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Offline subail

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Puzzled-need opinion soon....
« on: October 04, 2007, 06:28:41 PM »
When I saw my OS 2 weeks ago he said that I would be in hospital for about a week for reconstruction of my ruptured patellar tendon needing an allograft of someone's Achilles tendon. I went for pre-op today and apparently they have me down for day surgery!

My surgery is scheduled for Wednesday next and I am very concerned that I won't have control of my pain by then. Anyone else experienced this?

Should I be concerned?

Sue :-* the Canuck
Dislocation of left patella and as a result left patellar tendon rupture in the medial section/torn at both ends.
3 Previous surgeries-semitendiosis tenodesis
Reconstruction surgery left knee October 10 '07
TKR right knee May 25 '10.....successful!
Limited ROM/TKR left knee May 25 2015...successful.

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Re: Puzzled-need opinion soon....
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2007, 08:36:42 PM »
Sue  call your os that is doing the surgery and tell him what you have been told i would say that there was a major mis communication along the lines

verify that that is what is to happen and make sure that all your stuff is in order

good luck and let us know how you come out

hugs to you

caren
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Re: Puzzled-need opinion soon....
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2007, 09:06:30 PM »
Thank you Caren....

his office is closed until Tuesday...my surgery is Wednesday. I may not be able to get to him.

So, I guess I won't sweat it. I'll just have my ducks in order (a bag of stuff ready that my husband can bring in for me) and hope for the best.

Even the anaestitist (sp?) was a little surprised.

Sue :-* the Canuck

Dislocation of left patella and as a result left patellar tendon rupture in the medial section/torn at both ends.
3 Previous surgeries-semitendiosis tenodesis
Reconstruction surgery left knee October 10 '07
TKR right knee May 25 '10.....successful!
Limited ROM/TKR left knee May 25 2015...successful.

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Re: Puzzled-need opinion soon....
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 10:20:55 AM »
he should have an answering service that will relay messages and let him know that this is what is going on

call and at least leave a message and then make sure tht you call 1st thing tuesday morning

good luck stay in touch

hugs to you and god luck again

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Re: Puzzled-need opinion soon....
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2007, 07:01:00 AM »
Wow...thats a big difference....from a week in hospital to day surgery. Yikes...sounds like the right hand doesnt know what the left hand is doing?? Im curious...let us know.

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

BACK IN PT NOW....HIP AND FOOT PAIN, POSSIBLY SCIATIC