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Sat Feb 27, 2016, 07:41 AM

Medical Puzzler

My knee has been hurting for a few months and I was finally able to get an MRI done. The co-pay was reasonable this time, 113.00 including meds!

I expected them to tell me my knee is sprained etc. but to my surprise, my knee is broken in 8 places like a spiderwebbed windshield. The Dr. lady says she suspects I have other broken limbs.

The mystery to me is that I cannot correlate an injury or a cause for this. I have been working 14 hrs a day on broken limbs? Why didn't I notice? Why would she suspect that I have "other broken limbs???"

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nilesobek Feb 2016 OP
underahedgerow Feb 2016 #1
nilesobek Feb 2016 #2
femmocrat Feb 2016 #3
Aristus Feb 2016 #4
nilesobek Feb 2016 #5
Skittles Feb 2016 #6
nilesobek Feb 2016 #7
Skittles Feb 2016 #8
nilesobek Feb 2016 #9
Donkees Feb 2016 #10
nilesobek Feb 2016 #11
Donkees Feb 2016 #12
nilesobek Feb 2016 #13
grasswire Mar 2016 #14

Response to nilesobek (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 08:40 AM

1. You should be getting yourself to another doctor to find out the underlying reason why you have

such fractures. This condition can be attributable to a number of conditions.

Good luck, ouch!

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Response to underahedgerow (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 08:51 AM

2. Conditions?

Going for more MRIs. They were looking real close at my elbows and other knee, hitting around with a little hammer.

My car broke down and I was walking 20 mi a day for a while there.

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Response to nilesobek (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 10:53 AM

3. Stress fractures?

Sounds very painful. Best wishes for a solution and a pain-free recovery.

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Response to nilesobek (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 12:43 PM

4. Could be osteopenia or osteomalacia.

I hope they order a DEXA scan for you.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 02:03 AM

5. Sorry for the delayed reply,

they gave me narcotics and I never take them. I got almost sick then slept 18 hrs.

You are pretty much speaking greek to me with medical terminology but thanks I will ask for that test when I see the orthopedist.

I still feel really strong like I can work all day and even played basketball regularly up until I found out.

I've been using mind over matter techniques to deal with my health. Brainwashing myself into believing I am well, I cannot be hurt, I cannot get sick...this has worked for two decades. I guess those days are over.

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Response to nilesobek (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 04:02 AM

6. I am curious

do you work mostly on your feet?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 02:12 PM

7. Yes its all physical labor.

Its all landscaping, concrete work and making and installing headsones.

I didn't get much education.

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Response to nilesobek (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 06:56 PM

8. nothing wrong with physical labor jobs

where would the world be without them? You do important work but it can take a toll on the body.....I hope you can find out what's going on with those fractures though

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Response to Skittles (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 10:07 PM

9. Thanks for the positive vibes.

Just weird to me to be hurt without a memorable incident to cause injury.

I'm checking the basement to see if Kathy Bates is down there with a sledgehammer looking to finish me off.

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Response to nilesobek (Original post)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 10:42 PM

10. "Why would she suspect..." Side effect of some meds you're taking (?)

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Response to Donkees (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 11:35 PM

11. I wish the meds were that good.

No, I think the doctor suspects a degenerative bone condition of some type.

All they gave me was crappy narcotics that gave me a gut ache. No hallucinogenics yet but can always hold out hope. An alternate reality would be nice right now.

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Response to nilesobek (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 11:38 PM

12. Some meds have negative effects on bone strength. That's what I meant.

Hope the mystery is solved soon

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Response to Donkees (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 11:45 PM

13. Oh. Well then thanks.

I have only taken aspirin, alcohol and marijuana for the last 25 years and haven't had any other types of medicine but that's interesting about certain meds hurt bone strength.

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Response to nilesobek (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 01:25 AM

14. Do not sell yourself short.

I can tell that you are a hard worker and no doubt have helped a lot of people, wearing out your knee in the process!

Best of luck.

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