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Offline lenorem9

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Re: Nick's Fat Pad Saga!
« Reply #210 on: February 15, 2009, 11:24:03 AM »
Oh great, now you have people saying you don't deserve any treatment because there are people worse off still waiting?  I love it.  And our country wants to come up with some kind of national health care system too.  I'm soooooo against it.  It sounds absolutely awful.  And yes, it's a saga for sure Nick.

Hoping you get that letter this week.  If not, get bold and threaten to sick Nevella on them.  One look at that HB and they'll be giving you anything you want.  Hee Hee!
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02/09  Diagnosed w/arthrofibrosis/IPCS
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Re: Nick's Fat Pad Saga!
« Reply #211 on: February 15, 2009, 11:52:48 AM »
Hi Nick,

Dropping in to say hi and let you know I'm back in town again.

Can't believe you still have no letter about any further appointments. I think you need to get on the phone tomorrow and stress how long you've been waiting and that your knee is getting worse. Maybe you need to seriously think about asking your Mum to see if she can help you pay to see someone privately. It is appauling you are having to wait so long. Do you remember that Allie was able to get a private appointment through the NHS for an OS ? Have you looked into that option yet ?

You can't wait forever. It is not good for your state of mind.


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Re: Nick's Fat Pad Saga!
« Reply #212 on: February 15, 2009, 02:10:38 PM »
Hi All,

I have spoken to my  brother in law about his consultation with Mr Green and told me he paid £91 to see him and saw on thier website cost £140 so a lot cheaper then what they say on their website. I can just about afford it and might get a discount due to my AS to see Mr Green at his private clinic thats not far from my flat. My brother in law said he a good OS and easy to talk to and would do something about my knee problems.

What shall I do now, should I not bother phoning on monday alexander and arrange an appointment with Mr green privately via my GP. I am away most of next week at my sisters house in Suffolk so not got time to arrange it till I come back from my sisters house. Who knows by then I might have got a letter from the hospital.

Nick :) {2009} :)

RK: PFPS, Arthrofibrosis, Tendinopathy, Five cortisone injections
16/01/18 Anterior interval release, distal patella excision, lateral meniscal repair
18/07/14 Anterior interval release  
16/11/09 Medial plica excision, fat pad trimming

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Re: Nick's Fat Pad Saga!
« Reply #213 on: February 15, 2009, 04:22:06 PM »
Hey Nick,

I think you should still phone tomorrow. You're still waiting to hear about your appointment with Alexander, right? sorry, I sometimes get confused.  I think you said you're waiting to get a letter to see him, and then once you see him (Alexander), he can refer you to Mr. Green, correct?

But if you're now saying you can get an appointment with Mr. Green via your GP (and that would be quicker), than I'd do that.  Whatever will get you in to see Mr. Green sooner is best.  As long as it isn't costing you more than you can afford.  As you can see from Lenore (and others), sometimes it will cost you to see the best person, or to get things done quicker. It sucks, but that's just how it is.

So, I hope you're able to go see Mr. Green asap (and if that means going through your GP, than do that. That's my opinion).

have a great day! :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: Nick's Fat Pad Saga!
« Reply #214 on: February 16, 2009, 12:23:56 AM »
Hi Nick,

I don't think it's a bad idea to call Monday about the referral anyway.  Do you have an appointment with Alexander?  If you don't get a good answer about your letter, maybe you should arrange a private consult through your GP.  I think at this point it is important to get to an OS.  I think you can then schedule a surgery through your OS and the NHS.  Not sure about that though.

Take care.

Milly
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Re: Nick's Fat Pad Saga!
« Reply #215 on: February 16, 2009, 10:31:11 AM »
Hi Nick,

I am just checking in to see how you got on with ringing Alexander.

Reckon you should try both angle, i.e. ringing Alexander and going through your GP to get a referral to Mr Green.

Let us know how you go.
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Re: Nick's Fat Pad Saga!
« Reply #216 on: February 16, 2009, 12:46:06 PM »
Tough call Nick.  Everyone has to make the decision how long they want to wait before going private or seeing a specialist.  It depends on a lot of factors...how bad your pain is, if you can afford it, if you can get the time off for when you have the appointment, etc.  Only you can make that decision. 
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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
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Re: Nick's Fat Pad Saga!
« Reply #217 on: February 16, 2009, 02:19:52 PM »
Hi Nick
I am in a similar situation to you in that I have been waiting to see an OS.  I won't go into my whole story here as it is not all relevant to you
 at the moment.  The way I arranged my appointment which i have later this afternoon was through my GP.  Once you have a referral from your GP he should give you a letter showing a phone number and a special code number that you can use on the internet or over the phone.  I got my referral letter when I saw my GP before Christmas.
 I then went immediately on to the website at home and was able to book an appointment that day.  I was able to choose which hospital and doctor I saw from a list generated, my appointment is a private hospital appointment paid for by the NHS.  I chose this appointment as my case is a little complicated and felt that a private appointment would allow me more time. 
I have waited 8 weeks for this appointment as I booked it in December but at least I knew when it was.
I think it is much easier to wait if you know what is going on...
Good luck with finding out about your appointment, I would recommend going back to your GP as soon as you can.
Allie xx
Pre 1992 Repeated dislocations both knees
1992  bi Lateral Release
2007 dislocation left knee
Dec 07 dislocation right knee
May 08 arthroscopy and MUA
Jun 08  achillies tendon surgery
Jun 09 arthroscopy and MUA
Jul 09 discharged from physio- not working
Jul 09 still on crutches (18/19 months)

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Re: Nick's Fat Pad Saga!
« Reply #218 on: February 16, 2009, 02:28:36 PM »

Hoping you get that letter this week.  If not, get bold and threaten to sick Nevella on them.  One look at that HB and they'll be giving you anything you want.  Hee Hee!

Ahahahaha!!! I must have missed this earlier. Too funny, Lenore! the power of HB. Don't underestimate it people!
-July '07-soccer injury
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- arthroscopy in Oct. '07 (remove torn cartilage and repair microfracture)
-developed AF but beat it (avoided surgery)
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Re: Nick's Fat Pad Saga!
« Reply #219 on: February 16, 2009, 02:34:03 PM »

I have waited 8 weeks for this appointment as I booked it in December but at least I knew when it was.
I think it is much easier to wait if you know what is going on...


Nick, I think Allie has some great advice! And it's great that she's been through what you have (not the same injury, but the process of trying to get to see a specialist asap and going through her GP).  Thank you Allie for helping our Nick.  We just want him to get some answers asap. he has had these problems with his knee for 16 months now, right Nick?

I also agree with when you wrote "I think it's much easier to wait if you know what is going on".  That's a good point, Allie!

Nick, I'm eagerly waiting to hear what you decided to do today and what transpired.  :)

p.s. I can't wait until you get Facebook! So many of us on here have it and it will be great to see pics and such of you and your friends, etc. I have to warn you. I'm a bit of a camera whore (Lenore, no laughing....yes I said a BIT, lol), so I have tons of albums on there, hehe.

But seriously Nick, I'm excited that you'll likely get some answers today. Or at least get the ball rolling in terms of being on your way to getting some answers. I'll check back later :)
-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: Nick's Fat Pad Saga!
« Reply #220 on: February 16, 2009, 02:40:38 PM »
Thanks Nevella   ;D

It is great to be able to help someone else.  It doesnt seem long since I first posted on here and everyone helped me so much I am glad to be able to return the favour. I havent posted on your thread but I do keep up with you and Lenore, your posts have helped so many people on here.
Thanks again
Allie  xx
Pre 1992 Repeated dislocations both knees
1992  bi Lateral Release
2007 dislocation left knee
Dec 07 dislocation right knee
May 08 arthroscopy and MUA
Jun 08  achillies tendon surgery
Jun 09 arthroscopy and MUA
Jul 09 discharged from physio- not working
Jul 09 still on crutches (18/19 months)

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Re: Nick's Fat Pad Saga!
« Reply #221 on: February 16, 2009, 02:50:19 PM »
Allie, I'm gonna go check out your thread now :) I have today off, so I'm enjoying being online more often on a weekday. Weeeee!!!! :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: Nick's Fat Pad Saga!
« Reply #222 on: February 16, 2009, 02:52:26 PM »
Great  :) :) :) :) :)
Happy reading Nevella!!!

( sorry nick seem to have hijacked your thread a bit....will stop now....xx)
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1992  bi Lateral Release
2007 dislocation left knee
Dec 07 dislocation right knee
May 08 arthroscopy and MUA
Jun 08  achillies tendon surgery
Jun 09 arthroscopy and MUA
Jul 09 discharged from physio- not working
Jul 09 still on crutches (18/19 months)

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Re: Nick's Fat Pad Saga!
« Reply #223 on: February 16, 2009, 04:16:14 PM »
Hi All,

I have not yet phoned up alexander as I thought I dont really need to see him anymore and rather go straight to the OS even if it cost a bit its worth it. I am going away to see my sister tomorrow in suffolk and will return home on sunday night and got next week monday off work. I may well get the letter to see alexander when I am away this week and get a surprise when I return back on Sunday evening. I know I promised I would phone him up but each time I do he does not answer and have to leave a message and now thinking maybe I should see OS privately as he will spend more time with me then he would if I saw him on the NHS.

Aliie idea sounds good but can see Mr Green within 2 weeks as my brother in law did and my aunt saw a consultant about a trapped nerve within a week.  I would not have to wait 8 weeks or longer to see Mr Green if I paid out of my pocket that is if it only cost £91. I could see my GP about getting the NHS to pay for a consultation at the private hospital but I am away this week so wont be able to see him till next week the earliest. Can you pay for a consultation and then get the money back through the NHS.

Mr Green works Saturday mornings and during some evenings during the week so would not need to take time off work if I went private could chose my appointment time that does not clash with work time.
I would cut out alexander all together if I paid private as all he going to do is reffer me to see Mr Green and will add more weeks and months when I finally see him. Alexander been very good but feel he cannot help me anymore at this stage.

If it does cost £140 as its says on the hospital website will see my GP about getting the NHS to pay for appoinment as allie suggested when I return home from my sisters. Even if I have to wait 8 weeks at least I know I will be seeing Mr Green rather then waiting 5 months plus on the NHS.

Nick :) {2009} :)






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16/01/18 Anterior interval release, distal patella excision, lateral meniscal repair
18/07/14 Anterior interval release  
16/11/09 Medial plica excision, fat pad trimming

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Re: Nick's Fat Pad Saga!
« Reply #224 on: February 16, 2009, 05:03:57 PM »
Hey Nick!

I hope you have a relaxing week with your sister.  I like Jinny (since she's the very supportive one :D). 

it looks like you are in a good place in terms of getting to see Mr. Green. That's awesome! I hope it does only cost 91 pounds (I don't know how to do the symbol on my computer, lol) instead of 140. I hope that all works out :)

ok, i've been on the computer for about 3 hours now, lol. It's my day off, but I still don't want to spend the entire day on the computer. It's time to go do some marking, yay!!!

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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