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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #600 on: March 26, 2009, 03:16:22 AM »
Joanne....

Congrats!! ;D :D

Am playing catch up here and saw your news....wow, what a surprise, huh? I am sure everything will work out ok with the knee. Just take it one day at a time and try not to stress over it right now.

Im happy for you ....and miss talking to you tons.

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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: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #601 on: March 26, 2009, 06:44:43 AM »
Hi Joanne,

Dropping in to say hi. Also been taking a bit of a break from KG. Will only update my diary when I have some real news.

Sorry to hear that you have not been feeling well at all. Not been feeling the best either. Feel like I am coming down with a chest infection.

How did the neuromuscular testing go ?
11/1996 - RK LR
07/1997 - LK LR
11/1998 - LK MPFL Reco
12/2005 - RK LR Repair
07/2006 - LK MPFL Repair
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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #602 on: April 02, 2009, 06:28:44 PM »
Hi Joanne,
sorry youve been so sick - but are new babies not worth is and dont you forget all that sickness the minute you see them :)

On a more serious note - poor you!!!!

How did your neuro muscular testing go?
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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #603 on: April 07, 2009, 06:23:39 AM »
Hi Joanne, so sorry I haven't been here in a while.  Lots of medical issues and general business has kept me off many diaries.  Here I am now though!  So sorry your pregnancy has been kind of difficult!  I wish I could say I understand, but we are waiting a few more months to start trying for a pregnancy ourselves.  Who knows how long it may take for my medical issues to be over.  Too much to go through in detail here, but I have an infection in my back from my February 6th SCS revision surgery (spinal cord stimulator).  I am on daily IV antibiotic treatments for up to 4-6 weeks if improvements is continuously showing.  If not, then first the plan is to reopen the incision and clean it out.  If that's still not successful, the SCS has to come out!  They finally got it right in February and now it may have to come out!!!!!!!!  It's a frustrating situation!  I also have severe patellar tendinitis in my usual bad leg.  So just yesterday I had a PRP procedure (platelet rich plasma).  They draw blood, separate the platelets and reinject them back into your tendon to promote natural healing.  It was all done through ultrasound.  With my RSD under control for now, maybe the PRP can get me off my cane!  If my SCS comes out, that's a whole other story that I'd rather not think about :( 

I am still jobless, but looking.  I realize the timing for a new job would not be good right now, so my phone interview tomorrow is for a job at my husband's company.  Great benefits and semi-flexible hours to accomodate life!  We'll see how that goes! 

How's Ben doing?  Did you use a spray bottle to improve bad behaviors? 

Well keep us posted on your condition!!!  Can't wait to know you have the pitter patter of tiny feet!!!  :)  I want that sooooooo badly! 

Farrah
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: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #604 on: April 08, 2009, 02:33:16 PM »
Hi guys thanks for all the posts :-* you cheer me.

I am just so sick :-X I suffer from a condition called hyperemesis gravidum which is may more than just morning sickness. I am struggling to keep any food down and liquid. I have already lost 5lbs and last night I have been sick so much I threw up blood. I dont want to be admitted as there is nothing they will give me other than put me on a drip so I'd rather have home comforts.

My knee twnges and pulls the whole time but as I spend most days in bed its non weight bearing much more just now. The neuromuscular testing came back as my muscle was ok nerve wise which was good...and as I predicted anyway. Have not seen the OS since as I have been so unwell.

I am only 8 weeks and it feels an eternity until 12 weeks when they hope this may calm down slightly....... :'(

Thanks for all the kind thoughts and hope to get on soon. Sorry I havent posted on your threads I struggle to go online at all just now.
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 #605 on: April 09, 2009, 12:22:40 AM »
I just commented on my post but now I see what's going on with you.  Oh you poor thing.  That sickness feeling must be so awful and now you're even throwing up blood.  EEEK!  That's terrible!

Don't worry about posting on our threads.  Just update this one once in a while so we know you're still around.

Hope this doesn't continue or at least gets a little bit better for you.  Just keep your thoughts on the end result...that cute little baby bundle you will have. 
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 #606 on: April 09, 2009, 10:33:42 AM »
Hi Joanne,

Sorry that you are suffering so much.

Hope you are feeling a bit better soon.

Good news about the nerve testing. Thought that's what it would show. I had nerve testing and came up fine too.
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 #607 on: April 13, 2009, 01:12:46 AM »
hi Joanne

Throwing up blood? Oh my goodness! I hope that passes very soon! You poor thing!

I'm glad your nerve test stuff came back with good results.

As Lenore said, just concentrate on you for now and don't worry about not posting on other threads.

Love ya!
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Re: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #608 on: April 15, 2009, 06:12:49 AM »
Joanne....

{HUGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS}

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: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #609 on: April 15, 2009, 10:01:16 AM »
MORE (((((HUGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS))))))!!!!!!!!!
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 #610 on: April 24, 2009, 02:57:32 PM »
 :-* :-* :-* :-* :'( :'( :'( :-* :-* :-*

Hormonally full of tears of gratitude for your kindness. I have missed you all and if you could see me. I have lost 8lbs so far and look guant and a mess really. I am in bed most days just now, I cant eat much, when I do I get stomach cramps from being so sick and then am sick so have no energy. Finally I can keep fluids down (they were going to admit me last week as I was dehydrating) and live on lucozade (energy drink).

My knee aches.....I dread it when I am on my feet more and this is before the ligament softening kicks in. I am 10 weeks 3 days. I go for my big scan on Tuesday of next  week so am just praying all is ok.

I miss you all so much as you are about the only people I want to "see"....cause you cant see how bad I look, hair is a mess, I feel awful and am struggling to be happy right now. I swear I am the small print noone ever tells you about in pregnancy. Although to give you hope Farrah for when its your turn I think its only about 1-3% of pregnancies are as bad as mine.

Anyhow hopefully I will turn the corner in a week or so and will be bouncing back on here. Then you can start telling me your old wives tales for boy or girl theories :-*

Missing you all and so appreciate your kindness
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 #611 on: April 24, 2009, 09:49:34 PM »
We certainly don't care what you look like but 8 lbs. already?  Wow!  You're supposed to be gaining weight not losing.  I think stomach sickness is worse than all the pain I've ever had in my knee.  You just feel so helpless with that sick feeling.  Especially when it lasts as long as you have had it.  Yuck! 

Really hope it doesn't last much longer Joanne.  You poor thing.  Thinking of you.
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 #612 on: May 02, 2009, 06:08:30 AM »
Thinking of you, Joanne, and hoping you turn that corner real soon and start feeling better.

many 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: Patella stabilisation post op diary
« Reply #613 on: June 07, 2009, 08:11:16 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


I'm Back !!!!

How are you all ???? I have missed you guys so much and hope everything is progressing with you all.

I am now 16 weeks 5 days aand going for  a gender scan today. It has been rough, the sickness was unabating and the feeling of being so ill was night and day for weeks but I finally turned the corner around 14 and 1/2 weeks. I am praying all is well with this baby as I dont know if I could go through that again. I couldn't care for my children, lots over a stone in weight and it was tough going.

However I am back :) Now of course I am vertical again and the knee is playing up....surprise surprise. In 2 weeks I have been so hungry I have put on 5lbs so the weight is coming and as this is my 3rd the bump has started to appear already.


Here is our 14 weeks scan
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 #614 on: June 09, 2009, 02:19:31 PM »
Hi Joanne,

I did post a message, but seems to have gone in to cyber space !!!

Glad you are doing much better now.

I am so pleased that you feel you have turned the corner.

How did your gender scan go ?
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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