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    Sorry to hear that, but I'm glad acupuncture seems to help her. My father died of colon cancer. Just curious - did she get regular colonoscopies or was that before that type of screening was being done? There may be good chiropractors and bad chiropractors, but personally I wouldn't participate in that kind of crap shoot...
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    Steve, have you tried Synavisc (hyluronic acid) injections to the knees? I am sure I spelled both of those wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    I've had many sports injuries to the knees (played OLLB in football, defence in hockey and played some rugby) often the lefty one too, and I always recovered fairly well.. In recent times I've had a work accident or two, and every time, it was again the left one. However, I'm a fair bit overweight and the only real daily pain problem is coming down the stairs. Some think a good weight loss could be answer #1 (TBH, I'm a little too sedentary as well), but I just know that those old injuries will wake up if I am more mobile (exercise).
    that.
    For me, I think it is partially my own fault. I tore my ACL / Meniscus downhill skiing when I was 19. I had surgery to repair it. I was living on a college campus going to school in January, and after a couple of days of walking all over campus around on ice with crutches, I said “screw this” and ditched the crutches. I think I started walking on the knee way before I should have, plus I did not really do the re-hab that I should have done either and I am paying for it now. My left knee I injured playing volleyball at a party in my mid-20s. Basically the same injury ACL / Meniscus. I had arthroscopic surgery on that one, and overall it is in better shape than the right knee. Of course they now both have arthritis in them which is a joy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Steve, have you tried Synavisc (hyluronic acid) injections to the knees? I am sure I spelled both of those wrong!
    I know we have talked about this before. I still have not had guts enough to try the injections. It is an option my ortho guy suggested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    For those experiencing back pain. I had chronic back pain for 2 years and tried the normal therapies (e.g., acupuncture etc), nothing worked. I was talked into buying orthotics. Amazingly, no back pain since. I realise this won't work for everyone but it was well worth it for me.
    touching wood, but never had back pains...

    WTF are "orthotics", though?
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    I stopped going to the health club. Didn't renew my membership. All that intense cardio was hurting my lower back. Instead I take walks and do some basic stuff like pushups, stretching, knee bends. I feel better. The only thing I miss about the intense cardio is working up a good, dripping sweat. I've sort of been doing a keto diet for about a year. It's not a strict keto diet but I've kept my weight down, my clothes fit better, my glucose is under control. Basically, all I eat is protein, greens, and nuts. I'll cheat a little on weekends though.

    This year I need to do a colonoscopy. Never had that done. I'm gonna buy a bass and amp soon too. I need a hobby. Been itching to play bass for a while. My daughter even gave me a gift card for Guitar Center. I can't complain. I have a house, a good job, not going hungry, and I can enjoy my cheap beer at the pub and tell some lame jokes. What is there to complain about?.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    touching wood, but never had back pains...

    WTF are "orthotics", though?
    Custom made shoe inserts to correct foot position, arch, etc.
    I use over the counter inserts that help alot, but you still have shoe wear to contend with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    at the pub and tell some lame jokes.
    Which you get from this forum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    Just curious - did she get regular colonoscopies or was that before that type of screening was being done?
    No she didn't -- and everyone should. They're really not that bad anymore. The prep is arduous but the procedure is a snap. And the prep allows you to reset your intestinal flora with probiotics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    Basically, all I eat is protein, greens, and nuts.

    I can enjoy my cheap beer at the pub .....
    And beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    Custom made shoe inserts to correct foot position, arch, etc.
    I use over the counter inserts that help alot, but you still have shoe wear to contend with.
    OK, I thought they were called orthopaedic soles.
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    You're awake for them in the USA, its not a big deal, the prep is much worse than the procedure.
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    I had one last year (shudder...) that prep is just about the most miserable experience ever. They did find some pre-cancer though, so I'm glad I endured. Its funny, the worst part of it was the $5K they tried to charge me using supposed loopholes in my coverage. They deliberately billed me for an anesthesiologist who was outside of network. The one that I met and actually did the work WAS in my network - they just decided to change the name and then charge me additionally for an out of network deductable... Bastards. You have to check and doublecheck insurance now because they will try anything and everything to get out of paying for a covered procedure. The colonoscopy was supposed to be covered, due to my dad having colon cancer, but they called in an "elective" surgery - how ironic is that???

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    You're awake for them in the USA, its not a big deal, the prep is much worse than the procedure.
    I wasn't awake. They knocked me out so i wouldn't have to witness the indignity...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    You're awake for them in the USA, its not a big deal, the prep is much worse than the procedure.
    I was out for the colonoscopy, but awake for a sigmoidoscopy ( in office, much smaller hose ).
    The prep was no fun for either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodelgoat View Post
    I had one last year (shudder...) that prep is just about the most miserable experience ever. They did find some pre-cancer though, so I'm glad I endured. Its funny, the worst part of it was the $5K they tried to charge me using supposed loopholes in my coverage. They deliberately billed me for an anesthesiologist who was outside of network. The one that I met and actually did the work WAS in my network - they just decided to change the name and then charge me additionally for an out of network deductable... Bastards. You have to check and doublecheck insurance now because they will try anything and everything to get out of paying for a covered procedure. The colonoscopy was supposed to be covered, due to my dad having colon cancer, but they called in an "elective" surgery - how ironic is that???

    "I think I'll get a Colonoscopy, just for the fun of it!" said no one -ever.

    It Makes me crazy.
    The Medical system is the biggest racket in the USA, followed closely by the Insurance industry.
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    Guess I got a special treat being awake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Guess I got a special treat being awake.
    That's odd - I and everyone I know who's had the procedure was knocked out. I've had three of them with zero discomfort if you don't count the prep. Might want to check that next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Guess I got a special treat being awake.
    Was it the hose, or the virtual?
    I have heard of waking the 'customer' during the backing out phase, especially if there are any findings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    The Medical system is the biggest racket in the USA, followed closely by the Insurance industry.
    In fairness he was asking to have them stick something up his arse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    That's odd - I and everyone I know who's had the procedure was knocked out. I've had three of them with zero discomfort if you don't count the prep. Might want to check that next time.
    I've also had 2 gastroscopies (i.e. camera down the throat. They SWORE it wasn't the same camera used for colonoscopies )

    The 2nd time I had a gastroscopy - they knocked me out.

    But the first one ranks among my worst experiences of all time. It was 30 years ago, and was wide awake - and I have the world's worst gag reflex. Never again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    I was out for the colonoscopy, but awake for a sigmoidoscopy ( in office, much smaller hose ).
    The prep was no fun for either.
    Yikes.... that would sound extremely uncomfortable if I knew what it was


    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    I wasn't awake. They knocked me out so i wouldn't have to witness the indignity...
    If only for that
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    I'm a gittin' old. Damn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    ...
    However in this case (mine), they will do both ends while I'm out...
    ...
    The 2 cameras could meet in the middle

    I asked them to do both of mine at the same time, but was told that they don't do that because it's too much trauma on the system. (Sounded like nonsense to me...)
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    What do you mean by “awake”though? In all five of my coloscopies I was given a sedative which left me “awake” technically (I could answer questions and was aware where I was) but it interfered with my ability to make memories or something, because immediately afterward I could not remember a thing about the procedure. I went in, I came out —in between I have no idea what happened.

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