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Re: HELP!!! OS does not know what to do, any sugesstions??
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2007, 02:09:38 PM »
Nat,

I am very pleased. i called this morning and scheduled surgery for April 3rd at 1pm. I have never had a afternoon surgery so it should be instersting. thanks for the insight on a LR, I may have one I may not , do not know until he gets in there. thanks again
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Re: HELP!!! OS does not know what to do, any sugesstions??
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2007, 01:21:36 PM »
No worries, glad to have been of some help..

Good luck with it all & keep us posted on how you get on

P.S I had afternoon surgery when having my LR & not eating for that long sucked...lol
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Re: HELP!!! OS does not know what to do, any sugesstions??
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2007, 04:38:53 PM »
Hi Margaret

I am so pleased that they are going to have a look inside your knee, that's really good news. I just wanted to add that people recover very differently from an LR. Just wanted to warn you that your recovery could be considerably longer that that of n_m so please bear that in mind when organising your rehab / after care etc. I have had three LR's now and each one has been completely different in terms of time scales of recovery. Please ask away if there's anything you want to know.

Happy Days and here's to getting you mended
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Re: HELP!!! OS does not know what to do, any sugesstions??
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2007, 07:59:28 PM »
thanks Hop and n_mcard;e. I talked with the OS scheduler to day and asked if i could have a mornign surgey and she said it all depends on what cases he has that day. so hopefully it will be in the morning.
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Re: HELP!!! OS does not know what to do, any sugesstions??
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2007, 09:10:56 PM »
Agreed... definately keep in mind that different people recover differently from LR surgeries. I have had both knees done, the first had complications so it isn't accurate but I was on crutches for a month, the second knee I was on crutches for 2 weeks, started physio at 3 weeks, was walking almost normally at 8 weeks, riding my horse again at 12 weeks but it was a good 16 months before it really came around and I gained strength and flexibility back and the swelling was completely gone.  And I had full range of motion. I didn't have full extension until 13 months post op. 

I am happy you found someone to help it's so frustrating to feel helpless...  just don't base your recovery on n_m like hop-skin n jump said because she's definately not the norm.

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Re: HELP!!! OS does not know what to do, any sugesstions??
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2007, 12:13:02 AM »
thanks Linds. i figured that out by looking at the boards. hopefully it will be somewhat quick.
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Re: HELP!!! OS does not know what to do, any sugesstions??
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2007, 02:03:13 AM »
does anyone have ideas on how i can get my mom to drive me 45 mins for pt until i can drive? o was thinking having my OS tell her that where i am going is where he wants me to go. any ideas?
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Re: HELP!!! OS does not know what to do, any sugesstions??
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2007, 10:06:25 AM »
Hi Margaret

I don't understand?

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Re: HELP!!! OS does not know what to do, any sugesstions??
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2007, 08:11:05 PM »
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i would like to go to the Pt place i am going right now. but ik do not think my mom will drive 45 mins for Pt. do you have any ideas.
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Re: HELP!!! OS does not know what to do, any sugesstions??
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2007, 11:03:51 PM »
Hey Margaret - that is a long drive - especially as it isn't just to get there - it's then the time waiting and the drive back -  quite hard - I spent months running my son back and forth to physio and it does get wearing - perhaps just until you can drive you could get somewhere closer to home.
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Re: HELP!!! OS does not know what to do, any sugesstions??
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2007, 06:02:38 PM »
i could do that anja but the other thing is my therapist would like me to stay there also. so i am stuck in what to do.
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« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2007, 10:21:57 PM »
and the other thing is the insurance company will not let me go to two places for the same thing at the same time. i would have to be discharged from one to go to the other one. whuch does not make sense to me
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« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2007, 03:33:54 AM »
64 more days an then hopefully no more pain
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Re: HELP!!! OS does not know what to do, any sugesstions??
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2007, 03:39:05 AM »
urgh.. i call the surgery center where i am hve my surgery done to schedule my pre-op testing and they said"we are only booking into the middle of March and we will send you a letter". But what i was thinking when i get this letter it will probally be at a time when i can not go because of classes, i guess i will have to change it, we shall see what happens.

does anyone know where i can get just the knee pad for the Breg Polar Care 300 for a resonable price?

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Re: HELP!!! OS does not know what to do, any sugesstions??
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2007, 10:45:41 AM »
Hi Margaret

Have sent to a pm, I suggest you open a new post with the title asking about the knee pad thing, you'll probably get more replies hun.

Anj made a really good point...if you can't get you PT to drive to you I think she's right in seeing someone closer by. I didn't think about you sitting in a car for so long with a sore leg! I remember how I hated car journeys just post op, the bumps in the road etc were a nightmare! Sorry to put a dampener on your thoughts.

As for classes and your assessment pre op, difficult one I'm sure they help in accomidating you to fix a time that will suit

Happy Days
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