As many know Marina has suffered considerably with her knee for some years now. Three operations have failed and left her in constant pain, unable to stand for long and quite immobile. Tomorrow is a bit of a last chance saloon for her, We go to the hospital for a knee splint measuring and then back again on Friday for it fitting. The splint immobilizes the knee. Then we have had some radio active substance imported from Belgium of all places and this is injected into the the knee. Timing is crucial as the injection has a very limited shelf life. So short in fact that the knee is immobilized for 4 days and the injection is then inert and left in. for the four days she is not allowed near children or pregnant women and the knee is wrapped in a protective layer.
The purpose of the injection is to kill the remainder of the synoptic layer in the knee that they have failed to remove in the three previous operations which included removal of part of her kneecap.
Hopefully this will stop the fluid that amasses around her knee and is the cause of so much pain, and the Bakers cyst will also begin to shrink. If so, they can insert and artificial layer and that should be the end of it. Then you better watch out at the Nanos, I still have a stupid sense of humour that needs exercise
If not then we have two further chances, Knee replacement but for some reason the surgeon is really really reluctant to go down this route claiming the type of damage is not usually cured by knee replacement. Don't really understand that one??
Second choice is to remove the limb to alleviate the pain, doesn't bear thinking about, she is fifty.
Sorry if you have aching knees or are having your tea