Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Doctor's Orders

My knees have been giving me fits for the last few months but I think I now have a doctor that understands the problem and has prescribed therapy that's just right for my condition.
My internist prescribed medication which seemed to help for a few days, but then the pain returned -- with a vengeance. 
I went to a chiropractor/acupuncture specialist today and she worked on my knee. She did acupuncture and electric stimulation therapy. 
I wasn't sure if it was working or not, but the pain began to subside. She also instructed me to apply cold compresses to my knees.
Just then, a light bulb flashed in my brain. The water in the river where I fish is 52 degrees which is a perfect temperature for my knees. Turns out, my doctor prescribed fly fishing for my condition. Well, not really, but even a simpleton could make this connection. I could have hugged her neck.
Yes dear, I'd love to cut the grass, and weed the garden, but it's time for my cold therapy. It was almost like hitting the lottery!
So before daylight tomorrow, I'm going for therapy on my knees. It's tough, but I'm willing to go the extra mile to get my health back.
I figure by the end of the year, I'll have knees like a 20 years old.  Is this a great country or what.
Honey, I'm going fishing today -- doctor's orders.

23 comments:

  1. Hey - what an excuse you probably made up just to go fishing! lol

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  2. good for you!! Thats the best cure for sure,, good luck fishing!

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  3. Oh, that's brilliant :-)

    Electric stimulation therapy sounds scary though!

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  4. Hhahaha.Now I am waiting for the psot which describes enourmus fish that you caught(this is part of inaguration for every true angler)
    Jokes aside hope your knee is betetr;)

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  5. Since my hubby is Chiropractor, and a very good one...I'll let him know that this secret is out..He may just have developed bad knees too.

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  6. @ Chatty, any excuse to fish works for me. I'm just hoping Jilda will buy it :)

    @ Laurie, I think it definitely has promise.

    @ Sarah, She stuck acupuncture needles in my knee then she put electrodes around the area and hit the juice. all I felt was a slight tingling, but apparently it stimulated blood flow or something, because it felt better.
    They did something similar when I was in the Army and had muscle spasms.

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  7. @ Dzoli, I'll be sure and post the proof :)

    @ Yaya, I think your hubby could double his income if he promoted this therapy :)

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  8. You lucky duck! Enjoy your healing process!

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  9. Tee Hee Hee..... Good one. Well, take the therapy any way it's offered and if it's in the form of a fly rod, so be it.
    I love my acupuncturist. Their knowledge is superior. 2000 years VS 60 years allopathic isn't even a comparison. Yay for you.
    Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

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  10. Good solution - likely WILL help with the pain. Hope you catch some fish as well.
    - Joy

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  11. Lol...I'm suffering from post-op knee surgery, wonder if fly-fishing will help me ?
    Walking through the cool water and resistance exercise, it would be perfect !
    Pencil me in .....
    ~Jo

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  12. Sounds like excellent therapy.

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  13. Rick, That sounds like the retail therapy that I tell my hubby I have to have periodically to help my...uh, whatever...ha!

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  14. Sounds like a good reason to go fishing to me! :))

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  15. Hmmmm... and what did Jilda say? It's always nice when the cure is just what we wanted all along - but now it's "doctor's orders."

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  16. Love it! And I'm sure that Jilda can't complain because, as you say, you're just having your daily therapy! Good one my friend.

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  17. Wow...Dr's Orders...I need to find someone like that around these here parts. Hope the knee responds to the therapy, and if you bring dinner home I doubt Jilda will have any complants!

    Hugs~

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  18. doesn't get much better than that.

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  19. This post had me in fits of laughter (sorry i am not laughing because you are in pain... honest) But who would have known it... fly fishing..... honestly, only a keen fisherman could make that connection!

    I wish you a speedy recovery! x

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  20. Haha, that is awesome.

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  21. See? Some addictions are good for you! Hope your knees get better! Take care
    x

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  22. Thanks to all for the great comments! I did go fishing today and believe it or not, my knees actually do feel better.
    I caught and released two rainbow trout. It was a beautiful morning.
    There was a fishing guide there today with two clients -- a man and his 16 year old son.
    The guide was telling them all about casting and reading the stream. I was in earshot so when there was a lul in his instructions, I told them to never try to turn and walk at the same time.
    A few seconds later, the father tried to turn and walk. He got soaked.
    When he stood back up, he said "I guess I should have listened."
    I thought, only if you didn't want to get wet.

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  23. ROFL ....yup good therapy in my opinion ...this old gal from Arkansas loves fishing

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