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Offline fishy

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #975 on: January 21, 2014, 05:53:10 PM »
Frank, I felt fortunate to have a VA hospital here in Anchorage.  I got amazing results from my OS and PT docs.  It started in admit via a battle hardened male nurse that took one look at me and diagnosed my affliction, then a compassionate doctor with tons of experience with knee issues.  My PT doc had never rehabbed a double RPT so we just winged it.  I am a 67 year old male and I grunted and moaned my way thru each PT session...I was way older than the airborne studs I rehabbed with....but I stepped up and gave as much good kidding as I got.  Your joke at end of your last posting made me crack up....attitude will help with recovery.  I just had two visits to the chiropractor last week to undo the sore back I got from over extending my workout at the gym (too much weight way too soon).  The good news is you and I (and all the other RPTers) will recover from this and we will all learn lessons about our selves. Keep the faith and be patient...  bob


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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #976 on: January 21, 2014, 06:50:05 PM »
Bob. Thanks for the reminder that there is another Senior Citizen here amongst all these young studs! We are supposed to be the group most prone to these injuries.
 
Keep up the lightheartedness folks!
Stuart Rulka
Complete RQT Aug2 2013
Surgery Aug3 2013
Resumed work Aug6 2013

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #977 on: January 21, 2014, 08:36:33 PM »
So what am I, at 57? Old geezer or young stud? Most of the time I feel like an old geezer. The Doc last week was pleased with my progress, I can start working on eccentrics today at PT. The Doc wants to see me one last time on February 25th.  I am getting more confident in my walking every day.  The PT has me standing on one leg and throwing a weighted ball to a mini trompoline that is tilted and catch it and throw it again, it is difficult.

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Bilateral quadriceps tendon rupture 10/1/13
Surgery 10/2/13

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #978 on: January 21, 2014, 11:38:52 PM »
Mojo. Definitely sound like a young stud to me! Certainly compared to the over 65s. I was doing the ball rebounding, do you do the balance board as well? I found that tiring.
Keep up the good work.
Stuart Rulka
Complete RQT Aug2 2013
Surgery Aug3 2013
Resumed work Aug6 2013

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #979 on: January 22, 2014, 12:19:53 AM »
Watch it Stuart....us "over 65" are insulted by your remarks...you were referring to IQ, weren't you???  LOL.  Take care all, its time for my nap....






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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #980 on: January 22, 2014, 01:02:41 AM »
Stuart, they have one of the balance boards at the PT office, I have not used it yet. They strapped me in to a Biodex machine that works the quads at 3 different speeds. I can feel them tonight a bit.
Bilateral quadriceps tendon rupture 10/1/13
Surgery 10/2/13

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #981 on: January 22, 2014, 03:55:09 AM »
Bob. The "us" you refer to would appear to be you and me! I may have to disqualify myself however if you were referring to IQ !
Mojo, I didn't have access to any fancy machines, but sounds like it did you good, envy you that. For me I put on my headlamp and went for a hike in the dark!


A little scary,  we have lost two people to heart attacks on our local mountains in the last 10 days. One of them the long time leader of our local Search and Rescue Organization !
Stuart Rulka
Complete RQT Aug2 2013
Surgery Aug3 2013
Resumed work Aug6 2013

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #982 on: January 22, 2014, 04:34:03 AM »
Stuart, a little humor goes a long way.  Please believe me when I say I am tired of my little pains and I want my legs back.  Humor is the lubrication that gets me out of my head and back to the gym. When I am having my pity party I just have to remember all the people on this website and I begin to feel better.  I have attended two funerals since my accident and both died young and the parents of both young men would gladly swap their pain with mine. So keep posting on this website and I will do the same and together we can get thrum this ....

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #983 on: January 23, 2014, 08:44:52 AM »
Trampolines?  Balls?  I am very excited by the prospect.  It's not too late for me to aspire to join the England setup before the World Cup.  Or the rest of you.  It's not age which will hold you back so much as not having the right passport, but I am sure we can have a whipround of grandparents of various nations and share them out to get everyone on the plane.

Frank, you have an uncanny instinct for the heart of the matter - veterans of the American War found nobody really wanted to talk about it as it was all a bit embarrassing.  Indeed, one reason they knew George III was a bit mad during the first Regency crisis (1788) is that he was suddenly banging on about the loss of America in a way that would have been quite normal just 10 years before.  Incidentally, the British commander's memoirs of the campaign - written to justify and explain - weren't published until 1954.

Wonder whether it's worth asking your OS for an MRI.  Can be enlightening (in my case discovering a meniscus tear, which might or might not have been incident/antecedent to the main injury).
L RQT 2 April 2007
R RQT 22 October 2013
Surgical repair 5 November 2013
First two leg bath 28 November 2013
First standard cycle commute into London 6 March 2014

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #984 on: January 24, 2014, 07:11:23 PM »
I have taken the first step to a second opinion and will see a chap ( a professor no less) who specialises in knee sports injuries, hopefully RQT appears in his CV, for this pleasure I will be relieved of 190.

I am a little reticent to see him purely for the reason of not wanting to p off my own surgeon, however I am told that my surgeon will not know (unless they read these forums...fora....what is the plural of forum?) of my visit to another surgeon unless he writes a letter etc, but of course he won't do that without my permission.

We will see what Monday brings

Onwards and upwards mes amis
Ruptured (complete) quadriceps tendon 14 April 2013
Surgical repair 19 April 2013
Scar tissue surgically released 17 December 2013

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #985 on: January 24, 2014, 08:29:11 PM »
Frank, I am glad you are seeking another "opinion".  I think you will be amazed at what the 2nd OS might have to say....you and only you are responsible for your care....we here at this forum are concerned with your progress... keep us updated, and we will do the same.  And if your OS DOES happen to read your postings that only shows that he is trying to keep up on the subject of Knee repair!   Bob

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #986 on: January 26, 2014, 03:41:14 AM »
Yes always get a second or third opinion when things are not going how you think they should...

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #987 on: January 26, 2014, 11:02:33 PM »
Maybe I can attribute this too to Global Warming! I the last two weeks two of my closest friends have trashed knee ligaments, a third broke his back!
 Unfriend  requests can be understood!
Bottom line is the most recent happened on Friday night. Her need seemed greater than mine so I donated my brace for her to stabilize her damaged knee till she can get a new one (brace that is),tomorrow. Had to do my hike today without my security blanket, a little nerve racking but significantly faster! I would like to think this means a return to normal, my conservative nature however suggests continuing to wear it once the snow returns. Global Warming permitting!
Stuart Rulka
Complete RQT Aug2 2013
Surgery Aug3 2013
Resumed work Aug6 2013

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #988 on: January 26, 2014, 11:56:23 PM »
You know, Stuart, I think compared to the average that's quite a high mileage knee brace you're talking about there...

About to hit the road for a week with no more of that invalid assistance stuff at airports.  Slightly in two minds about not taking the brace, except that it hasn't seen any use for the last two weeks and why would foreign fields be any different from home ones when they're flat?  Strange experience last night and this morning when each step up the stairs felt like a small pin was being stuck into the top of the knee - and then at about lunchtime, it was gone (and the knee felt stronger than before).

Frank, good luck tomorrow and let us know how you get on.  And have a great, recovering and safe week, all of you.
L RQT 2 April 2007
R RQT 22 October 2013
Surgical repair 5 November 2013
First two leg bath 28 November 2013
First standard cycle commute into London 6 March 2014

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #989 on: January 27, 2014, 01:36:34 AM »
Safe travels James and we'll be rooting for you tomorrow (today?) Frank.
Stuart Rulka
Complete RQT Aug2 2013
Surgery Aug3 2013
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