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Offline TEGS77

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WEEK 5 NEW START
« on: September 03, 2006, 04:43:05 PM »
[center]HIYA [/center]i removed the last topic that was no good to anyone, only postives are good! onwards and upwards for everyone.
Hiya all,

its week 5 in my rehab now and wanted to start a new thread.

I felt over the last weeks scince op i ahve not improved but am amazed how much i have actually done.
i am still not walking properly,,,, but doing  alot better.

i am doing my exercises, going up stairs once a day and thinking positive.

thanks everyone for your support on here so far you really have been such a help in a difficult time for me.

I would like to say a big thank you to-ANJA, JULES AND LAURA AND NETTAN
who have really picked me upwhen i have been really low, thanks for your support.

everyday brings its new challenges and i am hopefully facing them! as i go along.

im seeing os on tuesday 1st time scince op to find out everything so that will be great.

Hope your all doing really well

LOTS OF LOVE AND LIGHTTEGS
« Last Edit: September 03, 2006, 05:17:14 PM by TEGS77 »
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Re: WEEK 5 NEW START
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2006, 05:33:57 PM »
Hi Tegs

Happy week 5

Good luck with the os on Tues  - sure it will be fine!
anj
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Re: WEEK 5 NEW START
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2006, 06:00:38 PM »
thanks anja been off pain killers for 2 days now x
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Re: WEEK 5 NEW START
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2006, 06:47:08 PM »
Good on ya tegs! well done, keep up the good work!

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4 meniscal repairs while waiting for MRI
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Re: WEEK 5 NEW START
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2006, 08:25:42 PM »
Hey Teresa,

Well done with getting off the pain meds. having said that - if you need them at any point then take them. There's no point in trying to deal with pain you can do something about.

Keep up with those exercises and your stiffness will go away.

We're all here to support you.

Take care,

Laura x
Left knee surgery
08/06/02-L/Release
13/08/03-Fulkerson TTT
05/06/05-Stabilisation & Medialisation/Tendon Transfer
13/01/06-Proximal Hamstring Superior Stabilisation
06/03/06-RSD/CRPS diagnosed
20/07/06 + 03/04/07-Excision of scar tissue
29/05/15-Arthroscopy
02/03/20-Left transfemoral amputation

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Re: WEEK 5 NEW START
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2006, 09:23:16 PM »
THANKS LAURA XX :)
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2006, 09:38:19 PM »
Hi Teresa,

If you have no pain now, just some stiffness, are you able to use just one crutch or no crutches yet? Don't do it unless you feel confident enough though. Maybe ask for advice about ditching your crutches from your OS on Tuesday.

I'm still using one or both of mine most of the time but I think now for me it's partly psychological and lack of confidence in my knee.

Have you found that heated pool yet? There must be one somewhere near to you, I'm sure. Alternatively, do you have a jacuzzi bathor know someone who does? It would work wonders with flexibility I reckon.

Take care,

Laura x
Left knee surgery
08/06/02-L/Release
13/08/03-Fulkerson TTT
05/06/05-Stabilisation & Medialisation/Tendon Transfer
13/01/06-Proximal Hamstring Superior Stabilisation
06/03/06-RSD/CRPS diagnosed
20/07/06 + 03/04/07-Excision of scar tissue
29/05/15-Arthroscopy
02/03/20-Left transfemoral amputation

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Re: WEEK 5 NEW START
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2006, 03:09:47 PM »
hiya,
im off my crutches around the house however i am walking very very odd!!
i wont go out without my crutches yet! im not quite bending the knee properly

I hope all this stiffenss and burning feelings go away soon, i know they are muscluar.

How are you?
im off to see OS tom x
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Re: WEEK 5 NEW START
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2006, 07:55:50 PM »
Been a bit down today, my walking is terrible around the house, i limp terrible, and cant stand with feet apart for longer than a minute i seem to be putting all the weight through good leg not operated leg.  will this eventually go.


Its been 5 weeks now and I thought i would be up and walking and all this back to normal, why is it taken so long,,,, its just a matter of patients, its really annoying me.
seeing os tom, will be asking him about all this.

I dont know whether i have trained my brain to think there is more wrong in the knee, or the muscle twinges and little stings and stiffness getting tome, does anyone know how long this will last.

on a postive note... kids go back to school tom. yeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaa
xx
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Re: WEEK 5 NEW START
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2006, 01:50:28 AM »
Hi - I think the preoccupation and worry continues for quite awhile!  Like years?....But the stiffness will abate over time; keep doing all the things you're doing - the exercises, moving, using ice, I agree w/Laura about pain meds or even ibuprofen or whatever works for you as needed, especially at night so you can rest.  I was fortunate to be able to use a friends' spa and that really helped me bend my leg and get the ROM, along with the PT.  You still have swelling that won't really go away for a few more weeks.  There was a point when I realized I was walking without thinking about it!  That was probably 8-10 weeks postop.  You're doing just right - just hang in there.  Recovery takes a long time.  the main thing is, you're upright, and moving, and making slow progress.
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6/2005 second one
severe osteoarthritis both knees
10/06 Hyalgen injection series
8/07 Synvisc injections
Pain meds, exercise, massage!
2/27/08 bilateral TKR's plus a bonus emergency arterial graft
5/14/08 doing better, ROM R124 and L138!

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Re: WEEK 5 NEW START
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2006, 08:53:33 AM »
Im off to see the os today, im going to have a chat with him and see what he says.
i am so scared to just got on with everyday things its driving me mad!

I hope thigns improve soon.
xtegsxx
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Re: WEEK 5 NEW START
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2006, 12:19:06 PM »
Hey Teresa,

Where are ya? You back frrom the OS yet? What did he say? Did you ask all the questions you wanted answers to?

Please let us know how you are.

Take care,

Laura x
Left knee surgery
08/06/02-L/Release
13/08/03-Fulkerson TTT
05/06/05-Stabilisation & Medialisation/Tendon Transfer
13/01/06-Proximal Hamstring Superior Stabilisation
06/03/06-RSD/CRPS diagnosed
20/07/06 + 03/04/07-Excision of scar tissue
29/05/15-Arthroscopy
02/03/20-Left transfemoral amputation

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Re: WEEK 5 NEW START
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2006, 12:26:19 PM »
hiya,
im just leaving to go and see him will be back by 4 thanks for asking x
tegs
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2006, 12:30:55 PM »
Good luck Sweetie.

You make sure he answers all your questions properly.

L.x
Left knee surgery
08/06/02-L/Release
13/08/03-Fulkerson TTT
05/06/05-Stabilisation & Medialisation/Tendon Transfer
13/01/06-Proximal Hamstring Superior Stabilisation
06/03/06-RSD/CRPS diagnosed
20/07/06 + 03/04/07-Excision of scar tissue
29/05/15-Arthroscopy
02/03/20-Left transfemoral amputation

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Re: WEEK 5 NEW START
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2006, 06:12:33 PM »
OK SEEN OS TODAY BUT IT WASNT THE ONE WHO DID THE OP IT WAS ONE OF HIS DOCTORS, HE SAID HE WAS PLEASED WITH ME AND SAID THERE WAS NO SWELLING AND HE THINKS THE TWINGES AND THINGS ARE FROM MUSCLES.

HE SAID KEEP GOING WITH THE PHYSIO.

HE SAID HE HAD REMOVED TORN DISCOED MENISCUS STILL HAVE SOME LEFT AND ALL IS OK
 WAS QUITE HAPPY WITH THIS I AHVE TO GO BACK IN 3 MONTHS,
ON THE WAY OUT I MUST HAVE WALKED FUNNY AS BIG SHOOTING PAIN IN CALF ON THE GOOD LEG- PULLED A MUSCLE
GOT REALLY FREAKED OUT FROM A PULLED MUSCLE! LOL

ANYWAY JUST GOT TO KEEP GOING NOW

THANKS ALL
TERSSA

SORRY ALL IN CAPITALS JUST REALISED,,,, NOT GOING TO CHANGE IT NOW X
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