This morning Patti and I met with my new-to-me Doctor to discuss and analyze what (if anything) is going on with my legs.
First we discussed my recent history in an attempt to find causes for this challenge with my knees and legs. Then he had x-rays taken of my lower spine saying spinal issues could certainly cause issues with my legs (not so much with my knees). He ruled out deep vein thrombosis. Then we did the physical part of the examination. Get up from a sitting position in a chair. Walking. Sitting back down in a chair. On the examination table he twisted and he turned and he manouevered my knees every which way possible. From my own past experience, a patient can NOT hide PAIN if it occurs. It is a reflex action beyond our control if something hurts. One week ago, several days ago, I could not have performed as I did this morning.
Prognosis : I am asymptomatic. In his professional opinion there is nothing wrong with my legs and knees.
The reason for my recent condition he feels was deep fatigue caused by months of travel coupled with my age and exasperated by jet lag. He feels, with adequate rest and exercise, I will be just fine. I won’t become age 20 but for my age I will be as good as I can be.
In fact he went on to say that, for my age, what I have been doing is absolutely amazing.
I thanked him very much for giving me peace of mind.
Cap and Patti
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