KNEEtalk

The WAITING ROOM => Emotional/Spiritual help and encouragement => Topic started by: primetime on November 21, 2017, 12:45:30 AM

Title: Knee surgery #4; down, depressed and nervous
Post by: primetime on November 21, 2017, 12:45:30 AM
Hi all,

Been quite sometime since I've been on the board but life and circumstances have brought me back. In about 36 hours I will be going under the knife for the 4th time (2 time on my left knee). I tore my lateral meniscus about 6 weeks ago.

Having anything done to my left knee is very disconcerting because I'm a very competitive bowler and my left leg is my sliding leg. So I'm in for a tough rehab to get back up on the lanes in time for a big tournament in February. Combine that with being gimpy during the holidays and the whole thing is really wearing on me.

And of course, my little ones are scared at the prospect of me getting operated on.

It feels good to come here and vent, share, whine, etc. Wishing everyone pain free days ahead and a happy holiday season.....thanks for listening.
Title: Re: Knee surgery #4; down, depressed and nervous
Post by: Vickster on November 21, 2017, 01:23:51 AM
Is your knee locked or unstable? If so, is the surgery necessary at this time? Can you try rest and Physio? How old are you? If older and a degenerate tear, it could well keep tearing.

Try a brace for compression maybe?
Title: Re: Knee surgery #4; down, depressed and nervous
Post by: Brandon123 on November 21, 2017, 10:10:06 AM
Knee surgeries and rehab is definitely not any fun and the mental part is tough. I had a chondroplasty in my right knee 2009 and it was fine for several years, but now worse than ever. I don't like the thought of another surgery, and it would still only be my second.

You have gone through 3 already! No wonder you feel down...it is probably a quite normal reaction. But hey, don't forget that you have managed to get through all these surgeries over the years, and I'm sure you will get through this one as well!

Btw, how is your right knee doing?
Title: Re: Knee surgery #4; down, depressed and nervous
Post by: primetime on November 22, 2017, 02:25:39 AM
I'm 39. It was an acute tear.

I've already done a cortisone shot and braced it. Simply can't put it off if I want to be ready for tournament season.

And of course, because of limping and favoring the left leg, my right knee and back habe been barking quite a bit.

I'm about 16 hours out now; just hope I can get a good night's sleep. Thank you for the replies and thoughtful words.
Title: Re: Knee surgery #4; down, depressed and nervous
Post by: Vickster on November 22, 2017, 03:14:04 AM
Good luck for the surgery. Is the surgeon going to repair with stitches if he can, always better even though nwb and a longer rehab
Title: Re: Knee surgery #4; down, depressed and nervous
Post by: Brandon123 on November 22, 2017, 09:13:16 AM
Good luck and keep us posted on your recovery!