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Old 02-14-2014, 10:24 AM   #3891
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"I realize that this suggestion (walking up a few stairs each day) is not for everyone. We all have different issues."

CarolPa----- that's a very good suggestion for most people. Use it or lose it.
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:04 PM   #3892
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Thanks TL. The next time I have to tackle those stairs, I am going to go up them on all floors and I don't give a dang what it may look like to others. At least I know I will be safe. When I almost fell down the flight of stairs, it scared me crapless. I was still shaking ten minutes later. Those stairs are all metal.
On all fours was what I was thinking.
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:24 PM   #3893
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I was thinking, in a building for the elderly and infirm, is there no one available to escort a resident up the stairs when the elevator isn't working?
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:54 PM   #3894
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I was thinking, in a building for the elderly and infirm, is there no one available to escort a resident up the stairs when the elevator isn't working?
That thought crossed my mind too.

I wonder if they have chutes for emergency exit in case of a fire.
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:09 PM   #3895
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Well, here I go again...

Yesterday Glenn and I drove to Nashville to Vanderbilt Hospital to see an orthopedic specialist. I had my right knee replaced in November 2012 and, in spite of telling my doctor that something was not right, things went nowhere. In fact, things kept getting worse.

After 15 months of constant pain and not being able to fully use my knee and, in fact, losing use of it, I decided I needed to see another doctor. Mine wasn't listening to me.

So off to Nashville we went. Was x-rayed thoroughly, then saw an orthopedic specialist. He was wonderfully thorough and after his examination and review of the x-rays, I will have to have the knee replaced...again. The first available date for the surgery is the first week in April, which I gladly said "yes" to.

I'm relieved and can't wait to be whole again, but I'm also disappointed and angry at having lost 15 months of my life, and countless $$$$ because of the first replacement.
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(((Hugs Katie))). I'm glad you are going to get this fixed. Your first doctor should have to pay for it.
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:42 PM   #3897
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Oh Katie, sure hope this will take care of the problem! How frustrating! {{{{hugs}}}}
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....After 15 months of constant pain and not being able to fully use my knee and, in fact, losing use of it, I decided I needed to see another doctor. Mine wasn't listening to me.
.....but I'm also disappointed and angry at having lost 15 months of my life, and countless $$$$ because of the first replacement.
Wow, sorry to hear it's still bad after this long! Glad you found a more sympathetic doctor. Be sure that when you finally calm down you file a complaint with KY's medical review board. If more people complained about doctors like that, the bedside manner and attention to their patients might improve with a little prodding from those that renew the doctor's license.
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Wow, sorry to hear it's still bad after this long! Glad you found a more sympathetic doctor. Be sure that when you finally calm down you file a complaint with KY's medical review board. If more people complained about doctors like that, the bedside manner and attention to their patients might improve with a little prodding from those that renew the doctor's license.
I agree that he should be reported. But always keep in mind that if your complaint goes on record all the other doctors in your state will know about that. I've known doctors who ask on their intake form for a new patient "Have you ever filed a complaint against a doctor?"

Now it doesn't take much brain power for that patient to decide to lie about that. But then when the prospective new doctor finds out you lied AND had filed a complaint---- there may be some blow-back.

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Old 02-14-2014, 04:22 PM   #3900
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I'm on the fence about reporting it. On my last visit to the first doctor, he asked me if I was glad I had the knee replaced. I looked him right in the eye and gave him a firm, "NO!" I thought, perhaps, that would cause him to respond in some way. He said nothing. That told me...a lot.

I have submitted a review of him on his medical site and, needless to say, I did not give him stellar marks.

Glenn had his right knee replaced by his practicemate and it went flawlessly, which is one of the reasons I felt comfortable using the doctor I did. Plus, he'd already repaired my right hand several months earlier and that went perfectly. There were no signs that I'd have any difficulties.

The only difference in the two is experience. My doctor is relatively young. Glenn's is a seasoned physician.
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