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Offline arkitect06

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #390 on: October 02, 2008, 12:44:45 AM »
Joanne, I hope you have a great trip to Disney world!!!  You will only be about 6 hours away from my home!  I have been to disney twice and Universal studios once.  It's all so much fun.  I hope your kids have a blast and never forget it.  My sister and I used to watch the home movies of the vacation from when we were so much younger...she was probably 4 and I was 7 during our first trip.  Our second trip was just a few years ago.  We went to Universal studios just a few years ago with my husband, my sister in law, her boyfriend, my oldest brother in law, his girlfriend, and my youngest brother in law.  It was so much fun at Universals!!! 

Well, I hope your PT eventually calls you.  I would definitely suggest calling him back when you return from your trip.  Maybe he never received your messages or keeps forgetting to call you.  We, I hope you feel some what rested after your busy vacation near my home!!!!

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #391 on: October 02, 2008, 01:48:46 PM »
Hi Joanne,
I know I havent been online so much - just busy in work.

Yesterday a guy in work said to me 'wow - that surgeon you had must be amazing, youre flying round like you never had anything wrong with you' - it was then I suddenly realised that I dont even notice doing my PT anymore, and I am sort of flying about - still feel im weaker on one side, but havent had an unstable feeling since just after the op. I obviously cant run or anything, but I can put a bit of a hurry on if I need to and this week and last I havent been doing my walks - just been worn out on antibiotic (finished it yesterday) but I actually still feel like Im improving without doing the walks!!! I might need to review my physio program - its just not difficult anymore.

Your trip sounds like so much fun, I think youll be grand flying, you can move about on long haul flights, so just get into the aisle and stretch your legs every so often.
Do geta brace for over there, you will manage ok, it seems daunting Im sure but it will be so much fun you wont mind.
Youll have to find internet access somewhere to let us all know how you are getting on!!!
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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #392 on: October 02, 2008, 02:25:53 PM »
Joanne... take lots of pics.... I want to see a pic of you sitting at minies sewing machine!!!!! Are you going to Chef Mickeys???? for Breakfast, or dinner?  I highly remomend it!!! The kids love it.... ok so did I... The characters come out for photos with the diners... and the whole thing is a hoot....I am just a big kid..... I dont know what ill do when my kids are gone and I have to go alone!!!! lol People will think Im creepy..... I dont care    your never to old to believe in the magic of fairy tales.........   hugs......

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #393 on: October 03, 2008, 04:37:37 AM »
have a great trip! and thanks so much for thinking about me & Martin.  You're a sweetheart! :D
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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #394 on: October 03, 2008, 06:40:37 AM »
I WANNA GO TO DISNEYWORLD!!!!! ;D :D CAN YOU SWING BY AND PICK ME UP?? PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! ;D 8) ;) he he he......I hope you guys have a blast!! Ive never been there, but have heard nothing but wonderful things about it. Give Mickey and Minnie hugs for me, k??  ;) And hey, dont forget to "Wish Upon a Star" while you are there. :) It just might be the lucky one that will take all this knee pain away!! ;D :D

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #395 on: October 05, 2008, 10:49:59 AM »
Hi Joanne,

Have an awesome trip. Really hoping to take a break soon too.
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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #396 on: October 05, 2008, 04:07:22 PM »
Thanks so much for all the well wishes - you are all so kind. We are tidying the houe today, getting the cases sorted. Kids so excited but they are going to school tomorrow and we leave for Edinburgh tomorrow night.

I do promise to get online when I can and update you all.

I texted my PT and he texted back saying he hadn't had a chance to have a meeting with the OS yet so I probably wont find anything out until I get home although on Friday evening I turned and it popped out and back in with a huge click and boy it was sore. It has burned and nipped a lot along the medial ligaments since but hoping it calms down.

I even packed my big knee brace (which I hate) in case I need it.

Please keep popping by here so I can see how you all are as in the hotel I need to pay to log on so I will have to limit my surfing .

Love to all
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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 #397 on: October 06, 2008, 01:42:26 PM »
Joanne
Have a safe trip... have lots o fun for me. I have been compleatly bored out of my mind.. and the only thing I have to look foward to is being mean...to Tyler... He has a ton of homework to do, and we are still fighting to do the excercises... He does them though.... I just hate having to push him so much..and Im sure he wishes I would just go away!!! lol  Good news is that he is up and down the stairs now with little problems, his Rom is about 90...and he has been meds free for about 5 days now... We have PT today, and an orthodontist apt. tomorrow. I guess thats something to look foward too huh?  Nothing like Disney, but I guess I can pretend.......

Have fun....Try not to overdo it.... ;D :D     Lori

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #398 on: October 06, 2008, 03:42:41 PM »
Thanks so much everyone.

Wont be on for a few days now so please everyone keep well - hope T does ok Lori and you too.
Tanya hope the knee keeps you going onwards and upwards - what a life change for you
Donna - hang in there hope the test kit arrives soon
Lenore - thanks for all the support, hope things are ok with your aunt
Nevella - hope you and Martin enjoy meeting the family and again I am so sorry for Martin's loss
Kirsty - keep enjoying Rusty and hope the knee behaves
Farrah - I so hope the back settles down and the SI joint behaves, you dont need any more pain than what you are coping with already
Tabitha - hope you continue to make iprovements and hope the pain has settled down

To anyone I haven't mentioned  - sorry, so sorry things are hectic but I am wishing everyone good knee days  ;D and I hope you will all leave me a line or two here so when I get on I can see how you all are. May ot make t round everyone's threads you see.

Love and hugs to all - and THANKS !!!
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 #399 on: October 06, 2008, 04:28:48 PM »
yesssssss she is gone. now we can hijack her thread......lol   just kiddin joanne... 8)

no seriously... what will I do without her encouraging words????  I miss you already Joanne......

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #400 on: October 06, 2008, 04:54:22 PM »
Hey I know, we can find that picture of her and put Mickey Mouse ears on it!!!  She won't find it on here for a while.  Ha! Ha!
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 #401 on: October 06, 2008, 05:26:56 PM »
Itrs a small world after..all     its a small world after   all   Its a smalllll world affffter allll    its a small  small world... In a world of laughter   a world of tears... a world of something and a world of fears.... anyone know the rest..... maybe by the time she gets back we can sing it with her.....cause im certain she wont get the tune out of her head for months.......lol   I want to go to disKNEE.......

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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #402 on: October 06, 2008, 05:33:15 PM »
Stop!  Don't keep singing that awful song.  It never ends!!! 

Anyone go on Mr. Toad's wild ride?  I almost jumped out when the train light started coming at me.  (And I was an adult when I almost did that)

OK, here's the best I can do.  I'm not very good at this stuff...

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 #403 on: October 06, 2008, 05:52:33 PM »
I officially have way too much time on my hands today.

Here's my last one.  Sorry Joanne.  You better come back soon!

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 #404 on: October 06, 2008, 07:45:42 PM »
rotflmao......... good job lenore... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D