Went to my ortho doctor again today. We discussed my "case"...lol. Basically I am a mess. I am riddled with arthritis but since he is a knife guy, all he does is well...cut. Or well...he also does things to limp you along until you need to be ...cut. He is an excellent knife guy. When I need a knife guy...I want him. We know I have arthritis in my knees, hips, lower back, and now my ankles. We strongly suspect my hands are affected but we arent even dealing with such small stuff now. Bigger fish to fry. I have had both knees scoped in 04 and 05. Supartz shot series done twice before. Numerous steroid injections in knees, hips and lower lumbar area. Today we decided to do the Supartz again in my knees one more time and see how long it lasts. Outward limit is 6 months. The longest I got relief was 4 months. I will take it. 5 weekly shots in my knee for another 3 months of relief is ok. Maybe. Sigh. I can do it once a year I think. I also got steroid shots in my ankle and two in my lumbar spine area. We may have to look at some sort of surgical intervention on my ankle if it doesnt get any better soon. My knees we are trying to baby along until I am 50. No one wants to replace them until I am at least 50. Really they want to shoot for 65 but there is no way on this earth I am gonna last that long. I am dreading it with everything I have in me because I just learned to walk again and I really dont want to do it a second time! If I have to, I want to do both at the same time because I know I can do it. I know I can!!!! I have done it! I will just get sent back to me favorite rehab...lol. Ugh...I can already feel the steroid shots kicking in on my brain though...lol. I have already taken a klonopin. I know I will be taking extra's for a few days while this works its way through my system. Hypomania here it comes!