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An MRI as opposed to a Cat Scan...

As a followup to my comments about the MRI I got a couple of days ago, I will describe what the Specialists discovered.

To begin with, an MRI shows bones, muscles, nerves, and veins, etc, so the docs can see just about everything that is inside.

With my knee, the doc said that I did not have just one problem, but three!!!

Turns out I have a 3 cm cyst, a leaking Bursa, and a disintegrating Meniscus...and I was shown where all of these are and what they look like.  I was given four x-ray sheets full of various shots of my knee.

Well, with all of this "bad" news, I was waiting for the hammer to fall when we got around to what they recommended that we do next.  You wouldn't believe the big smile that I got on my face, when the doc said "we are going to do nothing!!!"

He said that a knee replacement is in my future, but maybe five years off...

At the moment, he said that as long as the pain is not constant, and it's not, and I have pretty good mobility, and I do, then there is no point in doing a major operation.

In addition, he took a look at a small problem that I have with my ankle, and told me exactly what minor procedure that I can have to fix it in the future.

This 30 minute consult was on the house!!!

For you folks who might need an MRI or any other type of x ray, the Radiologist's name is

Dr. Fausto Arizaga

Centro de Rayos X & Imagen

Torre Medica across from Santa Ines Hospital

I'm writing this with a huge smile on my face...

Posted on Thu, March 4, 2010 at 11:02AM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments4 Comments

Reader Comments (4)

You don't even know me and I am so glad to read this info. Not for me but happy for you!!! I have your blog posted on my "favorites bar" and I have found that I am really happy when the writing becomes bold print on the bobnrox button. That tells me you have posted a new chapter in your life. I never thought I would live vicariously through strangers, but I seem to really enjoy your "telenovela" life. Best to you all (3)
Larry in Houston

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlarry seitzler

Hi Larry...Well Thank You! If you wish to know what brings a huge smile to my face, it's a wonderful comment like you have just penned. In fact, we have several really nice friends from Texas, and one of the best is from Houston...we are proud to add you as another "good buddy"from the Lone Star State...and who knows, you might just get itchy feet and surprise us at Gringo Night in Cuenca some Friday night...
Our best to you and thanks again,

Bob & Roxanne

March 4, 2010 | Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne

Congratulations on your knee prognosis. I am looking forward to your review of the hearing aide as well. I have put off buying one here in the US thinking it would be cheaper in Cuenca. Take Care, and look forward to meeting you in Cuenca.

March 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Kimbler

Hi Karen...thanks for the kind words...makes writing the blog worthwhile when nice folks send us a note.

I have read from many sources that a hearing aid is hugely personal. What works for one person, may or may not work for the next one. Even if Songbird does not work out for me, it does not mean that it won't be perfect for you.
Please note that they offer a 30 day money back guarantee, if not fully satisfied.
Some folks may be put off by the low price, thinking that it might just have too many flaws, but they said that about the VW when it hit America, too.

Good luck with your plans to visit Cuenca...it's a fun place...

Bob & Roxanne

March 6, 2010 | Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne

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