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Re: OS Allograph????
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2003, 09:50:23 AM »
Kari,
Your weight is also going to be an issue whatever you have done. You would be wise to consider it a part of your problem and an important element in your treatment.
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Re: OS Allograph????
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2003, 04:06:56 AM »
Dear Kari

Your letter almost put me to tears.  It was so sad.  I could feel your frustration in wanting to loose the weight and wanting to play and spend time with your kids.  I am experiencing the same problem.  I am also from the London Canada area and my doctor is Dr. Mac Leod.  My injury was a result of a fall on a patch of ice. (Which I am currently suing the company)
I miss playing tag, and I can't shop for as long (blessing in discuise) my knee just can't take it.  I can't run, and walking for more then an hour is killer.  
But with all this I try to think about this:  it could be worse!
I get sad, but then I am thankful for the privilage of even being able to walk at all, being able to see.  Sometimes it works sometimes not.  I've posted this comment before and I will recommend it to you.  Try yoga (with your doctors approval) You can still loose weight, tighten muscles, you balance will improve, as well as it teaches you relaxation techniques.  So when you do experience pain, you will know how to breath properly and to take it one step at a time.
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Re: OS Allograph????
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2003, 05:14:01 PM »
Knee Guru.
I agree about needing to get the weight off.  It's probably part of the problem at this stage.  I have hired a personal trainer to complement my physiotherapist.  I have also signed on with a nurtritionist.  I am committed to doing the best I can with this injury. ;)

I got the OR reports from my original injury and my scope.  I also have my CT and X-rays now.  I have faxed some questions regarding options to my OS, but have not yet heard back (1 week ago today).  I will place another call today to make sure they received the fax.  You hate to be the "P.I.T.A." patient, but gosh it's hard to get answers!!!!

Thanks for your advice, and this site! ;)
Kari
1994: ACL reconstruction
Aug 2002:  Tibial Plateau fracture
July 2003:  Osteochondral allograft; 1 year non weight bearing

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Re: OS Allograph????
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2003, 06:06:36 PM »
I too have had an allograft in july last year it is a big undertaking and you will be out of action for a while see my journal.
It has been a long haul and I still have a few problems but my knee is more stable than it has been in years, but it wouldnt be suggested to you unless the os thought it was absolutely necessary.
I too had to loose weight so I increased my activities as much as I could and have cut back big style however it has taken me nearly 2 years to lose 3 stone and i still have 2 and a half stone to lose but it has helped and I am determined to lose the rest you can do it.
I am on crutches permanent and I use a wheelchair so i understand how hard it an be when you are not so mobile but to be honest it has boosted my confidence more thatn helped my knees and it has given me more energy being lighter too so good luck and feel free to chat further to me
H xxx ;)