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May 01, 2008

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DaviMack

The pasta sounds quite yummy! Sorry about the knee - but there's hope in the other therapies, yes?

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)

Do try acupuncture -- in fact, try anything you can to alleviate the pain. Awful when you get your hopes up for something that then doesn't come through. Meanwhile, there is wonderful pasta to be had.

Julie

Get a second opinion! Although if you could achieve pain-free use of your knee without surgery that seems preferable.

I haven't thought about straw and hay pasta in forever. Great idea.

jennywenny

I cant begin to imagine the pain you are going through and I'm really sorry that they cant help you, but I wanted to give you some ideas, which you can ignore, maybe you already do them.
My feet are pronated, so I was recommended superfeet insoles and they helped to align my knees properly. I also try to roll on my side on a foam roller every day to stretch my IT band. I also dont do any squats ever as that seems to aggravate. Sometimes it feels like they hurt more when I'm less active but I think your problem may be different to mine. :(

Kittie

Sorry to hear it didn't work out. Is there any chance you can get a second opinion?

I'm no hippie, but I have a lot of problems with my back, and alternative therapies have helped a lot - including acupuncture (which I hated but kept returning to as it *really* helped!). As a word of warning though - make sure you find an accredited practitioner, and have a consultation first - in the UK anyway there are a lot of differences in levels of service in this area.

Good luck!

Ruth

Bummer about the knee! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for alternative cures. Thanks for sharing a great dish with Presto Pasta Nights in spite of your knee situation.

Bananarants

Yummy sounding recipe! Sorry to hear about your knee woes ... I'm a total needle phobe and I've done both acupuncture and IMS (dry needling). I'm like Kittie in that I don't enjoy them, but they work wonders. And my mom has bad knees and has found acupuncture/IMS have done amazing things for her. I hope you find some knee relief!

michelle @ TNS

blah about your knee, but yay for that pasta - love the colors.

Emily

I am so sorry you've been in such pain, and I too really recommend a second opinion, if only to get a doctor that actually expresses some concern and empathy about the fact that you're in pain, rather then telling you to "suck it up."

Cape Cod Kitty

So sorry to hear about the outcome of the Dr. visit. A second opinion would be good, and I have to say that PT helped me to postpone knee replacement for about 6 years, and so far exercise is helping me to stave off the second one.
Meanwhile, lots of kitty love is in order and thank you for the beautiful recipe. Looks so good!

Emily

Boo hiss to that stupid Dr! I fourth the second opinion option but I am also a cheerleader for acupunture and Traditional Chinese herbal medicine. It sounds crazy that someone can figure out whats wrong with you by staring at your tongue but I have seen some amazing things cured that way (including husbando's hayfever and a friend's long term insomnia!)

Hang in there! We're all cheering for you!

Deborah

Sorry to hear about your knee, but this pasta sounds delicious!

Kalyn

That's a drag about the knee surgery, but I agree heartily with the recommendations to get another opinion. I haven't had accupuncture, but I know people who swear by it, worth a try for sure.

Melly

Sher,

Sorry to hear about the no surgery news. I may hear the same thing with regard to my sleep apnea.

Dave's dr also suggested shoe inserts which did help his knee and his bad foot. He got his at kaiser..even though we have blue cross. He says it makes a difference!

April

Sorry to hear that Sher! My hubby has had the physical therapy go-round with his knee twice before. It has really helped. A soft brace helped too. I hope physical therapy works you!

nina

This is a lovely looking plate of comfort food....

Lore

I'm sorry about the pain in your knee but I'm hopeful that different therapies will help.

Your pasta dish looks just perfect for a pasta addict like me.

Peter

My mom's just over her 2nd knee operation...I know the pain you have but try again elsewhere for qualifying...you'll be better with it.

I'd be better with a bowl of this pasta...some grated cheese pleaze!

Kashim & Othello + Momma Astrid

Oh we are so sorry, that your knee is not getting better and there seems not much help from your human V-E-T as well :(
we are sending healing purrs and headbumpies!
puuurs, Kashim & Othello

Mmmmmh I love this picture of your pasta, may I have some?
Regarding your knee: I know exactly what you are feeling. Ever since I had an operation on my left patella (when I was 17) I am in pain. Sometimes more sometimes less but it's basically always there. As you described: my right knee eventually through the years became bad too...
Well I should stop the whining here. Sorry 'bout your knee and I do hope that you will find a way to ease the pain.
-Astrid

Q

Here via Fatfree Vegan, first for the CI hummus recipe and then exploring, and got distracted by this post due to deep-rooted knee empathy. I'm waiting for Synvisc shots to kick in and facing a knee replacement if they don't, so I feel your pain in a big way. Hang in there - and do get a second opinion, if you can (insurance won't always allow for that sanity saver, I realize).

Also, the title of your blog fills me with glee, as that is the self-same question my family has always asked one another immediately upon receiving a returning traveller.

Q

Here via Fatfree Vegan, first for the CI hummus recipe and then exploring, and got distracted by this post due to deep-rooted knee empathy. I'm waiting for Synvisc shots to kick in and facing a knee replacement if they don't, so I feel your pain in a big way. Hang in there - and do get a second opinion, if you can (insurance won't always allow for that sanity saver, I realize).

Lizz

sorry to hear about the knee. (you were supposed to be keeping me posted on it; i guess this counts!) i might have to go to dixon tomorrow; want me to pick you up? we could grab an iced anything!

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