Late Night MRI’s

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Well for the second time in two weeks I am making a trip for an MRI of a knee deep in the night at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. They do quite the business there, the MRI and CT suite is in operation 24/7 all year long. My last MRI revealed more damage to my right knee, but it looks like it will not require a knee replacement, but an alternative to have Interventional Radiology cauterize the nerves to the right knee. The bone and joint surgeon doesn’t think that majority of the pain is coming from the knee itself and he wouldn’t want to replace the knee and have no reduction in the pain. I am now waiting for that procedure to be scheduled.

My left knee, which will be scanned tonight, about 1:30 AM was operated on to repair a torn meniscus in February. It now hurts worse than it ever did. The surgeon who did the original surgery mentioned that I probably will need a knee replacement at some time. All I hope is that the results of this MRI give a way forward to either fix or reduce the pain in my left knee. If it requires replacement fine, if the pain can be controlled with the treatment by Interventional Radiology, I would be very happy.

I should know something on that in the next week or so. The surgeon who did the original surgery has been great about keeping in contact, providing test results as soon as he has access to them, even on weekends, and providing additional referrals.

So, I will drive over to the hospital about midnight and hopefully they will be get me in earlier. I really don’t like to be on the road at such an hour. If all goes well I’ll be home and in bed by 3:00 AM. I need to be up by 9:30 to watch Bayern München play for the Bundesliga championship.

So until tomorrow,

Peace,

Padre Steve+

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9 responses to “Late Night MRI’s

  1. Praying for you.

    On Fri, May 17, 2019, 20:46 Padre Steve’s World: Official Home of the Anti-Chaps wrote:

    > padresteve posted: ” Friends of Padre Steve’s World, Well for the second > time in two weeks I am making a trip for an MRI of a knee deep in the night > at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. They do quite the business there, the > MRI and CT suite is in operation 24/7 all year lon” >

  2. William Alford

    Rest easy Padre the Lord will look
    after you and I will put you on our
    Prayer List at home and at church

    Blessings

  3. William Alford

    Rest easy Padre the Lord will look
    after you and I will put you on our
    Prayer List at home and at church

    Blessings

  4. Brian

    Praying that everything turns out well with your knee.

  5. Woebegone but Hopeful

    Will be attending Mass Sunday night at 7.00pm UK BST time, you will be remembered in our prayers.
    Best wishes
    Roger

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