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Thought I might as well start my post op diary for after Friday's surgery. This will be surgery number 7 on this knee...scope in April 05, LR in January 07, TKR June 07, MUA July 07, Revision Oct. 07, Infection cleanout Nov. 07, and now the latest---RETINICULAR REPAIR, DEBRIDEMENT, LR, PLASTIC CHANGE on April 25, 2008. Hopefully this will be the last surgery I will have to have for a long, long while on this knee. Won't know till Thursday what time. Will post that then....

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

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Re: DONNA'S RETINICULAR REPAIR, DEBRIDEMENT, LR, ETC. ~~ 4-25-08.....
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 02:54:45 PM »
i hope it is the last one you need too baby.  how long are you in the hospital???
beauty always comes from within.  the outside doesn't matter.

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Re: DONNA'S RETINICULAR REPAIR, DEBRIDEMENT, LR, ETC. ~~ 4-25-08.....
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008, 07:01:52 PM »
Should only be overnight, as the pain should be controlled with the pain catheter. He wants to give me some IV antibiotics, so I dont end up with another infection.

Wish it was over.... :-\
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

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Re: DONNA'S RETINICULAR REPAIR, DEBRIDEMENT, LR, ETC. ~~ 4-25-08.....
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2008, 07:22:12 PM »
Hang in there Donna, I will be right there with you!  :-*
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Re: DONNA'S RETINICULAR REPAIR, DEBRIDEMENT, LR, ETC. ~~ 4-25-08.....
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2008, 09:14:03 PM »
Thanks! :-*
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

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Re: DONNA'S RETINICULAR REPAIR, DEBRIDEMENT, LR, ETC. ~~ 4-25-08.....
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2008, 01:28:27 AM »
Donna:

So sorry...but glad this may finally do it for you. Let's hope this is the last surgery you'll ever need! Good luck on Friday.

Janet
Torn quad tendon repair & VMO advancement 4/99, MUA with LOA 10/99, Patella baja and arthrofibrosis, LR & medial release & LOA 5/01, LOA & chondroplasty 6/03,TKR on 11/06, MUA 12/06. From perfect knees to a TKR in 7 years, all from a fall on a wet floor...and early undiagnosed scar tissue.

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Re: DONNA'S RETINICULAR REPAIR, DEBRIDEMENT, LR, ETC. ~~ 4-25-08.....
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2008, 04:03:00 AM »
Thanks so much, Janet!! With any luck, this will be it!!

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

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Re: DONNA'S RETINICULAR REPAIR, DEBRIDEMENT, LR, ETC. ~~ 4-25-08.....
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2008, 04:07:10 AM »
Donna,

Hopefully this will be the last surgery you need. Good luck on Friday!

Robin
Lt. knee- 6/04 scope and chondroplasty of MFC,11/04 Synvisc injections, 11/05 mosaicplasty, 3/06 scope,LOA and MUA, 1/08 degeneration entire knee, 5/12/08 TKA, 7/21/08 MUA
Rt.knee- 10/06 scope,,plica removal-OA, 3/07 HTO, 9/09 hardware removal  12/7/09 TKA 1/10,3/10 MUA, 11/10 LOA,partial revision

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Re: DONNA'S RETINICULAR REPAIR, DEBRIDEMENT, LR, ETC. ~~ 4-25-08.....
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2008, 04:57:49 AM »
Hey Donna,

I want to wish my dear friend good luck for Thursday.

I have checked my my regular posts  and never came across you were having problems, or even posting. I thought I would run through a couple of the Post Op Diaries and bingo I found this. I am going to check all your posts and see if you wrote about your visit somewhere else, because your TKR post never showed you posted recently. I will go check that again.
I have not been here much, because I am depressed with my knee, I am taping the patella and it feels badly dislocated, the tightening on the lateral side is pulling it and causing pain. I think the ligaments are really screaming.  I will make an appointment soon, I just wanted to make sure I had recovered from my fall first. I feel I should not be like this.

Surely this will be the last op for you for a while. I know I think to myself, like you would be, it would be nice to be up and running for the next 15 years. Pain free and no problems. You have kept strong and I wish you all the best.

Hugs Wyn



Lt TKR July 07
Lt thinning of patella,osteotomy, periosteal graft,
hole in patella,loss of cartilage Oct 06
Lt lateral patella release/chondroplasty Feb 06
Rt shoulder acromioplasty
Back injury,disc bulges,one degenerated
Hip bursitis
Cortisone lt knee,lt hip,rt sacrolliac joint,2 rt shoulder

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Re: DONNA'S RETINICULAR REPAIR, DEBRIDEMENT, LR, ETC. ~~ 4-25-08.....
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2008, 06:16:32 AM »
Thank you Robin!! Much appreciated!! :D

Wyn....I had a thread in calendar of events about my appt. etc. I havent written in my other post op diary lately. Sorry I confused you. :-\

I am so sorry you are still having such issues with your knee as well. You have been through so much....not only with knees, but with your other health issues, and at one time the personal issues as well. Stay strong. I would make that appointment soon. I tried to put it off, but then it gave out on me in the store, and if it werent for the shopping cart, Id have been on the floor. I wasnt scheduled to see my OS till June, but broke down and went last Thurs. Im glad I did. So far, I have been right on, when I thought something was wrong. The saying goes, better safe than sorry, so Im glad I went now. Im nervous, yet relieved, and hopeful that this will the the last one. :-\

Please keep in touch with me so I know whats going on with you. I think about you often and care so much.

You take care, ok? Talk soon....

Hugs....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

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Re: DONNA'S RETINICULAR REPAIR, DEBRIDEMENT, LR, ETC. ~~ 4-25-08.....
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2008, 08:54:34 AM »
Donna

The very best of luck and lots of well wihes. You deserve for this to be the LAST surgery ever. hang in there and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Big hugs ((((((((((((((())))))))))))))))

 :-*
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: DONNA'S RETINICULAR REPAIR, DEBRIDEMENT, LR, ETC. ~~ 4-25-08.....
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2008, 06:02:57 PM »
Thanks Joanne!! :-*
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

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Re: DONNA'S RETINICULAR REPAIR, DEBRIDEMENT, LR, ETC. ~~ 4-25-08.....
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2008, 10:28:37 PM »
hi stranger  how are you holding up??????  One month from today will be a much much happier time in your life.  knees will be the last thing on your pretty little mind.

i could sure use some emails of your wedding stuff girlfriend.
beauty always comes from within.  the outside doesn't matter.

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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2008, 02:59:18 AM »
Dear Donna,

I am so glad you went for your instincts, and did not hold off being seen to.  I think that is my problem, I hold off and more damage is done (that what brought me to the knee replacement I think)  :-[
I will keep you in my thoughts, take care and lots of hugs.  Thank you for the best wishes. Will tune in and see how you are going next week.  Heres some orchids for you from me.  They are my wedding bouquet.
Hugs Wyn



Lt TKR July 07
Lt thinning of patella,osteotomy, periosteal graft,
hole in patella,loss of cartilage Oct 06
Lt lateral patella release/chondroplasty Feb 06
Rt shoulder acromioplasty
Back injury,disc bulges,one degenerated
Hip bursitis
Cortisone lt knee,lt hip,rt sacrolliac joint,2 rt shoulder

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Re: DONNA'S RETINICULAR REPAIR, DEBRIDEMENT, LR, ETC. ~~ 4-25-08.....
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2008, 03:21:46 AM »
Allison....One month from yesterday, the 21st, is my first big day! ;D I just hope and pray my knee feels somewhat decent by then. I know it wont be all healed, but as long as its somewhat ok, that will be fine with me. :) No new pics to send. I may post the pic of my flowers here when Im  done. Next on the agenda, wedding wise, is ordering invitations, making favors, and getting rest of decorations for reception. Thank God I have this to help occupy my brain thru all this knee crap!

Wyn....Thanks for the orchids. ;D Beautiful wedding bouquet.  :)I am glad that I went with my gut instincts as well. Like I said, you tend to know when something isnt right. Dont you hold off too much longer. Get to that OS as soon as you can, k?

Thanks to both of you for everything.

Hugs...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