Knee jerk!

 

 

The story of my knee problem and how I’ve avoided the knee replacement operation so far….this might be of help to anyone with a knee problem.

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On way to the Desert Safari ride  April 2014. You won’t believe it, but I was in excruciating pain! – yet, I wasn’t ready to miss the fun.

Two days before my trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in April last year, I realized I could hardly walk! I decided to go anyway, and deal with it, on my return. After all, I’d been planning for it with my colleagues at Sheikh Zayed International Academy in Islamabad, for six months, and wouldn’t give it up for anything!

Just ten days before, I had a small fall in school while going up two steps. I was okey then, but a few days later,  I realized I couldn’t walk properly. I couldn’t believe what had happened. Anyhow, it took me a while to realize how serious the situation was. My mom who was living with me had a  spare walking stick, so I found out ways to walk in a wobbly way. It really scared me.

My daughter Nadiya got me an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon in nearby Ali Clinic. After seeing my x-rays, Dr. Zimri advised me to get both my knees replaced. He said, “You can go to Dubai, but the operation is needed ASAP.”

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