Bone breaks around the knee :
4 mnths since metal removed from tib plat fracture - - Posted by rliddle (rliddle), 12 August 2003
well hello all. i've not been on here for a couple of months as have been kind of getting myself abit fitter after i had the metal work removed in my knee 1st april this year. tib plateau fracture occurred may last year and thats when the metal was put in. anyhow. rom is v.good except still have restriction and discomfort in centre of knee cap area so unable to lunge, crouch and bend with weight, am working like a gooden to strengthen and retrain old disused muscles though to help correct this as it seems its all now due to bad posture and using muscles incorrectly over the past few months. but i have new news, i've been chatting on different type of websites recently as it seems i'm 3 months pregnant. wow. wot a shocker but am overjoyed. suddenly i'm in a rush to get movement and strength increased. abit concerned that cannot crouch below about 1 inch! especially with giant bump coming along. oh well, shall maybe have to learn break dancing or something, there must be other ways of picking something off the floor when you have large baby bump in front of you, other than crouching or squatting. anyhow, good luck all of you and i hope that Pat_AE and meg are doing well. meg, i hope you enjoyed your travels in July. I'm having physio and gym assistance and swimming and wotnot all several times a week as weeks really count at the moment. shall keep you posted. hope all you brits doing ok in this intense heatwave we've had for almost 2 weeks. is bloomin awful innit? i long for autumn. i'm a cold sunny day type of person.
kindest regards. Rhona.
Posted by lizl (lizl), 13 August 2003
Well, CONGRTULATIONS! Is the new baby joining siblings, or is it your first?
Good luck with the pregnancy and continued knee recovery. You'll need a bit of bend, after all, for the lovely stirrups!
Posted by rliddle (rliddle), 13 August 2003
gee thanks for that. i'm told by the midwife they dont use stirrups these days. have been to the maternity ward and suchlike and this appears correct. i can bend it in the air anyhow, just not crouch while standing. they dont beleive it will be a problem and assure me women with far worse and more restrictions manage just fine. i'll choose to hang onto that thought i think. plus its ages away yet. yep its my first.
Posted by Pat_A.E. (Pat_A.E.), 13 August 2003
Rliddle- Wonderful news! Congratulations on everything - the baby and your continued recovery. I bet your PT can help you work with the ever enlarging midsection and your knee issues. This is such an exciting time I hope you will make the most of it.
Posted by kgrosskurth (Kathy G), 14 August 2003
Thanks for the update Rhona. I am sure you will continue to recover up to the time the baby arrives. Just stay out of the heat and drink lots of water (good for both of ya!!). All the best to you and the new addition!
Posted by rliddle (rliddle), 14 August 2003
thankyou pat and kathy, so much. wonderful replies there and very pleasant surprise. yep keeping out of heat already and sup about 6pints of water a day and eat about 12 fat free vanilla yoghurts! no idea why, just love them soooo much lately. oh well, dont suppose they hurt. do hope knee improves considerably before bump gets much bigger. exciting and new times ahead i guess. meanwhile my consultant at the hospital has said 'see you in a year'! there's nothing he can do as far as getting in there and snooping around while i'm pregnant so poss arthroscopy in 12 months. oodles of physio over foreseeable months though and am also swimming for england (or at least it feels like it) and doing gentle gym work with a personal trainer who's working with me for the knee injury and pregnancy too so thats all gotta be good. way too hot here in sunny south east england though. am sick of it being mid and late 30's all the time. need a cool breeze desperatley. although ironically i'm off to menorca for a week shortly, shall probably live and spend the week under a rock by the sea or something.
all the best to you both.
Posted by Maz (Maz), 19 August 2003
Having just had my hardware removed, it's good to hear you're still progressing. You're also on about the same timeline, since I broke my tib originally in June last year... so good to hear your progress.
Also great to hear the baby news, and how you're coping. We were thinking about it before my surgeon said 'more surgery'.. but now the hardware is out... once I'm back FWB we'll think again.
I hear the heatwave broke at last... my parents went back home to Kent this weekend having just spent 2 rainy weeks with me here in the NE USA worrying whether their fish were surviving. It seems they were OK.
Congrats on the baby-2-b, and stay in touch as you get on... it'll be exciting as well as sharing your tips on knees and preggers.
Posted by rliddle (rliddle), 19 August 2003
hi maz, thanks for that. wow, likewise, as in we also were contemplating a family after i'd recovered from initial op, then like you, was advised to hang in there and wait, unbeleivably ironic timing as werent trying at all, but then again werent 'not' trying so i guess it shouldnt have been that much of a shock, but it was. a huge one. i keep having mixed feelings, fear, shock, panic, joy, bliss, fear shock etc...! maybe this is why it all takes 9 months. yep its cooling ever so slightly here, i know kent well, although i'm about 80 miles north of it. we've still not had any rain now for over a month but there's promise of it occassionally. roll on autumn i reckon. i'm done with summer. been way too hot. why is it also that stores and websites mirraculously never stock for summer re air con units etc? they're all long gone by june each year? hohum. we hope to be prepared for next summer anyhow.
all the best with your recovery too, my dog is pushing my arm and throwing it in the air with his giant strong nose, guess its his hintful way of saying 'walk! now!' cheeky wotsit. t'rar for now. feel free to keep in touch, i'm on email as firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like.
Posted by Maz (Maz), 20 August 2003
Yes how ironic! I hope I don't quite have your success since I also have to wait until my immigration shots bed in (September and counting....). I know we all had rubella at school when we were 11, but when I got tested here I got told I wasn't immune to mumps or chicken pox.... so I had to have the shots. My mum swears I got the shots when I was a baby, but they must have worn off. I was one of the few kids who never caught them in the playground.
So, if you're 80 miles north, you must be in Essex or Herfordshire, or Cambridgeshire (somewhere around there). I lived in Herts until 2 years ago when we moved here with work. My surgeon for my right knee ACL recon was in Potters Bar.
Its not a very British thing to have Aircon units... here you can go to home depot and they're stacked to the ceiling in preparation for those who don't have it, but many newer houses (like mine) have it built in from the start. Thank goodness since it can get HOT here too.
Mind you... I think I need to consider getting a generator now...after last weeks blackout. I was in recovery at the time from my surgery and all the lights were flashing. With the drugs, and the fact my machine kept bleeping because I have this bad sub-concious habit of holding my breath (making the machines think I was dead), I wondered if I was on my way to heaven or something!
Stay in touch, and don't let the doggy trip you up!
PS: I'll add you to my email...but until blaster virus is over I'm holding out on emails.
Posted by rliddle (rliddle), 20 August 2003
gosh yes, hertfordshire it is. in the upper most north part. have lived in this county since 8 yrs old. have moved around all over and know pretty much the county inside out from top to bottom and left to right. so where are you now then? did you say u.s? what made you leave herts/england?
sure i understand re blast virus. i have my own company and I.T. is our thing. have had to recruit 7 adtional contractors just to help combat how severely our most major customers were hit with the virus. all going well now though. i'm fine at home thanks to good ole firewall technology etc...
what a hectic week at work it is this week. today the most busiest yet. is only 9pm and am now heavily contemplating soft music, candles and falling asleep when i just happened to do so while laying in bed. am bushed!
ah so am i right in understanding from your note that you only very recently had hardware removed? if so, may i just say what a breeze it was? i was amazed and expected pain and restricted mobility similar to the first time around but nope. how are you feeling with it at the moment? did you keep your hardware? i asked to keep mine, is amazing. looks just like what you'd fit a door with! am glad its out though.
take care for now and keep smilin.
Posted by Maz (Maz), 20 August 2003
My husband used to love Windsurfing at Grafham. You can't be far from there.
We moved to Connecticut. We both got transferred here with work. I still travel back occasionally on business (about once a month).
Wow it must be a nightmare for you, since I know our IT people are leaving daily voicemails updating us on how they're combatting all the blaster varients. You're right, I should be OK at home, since we're up to date with our virus software.
Sounds really hectic for you - and you're pregnant....so a long bubbly bath with candles and good music sounds great for the relaxation.
Yup I had my hardware removed last Thursday. My surgeon held out for a while on taking the decision trying other things first to try and get my body used to it.
It really isn't as bad as I expected either. I'm on a stick still (my surgeon said I may need it for a while to protect from rebreakage whilst the holes fill in (I had a plate and 9 screws)), but there are moments I'm not sure I need it. I am having the odd shooting pain down the inside of my shin when I walk, and I'm not sure of the cause, but am not sweating it considering its only been a few days. I've got full motion back, and am doing the regular exersizes to make sure I don't lose muscle bulk. Luckily he signed me off work for a little while to next monday, since walking has always been my most painful activity and I'm not sure I could walk the corridors at work yet.
Hope you're pressure eases up (though being your company, it must be good to have the extra business ).
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