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Persistant pain

Sep 28, 2012 - Comments: 0

Well I posted after 3 weeks about pain in the thigh and calf.  Here I am at 6+ weeks and still have the same issue. Surgeon this week said 15% of patients typically have this issue. (WHY ME!).  He sent me to my family doctor to discus sleeping medication and pain control medication.  My family doctor is much more concerned and suggests at 6 weeks most of the pain should be manageable and I should be fine sleeping.  Not so.  As I told the surgeon I have basically not slept at all since surgery.  One night I had 5 hours!  yeah. that was last week.
So my family doctor is sending for an...

Frustration

Sep 16, 2012 - Comments: 0

I am quite frustrated because I have been having so much trouble rehabbing my knee after the release of my scar tissue last year. I know I am still quite weak, but it just kills me that I am still in pain after almost a year out from the surgery. I can bend, but I still get stiffness and stabbing pains under the patella. Dr. Noyes said we could wait 5-10 years...

Surgery today

Sep 13, 2012 - Comments: 0

I didnt have the surgery until this week due to the surgeon was sick.  Well I didnt have ALL the hardware out, when they got in there it was a little worse than we thought, they took the screw out that was messing with that nerve and they found another one was going through the main bone (...

My Arthrofibrosis Story

Sep 06, 2012 - Comments: 0

My name is Lisa and I have suffered the agony of arthrofibrosis. I decided to start this blog for several reasons. 1) Because I have to give the Reader's Digest condensed version whenever someone inquires as to why I am walking with a cane.  2) I tire of hearing that I should be...

More surgery yet again....

Sep 03, 2012 - Comments: 0

Well knee has gone to hell after I had my stroke.  Im in alot of pain daily.  I fell back in May and really messed up the plate and screws.  Not only that but one of the screws has gone in too far and coming out the other side of my knee, you can litterally feel the screw under the skin.  Anyway finally got up to a orthopedic surgeon (lost insurance) and Im having surgery this upcoming Weds to take out the hardware and clean up the...

I WILL SURVIVE!!!

Jun 29, 2012 - Comments: 0

In the words of Gloria Gaynor..."

I WILLSURVIVE...as long as I know how to live..."

Well, I'm aware of my limitations once more.....and you know it's pretty rough when it happens prior to sipping your first cup of coffee in the morning!
Yesterday was an up and down day....literally. 
I've taught myself to not jump straight out of bed in the mornings....especially if I'd had one of those amazing dreams where everything is 'normal'....according to people without knee issues.  Which is weird, because yesterday wasn't one of those mornings. ...

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