I fell down again today.

United States
March 20, 2007 5:21am CST
And I fell yesterday. Seems like I fall nearly everyday now. Yesterday, I was washing my hair, and down I went. I didn't dare get into the shower because I was in the house alone and I was afraid that if I fell I could be there for days before I was found and, frankly, I'm not sure that's a situation I actually WANT to be found in! Imagine: you are grossly overweight because you can't excersize and you are found naked in a shower. Hmmm... NOT! Just frigging LEAVE me there!! I really don't know what to do. I seem to fall all the time anymore and the Doctors won't replace my knees because of my age! They say that I am too young! I just don't get it! NOW is when I need them so I can work! I get that they only last about 20 uears and I am only 45, but, to me, if they wear out at 65 then, at least I can work and maybe get a better retirement! So what it I need a cane or a walker or a wheelchair then? At least then maybe I can buy food and pay rent!! I just get so frustrated! What are your opinios? Do you think I'm wrong? Sholdn't they just replace my kneed now and let me work!?
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@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
21 Mar 07
Sorry to hear about your knees, but good to be able to relate to someone. I also need both knees done, my left one is by far the worse one. I am 56 and they don't want to do mine, I also have asthma and that and the fact that they told me they can only guaratee the work for 6 or 7 years and being heavy I may not get that long so I was told to keep going for as long as possible. THANKS I always grumble under my breath. I can say I know what you're going through. Take care...
• United States
22 Mar 07
Thanks, Grandmaof2. I guess I just needed to rant. It's just so frustrating to have to live in a body that wages war with you every single day! Asthma, alergies, arthritis, migranes and cancer! What's next?! Thanks for the response and thanks for the support!
@Lindalinda (4116)
• Canada
20 Mar 07
Oh my gosh this is terrible. Can you find another doctor for a second opinion? Also if you cannot excercise a lot can you try and bring down your weight a few pounds. It would be easier on your knees. I know dieting does not help, but changing little things does. For instance I have stopped myself from gaining more weight just by drinking 3 or 4 cups of green tea each day. It has worked for a year now, I have not gained an ounce (not lost either, mind you). At first I did not like the taste and had only one cup with a little sugar or honey, now I actually like the taste of it. Anyway, I hope you do something because these falls could seriously injure you.
• United States
20 Mar 07
I have to be honest, I have not tried green tea but I will. I have had three doctors tell me the same thing. My knees are shot- I can't go back to work and I can't replace them till I'm 65! I fell a few months ago and was on the florr 45 minutes before I wa able to figure out how to get up on my own. I'm really at muy wits end. I have no idea how to get around the "system". They seem to think that they know it all. Their guidelins seem to have nothing to do with reality and what a real person needs to make it in life. For example... My disability is just over $800.00 a month. Tell me -- Can ayone actually live on that? Anyway... That has little to do with this. I can't aford to go toa another doctor. The last one wants $1,000.00 for a 15 minute visit.
• United States
28 Jul 07
Seems to me that they would want to do that surgery on a younger person. You are right now is when you need them to work not when you are old enough to retire anyway. I would try to find a different doctor if it was me. Good luck.