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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #585 on: March 19, 2009, 08:20:51 PM »
Jeez!!! I go on holidays for a few days and I come back to all this news!!!!!!!

First of all - I was totally shocked at your condescending OS appointment, was wondering was he just not knowing what the blazes was going on etc.... then saw that he had decided he WAS going to do something, so I can hold off on my rant about how its horrible when they just dont know what to do etc...

Now - youre pregnant!!! Wowzers!!! Congratulations to you!!! Its great news! Listen - forget about worrying, things have a way of working themselves out, and who knows, maybe this will be an easier pregnancy AND maybe the extra weight will help work those quads more in a good way eh?
One way or another - glad to hear that although youve one dodgy bit - the rest of you works just fine!!!

Freak of nature? I thought I was the ONLY one of those - we should rename the site KneeFreaks :)

I feel a virtual holiday coming on, bit of R&R while we rub coconut oil on your belly :)
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: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #586 on: March 19, 2009, 08:48:34 PM »
aww Tanya I miss you when you are away  :-*

I know I am totally gobsmacked stil.......except that is for the growing waves of sickness I feel. But I console myself with those are good signs.

The knee is playing up a bt and i have twinges on both medial and lateral side but as hormones are raging just now I am not unsurprised that my knee is complaining a bit. I forgot just how tired you feel.

Got a phonecall today from the neuro consultant and he will ring me again to speak to me...I missed his call.

SO all in all it has been a very strange few days.

How is everyone else doing just now ? When is the wedding Tanya ?
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: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #587 on: March 20, 2009, 01:58:07 PM »
Hi Joanne,

How are you feelin today? Is the knee still twinging a bit? I hope it's not bothering ya too much.

Guess what I'm watching right now? "A Baby Story", lol. I've always loved that show on TLC. Whenever I watch it, I'm like "I want one now!!", lol! But we're gonna wait 2 yrs (until we're married and have more money).  Are you feeling very sick today? How far along are you? I forget if you said that already.

So did you hear back from the neuro consultant? Sorry, but I am a bit clueless. What does a neuro consultant do? I know neuro has to do with neurology, right? So I'm a bit confused  :-\ Story of my life, ahaha :D

Ok, time to go start my day.  Today is the last day of March Break (boooo!!!). Oh well, now it's spring and I have lots to look forward to (so I can't complain).  Wishing you a wonderful day! ;)
-July '07-soccer injury
- microfracture of the tibial plateau
- arthroscopy in Oct. '07 (remove torn cartilage and repair microfracture)
-developed AF but beat it (avoided surgery)
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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #588 on: March 20, 2009, 02:29:14 PM »

Nevella thanks so much. I was a bit sicky this morning but after that not too bad. It can come in waves and and you just feel off. But so far so good, I think I can't be more than 6 weeks.

The neuro consultant is the one who will do the needle testing in the muscles. He checks to see if their has been any nerve damage.

Do you get holidays at Easter too Nevella ?

Thanks for your reply :-*
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: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #589 on: March 20, 2009, 02:45:53 PM »
Hey Joanne,

I'm glad you're feelin good so far today :)

Yup I get a 4-day weekend for Easter (Good Friday and Easter Monday off). Hopefully I won't be sick, lol.

Take care ;)
-July '07-soccer injury
- microfracture of the tibial plateau
- arthroscopy in Oct. '07 (remove torn cartilage and repair microfracture)
-developed AF but beat it (avoided surgery)
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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #590 on: March 20, 2009, 08:31:22 PM »
Today has been a good day, the knee gave way a couple of times but so far I have so much to think about right now it helps with the pain as I cant take tramadol anymore.

One day at a time and get through the weeks.

Nevella hope you enjoy your weekend before work again.
 :-*
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: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #591 on: March 20, 2009, 08:46:34 PM »
Hi Joanne,
Im glad your knee is not stopping you from getting on with life anyway - thats the main thing!!

My wedding plans are slooooowly progressing (im just very lazy about organising anything). Am having registry office ceremony on Fri 30th Oct at midday, then off to restaurant, hotel later - just a small few people with us that day. Next day (Halloween :) have booked a 16th century house in local park (where I do a lot of my walks!!) for a Masquerade Ball - complete with Venetian masks and ball gowns - we are not doing sit down meal or speeches etc... just DJ, buffet and bar (none of which we have booked yet!). So still lots for me to organise........

Was thinking of wearing this dress for registry office:
http://www.unique-vintage.com/images/unique-vintage/8946larger.jpg

I got it on the internet but Id need to lose some belly weight to look good in it :) (sez me just after a chinese takeaway!), Im not fat, just carrying a little much for my liking on the mid section. I go up and down naturally though - i may just be on the upswing right now!!

Whens your due date Joanne?



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: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #592 on: March 20, 2009, 09:18:59 PM »
Hi Joanne,

Pleased to hear your knee was not too bad yesterday and taking things in your stride. Well done ! It can't be easy, but you have a great attitude.

Any more news from your friend in Phili ?
11/1996 - RK LR
07/1997 - LK LR
11/1998 - LK MPFL Reco
12/2005 - RK LR Repair
07/2006 - LK MPFL Repair
11/2006 - LK LR Repair
22/05/08 - LK Trochleoplasty
11/02/10 - RK Trochleoplasty
07/03/11 - RK Chrondroplasty

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #593 on: March 21, 2009, 04:15:57 PM »
WOW Tanya :) ;) :D ;D

What a dress ! I think you would look gorgeous in that.  Cant wait to see the photos already  :-*

Really cool idea for a party. I judt done invitations for a masquerade ball and made them promise to send me photo after it.

My due date is Nov 17th ish so you will be a MRS by then ;D

Kirsty thanks for the message, I havent heard anything from Philli yet but they did say it could take a few weeks.
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: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #594 on: March 21, 2009, 08:31:48 PM »
Hi Joanne, just checking in to see how you're doing.  Sounds like you are handling things well and coming up with a plan.  One day at a time is the best way. 
07/07  Injured @ Taekwondo
11/07  ACL allograft, Posterolateral corner recon
01/09  Scope for scar tissue, notchplasty
02/09  Diagnosed w/arthrofibrosis/IPCS
04/09  Scope for scar tissue, lateral/medial release
05/09  MUA
11/09  Scope for scar tissue, chondroplasty
Learning to "live with it"

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #595 on: March 23, 2009, 05:25:43 PM »
Thanks Lenore

I am having huge waves of tiredness, I just get so tired and nauseous. It comes in waves but I am struggling running after 2 kids getting to school and nursery for my kids and meeting times for their dancing and after school activities.

I go on Wednesday for thisw neuromuscular testing where they stick needles into the muscle and measure nerve impulse.

Anyhow I am so sorry I havent checked up on everyone I am just trying to get extra rest.
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: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #596 on: March 24, 2009, 01:00:56 AM »
you take all the time to rest that you need, missy! Don't feel as though you have to update every single day. You sound so busy, so take time to rest, k? Especially now that you know you're pregnant. Don't overdo it :)  I can't imagine the nausea (never been preggers) AND running around after 2 young kids and taking them here and there (you're incredible!).

ok, i'll check back tomorrow. I just wanted you to know i'm thinking about you!

Tanya, sexy dress!!! ow! ow!!! Love it! :D
-July '07-soccer injury
- microfracture of the tibial plateau
- arthroscopy in Oct. '07 (remove torn cartilage and repair microfracture)
-developed AF but beat it (avoided surgery)
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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #597 on: March 25, 2009, 11:20:04 AM »
Well I am sick as a dog. I know many people think morning sickness is just in the morning with a slight nauseous feeling. I am one of the unlucky that get so sick - day and night. With myvother girls I ended up sleeping in the bathroom some nights as I was sick so often. To the extent I got a stomach ulcer as I ended up throwing up blood. I am praying I don't get as bad this time.

To top it today I go for these neuro muscular testing or nerve conduction tests and I am very nervous. I know they stick needles in the muscle so I hope it's not too bad.

Again I am so sorry I am not getting on your threads would u leave me an update here ???? I miss chatting to you all and think of you so often.

Will tell you how it goes later
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: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #598 on: March 25, 2009, 11:57:52 AM »
Oh Joanne, that sounds absolutely miserable.  Nauseous night and day is terrible.  Does that go through your whole pregnancy or just in the beginning?  Hope it doesn't last long. 

Hope the needles today aren't bad. 

Don't worry about posting on our threads.  You've got a lot going on right now. 

Good luck today!
07/07  Injured @ Taekwondo
11/07  ACL allograft, Posterolateral corner recon
01/09  Scope for scar tissue, notchplasty
02/09  Diagnosed w/arthrofibrosis/IPCS
04/09  Scope for scar tissue, lateral/medial release
05/09  MUA
11/09  Scope for scar tissue, chondroplasty
Learning to "live with it"

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #599 on: March 25, 2009, 10:56:02 PM »
Hi Joanne,

Oh I'm so sorry to hear how sick you're feeling. And how sick you became during your other two pregnancies.  That sounds so awful :(  I hope this pregnancy is easier for you. 

How did the needle test go? Yes it sounds not-so-fun. I hope it wasn't very painful.

I'll check tomorrow for your reply.

xoxo


-July '07-soccer injury
- microfracture of the tibial plateau
- arthroscopy in Oct. '07 (remove torn cartilage and repair microfracture)
-developed AF but beat it (avoided surgery)
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