Thanks for the feedback my friends. Dire, I am not sure at this point exactly what this is called. It was explained to me that the surgeon removes the torn up meniscus material that will never heal. Until the MRI is reviewed, I do not know how much more material is torn up as I was shocked to learn it was 4 years agowhen the last MRI was done, and I have just been dealing with this for that long. I am making the assumption that a replacing material needs to go in, or there is no shock absorb-er, just bone to bone. I will have a full description of the process after the next visit.
Good advice Wilfred, and thank you. I already have every confidence in this doctor, both from recommendation and my own experience with him. I did the PT last time and it was excellent facility and therapists. I expect it will be the same facility this time. I tend to continue asking questions and getting opinion and recommendation until I have set my mind. Once that happens I feel confident to stay the course.
Agama, I have already whittled the opiates down to 0 for over a week. It took two weeks of reduction to get here. Muscle relaxants are now down to maybe twice a week. (Edible indica) is helping with this. I want to get where I am able to sleep at night and pass on these except in dire need, because I know they will always be available, so the decision to take them or not has to come from me, not the availability. I told the surgeon today about my subbing indica for vicoden. He was actually supportive of that course, but said that immediatly after the surgery I should keep the options open because they will be working to control both inflammation and pain levels. I know what he is saying, but do not need another mental free pass card handed to me to get where I want.
I also need to say I do not think I could be improving on all this without the extra work I have been doing with Chakra's alignment and balance.
The hope of being able to spirit walk solo again is also a good motivator........
Edited by Skywatcher, 01 May 2014 - 11:32 PM.