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Re: Bedas Pre-Op diary
« Reply #525 on: October 23, 2008, 03:15:01 AM »
Beda!!!  It's almost time to say goodbye to your old life!!!!!!!  I have been thinking about you and have some new news from my PS on my diary.  Looks like we both may be on our way to a pain free life next week!!!!  Sorry I can't type more on here, but it's my bed time since I didn't sleep very well last night.  I hope you get sleep tonight!

Farrah
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11/17/09 SCS re-implant
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Re: Bedas Pre-Op diary
« Reply #526 on: October 23, 2008, 10:18:21 PM »
Beda,
Goodbye old life and pain, hello new pain free fun filled times for you!!!

I will be regularly checking KG and Facebook all weekend and will begin the 'good vibe sending to the surgeon' immediately!!! You know I always send you the good ones!!

I am so looking forward to reading all your good news!

Very best of luck to you, dont be scared or nervous, it will all be fine!
xxx
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Re: Bedas Pre-Op diary
« Reply #527 on: October 23, 2008, 11:29:37 PM »
Hi Beda,

Just wanted to stop by and wish you the best of luck on your surgery.  I know you're going to do great ;D.

Take care and much hugs,
Joni
1989 Lateral Release, debridement, and arthroscopic surgery - lk
1996 TTT, Elmslie-trillat procedure, lateral release and debridement - lk
1997 Debridement and hardware removal - lk
2006 Lateral Release, 2 meniscus tears repaired, & acl repair - lk
2008 Sev Patella Effusion - rt knee

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Re: Bedas Pre-Op diary
« Reply #528 on: October 24, 2008, 01:51:43 AM »
Beda,
much love and hugs to you as you begin your new journey. I will be thinking of you, praying for good results and anxiously awaiting news. As my chem professor said to me before my surgery, I wish you patience and fortitude for the difficult time ahead. It will all be worth it in the end.
Terre
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á á 1/07 part l. menisc., MF, patellar chondroplasty
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Re: Bedas Pre-Op diary
« Reply #529 on: October 24, 2008, 02:09:53 AM »
Beda,

Big Hug...From Foster and I

You are going to do great and we are ALL going to be here to cheer you oná 8)

XX
Karen
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Re: Bedas Pre-Op diary
« Reply #530 on: October 24, 2008, 02:19:58 AM »
EVERYONE!!!! Thank you thank you for all your heartfelt support, I am going to be on my way in 3/4 hour, so next time I post it will be from the hosptial!! Wishing each and every one of you a good painfree-as-possible day, with all my heartfelt love
Beda xx
'79 trauma v.knee
'81surgery patella lux.
'84 osteochondritis dissecans
'86 osteotomy
until now 16 knee surgerys ink. 6 failed tkr. pretty much exhausted all areas and types of surgical proceedures for knees
all TKR's loosened & failed
2008 wait for Final arthrodesis
constant pain

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Re: Bedas Pre-Op diary
« Reply #531 on: October 24, 2008, 05:45:52 PM »
My dear friends. So I've got so far. i am in the hospital, have a bed and have had several investigations done already. Theres a thing wrong. Its my heart! they hear a murmur and my blood pressure was very high (165/110). I have been investigated by a cardiologist who wants to do more tests, and feels that it is something that is serious enough to warrent a big investigation which I will have after the surgery. So it looks like my stay in hospital maybe prolonged. I have also spoke with the anŠthetist. i am to have 2 anŠsthetics. An epidural and a general. this is because they are going to give me a morphine pump after the surgery, directly into a kanyl in my spine. Its a spinal block. The general is because the operation is so big and they have to move me around, so its not good for me to be awake.
Needless to say i am not amused about he developments with my heart. thats the very last thing I need. they have put me on heart medicine that makes me feel dizzy and gives me a headache.
i will write again tomorrow and update my progress. i dont expect anything other than an ultrasound of my heart is going to be done before monday.
My humour is rock bottom. i am very worried.
catch you all tomorrow, love beda
'79 trauma v.knee
'81surgery patella lux.
'84 osteochondritis dissecans
'86 osteotomy
until now 16 knee surgerys ink. 6 failed tkr. pretty much exhausted all areas and types of surgical proceedures for knees
all TKR's loosened & failed
2008 wait for Final arthrodesis
constant pain

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Re: Bedas Pre-Op diary
« Reply #532 on: October 25, 2008, 04:37:59 AM »
Hi Beda,

I'll be thinking of you over the next week or so.  Sorry to hear about your heart murmur. But you're in great hands and you will come out of this even better than ever (less pain....yay!!!). I'll be checking in to see how you're doing.

lots of love!
~Nevella
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Re: Bedas Pre-Op diary
« Reply #533 on: October 25, 2008, 04:47:32 AM »
Hi Folks! Well today , saturday, it is only 5.45 am and I cant sleep any more, and as i am in a room with only 1 other paient, I am allowed to have the lights on and use my computer, just making sure of cours that I have the earphones in. They gave me a sleeping pill last night. i awoke in the middle of the night with pain and had to have extra morphin then. Today I am supposed to be having an unltrsound investigation of my heart I cannot say at this point that i am very amused by everything thats happening. the medication they are giving me for my heart makes me feel all dizzy and sick.
Will try to get back later, Love Beda xx
'79 trauma v.knee
'81surgery patella lux.
'84 osteochondritis dissecans
'86 osteotomy
until now 16 knee surgerys ink. 6 failed tkr. pretty much exhausted all areas and types of surgical proceedures for knees
all TKR's loosened & failed
2008 wait for Final arthrodesis
constant pain

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Re: Bedas Pre-Op diary
« Reply #534 on: October 25, 2008, 08:06:39 AM »
Hi Beda,

Sorry that you are unable to sleep. It's probably just nerves.

I hope there is nothing too wrong with your heart ? It doesn't sound good. Sometimes they can just give you medication. Hopefully that is the case and nothing more sinister.

Have been thinking of you a lot.

Rest up.


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Re: Bedas Pre-Op diary
« Reply #535 on: October 25, 2008, 01:10:11 PM »
Sorry to hear that you may have some type of heart problem.  I'm praying it's not bad enough to delay your surgery.

Thinking about you and sending HUGs and prayers your way.

Rozzzie
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Re: Bedas Pre-Op diary
« Reply #536 on: October 25, 2008, 08:13:24 PM »
Dear Friends. There has been a new development. The thing is now, they want to sqeeze me in to have an ultrasound investingation of my heart BEFORE Monday, as they will not operate before they know what this murmur is.If it does not get done by Monday, the surgery will have to be postponed until tuesday. i am really chocked up about this, but it is good they are beng so meticulous so that anything that may happen in surgery can be predicted. Please EVERYONE - keep your fingers and toes crossed that I may have this scan done tomorrow (sunday). I really dont need this now, as I need this operation. I am on heart medicine now and the heart medicine is making me feel tired and worn out, as it lowers my heart rate.It also lowers my blood pressure and I cant do anything much sitting upright. i am writing ths half lying down. i feel dizzy and sick.
catch you all tomorrow, Love Beda xx
'79 trauma v.knee
'81surgery patella lux.
'84 osteochondritis dissecans
'86 osteotomy
until now 16 knee surgerys ink. 6 failed tkr. pretty much exhausted all areas and types of surgical proceedures for knees
all TKR's loosened & failed
2008 wait for Final arthrodesis
constant pain

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Re: Bedas Pre-Op diary
« Reply #537 on: October 26, 2008, 02:08:53 AM »
Hi Beda,

So sorry to hear that you are having to deal with all of this drama prior to your surgery, but at least you can feel secure in the fact that are so meticulous in checking everything prior to doing your surgery.  From what I've learned from my dr. a majority of women have a heart murmur.  I was sent for an electrotrophyogram (sp) (color sonogram type x-ray) and it came back with slight hypertension.  Nerves and certain meds can raise your blood pressure as well.  When will you find out about your surgery? Plase know that you have many friends who are will you during this trying time and will be with you in spirit during your surgery as well waiting for you to come out on the other the other side.  Hope you were able to get some rest today.  Please also keep us updated :).

Sending hugs and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Take care,
Joni
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1996 TTT, Elmslie-trillat procedure, lateral release and debridement - lk
1997 Debridement and hardware removal - lk
2006 Lateral Release, 2 meniscus tears repaired, & acl repair - lk
2008 Sev Patella Effusion - rt knee

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Re: Bedas Pre-Op diary
« Reply #538 on: October 26, 2008, 08:27:37 AM »
My dear friends.Thank you all for all of your support in this trying time. I have woken up today after a good nights sleep, bu woke up in pain. I got my pain meds and my heart med, which I found out is called SELOZOK, and here I am again feeling very sleepy and dizzy again. Never mind, I've got nothing better to do than sleep! I have found out today that they are going to try to do the ultrasound today, but as my surgery is scheduled to 1.15 tomorrw they may do the heart ultrasound tomorrow morning if it fails today. but they are working towards that the surgery goes ahead tomorrow afternoon. Mom is coming today this afternoon, and she will be staying for 4-5 days. When I have recovered a bit from the operation they are going to try to fit me with a custom made pair of shoes where my L. leg will be about 9 cm shorter than the other.This will be set to work on that whilst i am here in the hospital.i must say a big 'THANK YOU' for all the support I am recieving. It wont be long now until this diary cahnges names and situation and is called 'Bedas POST-OP diary!!!'
See some of you on Facebook!!!
Love Beda xx
'79 trauma v.knee
'81surgery patella lux.
'84 osteochondritis dissecans
'86 osteotomy
until now 16 knee surgerys ink. 6 failed tkr. pretty much exhausted all areas and types of surgical proceedures for knees
all TKR's loosened & failed
2008 wait for Final arthrodesis
constant pain

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Re: Bedas Pre-Op diary
« Reply #539 on: October 26, 2008, 01:48:49 PM »
hi Beda,

I'm glad they were able to fit you in for your heart ultrasound before your scheduled knee surgery.  I know everything will be fine. it's great they're being so cautious (even it if might mean you're in the hospital a day or two longer).

I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed, and saying a prayer for you!! xoxoxo
~Nevella :D
-July '07-soccer injury
- microfracture of theátibial plateau
- arthroscopy in Oct. '07 (remove torn cartilage and repair microfracture)
-developed AF but beat it (avoided surgery)
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