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Offline Robin M.

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Re: Kathy's Pre-op Diary
« Reply #120 on: June 17, 2008, 12:59:42 AM »
Hi Kathy,

I'm thinking of you and hope all goes well with your surgery.

Hugs,
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: Kathy's Pre-op Diary
« Reply #121 on: June 17, 2008, 01:11:15 AM »
Kathy,

I am thinking of you and hoping things go well!  Try not to be too afraid, it will be fine!!  Let us hear from you when you are able!  Best of luck!
Peg
10/06  Miicrofracture Rt knee on mfc
defect was 1.3x2, small defect under patella
04/07 Arthroscopy/Cell harvest for Carticel
06/28/07 Carticel surgery ,Rt. Knee
12/27/07  Scope to debride Patella lesion,Rt. Knee
4/17/08  Fulkerson AMZ, Rt. Knee
6/25/09 ConforMis BiCompartmental Knee Replacement

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Re: Kathy's Pre-op Diary
« Reply #122 on: June 17, 2008, 05:17:08 AM »
Kathy!! 

I found your pre-op diary again!!  Just in time to wish all the luck with the surgery tomorrow!

I'll be thinking of you.



I hope you're getting a good night's rest!
Feb'00: Twisting injury (w/"pop")
dx - bone bruise of lateral tibial plateau
Apr'00 to May'07: intermittent pain; NO instability
7/May/07: Lateral Release (which created instability)
17/Jan/08: dx - iatrogenic medial patellar subluxation s/p LR
16/Jan/09: Back to function!
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Re: Kathy's Pre-op Diary
« Reply #123 on: June 17, 2008, 08:58:39 AM »
HI Kathy,
well tomorrow is the big day, will be thinking of you and sending those good vibes, hope it all goes well, we will all be here to cheer you on in your rehab, heres to a better knee!!!! Yaaaaa!!!
xx
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: Kathy's Pre-op Diary
« Reply #124 on: June 17, 2008, 09:44:33 AM »
Kathy

Hope you feel as relaxed as possible. Know that you will be in my thoughts and thousands of well wishes are coming your way.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


Hope tomorrow is the start of the end of knee problems. We are sending you a Tanya flag so you can have as great an outcome as her after all your rehab.

Good Luck
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: Kathy's Pre-op Diary
« Reply #125 on: June 17, 2008, 01:56:02 PM »
Hi Guys,

Thanks so much for all the good wishes. You don't know how much it means to me. I have just had my first shower, washing with the surgical scrub, and I get to do it again in the morning. I am just about to have my last food until after surgery. I had a phone call to say they want me in half hour earlier, so I will be pushed for time after dropping the kids off at school. We will only just have enough time to get me there, so I guess once morning is here time will then fly!! I still can't believe it's only one night in hospital. I am grateful though, as I never sleep well in hospitals. I just worry about pain control a bit. With the weekend coming up, I hope I have enough prescriptions to last me through the weekend, as my GP doesn't consult on weekends. I do have a stash of pain meds, which I hope will be suitable.

Today has been a good day in that I have rushed all day. I worked last night and then slept until lunch, then a friend came over so I could help her sew, then my daughter had an orthodontic appointment (the poor dentist had to have the patience of a saint to deal with my daughter!!), the neighbours came for a play, my son baked cupcakes for his birthday celebration at school, and I did a bit of sewing (my last for a while  :'( ) then I had to console my daughter because her mouth hurt. I also did some washing and a bit of tidying, and sorted out what I need to take to hospital (not much really). Now it's all caught up with me and I am ready to crash. I don't think I'll have a sleepless night tonight!!

I will try to post as soon as I get home on Thursday, but forgive me if I don't, or if I do and it's garbled  ;D I just have to decide whether to keep posting here, or start a post-op diary. Probably a post-op diary, so those who are looking for one to help them can actually find it. Probably a good time for a fresh start anyway.

I hope to be chatting with you all again soon!! Thanks so much for taking the trouble to remember when my surgery was, and for thinking of me and wishing me well. You are all a great bunch of people and I'd love to give you all a big hug in person, but a cyber one will have to do (((((((HUGS))))))))  ;D

Lots of love to you all  :D

Kathy

PS. See you on the other side......

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Re: Kathy's Pre-op Diary
« Reply #126 on: June 17, 2008, 02:15:53 PM »
See you on the other side kathy!!!!
It will all be fine - no need to worry, you take your time and log on whenever you feel able, the anasthetic can make you groggy and werid for a day or so, just rest rest rest and drugs drugs drugs for any pain.

Will be thinking about you - LOTS of good vibes going your way!!
xxx
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: Kathy's Pre-op Diary
« Reply #127 on: June 17, 2008, 04:11:26 PM »
best of luck girl!!  hope all goes well and this fixes your problems and you have many m any pain free days.  post asap cuz we will worry about you.  we love you and need you here with us. sorry i haven't been posting.  i have been a lurker the past few weeks.  i was keeping an eye on you.  i didn't abandon you.  hope you know that.

you will do great!!!!

Allison
beauty always comes from within.  the outside doesn't matter.

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Re: Kathy's Pre-op Diary
« Reply #128 on: June 17, 2008, 10:08:15 PM »
Kathy, dear!

Here I am, waiting for you to come out the other side
so I can hook you up with some chem-relief!!
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Feb'00: Twisting injury (w/"pop")
dx - bone bruise of lateral tibial plateau
Apr'00 to May'07: intermittent pain; NO instability
7/May/07: Lateral Release (which created instability)
17/Jan/08: dx - iatrogenic medial patellar subluxation s/p LR
16/Jan/09: Back to function!
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Re: Kathy's Pre-op Diary
« Reply #129 on: June 18, 2008, 08:50:02 AM »
You will be grand :)

Good luck and we are all here waiting to help you through the rehab  :-*
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: Kathy's Pre-op Diary
« Reply #130 on: June 18, 2008, 01:20:02 PM »
Good luck with surgery!!
11/16/10 Fulkerson TTT, chondroplasty, LR (Left Knee)
11/17/09 SCS re-implant
7/29/09 I&D
5/7/09 SCS removal b/c of MRSA
12/15/08 & 2/6/09 SCS Revision
10/30/08 Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation
6/27/08 diagnosed with RSD
1/8/08 Fulkerson TTT, chondroplasty, LR (Right Knee)

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Re: Kathy's Pre-op Diary
« Reply #131 on: June 18, 2008, 02:40:06 PM »
Hi Kathy,

Hope you're surgery goes great and you find at least some relief from your knee issues.  See you on the other side.

Take care and feel better,
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: Kathy's Pre-op Diary
« Reply #132 on: June 18, 2008, 04:49:49 PM »
wondering with the time difference if you are through surgery now or in it.

Either way you are in my thoughts and I'm wishing you well :-*
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: Kathy's Pre-op Diary
« Reply #133 on: June 19, 2008, 02:19:31 AM »
IT'S ALL DONE!!!!! I am off to go and start a post-op diary, so I will see you all there  ;D

Kathy

Thanks so much for all the well wishes. They have been much appreciated!!