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Re: LighthouseFan's MPFL Recon. & LR post-op diary
« Reply #285 on: June 09, 2007, 07:31:17 PM »
Hi Heather,

I just wanted to leave a quick message saying that I'm still here. I'm still dealing with this exhaustion and have lots of symptoms that my body is stressed. I've got lots of coldsores - more than I've ever had in my whole life of getting them, and I just feel soooo tired all the time, regardless of how many vitamins I take or healthy meals I eat. I'm trying hard to look after myself, and having a long weekend this weekend is going to help a lot.

Its good to hear the PT is going well, although tiring, and I hope the other stuff is clearing a bit too. I'm not sure why, but a lot of my negative thoughts and feelings have fallen away now, and I feel very quiet inside. Not happy just yet, but definitely better than before. My best friend here is leaving on Monday, and my other friends are leaving in 6 weeks, so I'm going to have some grief to deal with, which I'm not looking forward to.

Anyway, I just wanted to check in and say that although I'm not posting much at the moment, I am thinking of you.

take care,
Lorraine.
Aug '06 Right knee LR and chondroplasty
Feb '07 Left knee LR and chondroplasty

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« Reply #286 on: June 09, 2007, 09:20:10 PM »

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« Reply #287 on: June 12, 2007, 11:17:32 PM »
Heather,

I've just read the last few pages of your diary. I'm sorry to hear about the depression, although its quite understandable considering everything that you have had to put up with over the last few months. I've been on the verge at times recently. Progress with my knee has been really slow (nhs), when I am working, I'm doing a job that I don't particulary want to be doing yet I'm stuck there at the moment because of my knee. The uncertainty is the worst thing, which I'd guess is causing you some grief.

As for the nerve pain, I hope that upping the meds helps and that a more long term solution can be found.

I hope things begin to improve soon.

garth
Knee troubles since 1997
Dec 07 - Scope, just a clear up.
Feb 09 - Plica removal
Nov 09 - Lateral release
Mar 11 - More done to LR and some 'tweaks'
Nov 12 - Fulkerson and possible vmo advancement, dont know yet!

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« Reply #288 on: June 12, 2007, 11:59:00 PM »
Heather;
  Hey, just thought I would drop in and see how you are tonight. I've thought of you a lot the last couple of days. Hang in there kiddo, it will get better. You have to believe it will. I hope the doc can get your pain in control. That will help a lot. Take care and let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

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« Reply #289 on: June 14, 2007, 02:07:44 AM »
Hello Everyone -

Just a quick message to say thank you for all of your messages of support and encouragement!  I really appreciate it!  To update you all . . . I'm still struggling with depression and the nerve pain in my foot and lower leg has still not gone down.  I got a call from my neurologist's office today and they said that since the medication had just been increased last week that the doctor wanted me to try giving it another week or so to really see if it will start to work.  Sorry this is so short, but I've got to get going so that I can finish packing for my Young Careerist competition since we are leaving early tomorrow morning for the trip.  I won't be able to check messages again until Sunday or Monday, so I hope everyone has a good weekend.  Please take care.

Heather
Numerous subluxes/dislocations of R knee - 1991 to 1997
R knee arthroscopy (removal of plica band and some cartilage) - 1997
L foot surgery (removal of accessory navicular) - 1999
Numerous subluxes/dislocations of L knee - 1991 to present
L knee LR and MPFL reconstruction - 1/18/2007

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« Reply #290 on: June 14, 2007, 03:02:11 AM »
Hi Heather !!!!!!!!!

So sorry to hear about what is going on. It all makes for a terrible situation. Hopefully, your trip will take your mind off of everything. Good luck on your trip and hope to hear from you when you get back !!!

All my thoughts and prayers.

Saul
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{LFT K}  6 arthroscopic procedures (cartilage, tendons, ligaments)
{RT K}   9 arthroscopic procedures (cartilage, tendons, ligaments)
{RT K}   3 1st was arthroscopic, 2nd was TTT, 3rd screw removal
{LFT Shldr}   4 arthroscopic procedures & 1 slice and dice job
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Re: LighthouseFan's MPFL Recon. & LR post-op diary
« Reply #291 on: June 14, 2007, 10:37:41 PM »


hi heather!!
i hope all goes well for you at your competition!!
thanks for your e.mail and i will have replied to it by the time you get to read this!!!
take care.
thinking of you!!

claire x
i had a motorcycle accident-landed on right knee!(mar 05)
...arthroscopy - 4th feb 06.
...VMO Advancement,LR+JMedial reefing - 24th jan 07.
...28 feb 07 i fell down 14 stairs.....more pain and stress!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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« Reply #292 on: June 16, 2007, 03:40:50 PM »
Hi Heather,

I hope your trip went well and that the pain wasn't too distracting. I know I haven't been around here much, but I have been thinking of you a lot and wondering how you're going.

I'm ok, still going through "stuff", but my knee is behaving, so that's something!  :)

Take care,
Lorraine.
Aug '06 Right knee LR and chondroplasty
Feb '07 Left knee LR and chondroplasty

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« Reply #293 on: June 17, 2007, 01:42:15 AM »
Hi Heather;
  I hope your trip went well, and you had less pain. Hang in there kiddo.

Angel



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« Reply #294 on: June 19, 2007, 12:22:45 AM »
Hi Heather!

How did you go? Did you win??

Looking forward to your news,
Lorraine.
Aug '06 Right knee LR and chondroplasty
Feb '07 Left knee LR and chondroplasty

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« Reply #295 on: June 19, 2007, 03:18:42 AM »
Hi All -

The trip was alright.  It was good to get away for awhile and I had a good time seeing everyone (some old friends and meeting some new ones).  However, it was quite demanding on my leg and has made it rather painful (more so than it had been).  I was the Runner-Up in the Young Careerist competition and was told that the scoring was rather close between the winner and myself.  I was told by many people (including the state chairperson and our national BPW President) that I need to compete again next year.  I enjoyed the whole process, so plan on probably competing again next year unless for some reason I am unable to do so.  Anyways . . . sorry this is so short, but am still struggling with depression and do not feel much up to typing/"talking" at this moment.  However, I wanted to update everyone regarding my trip and competition.  Please take care and know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Heather
Numerous subluxes/dislocations of R knee - 1991 to 1997
R knee arthroscopy (removal of plica band and some cartilage) - 1997
L foot surgery (removal of accessory navicular) - 1999
Numerous subluxes/dislocations of L knee - 1991 to present
L knee LR and MPFL reconstruction - 1/18/2007

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« Reply #296 on: June 19, 2007, 06:34:57 AM »
Congrats Heather!! You should be very proud of your accomplishments!! Were you here in my neck of the woods for that??

Sorry you are still feeling so down. Hang in there girlie. Things are gonna turn around for you. Have faith.

I love ya....

Donna :)
LEFT KNEE INJURY-1-05
SCOPE 4-05, LR 1-07, TKR 6-07, MUA 7-07, REVISION 10-07, INFECTION CLEANOUT 11-07, REVISION 4-08, EXPLANT 2-09 ANTIBIOTIC SPACER PUT IN, AND PICC LINE FOR 6 WEEKS
REPLACEMENT 5-09

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« Reply #297 on: June 19, 2007, 03:00:59 PM »
YAY HEATHER!!!

Now don't you go thinking "its only runner up". You did a really good job getting that far, and you had a good time, and went travelling and I for one think you're a champion! I'm very proud of you, and I bet you win next year!

I'm sorry you had a lot of pain, and that you're feeling down. I think after all the excitement to come back home to your normal life is a bit of a downer anyway. I know I hate coming home to the quiet and the sofa and the "just me and my sore knees" feeling at the moment. Remember I'm always here for you if you feel like talking again.

Please take care,
Lorraine.
Aug '06 Right knee LR and chondroplasty
Feb '07 Left knee LR and chondroplasty

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« Reply #298 on: June 19, 2007, 03:37:40 PM »
Hi Heather, well done on the competition. Not so good to hear it took it out of your knee though. I hope you can soon recover from it.

I'm sorry to hear your still feeling down though. Chin up though. I'm sure you can turn it all around. ;)

garth
Knee troubles since 1997
Dec 07 - Scope, just a clear up.
Feb 09 - Plica removal
Nov 09 - Lateral release
Mar 11 - More done to LR and some 'tweaks'
Nov 12 - Fulkerson and possible vmo advancement, dont know yet!

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« Reply #299 on: June 19, 2007, 06:56:29 PM »
CONGRATULATIONS HEATHER ............ ;D
WE KNEW YOU WOULD DO WELL!!
YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF YOURSELF
TAKE CARE!!

CLAIRE X

i had a motorcycle accident-landed on right knee!(mar 05)
...arthroscopy - 4th feb 06.
...VMO Advancement,LR+JMedial reefing - 24th jan 07.
...28 feb 07 i fell down 14 stairs.....more pain and stress!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening















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