It's been a while since I last posted so thought I would do an up date. I have been bed bound all this year, only with the exception of going to and from hospital by ambulance several times! I became bed bound back in January (2015) due to not being able to weight bare on my left knee. I had been told I had osteoarthritis, the pain had me screaming at one stage with any movement. I was not taken seriously by doctors at all, oh it's only a bit of knee pain they would say! So I incisted on having an MRI of my knee as I knew the pain was more. It took 3 months for them to agree and give me an MRI... The results showed I have only a tiny bit of cartilage left and my bones are grinding. This was 8 weeks ago.... I am still waiting to find out what the doctors are going to do with me!! Whilst being bed bound I developed multiple blood clots in both my lungs... Twice!! Almost died the first time, but thankfully now I am being treated with a it clotting injections (fragmin) at home... I self inject once a day. The doctors have already stated even before I had the MRI that they would not give me a new knee, if I needed one... See I am too young!? I am 44 and they said it would only last 10 years and I would need another. And the fact I am overweight, they will not operate too! They are reluctant to give me any pain relief by injections I to my knee as its too dangerous with the and clotting medication I am on. So I was wondering what was left!!?? See I don't want to be bed bound forever! It's driving me insane not being able to do anything... And from where I am sitting no one seems to care either!
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