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Linda Bertoncini wrote:

> Linda Bertoncini wrote:
>
> > I am so discouraged!  Just got back from PT where I was told that there
> > was no point in continuing as my knee is only getting worse.  There is
> > more edema and pain than before despite no hiking!  Orangebug, Sharon,
> > Iceman and others have been great with support and information.!  I
> > realize that it is complicated because of the brain surgery (AVM) last
> > year.  That has thrown off my center of gravity etc. etc.  I keep trying
> > to get other referrals, no appointments for a long time.  Any
> > suggestions?  I have licked alot of other problems, medical and
> > otherwise, and am sure there is a solution to this one .Right now it
> > feels kind of bleak!  I just want to go and sit on top of Springer or
> > Blood or Blue or any mountain on the trail and think and I can't hike
> > there, not even slack pack.  But where there is a will there is a way!
> > Sixteen months ago after my surgery I couldn't walk unassisted.....and a
> > couple of months ago I hiked over 100 miles on a section hike.  I had
> > been doing 2 to 4 day hikes several times a month and just living for
> > them!  Trying to believe that anything is possible!  Trying to hang on
> > and dream.......Linda from Atlanta  P.S.  BTW, there is a nice mountain
> > hiking picture (Alaska) on the Caribou Coffee house walls here in
> > Atlanta area. If anyone from here wants to meet sometime and have coffee
> > with me, pretend we are up there on top, feel free to e-mail me!
> >
> > --
> > Though we exist as separate species,
> > our fates are connected universally.
>
> --
> MZ
>
>   --------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: ITBS
> Date: Tue, 08 Dec 1998 19:16:18 -0500
> From: Linda Bertoncini <linda_vb@bellsouth.net>
> To: at-1@backcountry.net
>
> I am so discouraged!  Just got back from PT where I was told that there
> was no point in continuing as my knee is only getting worse.  There is
> more edema and pain than before despite no hiking!  Orangebug, Sharon,
> Iceman and others have been great with support and information.!  I
> realize that it is complicated because of the brain surgery (AVM) last
> year.  That has thrown off my center of gravity etc. etc.  I keep trying
> to get other referrals, no appointments for a long time.  Any
> suggestions?  I have licked alot of other problems, medical and
> otherwise, and am sure there is a solution to this one .Right now it
> feels kind of bleak!  I just want to go and sit on top of Springer or
> Blood or Blue or any mountain on the trail and think and I can't hike
> there, not even slack pack.  But where there is a will there is a way!
> Sixteen months ago after my surgery I couldn't walk unassisted.....and a
> couple of months ago I hiked over 100 miles on a section hike.  I had
> been doing 2 to 4 day hikes several times a month and just living for
> them!  Trying to believe that anything is possible!  Trying to hang on
> and dream.......Linda from Atlanta  P.S.  BTW, there is a nice mountain
> hiking picture (Alaska) on the Caribou Coffee house walls here in
> Atlanta area. If anyone from here wants to meet sometime and have coffee
> with me, pretend we are up there on top, feel free to e-mail me!
>
> --
> Though we exist as separate species,
> our fates are connected universally.



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