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Re: I got a new knee - TKR 10th july 06
« Reply #600 on: December 04, 2006, 05:38:46 AM »
Nervous energy has taken over me.   I had a lovely bubble bath around 8:30  and now started to organize  and toss out  things.   ( I tried to do this last week but stupid leg thing stopped me - The good leg feels better thank god .. )

I slept most of the day.  Downloaded a few Jane Austin books and got to find my MP3 player.   There is something comforting about Pride and Predjuice , Emma and sense and sensibility.  I dragged out my DVD collection and it will go good with my portable DVD christmas pressie.


I am gathering my cosmetic bag for the hospital.    Face cleanser. soap. Ponds face clothes, toothbrush, tooth paste.. mouth wash. Dental floss. Lipgloss, Ponytail holders, glasses.  contact lenses.
Slippers, housecoat,  Undies, Jammies.

Hoping my bike ride ends tomorrow.  Close timing to have a bike ride so close to surgery.

Anja,  I started to read your post op journal from the start.   I must admit..  I know its all true.. the pain.. dont try to sugar coat it..   I know it will be tuff the first three days..
Bonnie,    I have to catch you..    Please call me before my surgery.
Hoppy saw your pics  only 10 staples.  I should be so lucky.    I see you had your own staple remover.  Handy item around this place.

Anja how many staples did you have?
Bonnie how many staples did you have?

The staple club.

I got my stash from Lush and have been taking so many bubble baths this week.  I have the softest skin for the doctor to hack my leg bits and mend them back

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Re: I got a new knee - TKR 10th july 06
« Reply #601 on: December 04, 2006, 07:40:55 AM »
Hi Annie
22 staples for the main scar and 4 more for the computer probes - so not too many compared to some!

Leave the contact lenses at home - you will be in and out of sleep so won't be able to use them - take your glasses.

I took mine and wasn't allowed to use them - they said they didn't want to be removing stuck or lost in eyes lenses! Yuck!

So it is tomorrow Tues isn't it?
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: I got a new knee - TKR 10th july 06
« Reply #602 on: December 04, 2006, 11:45:14 AM »
Yes Tuesday is tomorrow..  My last sleep. ..  I am not sure if I can call last night sleep.

Dec 6 is knee day

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Re: I got a new knee - TKR 10th july 06
« Reply #603 on: December 04, 2006, 04:15:52 PM »
Annie.
44 staples for me, but my scar is the exception, not the rule.

hoping you fall off your bike by tommorow, too  ;)

yes, we must connect, I will be home until 2pm today.

bonnie
1969 - LK partial meniscus removal
1987 - LK arthroscopy, 4 mos non-weight bearing, 6 wks full leg cast
1988 - LK arthroscopy
1991 - LK arthroscopy
1994 - LK allograft, open incision
1996 & 2001 - LK arthroscopy
10/10/06 - LTKR

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Re: I got a new knee - TKR 10th july 06
« Reply #604 on: December 04, 2006, 04:42:47 PM »
Well  I can say bike ride is over. One less worry.   Didnt sleep well last night..  Been sleeping this morning.  Still fiddling with the bag I want to take to the hospital.     I suppose it is keeping me busy.. Cant find where I put my mp3 player..  But I am using my old brief case for my dvd player. Family will have to bring that too me.. 

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Re: I got a new knee - TKR 10th july 06
« Reply #605 on: December 04, 2006, 07:21:04 PM »
hee hee - nearly there - just three more sleeps then!! - monday night , tuesday night and one for the op!
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: I got a new knee - TKR 10th july 06
« Reply #606 on: December 04, 2006, 07:24:59 PM »
I give up .. cant find my stinking mp3 player..   ..Declaring war on my room.

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Re: I got a new knee - TKR 10th july 06
« Reply #607 on: December 04, 2006, 07:27:01 PM »
it is hiding out with our snow globe!!
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: I got a new knee - TKR 10th july 06
« Reply #608 on: December 04, 2006, 07:46:24 PM »
hmmmmm.   Well  than I am screwed.. until you find the snow globe

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Re: I got a new knee - TKR 10th july 06
« Reply #609 on: December 04, 2006, 07:51:20 PM »
what is worse is that 3 chocolate santas are still missing from 2 yrs ago - how can a chocoholic convince everyone that she didn't eat them!
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: I got a new knee - TKR 10th july 06
« Reply #610 on: December 04, 2006, 08:00:22 PM »




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Re: I got a new knee - TKR 10th july 06
« Reply #611 on: December 04, 2006, 08:14:13 PM »
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: I got a new knee - TKR 10th july 06
« Reply #612 on: December 04, 2006, 08:28:45 PM »
So the tiny ones have gone missing? Maybe they melted.   ( melted in your mouf)

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Re: I got a new knee - TKR 10th july 06
« Reply #613 on: December 05, 2006, 06:06:20 PM »
Hey girls

Anj, hi babe, have I missed wishing Annie luck?

How are you, I've never heard thebike thing b4 new one for me to use yea! I say I'm in my flowers! Due on on my birthday! Grrr!

Only 4 sleeps until we pick up Oshe, soooo excited!
How are you feeling now, throat etc? I hope you haven't got a virus thingy, poor Anj.
Went Xmas shopping for 6 hours with mum and Tigger yesterday OMG they have stamina! Almost killed me but leg held out really well! Chuffed to ribbbons! Am all done now, all wrapped up and everything!

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Re: I got a new knee - TKR 10th july 06
« Reply #614 on: December 05, 2006, 08:04:25 PM »
wahey - fun birthday then grrr........

glad you got christmas all wrapped up - oh yeah - very tiny parcel coming your way for your tree - little housewarming thingy so look out for the postie!! hee hee - hope there is somewhere for him to leave it if you are not in - or I might have given you a trip to the post office ::) sorry hun.

Annie goes in tomorrow - we are a few hours ahead of her - so you should catch her before she goes.

So is Oshe coming on saturday - OMG she is gonna wreck your tree!! hee hee




hope you've recovered now from the marathon shop - personally i was
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 !)