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Old 06-14-2008, 08:15 AM   #31
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the swelling is gone on the right and the left is down dramatically. niece told me to eat some watermelon, natural diuretic, for the time being, just to relieve the discomfort and to help my knee "until i drag uncooperative butt to the doctor"
i know i need to go, i just have a thing about going, spending the money and finding nothing wrong. it has happened too many times to me and dh that it's hard to do it. if it continues, i will go friday. if it gets worse, i will go to er.
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Old 06-14-2008, 09:50 AM   #32
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in my experience, pitting edema just does not go away. PLEASE go to a doctor today.
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:12 AM   #33
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get an edema pump .. it goes on your legs and helps circulation ..
most insurance co. pay for it ..
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:24 AM   #34
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Stacy, you might want to read up on pitting edema:
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:15 PM   #35
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I really don't think this is something you should be waiting on. I know it is hard to have to pay for it, and you worry that it ends up all for nothing, but I don't think this is going to be one of those for nothing times. Plus, a lot of doctors will tell you it is best for them in diagnosing when you come in in the middle of the symptoms as opposed to after they have gone away or settled down.
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:24 PM   #36
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Mav is right. Please don't wait.
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:02 PM   #37
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tg, if you insist on waiting, hang upside down by your ankles.

you'll eventually get a really big forehead.

GO TO THE DOCTOR!!!!!
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:52 PM   #38
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Who told you to drink all that water? You just might be killing yourself. Better talk to an informed doctor pretty quick, and I mean up to date informed.
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:36 PM   #39
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the swelling is gone on the right and the left is down dramatically. niece told me to eat some watermelon, natural diuretic, for the time being, just to relieve the discomfort and to help my knee "until i drag uncooperative butt to the doctor"
i know i need to go, i just have a thing about going, spending the money and finding nothing wrong. it has happened too many times to me and dh that it's hard to do it. if it continues, i will go friday. if it gets worse, i will go to er.

if you will go and then follow through on whatever doc. says, i will go and get shots in my knees for arthritis. fair enough?

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Old 06-14-2008, 11:42 PM   #40
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the swelling is gone on the right and the left is down dramatically. niece told me to eat some watermelon, natural diuretic, for the time being, just to relieve the discomfort and to help my knee "until i drag uncooperative butt to the doctor"
i know i need to go, i just have a thing about going, spending the money and finding nothing wrong. it has happened too many times to me and dh that it's hard to do it. if it continues, i will go friday. if it gets worse, i will go to er.
Sorry Stacy, but, this is no longer a matter of whether you want to or not, going in the past and it's something or not...this is so NOT normal it's not even funny. If I were closer I would come over there and you would see how angry I am getting...and I would put you in the car and take you myself!!!!! My ankles tend to swell when I stand a lot as I've sprained both of them in the past - but seriously...it's not even close!!!!
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