The definition of [hope].

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  1. dweiss17

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    #1 dweiss17, Jul 22, 2016
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    My personal definition of [hope.]

    That something you [hope] and wish for will become true. In my case [hope] was the injections of Hyalgan I started June 22[SUP]nd[/SUP] would help relieve some of the constant pain I felt when standing, using my walker and even sometimes while in bed…well the [hope] I wished for in pain relief has happened.

    In talking with my Orthopedist who does the injections, [my latest was this past Wednesday and next Wednesday injection #5 will complete the cycle] I told him I was feeling quite some relief - I started feeling less pain about a week ago, the Doctor replied, "In some patients the relief can last up to two years." I'd be happy for it to last 6 months. And start all over again.

    Unless you are burdened with the loss of knee cartilage and your knee joint bones rub together, I doubt you can understand the misery this affliction will bring to the human being. You cannot walk, you cannot climb stairs, every move you make is predicated knowing your knees are involved in everything you do with your feet.

    Knowing this phase of possible relief is not a cure-all, I am thankful for the relief I feel at this writing and keep on [hoping] for the benevolence of less pain in the coming future that this little medical miracle offers. I understand that at my advanced age and still wanting to do the things I did before this onslaught of cartilage loss may seem far fetched to some of our readers. No so! Life without [hope] will not be tolerated by me.

    Just today, I went down to my horologic workshop for the first time in many a moon…and repaired a wrist watch for one of the girls at the restaurant I patronize so often in my need to see a human face. That I was feeling good enough to do what I did…is one of nature's helpful medical miracles that makes [hope] so worthwhile in the human life.
     
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    That's great, Dan! Hopefully the relief continues.
     
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    I am so happy for you Dan. It is a shame for someone your age to be hampered with constant pain. With your energy and will to want to do so many things, I do hope this medical discovery will allow you to do all that you desire without pain. Your physical (other than your knees) and mental ability are amazing for your age.

    Keep on keeping on. :thumb:

    Missy
     
  4. dweiss17

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    Dave and Missy:

    Thank you for your your kind words - in my reporting that the injections are doing what was [hoped] for.

    Dan

    Today's temperature in Philadelphia 99 degrees...the AC will make the house livable.
     
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    Dan,

    That is great news!

    Try to keep cool over the next week.

    Regards.
     

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