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I'll start, I'm mad right now because I twisted my knee pretty good at work on JULY 18TH and I'm still at home waiting to hear from my dr. I first went to my physician and she had me on workers comp and I immediately got an MRI followed by physical therapy for a month or so... only to find out that they're " reversing the healing process " They found in the MRI that I have inflammation in my patellar tendon and quadriceps tendon ( tendonitis ) and a slight possible tear or looseness in my LCL. They also found later that I have cartilage damage as well...so september 3rd was our follow up date, she finally refers me to an orthopedic doctor. Today is september 12th and I havent heard from him yet... It's painful, its " 3 times bigger than my right knee" and I just want to find out whats wrong.

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My siding and interior finisher buggered off.. wont respond to phone calls.. So im doing his job on my house and my fricken MS wont let me hang on to a tool very well or very long.. 6 hour job for everyone else is a 4 day job for me. After 3.5 months i finally have a specialist appointment about my MS to try and help me in the right direction.. Why do most of these docs get paid the big bucks?? They have no clue about much.. If i was that dumb when it came to my job i would have been fired years ago.. Only good thing about today is lots of cold water and its hot outside.. im soaking up the heat like a snake....
 

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Not really mad at anybody or anything. Just glad to see another day. Always on the lookout for the elusive pie truck to catch me off guard and squash me. Only other thing I can say is, cancer sucks. Spread the word.
 

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...It's painful, its " 3 times bigger than my right knee" and I just want to find out whats wrong.
Research it on the internet by looking up "Knee problems" and stuff, and check out discussion forums where people are talking about their knees.
Same with all sorts of ailments, the internet is a great tool and you'll end up knowing more about it than the quacks, and can monitor whether they're giving you the right treatment.

Incidentally my left knee went out of the blue when I was just walking down the street 5 years ago, it suddenly painfully twinged and I had to half-limp the rest of the way home.
There was no swelling and X-rays showed nothing, so presumably it was soft tissue or cartilage damage that doesn't show up good on x-rays, and was probably just the normal result of wear and tear over the years (I was 60)
The doctor prescribed nothing and simply said "Sit in the sun on the seafront for a few months to see if it clears up", but it never fully did.
Luckily there's no pain at rest, and no pain as long as I don't walk with my heel flat on the ground, so I put rubber inserts in my shoe to jack up my heel a bit. The limp's still there but hardly noticeable.
PS- as for the "physical therapy" that was doing you more harm than good, yeah i've always been suspicious about it, you see people in TV medical shows being tortured by having their damaged limbs and muscles painfully pulled and stretched.
In fact when I went to my doctor with my knee the first thing he did was to grab my leg and start painfully flexing it and I pulled away and shot him a black look as if to say "what the hell do you think you're doing?" and he got the message.
After that he never suggested sending me to a therapist and i wouldn't have gone anyway!
 

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Because nobama still resides in our WH, we're still playing world police with our military in hell hole foreign countries, we pay taxes to a government that then gives our money to our enemies and aid to people who would just as soon kill us, we pay for people in this country to breed and steal and never do any tangible work, we coddle to criminals and screw over the victims, we pay politicians to continue to screw over the people their suppose to work for, not against. There are more thing I'm mad about but that's a start!
 

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Yep. That pretty well describes it.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
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Pretty much exactly what ekim said..And the fact that everything just seems like lies.. I heard that unemployement is under 10 percent..Wow, I would have guessed it at about 33 %. On the way to work, I see many many people that have nothing, wont do anything, and expect everything. And Im busting my ass..Yes, I believe in helping, and will help anyone do anything...Just last night, while buying two twelve packs of coke for my employees, a guy behing me asked the cashier if he could "leave his coffee, run home and get his wallet and come back". I turned around and purchased his coffee, told him with the price of gas and all, it would not be worth it to drive all that way...Oh, and I justified this becouse he was going to work..I could feel the sinceraty in him as he thanked me.On the way out, an individual tried to stop me, I had seen him lurking beside the building, and was just waiting for him to ask me for something..Sure enough, he says "hey, Hows it going?, Can you--" at that point I just quickly stated "its going, and I gotta get back to work"..Im not sorry, I dispise beggars and bums..have I ever needed help, sure, did I just stand around with my hand out? F NO..
 

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I'm mad because the U.S. looks look we are the laughing stock of the world and we can't do a damn thing about it until Obama leaves office! We have drawn so many red lines that
we look like a completed crossword puzzle.
 

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Well lets see, why am I mad? Maybe because I have been in massive pain since I was 14 years old. I had surgery on both legs when I was 19 because they said that the veins in my legs were causing the pain... The ripped out alot of veins in my legs and the pain wasnt as bad at first but a few years go by and the pain is right back to where it was. I buck up and keep working, I have fallen off 2 story houses, been in 4 accidents involving semi trucks and I now have 10 bulging disks in my neck and back that are pinching on nerves causing severe pain. 2 years ago I picked up a rock and threw it left handed and tore something in my left shoulder and soon after I started having pain every where, in every joint and muscle in my body along with severe stiffness. I go to a DR that is an intern because I havent been able to work in 3 years now and he tries to take me off my pain meds and give me meds for depression! I filed for my SSDI and got turned down because they say that I dont meet their idea of disabled..... I worked for 30 years in pain so great that I would almost be in tears most times but still found a way to get through it and raise a family and get them all out of the house and on their own. Now when the pain is too great for me to deal with in a work environment and I apply to something that I was forced to pay into for my entire working career (SSDI) they turn me down and they now call it an entitlement!!!! I live in a 27' travel trailer with my wife and 2 cats, we used to live in a beautiful 4 bedroom house and had cars, trucks, boats and all sorts of cool play things. We only have each other, I luckily saw all this crap Obummer was going to do so I took some precautions and got my guns and ammo stocked up, some food in reserve and some silver put away for a rainy day.

Sometimes my back hurts so much I want to take a knife and sever my own spine to make it stop, I dont do it because of the days that are kind of good and I can walk around and hold my new grandson..... Well I guess it kind of evens out in the end, I would go through hell for that one day when I can hold him. My daughter was not supposed to be able to have kids so he is a miracle baby.

EDIT: opps, I forgot to put that the all over pain is caused by fibromaylgia

Sorry, I had a bad pain day and am just a little frustrated in getting that denial letter.


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I am not mad at anyone or anything. I got back from the practice session at the range and didn't do as well as I liked but then I didn't hold the rifle on target when I pulled the trigger. It was windy but it is still my own fault. My back hurts but then it hurts less today than it did for seven of the last eight years so no reason to be mad about that. My wife fixed dinner so I may end up doing the dishes but it was a nice dinner so I can't be mad about that. Everything in my life is getting better so there is nothing to be mad about or anyone to blame for it but me.

I guess the world around me is doing ok -
 

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Doc, I know nothing about fibromaylagia. sorry to hear about your pain..As a man, I know how you just "suck up the pain, keep going till its done". The next day, your feet still hurt, then your back hurts, and you continue to work, then something else starts hurting, pretty soon, you cant remember life without "working pain". And still everyday, we trudge off to work, becouse we believed that is "what had to be done"..Then, when you finally just cant work anymore, the system says you arent hurt enough....Man that sucks.
 

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one last one, I put some money away, in my 401k, this week, i decided I should draw a little out, to move my fiance, and " I cant becouse I have previously had a withdrawl?" I understand the pretax part, so I had a 20% hit, and was willing to take the hit again, but I cant get MY MONEY, becouse I agreed to policy where "they hold it for me?"""
 

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What am i pissed for... The waste of my time and the doctors time.. My specialist sent me to another specialist.. Well thanks a fn lot.. She did all the same tests as my specialist. Told me the same things as my specialist. Nothing worth hearing... I'm mad that im only able to work 40 percent of what i could two years ago and its getting worse every month.. Specialist told me to start looking at wheelchairs.. I asked where he wanted it shoved cause i have no use for one till i have to crawl to get around.
 
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