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Baker's Cyst surgery

Posted by
Ellen on October 19, 2003 at 14:50:37:

I have been recently diagonosed with Baker's cysts. My physician told me that this is an inoperable problem that I must simply live with. Thank goodness I found Dr. Stoll! I live in Daytona Beach, Florida, and cannot find a surgeon who will help me and also take my medical insurance (Tricare). Any ideas? Since the problem will not resolve without surgery, I'd like to get moving on it! I am doing my best to follow the instructions regarding meditation, diet, weight loss, and working out in the pool. But I also want to help prevent further damage from my current crop of Baker's cysts! So, any help in finding a surgeon who knows what to do, somewhere relatively near my home, who will take my insurance would be great. In the meantime, I am also wondering if riding my bike a few times a week is helping or hurting this condition. Sometimes it seems to help and sometimes not.



Re: Baker's Cyst surgery

Posted by
Sean on October 19, 2003 at 15:08:08:

In Reply to: Baker's Cyst surgery posted by Ellen on October 19, 2003 at 14:50:37:

Upon reading every archived question on Baker'sCysts I have an unanswered question or two. I was diagnosed w/a BC on Thursday which was measured at approx. 8cm and very painfull. I am on 25mg Coumadin once a day for a recent DVT caused from a Brown Recluse Spider bite on 8/28/03. I spent 19 days in the hospital before my INR and PT would become theraputic. My PT spiled to 6.9 on Thurs also so my Dr had me stop taking the blood thinner for the weekend. Well yesterday I awoke with a tremendous amount of relief as the BC had ruptured and relieved alot the preasure. Well within an hour I had a 2inch bruise which has become 6in square and almost black. Is this caused from the fluid release, the Coumadin?? Am I bleeding internally? Will the now inreades pain go away? And finally will this create another blood clot as I had a Venus Doppler done on Thurs and they told me there is no more clot. I am sorry for the long post, I am just very concerned and my Dr hasn't returned a call into his service. Thank you so very much for any help.



Re: Baker's Cyst surgery

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 20, 2003 at 06:54:05:

In Reply to: Re: Baker's Cyst surgery posted by Sean on October 19, 2003 at 15:08:08:

Hi,Sean.

Only the "doc on the spot" can answer these questions. Persist!

In my experience, only underwater exercises and flexibility exercises will help with this. If you do not put much weight on the pedals the bicycling should not hurt you too much.

Walt

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Re: Baker's Cyst surgery

Posted by Ellen on October 21, 2003 at 11:43:59:

In Reply to: Baker's Cyst surgery posted by Ellen on October 19, 2003 at 14:50:37:

Dr. Stoll,
Thank you for the info on biking with my Baker's cysts. I will continue my rides. Most of the time, riding moderately fast for 30 minutes 3 times a week seems to help the flexibility of my knee and also seems to reduce the swelling.

I am also now meditating for 20 minutes twice each day and this has had a profound effect on my condition. I can hardly believe it, but after only a few days my pain level has been reduced by about 50%. Needless to say, I've got a lot of motivation to keep this up! Since I doubt if I'm really entering a profound meditative state, I can hardly wait to see the results when I become more proficient!

Thank you so much for having this website!



Re: Baker's Cyst surgery (SR TESTIMONIAL)

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 22, 2003 at 07:34:14:

In Reply to: Re: Baker's Cyst surgery posted by Ellen on October 21, 2003 at 11:43:59:

Thanks, Ellen.

Persist.

Walt

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