work with in the knee area) I am in a heel to groin brace and I am not allowed to step on it for 3 months so am in a TCU where I live, Never had to worry about scar tissue. In some respects I wish I had, maybe life would be different. At 74, I fear I may be stuck in a wheelchair because my leg will be so weak after 3 months of no use or exercise. I may also be stuck in a wheelchair because the surgeon didn’t give me a very high chance of success considering how he was forced to connect the two areas, UGH – My cousin says UGHS should be changed to HUGS, but I have a bit of trouble doing that! trouble4343
I understand the point in the brain that relates to Parkinson’s is very close to the point in the brain that relates to depression and bipolar disorder, I learned this info from reading some of my insurance policy which says my company won’t do the Parkinson’s operation on me because I have bipolar disorder. I don’t know if it relates to speech.