Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Finally some answers


   I am off my restrictions.  I got good, news bad news at the docs.  Good news, no tears, bad news is I am going to hurt for awhile and maybe off and on forever.   The MRI showed, (Marrow edema at the posteior aspect of the patella with small subchondral cysts and thinning of the patella cartlage indicates chondromalacia and mild patellar degeneration). 

    Meaning I did have the patella-femoral syndrome and it may become chronic.  Usually due to arthritis, big surprise.  So he says to keep doing the exercises, take the motrin, ( just wondering..... has anyone ever had motrin help for pain?) and try not to get it flared up again.  Which means I have to suck it up and deal with the pain off and on when it happens until it finally heals or becomes chronic.  Figures it wouldn't be something they could easily fix.

   Good news is I can go back to work at my regular hours and my regular pay.  And I don't have to work today.  And if they let me work the entire shift I will get some overtime for this week which I sure could use.  I have heard it say that getting old isn't for wimps, and that sure is true.


           RANT AHEAD!


I finally heard today why they keep going on and on about this global warming frenzy. The real reason came out. They want to tax us on it. I was skeptical before, now I am sure it is pure bunk. Now this is my opinion, my journal so I can believe and write what I want and you don't have to believe it.

I think it is a naturally occurring thing. Plenty of scientists agree with me. But some people are making good money off this. It gives the media and doom and gloom people something to talk about. As if we need something as vague as this with the real threat in the middle east? That that is really scary!

I have heard there are 3 E's that the government uses every time they want to increase taxes and not have people in an uproar over. Education, Elderly, and Environment. What kind of people would we be to deny our children the best education, our elderly health care or housing, our planet a fighting chance. Why monsters! So we dig deep, we dig gladly, we give and we give and we give. But you know what? Our schools still are having big problems, we are falling behind in our education system, our elderly still can't afford food or medication and people still throw their trash out of the car window. We should be putting all that money into biodegradable supplies, but that is another rant. If we could just teach people how not to litter I would pay that tax and it makes so much more sense the global warming being our fault.

So why do we keep falling for this. The people who are predicting our doom have it safely far enough in the future it won't be proved right or wrong in out generation and they can make their entire career on this. Some other new tax raising scheme will come along and global warming will go to the way side just as the predictions of the coming ice age did. In the meantime like good little lemmings we with warm generous hearts give and give and give. AAARRRRGGGGHHHH




jlocorriere05 said...

I'm so glad you can get back to work again Julie! Take care with that knee, no more flare ups please! Jeannette xx  

lanurseprn said...

I'm glad you're back to work.  Motrin helped me for awhile until it tore up my stomach.  Had to stop that.
Interesting theory on the environment. I like it.

rdautumnsage said...

I'm glad you got the ok to go back to work again hon. Sorry it ends up being something your going to have to live with. I personally don't think it hurts to be environmentally aware......I think it's a crock to use it as a scam to line the candidates pockets. What you said sounds about right. Leave it to a politician to corrupt something worthwhile. (Hugs) Indigo

kirkbyj05 said...

Just you rant away Julie....I'll join you with my placard too....Lol!
Seriously.. you are echoing my thoughts entirely.  The Middle East is a much more serious issue for the planet than any global warming issue rattling around on the pages of newspapers trying to sell the Global Warming guilt trip to us.  Sorry I've not bee around much..I've had visitors over half term and we've been out and about enjoying ourselves.  Your knee symptoms raised their head once or twice in our gymnasium when one or two gymnast complained of knee pains.  The repetitive training on hard unforgiving Leisure Centre floors was the cause of this and so I introduced a Sprung floor for training the gymnasts on tumble runs.  I visited Pauline Prestiges Club, she trained Susan Dando amongst others, to see how she did it. I got it in situ in our club and it lessened the impact on the childrens joints.   I don't advocate a ski run for you at work though ....the mind boggles if you did though eh?..  Hee!  Hee! Maybe some nice impact soled shoes would help? Look after yourself and your knee. Thinking of you and happy to hear that you will be back to work as normal.   Jeanie

jckfrstross said...

i did not get the alert for this entry grrrr glad they figured out what was going on with you:)


cacklinrosie101 said...

I guess it is good news that there is no tear but dealing with it doesn't seem a pleasant option.  I've never had motrin help anything but a headache.

This global warming crap just gets on my nerves, and I sort of figured it had to do with tax issues.  Our gasoline prices have also gone up 30 cents in the past two weeks.  I've heard this is happening so that Wall Street can recoup their losses at our expense.  I'm getting sick of it all.  Chris