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  1. I have stopped receiving Cozy Little House daily mail. How can I get back on mailing list?
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  2. Sounds like you have carefully considered all your alternatives and already tried a number of ways to get relief. This doctor seems to be very upfront in telling you the pros and cons and he listened to you which is so important.

    I’m considering knee replacement surgery at the moment and have done much the same as you. Had minimally invasive repair done two years ago and have a series of injections every six months to keep it fluid and flexible but their effect is wearing off too soon now and I’m tired of having my knee in pain and unstable. So seems like this is the time to get serious check out a new doctor who does robotic knee replacement which is supposed to make for a much easier recovery.

    I’ll be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers that it goes well and you get the relief you need so you can once again enjoy more of your life with much less pain.

  3. It sounds like this doctor explained things thoroughly so you could make an informed decision. Praying for good results!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Sure hope and pray that this will be the answer for you Brenda!! Sometimes doctors can really help people!! Hope you will be oh so careful afterwards for a good long while!! And stock up on bone broths and foods that will in any way speed along healing!!

  5. It is amazing how advanced so many surgeries have become with minimally invasive procedures, even from 2012 to today. We’re all rooting for you.

  6. Sharon Avinger says:

    Brenda, I am so proud of you for consulting with this doctor! He sounds very competent and seemed to be a good listener. I am wishing you well in the surgery and recovery and that you will finally get some relief.

    1. Brenda, praying for a successful surgery. Being in a walking boot made me have pain in my hip and it’s starting there.

  7. Good for you! Your surgeon sounds like a peach ~

  8. Annette Tracy says:

    He sounds like a very competent doctor. l really like his approach. And I am glad you have consulted with him. We all want to see you get better.

  9. Sounds like a good plan. Wishing you well and a speedy recovery!

  10. Sending prayers that all goes well . I understand that if you did nothing you’d always wonder .

  11. This sounds like a good plan from the surgeon. I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee five years ago to repair a torn meniscus. It is indeed minimally invasive but don’t let that fool you – it’s still hard on the inside of what body part they’re working on. I had a hard time with swelling afterwards and it took a lot of PT to get completely healed. I hope all will go well for you and that he won’t need to do any further surgery than the arthroscopic.

  12. It sounds like you have made an informative decision with a surgeon who presented every option for you right now. No one goes into surgery or they shouldn’t without exhausting every medically sound opportunity to provide a healing to existing problem. Thanks for sharing it with your readers and you are in the right neighborhood for love and caring afterwards. Such good people you are surrounded by.

  13. Martha Melton says:

    This doctor seems to have covered all the possibilities and shared that with you. That’s the kind of surgeon I trust. Praying you will finally get relief. Try to rest the foot as much as you can until then.

  14. Brenda, it sounds as if he was really listening and then explaining the process to you very thoroughly. You know that we are all wanting the very best for a good result, your own home team.
    And pets to Ivy girl, sweet kitty girl.

  15. It’s wonderful that you’ve found a communicative surgeon who is straightforward and open with you regarding the pros and cons of the procedures. Sounds like a very informed decision you’ve made. Sending prayers for a successful surgery with a quick recovery!

  16. Our prayers are for good results. If Pat or I can help, don’t hesitate to call. 🙏🙏🙏. Ron

    1. Hi Ron! It’s so nice to see you in this comments section! Thanks for letting Brenda share a little of your life with us, and for being such a good neighbor to her! Welcome!

  17. It sounds like this doctor has expertise and knows what he’s talking about. He also tells u the good and the bad results right upfront!
    I’m praying for u Brenda that he’s successful and it brings u relief from all of this pain!!!

  18. Sending prayers your way that this minimally invasive surgery will work for you! As long as the outcome is an improved quality of life, that’s all you can hope for, by whichever means necessary! But let’s hope the least invasive one will get the job done… permanently! And not only that, but hopefully your knee and hip problems will go away too. When is Kendra’s surgery? Wasn’t it supposed to be soon? Sounds like the way your surgeries are spaced out, you’ll be able to help each other.

      1. How is she doing?!! If she doesn’t mind, could you give us an update on her? I hope everything went well for her. Have you been able to help her like you’d planned?

  19. Best wishes on your surgery. It seems to be a sound decision.

  20. It’s definitely all about your quality of life. I like everything the surgeon said. You won’t know unless you try and if there’s some improvement then that’s a very good thing.
    Just keep taking care of yourself! Enjoy your Wednesday!

  21. Like you said, you have tried every other option. I think you have made the right decision and if the surgeon finds that is not going to work he can make an incision and proceed with the other option! Let’s pray this gives you much needed relief!

  22. Sounds like you have a very good surgeon that will try the least invasive surgery first and only do the more invasive if he sees he cannot do arthroscopy with the camera.

    Your quality of life will improve so much if he is successful. I am praying on that for you Brenda.

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