The third line of MLK’s quote is very applicable to me right now!
Seven weeks ago I saw a consultant orthopaedic surgeon just for an update check up on the knees… I was walking ok – though with a limp and in pain – until that day. TThe knees didn’t stop me. What the doctor did defies belief, and I’ve not really been able to walk since, some days I can’t walk at all, as a result of his meddling with my right knee totally unnecessarily 🙁
The cracking of the bones is fascinating (!), but what’s not so good is that they feel like someone’s heated a knife up to white-hot, and then driven it into the joints.
Last Friday, I had the very ‘interesting’ steroid injections into my knees – in the hope they might ease the pain (normally their effect is 6 weeks to 2/3 months) – last week, the effect was less than 12 hours! I’m writing to the local NHS Trust to complain, and seek compensation, as I’ve hardly left my house in 7 weeks, and some days, even walking the 20 feet to my kitchen is impossible!
I’d really value your prayers for wisdom: I still believe it’s in God’s plan for their healing, but I’m wondering if that plan includes surgery…. it’s a 2-year waiting list, which is really no good to me, or alternatively, I could go to France where the wait is less, or Colombia, where they could be operated on next week, but it’d cost about US$10,000 and they’d have both done, and me walking normally in less than 3 months.