Monday, January 21, 2008

24 Going on 60


I’ve been having some knee pains lately. I cant bend one of my knees, it hurts like hell. So I went to the doctor to get it checked. He performed some tests like bending and pulling my legs. Then he decided I should get X-rays as well. I brought back the X-rays, he hung them up on the ‘lighted board’ thing and stood there shaking his head and “Tsk-Tsk”-ing. I felt my heart sink, I thought there was a tumor or something!

He turned around and gave me a frown. I fake-smiled. It turns out that my knee pain is due to the loss of cartilage and fluid in my knees. Something that happens to OLDER people. He said it happens to people in their 60’s, and that it shouldn’t happen to someone my age at all! He gave me medication to help maintain what I have left, and possibly grow more of it. He also said I need physiotherapy and that I should exercise (which I rarely do) and not gain any weight because its bad for the knees.

I wanted to cry! I have 60 year old knees! Not only that, but I am a candidate for Rheumatism and Arthritis too.

To add to that, I have poor eyesight and I need to get Lasic surgery because my eyesight keeps declining due to some weird type of stigmatism. I keep procrastinating the day of the surgery because I’m too lazy, and I’ll miss my computer :(

Another lovely Oldie feature I have is my wonderful gastrointestinal problems. I always suffer from heartburn. I can’t eat onion or garlic because it does wonders for my stomach. My stomach also reacts according to my mood. When I’m sad or stressed, my stomach gets bloated like I’m pregnant. I need to do a gastroscopy and colonoscopy, the latter now way - I don’t want them to stick a tube up my butt, so PASS.

That’s it ladies and gentlemen. This is a small peek into the wonderful healthiness that is me!

Next up: Menopause and in not time at all, NO TEETH!

Image via worldwaronecolorphotos.com

24 comments:

chikapappi said...

oh girly girly! You sound like me now :p - you are still young and that doesn't have to do with your age at all, it's your life style - eating habits.. mashallah, you are ok do not etfawlle on yourself

Hasan.B said...

Hmmmm, that doctor does not know how to break bad news! O arthritis mara wa7da! Shda3wa! good luck with the endoscopy, and not wanting to have an colonoscopy is a very wise decision I must say! One more thing, Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in people over the age of 55, so dont worry, you have plenty of time left!!

Marzouq said...

Salamaat! I exercise because of my knee problems, I stretch and then work it! I have had problems since I was young!

Inshalla things get better! :)

intlxpatr said...

Holy Smokes, how do you re-create cartilege in your knee??? I can't believe all the things you are going through - heartburn??? At 24?? You're supposed to have a cast iron gut at 24!

Mrm said...

ur only as old as u feel :)

'Grey' said...

Please take an second opinion ! This is Kuwait , my wife was told that her kidney's had failed ... Just some crazy doc's out there ... take a sec opinion

And you look so gorgeous in the Pic ! Whats the secret of your beauty ? :P

Shoush said...

Matshoofin shar inshala! Salamtich. Inshala ur knee gets better soon! :*

Btw, awal ams i read bil Wa6an newspaper i think an ad about this little tablet thing with a camera in it. Apparently, u swallow it oo y9awir ur stomach from the inside on it's way out. If am not mistaken its at 6aiba Clinic. Moo mit2akda wala. I thot it was interesting and an excellent alternative or sticking a tube down ur mouth or from ur behind. Check it out wala!

Shoush said...

or = for**

Hasan.B said...

I was very interested with what miss-shoush said 3n the pill, so did some searching o it is very interesting:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/2319249.stm

http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/ANSWERS/2001/ANS01094.html

Bes I dont think its worth the price!

eshda3wa said...

salaamtich 1000 salamah

be careful girl

wnshallah malich ela el3afya

loya said...

like grey said, go get another opinion min dr thany. ana i used to ride horses for around 10 years, faa erkabi madry esh9aar feeha, ham sawait x-ray oo looya oo 6ala3 i only have to take vitamins oo chithy.. re7t 7ag
dr 7usam ( chinnah ) he's very good, bil hadi

Shoush said...

Yup, that's exactly it (the article Hasan found). But the article is dated 2002. The price mite not be the same anymore, plus i don't think they'd bring it to q8 if it costs an insane amount of money, don't u think Hasan?

Cat said...

twech be3omr el zehooooor 3la golat yaddi .. mo el ward nooo el zehoooooooor :)

do0da said...

bein 60 is underrated :P

i cant wait til im 60, ima be an old mean man and no1 zifs old mean men, i will be able to get away with pretty much everything :D

abdvllah said...

This lady needs to pay attention to herself.. you dont wanna end up like chikapappi do you!?

Lala* said...

MyGod!

>:-O

some really bad genes, huh?

..::Amu::.. said...

Sallamat, I hope you get well soon!

meeemo said...

1. Get second opinion

2. Knee is a major problem in the region. Dorn't worry about the age thing .. i had a doctor tell me that about my knees when i was 13 ...

best thing is take glucosamine tablets (i'm sure this is what he gave you)they are like vitamins for the knees .. and do a bit of physio ... not necessarly at the clinic .. let them teach you how to do it and you do it on your own ..

i tried everything trying to solve my knee problem for years .. this was my best advice i recieved 3 months ago and has been working very well ..

Allah e sa3dich and matshofeen shar inshallah

Oranjina fadidra said...
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Oranjina fadidra said...

Gosh that must been hard shda3wa 60 year old!!
take another opinion maybe '3al6an Dr's here are morons, stop and smell the roses,sometimes its only psychological!

This Lady said...

I got another opinion. Its the same. Its ok I'm a positive person. I'm not going to let this beat me. I'll beat it inshallah ;)

With the right medication and physiotherapy, all will be well I hope.

If not, I can always implant some knee caps! Haha what do u think Saline or Silicon? :p

:::ShoSho::: said...

LooooooooL funny post but walla me too, something wrong with my knees since i was like 25.. and the doctor gave me some pills to regrow something in there..

But notice, these days, young people are really complaining from things usually over 50's complain from! Donno why!!! I am thinking it's the food..

This Lady said...

Yeah bad health habits and no exercising.

N. said...

Ohh salamaat o matshofen shar enshalla. Hope everything works out and your knee and everything else gets better! If all else fails, clone yourself ;D