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I have asked for prayers for my knees recently here and they are only getting worse.
I cold barely walk at work today the pain was so bad. I can't go on workman's compensation cause
I already made a claim on my knees. They gave me a brace which I thought was all that I needed but I was mistaken.
I got two custom braces from my medical insurance but they are causing problems cause of sciatic nerve pain in the front of my legs and the braces agitate the nerves. Going to see doc next week.
I'm 63 and worked all my life and this is the absolute worse thing that has happened to me physically.
It started with a motorcycle accident last year and which I believed caused the severe arthritis I am experiencing now.
This Thursday I have to move a lot of my furniture so that my apartment maintenance can come in for some work, which
will be hard on my knees.
I feel like God has forgotten about me. He blesses everyone but NEVER EVER ME.
I'm exhausted and at the end of my rope!!
 
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God's blessings does not mean He will suspend the normal lifespan humans have. Our bodies wear out the older we get, it happens to us all. Real life is in the spirit, not the flesh. You need to go back to the doctors and see if they can do something that helps only if temporary. Then start focusing on retirement, making do on less. I am only 60 and already planning on retiring at 62 and working part time to offset the little amount I will get. I would prefer to work full time until full retirement age, but I have real foot problems that makes it painful to stay on them longer than I used to. My vision is pretty bad, so trying for another desk job, and off my feet more would not work, as nearly all desk jobs require the ability to see well, to focus on detail work. So I will make do the best I can and trust the Lord to help me age gracefully and humbly.

I pray God will give you wisdom and courage to find the right way to deal with these problems, as the ways you have tried so far, hasnt accomplished a lot.
 
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I have asked for prayers for my knees recently here and they are only getting worse.
I cold barely walk at work today the pain was so bad. I can't go on workman's compensation cause
I already made a claim on my knees. They gave me a brace which I thought was all that I needed but I was mistaken.
I got two custom braces from my medical insurance but they are causing problems cause of sciatic nerve pain in the front of my legs and the braces agitate the nerves. Going to see doc next week.
I'm 63 and worked all my life and this is the absolute worse thing that has happened to me physically.
It started with a motorcycle accident last year and which I believed caused the severe arthritis I am experiencing now.
This Thursday I have to move a lot of my furniture so that my apartment maintenance can come in for some work, which
will be hard on my knees.
I feel like God has forgotten about me. He blesses everyone but NEVER EVER ME.
I'm exhausted and at the end of my rope!!
Hi DPG,

Thanks for sharing your frustrations with us. I recall my last birthday, receiving a card that reminded me that, 'you know you're getting older when your bones are more accurate than the TV weather forecast.' It's winter coming up and I'm afraid that the aging process isn't a lot of fun. Is it not possible to get replacement knees? Does the Canadian healthcare system facilitate this? You mention a motorbike accident. Are you not entitled to some compensation from that? Meanwhile look online for exercises you can do for bad knees and sciatica.

Please mate, resist the stupidity of Job's wife Job 2:9. God is your provider as well as your saviour. Yes, He has the power to heal your knees, that He hasn't isn't evidence that God has forgotten you. Remember He rescued you from an end that you're best not even thinking about, and at a cost of the excruciating death of His precious Son that He gladly paid, so why if you're that precious would He simply forget you like you're a broken children's toy?

If you really, really believed and had faith in God, you'd surrender to and respect His will, knowing that one day your reward will make your dodgy knees seem like a distant memory of a flea bite Romans 8:18. This may well be your thorn in the flesh 2 Corinthians 12 :6-7, your test to see if your love of God is dependent upon good health and all being well.

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Dear Lord God,

I pray for my lovely brother DPG. I pray Lord that through your Holy Spirit you'll reveal more of yourself to Him so He'll get a better idea of your majesty, power and love. Please God forgive our arrogance when we bark out our orders to you and sulk when you don't obey. You know and love DPG and understand and sympathise with the awful pain in his knees. I would love to see full recovery but not at the expense of your will Lord.

You are so lovely dear God, you provide, bless, guide, encourage and best of all save us from the consequences of our wrong choice. Lord God we're indebted to you to such an extent it will never, ever be repaid but that doesn't matter to you. You are all these things to us because you love us so dearly God. Thank you, thank you, thank you God, I love you dearly.

Amen.
 
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Hi DPG,

Thanks for sharing your frustrations with us. I recall my last birthday, receiving a card that reminded me that, 'you know you're getting older when your bones are more accurate than the TV weather forecast.' It's winter coming up and I'm afraid that the aging process isn't a lot of fun. Is it not possible to get replacement knees? Does the Canadian healthcare system facilitate this? You mention a motorbike accident. Are you not entitled to some compensation from that? Meanwhile look online for exercises you can do for bad knees and sciatica.

Please mate, resist the stupidity of Job's wife Job 2:9. God is your provider as well as your saviour. Yes, He has the power to heal your knees, that He hasn't isn't evidence that God has forgotten you. Remember He rescued you from an end that you're best not even thinking about, and at a cost of the excruciating death of His precious Son that He gladly paid, so why if you're that precious would He simply forget you like you're a broken children's toy?

If you really, really believed and had faith in God, you'd surrender to and respect His will, knowing that one day your reward will make your dodgy knees seem like a distant memory of a flea bite Romans 8:18. This may well be your thorn in the flesh 2 Corinthians 12 :6-7, your test to see if your love of God is dependent upon good health and all being well.

======================================

Dear Lord God,

I pray for my lovely brother DPG. I pray Lord that through your Holy Spirit you'll reveal more of yourself to Him so He'll get a better idea of your majesty, power and love. Please God forgive our arrogance when we bark out our orders to you and sulk when you don't obey. You know and love DPG and understand and sympathise with the awful pain in his knees. I would love to see full recovery but not at the expense of your will Lord.

You are so lovely dear God, you provide, bless, guide, encourage and best of all save us from the consequences of our wrong choice. Lord God we're indebted to you to such an extent it will never, ever be repaid but that doesn't matter to you. You are all these things to us because you love us so dearly God. Thank you, thank you, thank you God, I love you dearly.

Amen.
AMEN

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@dpg3
Greetings Brother,

you know that is not true.
I was praying for you today. I also have remembered your bike accident.
Now... if I can remember you as much as i do, surely the LORD Who loves both me and you has not forgotten you. In fact, i am sure it is the Lord Who reminds me of you.
A couple of days ago my knees started getting worse and i felt a bit 'empty' about it as they had seemed to improve.... then the Lord reminded me.... what about your Brother dpg3?
There is also another woman very close to me who recently had knee surgery and has been hospitalized for over a week now... likewise.... in my self pity i had forgotten to pray for her with her knee needs.

So... let us not be weary in praying for one another, Brother.
The tent gets worn and battered but the Lord is faithful, new every morning, yes, great is His faithfulness


and Brother, may i ask?
I'm 63 and worked all my life
have you served the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart?

One thing i am always discovering (being reminded of) is that there are treasures the LORD would have me know and it is only through the fire that His holiness is known.


Bless you ....><>
 
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Yeah...this getting old sucks.
My left knee has some really bad arthritis in the patella/femoral groove. (Had to get 3 silicone gel in injections in it) My right ankle has no cartilage left in it.

I want to go back to work as a construction Electrician...but I'm not sure that it's possible. I have real issues climbing stairs much less ladders anymore.
I'm kinda lost as to a new career or if I should go back to the one I have been doing. (Went home to quarantine with clean layoff and got unemployment which has now ended)

You aren't alone.

I want to go to church and see some friends. But I know better.
My son's roommate got Covid-19 and so he's not going to come by for a while.
I get it...
It's a very difficult time for everyone. In spirit and in truth.

But God has seen fit to look out for me all these years up to this point... even at times I wouldn't have if I was him. I don't see Him changing his mind anytime soon either. If you can say the same...
 
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Thanks everyone for your replies and prayers. I am going to see the knee doctor today, hopefully he'll have some suggestions that will help me. I am seriously depressed over this situation. People at work suggested I take a few months off and I could do it with government sickness benefits but not sure if I want to do that. Please keep me in prayer for wisdom in this situation.
 
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I went to the knee doctor today and he is sending me to a surgeon to look at a knee replacement. They are new surgeons in our area so the wait time might not be too long. He is also going to give me another larger cortisone shot in 2 weeks. I did feel that it was God that opened this door to knee replacement. But I'm only consulting with the surgeons, they have the final say about the actual knee replacement.
Thanks again for your prayers, I'm trying to deal with the situation and to see God in it as well.
 
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You might want to try some silicone gel injections first.
The steroids didn't do much for me. They reduced all the swelling...but that really didn't fix my issues.

The gel injections provided some "grease" for the joint and really reduced the pain. It actually took them a week to get the full results.

I still have issues with them but they are a lot better than before. It won't stop the issues...and it will not prevent eventually getting knee replacement surgery...but it will postpone it for a long time.

Patella femoral groove issues with mine. (I got a chunk of cartilage missing)

And really if you get your knees replaced the road to recovery is long... almost a year. And the exercise at the end of the year is going to be gruelling. But the more you do the better off you will be.
I'm not an exercise nut in any fashion. I usually just am very physical when at work. But knee issues will almost cripple you.
I can get back to work once they get some working vaccines.
Hope the numbers look good for this spring...

I too have been quarantining and abstaining from work. Right now construction sites are Covid parties. I'm not going to go. But soon enough I will get back... probably in the next 6 months. In the spring I'll get another set of gel injections and head back out with my vaccine.
 
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Yeah...this getting old sucks.
My left knee has some really bad arthritis in the patella/femoral groove. (Had to get 3 silicone gel in injections in it) My right ankle has no cartilage left in it.

I want to go back to work as a construction Electrician...but I'm not sure that it's possible. I have real issues climbing stairs much less ladders anymore.
I'm kinda lost as to a new career or if I should go back to the one I have been doing. (Went home to quarantine with clean layoff and got unemployment which has now ended)

You aren't alone.

I want to go to church and see some friends. But I know better.
My son's roommate got Covid-19 and so he's not going to come by for a while.
I get it...
It's a very difficult time for everyone. In spirit and in truth.

But God has seen fit to look out for me all these years up to this point... even at times I wouldn't have if I was him. I don't see Him changing his mind anytime soon either. If you can say the same...
Thank you for your wise words, I'm sorry for your ailments and will keep you in prayer.
 
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You might want to try some silicone gel injections first.
The steroids didn't do much for me. They reduced all the swelling...but that really didn't fix my issues.

The gel injections provided some "grease" for the joint and really reduced the pain. It actually took them a week to get the full results.

I still have issues with them but they are a lot better than before. It won't stop the issues...and it will not prevent eventually getting knee replacement surgery...but it will postpone it for a long time.

Patella femoral groove issues with mine. (I got a chunk of cartilage missing)

And really if you get your knees replaced the road to recovery is long... almost a year. And the exercise at the end of the year is going to be gruelling. But the more you do the better off you will be.
I'm not an exercise nut in any fashion. I usually just am very physical when at work. But knee issues will almost cripple you.
I can get back to work once they get some working vaccines.
Hope the numbers look good for this spring...

I too have been quarantining and abstaining from work. Right now construction sites are Covid parties. I'm not going to go. But soon enough I will get back... probably in the next 6 months. In the spring I'll get another set of gel injections and head back out with my vaccine.
"gel injections" cost $500 here in Canada and aren't covered by insurance and I don't have the money for that. I got a cortisone shot yesterday and it did nothing, today I had to leave work cause of the pain. I'll ice it and put heating pads on it today so hopefully I'll be OK for Wednesday. The doc forgot to put me on the waiting list for knee replacement, so he says he's doing it now. Things are not going well right now. I'm sincerely hoping for better days ahead.
I hope you'll get back to work once we get a vaccine.
 
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I have a testimony from many years ago.
As I moved concrete covered walk boards (2x12 16ft) for scaffolding one day at work, I was having nasty back pains that was buckling my knees under me with every step I took. Not a woman's work at all.
I was crying with every step. There was no time to spare, many concrete trucks were on the way.
"Lord, I know you can heal me. Why won't you take it away? You know my situation." I cried. However, pressing on, I could feel my knees buckle with every step.
I saw a vision before me of my Lord hanging on the cross, and a voice asked me "who am I to whine about a little bit of back pain?"
Focusing on the cross, I pushed on.
I said, "Lord forgive me. After all you suffered for me; who am I to cry about a little back pain?"
Still focused on my Lord hanging there on that cross, He asked me, "where's your pain?"
It was gone. Praise God! it was gone!
Humble ourselves, stay focused on the cross.
He cares for us, He loves us very much.
God bless you all.
 
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I have a testimony from many years ago.
As I moved concrete covered walk boards (2x12 16ft) for scaffolding one day at work, I was having nasty back pains that was buckling my knees under me with every step I took. Not a woman's work at all.
I was crying with every step. There was no time to spare, many concrete trucks were on the way.
"Lord, I know you can heal me. Why won't you take it away? You know my situation." I cried. However, pressing on, I could feel my knees buckle with every step.
I saw a vision before me of my Lord hanging on the cross, and a voice asked me "who am I to whine about a little bit of back pain?"
Focusing on the cross, I pushed on.
I said, "Lord forgive me. After all you suffered for me; who am I to cry about a little back pain?"
Still focused on my Lord hanging there on that cross, He asked me, "where's your pain?"
It was gone. Praise God! it was gone!
Humble ourselves, stay focused on the cross.
He cares for us, He loves us very much.
God bless you all.
Thank you for your testimony. Like you I have pain in every step I take, so I am hoping like you I will humble my self before God and He will help me through these difficult times. Praise God for your healing I am happy for you.
 
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Thank you for your testimony. Like you I have pain in every step I take, so I am hoping like you I will humble my self before God and He will help me through these difficult times. Praise God for your healing I am happy for you.
I know how bad it feels dear one. I will pray for/with you.
May our Lord God bless you and you will testify too. Amen
 
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Today my knee was so bad I think I will have to take the next 2 days off from work. Really have to talk to my knee doc to try and solve this problem so that I can work. Luckily after Friday I have a week and half vacation. I am going to try to use my TENS Machine more and see if that will help. Perhaps some better pain meds from my doc as well. I really need my job, so please pray that some solution will present itself.
 
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dpg3
I too had painful knees. I prayed and God directed me to try drinking colloidal gold. I purchased a small 100ml bottle and took a shot glass full every morning & evening and I noticed the pain was reduced. Apparently, CG increases the lubrication in the joints of those who take CG orally.
So I purchased a larger 500ml bottle and noticed that the knee pain has reduced even further. So now I'm learning how to make colloidal gold to help other people to reduce (or even get rid of) the pain in their joints.
Bless you, I hope you feel better soon.
 
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dpg3
I too had painful knees. I prayed and God directed me to try drinking colloidal gold. I purchased a small 100ml bottle and took a shot glass full every morning & evening and I noticed the pain was reduced. Apparently, CG increases the lubrication in the joints of those who take CG orally.
So I purchased a larger 500ml bottle and noticed that the knee pain has reduced even further. So now I'm learning how to make colloidal gold to help other people to reduce (or even get rid of) the pain in their joints.
Bless you, I hope you feel better soon.
Thanks good info to know!!
 

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