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British? Do you use the NHS service or opt for private health care?

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Offline UK Girl !

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Re: Hating the NHS today!
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2006, 10:31:56 PM »
Hi hop
Thanks for your good wishes.

I am going to the kent and sussex at hosp in tunbridge wells,kent

going to bed as well - work tomorrow- lucky I like my job!
night all
anja
1978 - ruptured acl and all cartalidge removed.
several debridements over years
TKR 10TH JULY 2006 http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=28257.0  Aug 07 patellar maltracking - more physio! Still pain - but so much better !
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Re: Hating the NHS today!
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2006, 02:59:01 PM »
if you get this extra cartilage removed you can do whatever you want with it! grow it use it keep it in a jar i dont care, i just want it out!  if he removes the synovium it will get rid of it temporarily at least, but it is about 50:50 whether it will come back  or not.  i just want rid of it, i dont care how long i spend recovering if theres a chance it will get better.  i should get an appointment with the OS in wigan in april sometime, but then its 6 months after that for an op if he'll do somehitng.  im a little concerned the other os thought i had a torn meniscus because the symptoms i explained ive had since this whole thing started, so if its torn its probably annihilated by now.  oh well i never wanted a life anyway!  as for the guinea pigs:
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thats the babies
About 10 years of pain, 3 arthroscopys, and still no help with my condition or my current problem.  And I'm only 20!

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Re: Hating the NHS today!
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2006, 03:05:06 PM »
Hi Charlotte

Weeny tiny weeny cute things! (Said in baby language! lol) I want one  ;D (Not allowed boooo!)

April isn't so long away and if when you see him you tell him everything you've told us he might put you on the NHS waiting list as an emergency case thus at least halfing the waiting time. If you tell him how it is and are honest I thnk you stand a good chance.
50:50 odds are ok too, if it does grow back do you know the rate of which it can grow etc? Or is it a subject that is totally out threre?

How is it feeling today?
Hop

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Re: Hating the NHS today!
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2006, 03:32:11 PM »
hi hop
it can grow back within a few months, of be fine for years before it begins to grow back. to be honest im more worried about it urning cancerous.  theres only like 20 reported cases of it turning cancerous, but then theres only like 20 reported cases of it in children and i had it when i was 10.  so im a little worried.  i know its stupidly unlikely, but if you do get it its a cut off your leg approach, not conservative at all! 
today i was walking into uni and it collapsed on me, then i got to uni and it locked. it locked last night aswell.  its awful, and the painkillers are silly, but theyre the only ones that work.  overall not agood day, but not the worst its been.  bu ti get to go back home to suffolk tomorrow (im at york uni) so i can see my ponny again!
how are you today?
charlotte
About 10 years of pain, 3 arthroscopys, and still no help with my condition or my current problem.  And I'm only 20!

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Re: Hating the NHS today!
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2006, 03:48:43 PM »
So all in all your knee has been naughty and rubbish today. Do you use crutches to get about to and during uni?
Also if the C word did occur could you not have a TKR? Would that not remove the offending parts?

What is the name of your pony? I love going home to see my parents they always spoil me it's great. The first thing I do which is a bit cheeky is go and check out the fridge to find what I call 'mum food' yum! Hopefully you will have an really lovely relaxing weekend to recharge your batteries.

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Re: Hating the NHS today!
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2006, 07:01:17 PM »
hi
yeah i have been using crutches, but i have to walk a mile to get to uni every day.  apparently if cancer does develop there is no option other than chop it off, because its in the bone by then and spreading, not just in the knee joint. 
my pony is called Desert Moon,, or Taffie.  my mum doesnt spoil me at all, but my dad does, and theres no nice food in the house either!  and i start work on monday, in a lab, hoping my knee holds up coz its a very good pay for a temp job.
Charlotte
About 10 years of pain, 3 arthroscopys, and still no help with my condition or my current problem.  And I'm only 20!

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Re: Hating the NHS today!
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2006, 10:27:52 AM »
Hi Charlotte, anja and anyone else  ;)

Hope everyone is having a good knee day today. I have had some great news this morning, I called the waiting list lady who said she had not received any letter! However she has marked me down as an urgent case anyway so I now have to wait for an assessment hoorah! I was down as July so any time before that will be a bonus! Fingers crossed the assessment comes through quickly. Strange thing though, she said my OS only does half a day a week in surgery!

Desert moon is a lovely name. Good luck with the lab job sounds interesting. How are you feeling today?
Hop
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Re: Hating the NHS today!
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2006, 11:00:43 AM »
Great news Hop  :D

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Re: Hating the NHS today!
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2006, 10:26:49 PM »
hi hop
today is bad, my painkillers are making me feel very bad.  now going to attempt to understand my MRI scans because my copies came through the post today.

glad to hear you're making progress with the NHS

Charlotte
About 10 years of pain, 3 arthroscopys, and still no help with my condition or my current problem.  And I'm only 20!

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Re: Hating the NHS today!
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2006, 08:24:08 PM »
Hi Hop
thats good news
we will prob be spending our rehab on here! as mine is 26/6

Apparently that is not unusual for an OS to have only half to one day in theatre - at our hosp there are about 7 orthopaedic consultants so I suppose if they only have one theatre  / per day then they wont get that much time, but they do operate on a bit of a conveyer belt service - the anaestatist prob spends more time with you than the surgeon.
good luck getting that date
1978 - ruptured acl and all cartalidge removed.
several debridements over years
TKR 10TH JULY 2006 http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=28257.0  Aug 07 patellar maltracking - more physio! Still pain - but so much better !
BIOMET AGC  TKR  (with 10 yr warranty !)

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Re: Hating the NHS today!
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2006, 09:36:44 PM »
Thanks Anja

I'll be checking my post box every night now in anticipation of the letter coming! Sad eh! What are you having done?

I can't wait to be in recovery, just want to get it over and done with, I hae the waiting!

Hop

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Re: Hating the NHS today!
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2006, 12:13:15 PM »
Hi Hop
I am having a TKR on my right leg.
What is a fulkerson and LR?
Anj
1978 - ruptured acl and all cartalidge removed.
several debridements over years
TKR 10TH JULY 2006 http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=28257.0  Aug 07 patellar maltracking - more physio! Still pain - but so much better !
BIOMET AGC  TKR  (with 10 yr warranty !)

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Re: Hating the NHS today!
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2006, 01:06:09 PM »
Hi Anja

Hope you are having a nice lazy Sunday. Have a look at this link at the animations for LR Lateral Realease and Tibial Tuberccle Transfer (Fulkersons is a type of TTT) It shows TKR too.
Click on I agree then knee and then the different types of surgery.

http://www.kneehippain.com/patient/animations.html

Hop
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Re: Hating the NHS today!
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2006, 07:11:37 PM »
hi hop
had a look , so how long do you have to be in hospital and then how long rehab - is it NWB for any time?
1978 - ruptured acl and all cartalidge removed.
several debridements over years
TKR 10TH JULY 2006 http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=28257.0  Aug 07 patellar maltracking - more physio! Still pain - but so much better !
BIOMET AGC  TKR  (with 10 yr warranty !)

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Re: Hating the NHS today!
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2006, 08:03:13 PM »
Hi Anja

I'm not totally sure as to what the reocovery etc will be like yet as when I saw my OS the last time and he said this is what I have to have done I was so upset that I didn't take anything in and didn't ask any questions, Ijust wanted to get out and have a fag!!! I do remember him saying about an immobilizer and a brace adn being in hopsital for at least 3 days and not being able to drive for some time. From what I have read on here different OS's have different protocals in terms of NWB, but probably about a month ish?? I know it sounds sick but I can't wait to get into hospital! Can't wait to be able to walk without pain, and hopefully I will be able to bend and get myself up off the floor. NOt walking like I have pooed myself will be a bonus!! Tee Hee

Have you had much done before? What's brought you to TKR?
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