The Knee Bone Connected to the Thigh Bone ….

In 2007, I had to have my right knee replaced. It had begun to hurt even when I was just lying in bed. My doctor advised that I take a cortisone shot, which I did, and it alleviated the pain for a while. I ended up taking three of those shots. When the third one didn’t seem to affect the pain at all, I agreed to have a knee replacement. My recovery was a comedy of errors brought on through no one person’s fault but nevertheless, less than what it should have been for me to recover quickly. My return to health was very slow with the knee only gradually accepting my weight and feeling normal. A year ago, I was in Taco Bell awaiting my order. When the employee announced my name, I stood up and immediately began to topple. The pain was excruciating in my left leg. A man standing next to me caught me and eased me back to the table. When I sat down, the pain abated, but when I tried to stand up, it returned. Someone let me lean on their shoulder in order to get to my car. Since then, the main trouble with the left knee has been that it has become tricky. If I don’t stand up with the right pressure, the support sometimes is just not there, and I have fallen. A while ago, after going to the bathroom, I stood and once again felt the pain that I had felt in Taco Bell. However, this time, the pain eased quickly, and I went about getting dressed. The next morning, when I did the same thing, I stood but found no left knee to hold me, and I fell. Again, I got myself up, moved the leg up and down, and the knee locked into place. This symptoms this left knee is evidencing are so different from the symptoms my right knee gave me in 2007. The right knee is now holding me up much better than the left. Most of the time my left knee treats me well, but when it’s tricky, it’s no treat.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to The Knee Bone Connected to the Thigh Bone ….

  1. arcadian48 says:

    How did it do in Greece?

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