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Update – 6/21/07

21 Jun

Time sure flies. OK, I know it doesn’t really fly, but it sure seems like it’s moving very quickly. Tuesday was 6 months since my diagnosis. Saturday is 5 months since my surgery and 2 months since I finished radiation therapy. Thanks be to God!

You may recall that 6 weeks ago, on my 51st birthday, “floaters” suddenly appeared in one eye. I subsequently learned this happens as our eyes age. Well, today I saw an orthopedist about my right knee, which has been hurting when I go up and down steps for about a year. It hasn’t gotten any worse, but it’s not getting better, either. The X-rays were good. Dr. Valdez said the X-ray showing the space around the patella indicates there could be a slight muscle imbalance, but there could also be a torn meniscus (cartilage). So, I’m having an MRI next Tuesday and will get the results the following Monday afternoon. I really think this is a muscle problem, but a torn cartilage would certainly explain why it’s not getting better. If there is a torn cartilage, arthroscopic surgery would be likely, but I would wait until after I get back from Honduras. My instructions were to avoid stairs, stretch my hamstring muscles (back of the thigh) 2-3 times a day, and do straight-leg quadraceps (front of thigh) strengthening exercises. If there is no torn cartilage, this should bring improvement in about 6 weeks.

I would certainly appreciate your prayers about this situation.

My Web page for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is now active. I hope to have it ready for use this evening. When I do, I will post the link here. I will, of course, send it to everyone on my mailing list.

That’s it for now. Don’t forget to GoodSearch for Urban Connection!

 
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