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Offline Steve_K

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Re: cat is back- 2yrs post TTT
« Reply #45 on: September 04, 2007, 02:10:47 PM »
Thanks for asking Cat....Me?...well, I was doing great until I had to move kid #2 in to college in Ill.  I swear the place is the hilly-est college on the planet.  I should have known when we went to visit and I commented to the Admission receptionist about how beautiful the campus was and she said 'yeah, if you're a billygoat'!  That, and of course she ended up on the 3rd floor of an elevator-less residence hall.  I'm still feeling the burn....

Thankfully, I have an endless prescription for happy knee pills :).  Don't know what I'd do without 'em.

Good luck with your travel plans and re-build.  Sounds like you're in good hands with your new doc.
8-04 RtK ACL Recon & Menisectomy, LK scope, patella shaving
1-05 LK synvisc & patella bracing
4-8-05 LK LR, VMO Advance, TTT
1-4-06 Screw removal
6-5-07 LK Arthroscopic chondroplasty, synovectomy
4-2013 RK oblique medial meniscus tear, ganglion cyst, baker's cyst - arthroscopy
11-19 staged bilat TKR

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Re: cat is back- 2yrs post TTT
« Reply #46 on: September 12, 2007, 01:19:15 AM »
I have a new official surgery date of Oct 18. I will be in the hospital for 1-2 days for a derotation of my femur near the hip, an undoing of my previous proximal and distal patella realignment, and excision of scar tissue. So far I know that CPM will be used in the hospital and an immoblizer when I get out. I will be NWB for at least 6 weeks but no wheels. My OS wants me up and moving. I will need to have some pre-op tests done as well as donate blood for the surgery. I am waiting on a packet of info before I can get that underway.† Guess itís safe to purchase plane tickets now.† ;D ;D
"Miserable malalignment"
 Lateral release, medial reefing, VMO advancement, and TTT-† 3/2/04
Screw removal- 5/24/05
Cortisone injection to pes anserine- 7/27/05
Femoral derotation osteotomy, TTT revision- 10/18/07

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Re: cat is back- 2yrs post TTT
« Reply #47 on: September 12, 2007, 02:33:05 PM »
Woo-Hoo.......er....maybe 'gulp' :o.  October is beautiful in the northern states....will you stay in a hotel for awhile after the op?  Can't imagine a plane ride would be much fun for quite some time after all you're having done.

Good luck!
8-04 RtK ACL Recon & Menisectomy, LK scope, patella shaving
1-05 LK synvisc & patella bracing
4-8-05 LK LR, VMO Advance, TTT
1-4-06 Screw removal
6-5-07 LK Arthroscopic chondroplasty, synovectomy
4-2013 RK oblique medial meniscus tear, ganglion cyst, baker's cyst - arthroscopy
11-19 staged bilat TKR

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Re: cat is back- 2yrs post TTT
« Reply #48 on: September 13, 2007, 11:47:18 PM »
Hey there Steve,
have the hinges recovered from the hills of Ill?

I'll be having lots of "fun". Believe it or not, my OS as well as his nurse seem to think I can fly back 4 days post op.† :o They say that one of their patients flew all the way to Hawaii after a similar surgery.† I should have asked what condition the patient was in when she arrived...

Here's hoping for lots of mind altering drugs,
 ;D ;D
"Miserable malalignment"
 Lateral release, medial reefing, VMO advancement, and TTT-† 3/2/04
Screw removal- 5/24/05
Cortisone injection to pes anserine- 7/27/05
Femoral derotation osteotomy, TTT revision- 10/18/07

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Re: cat is back- 2yrs post TTT
« Reply #49 on: September 14, 2007, 02:05:17 PM »
Seriously....4 days?  I can't imagine...don't even tell me your tickets are coach...

Hinges?  I'm keepin' em oiled.  Budwiser works good.

Peace - Steve
8-04 RtK ACL Recon & Menisectomy, LK scope, patella shaving
1-05 LK synvisc & patella bracing
4-8-05 LK LR, VMO Advance, TTT
1-4-06 Screw removal
6-5-07 LK Arthroscopic chondroplasty, synovectomy
4-2013 RK oblique medial meniscus tear, ganglion cyst, baker's cyst - arthroscopy
11-19 staged bilat TKR