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Re: Is there a surgery for this ?
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2008, 07:56:06 PM »
when i was seeing the crap OS i was so so sick before seeing him, on the loo for the whole morning. and i never got anywhere with him.
last tuesday i was totally blase - just expecting to be blown off again ya know? and believe me there was no one more surprised than me at how it came out!!!

take travel sick tablets if you are in bits before the appointment - they are very good to settle the stomach from nerves.
i usually take Rescue Remedy for the nerves too.
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: Is there a surgery for this ?
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2008, 01:27:18 PM »
will do...if on;y they knew how much it effected us.

How are you today ?
11/5/07 LR right knee and cartilage tidied up
6/8/07 Knee aspiration, steroid injection- more physio
22/8/07 Knee to be scoped for answers
16/5/08 Patella stabilisation for  subluxations
24/6/08 Infection -hospitalised for a week. Debridement surgery
21/11/08 Repeat patella stabilisation performed

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Re: Is there a surgery for this ?
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2008, 01:34:27 PM »
Im grand, Im a bit up and down in mood - on the one hand Im delighted that there is further investigation happening, on the other hand my head is wrecked its not happening right now this minute and I still have to struggle on and wait and Im also terrified in case the outcome is bad - but then if its good itll be fantastic - so Im a bit all over the place :)

How are you feeling about your appointment on Monday?
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: Is there a surgery for this ?
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2008, 01:40:08 PM »
 :-X like you excited and hopeful and worried he says there is nothing he can do.
I wont sleep Sunday night.
11/5/07 LR right knee and cartilage tidied up
6/8/07 Knee aspiration, steroid injection- more physio
22/8/07 Knee to be scoped for answers
16/5/08 Patella stabilisation for  subluxations
24/6/08 Infection -hospitalised for a week. Debridement surgery
21/11/08 Repeat patella stabilisation performed

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Re: Is there a surgery for this ?
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2008, 01:41:15 PM »
have a glass of wone or something before bed on sunday to relax you - i know what you mean - im always like that too!!
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: Is there a surgery for this ?
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2008, 01:43:29 PM »
take my tramadol with a glass of wine....that should work  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) :P
11/5/07 LR right knee and cartilage tidied up
6/8/07 Knee aspiration, steroid injection- more physio
22/8/07 Knee to be scoped for answers
16/5/08 Patella stabilisation for  subluxations
24/6/08 Infection -hospitalised for a week. Debridement surgery
21/11/08 Repeat patella stabilisation performed

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Re: Is there a surgery for this ?
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2008, 01:54:44 PM »
now listen - when we talk about rehab here we mean knee rehab not drug rehab!!!!
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: Is there a surgery for this ?
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2008, 02:18:29 PM »
 :o :P

I look forward to the time when I can have a wee glass of wine again. Its hard knowing its always one or the other. I must admit to not really bieng a drinker, not since I had the kids but the minute you know you can't have something then all of a sudden I think I wish I could have a wee glass tonight. Do you know what I mean ?
11/5/07 LR right knee and cartilage tidied up
6/8/07 Knee aspiration, steroid injection- more physio
22/8/07 Knee to be scoped for answers
16/5/08 Patella stabilisation for  subluxations
24/6/08 Infection -hospitalised for a week. Debridement surgery
21/11/08 Repeat patella stabilisation performed

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Re: Is there a surgery for this ?
« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2008, 05:03:10 PM »
Im not much of a drinker myself - no major reasons, just dont like being drunk. But I do enjoy the odd glass of vino.
I know exactly what you mean though - if i was told I couldnt Id want to!!
I got a scope date - 22nd May.
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: Is there a surgery for this ?
« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2008, 07:16:12 PM »
wooohooooooo something to work to.

I am so pleased Tanya. YAY !!!

If they suggest surgery to me I am scheduling it for between the 20th - 31st may.
11/5/07 LR right knee and cartilage tidied up
6/8/07 Knee aspiration, steroid injection- more physio
22/8/07 Knee to be scoped for answers
16/5/08 Patella stabilisation for  subluxations
24/6/08 Infection -hospitalised for a week. Debridement surgery
21/11/08 Repeat patella stabilisation performed

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Re: Is there a surgery for this ?
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2008, 07:41:14 PM »
I hear the 22nd may is the lucky date round here :)

will you get to choose when its scheduled?
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: Is there a surgery for this ?
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2008, 08:45:33 PM »
Pretty much, unless he is on holiday or unavailable. Last time I saw him he put me in within 10 days but this time I want to leave it until the end of May so yeah I can within reason.
11/5/07 LR right knee and cartilage tidied up
6/8/07 Knee aspiration, steroid injection- more physio
22/8/07 Knee to be scoped for answers
16/5/08 Patella stabilisation for  subluxations
24/6/08 Infection -hospitalised for a week. Debridement surgery
21/11/08 Repeat patella stabilisation performed

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Re: Is there a surgery for this ?
« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2008, 09:03:02 PM »
wow - thats cool. in ireland you get no choice - doesnt matter if your public (same as nhs) or private (either your paying or your health insurance is) - ireland is starting to go like the american model where only people with money or good insurance get treated properly - public waiting lists have become so long that people die waiting to see someone. its terrible.

my health insurance wont cover my knee til 2010 - so im paying :(
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: Is there a surgery for this ?
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2008, 12:24:35 AM »
bummer, that is tough. My hubbies insurance is from his work but he has to supllement it from his wage and covers me and him. However they do give you a limited allowance.
11/5/07 LR right knee and cartilage tidied up
6/8/07 Knee aspiration, steroid injection- more physio
22/8/07 Knee to be scoped for answers
16/5/08 Patella stabilisation for  subluxations
24/6/08 Infection -hospitalised for a week. Debridement surgery
21/11/08 Repeat patella stabilisation performed

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Re: Is there a surgery for this ?
« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2008, 01:49:28 AM »
I am having surgery on Monday,  I live in USA.  I can't wait to see this bill..... Thankfully I  have really good health insurance.  But the hospital called to day.  They left a message on my answer machine they would like me to pay my co payment before I go in.  It's 200.00  not bad at all.  but that's-only my co payment I think I have to pay 10% of the bill too....  I wonder how it compares with you all. If  that it to personal, I apologize,  just wondering........
Tami
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