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Re: Robin's TKR post-op diary
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2008, 12:41:31 PM »
Hi Robin:

I was just wondering about you.  ;D How's your hip today? This nasty weather sure doesn't help, does it? Ewww! I'm sorry to hear about the PT's findings. Although, I've found that as they see us more and how we are REALLY affected, they sometimes have just as good of an insight as our doc's do. A good PT will often see problems sooner, too. I hope your OS seriously considers your PT's findings.

Speaking of excellent PT's, I have to say that mine should have been an OS, as well. He was doing a recheck about 6 months ago and found some patella baja (infera). He made sure it was in my monthly OS update statement and the OS just shrugged it off as scar tissue. Well, yesterday is the first time I've had both knees x-rayed at the same time and there is a huge difference!  ;D Not something to be taken lightly. It needs to be fixed. Dr. S was REALLY thorough...I liked him alot.  ;D

So, I have a game plan set for Jan 26th. It kicks off with scoping, debridement and LR/medial tightening, if needed. He'll also get an inside look at the PF compartment. Next, he'll open it and do a TTT and finally the PFJR. Think I'll have a few incisions there, aye? I appear to have enough bone stock for successful resurfacing but, he won't know for sure until he gets a bird's eye view. I hope it works...it just looks like RELIEF...ahhh! My original OS is gonna be really ticked off, he says I'm too young for a partial. Well, I was introduced to an 18 yr. old at my appt. who's six wks post-PFJR and looks great!  ;)

So, I'm banned from PT for the time being (think I made a good call about that one  ;)). My surfaces are on conserve mode until it's fixed, I suppose. I do think that PT can just worsen the pain while getting you no where when parts need to be repaired, don't you? I'll bet you'll be glad when Monday is over.

Yes, I have finally finished my shopping WHEW!! About 10 smaller/divided trips and I squeeked through it. Good luck if you have to travel today. We're getting lots of snow and ICE! Pretty much everything is shutting down and the kids are happy for an extra holiday vacation day. We have about an 8 hour cheer competition tomorrow so, I hope it's clear by then.

I really look forward to hearing what your doc says on the 29th. Hope everything goes well for you!!Please do keep me posted ok? Take care and hope to talk with you soon!

Heather  :)
5/07 Sev. comminuted,displaced L patella fx,ORIF,brace,crutches
7/07 PT
9/07 Hardware removal,MUA,crutches,PT
5/08 J brace,patellofemoral arthritis,PT
12/08 Appt w/ patella specialist: L-TTT,LR PFJR,scope,scar tissue debridement-1/26/09
8/09-RSD,PT
2/10-TTT screws removed,scar tissue debridement

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Re: Robin's TKR post-op diary
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2008, 11:07:12 AM »
Hi Robin,

Just wanted to wish you luck for your doctor's appointment on the 29th. I hope you had a good Christmas and that you have many better things in store for 2009. I am sorry to hear your hip has been giving you grief. It's the last thing you need! I hope it is resolved with minimal disruption, unlike your poor knees!

We went away for 5 days before Christmas and my knees are still recovering from all the walking I did (which wasn't lots, but was more than I could handle).

Congratulations to Meredith on her cheerleading squads performance. She must be over the moon about their success. Well done!! How are the boys?

Hopefully I can do a better job at staying in touch than I have been. I have missed chatting with you all, but I needed some space away from "knees" for a bit. Not that it's really changed things much :P I just wasted less of my time on the laptop ;D Oh well.

Take care, and good luck.

Kathy xx

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Re: Robin's TKR post-op diary
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2009, 12:37:42 AM »
Hi Kathy,
It's good to hear from you. I've been wanting to e-mail you but with all the x-mas preparations and the kids activities I haven't been on the computer very often.  It sounds like you've had a nice two weeks off from work. The kangaroo park sounds really neat. I watched a show about Australia on the travel channel it seems like a beautiful continent. I'd love to visit it sometime. The kids are doing well-busy with school and winter sports.How are Jordan and Alex? I can understand wanting to get away from the "knee issues" I've also felt like that many times. I'm sorry to hear that the TTT didn't resolve your knee problems. Are your knees as painful and activity limiting as they were prior to the TTT? My TKR is doing really well. I completed PT beginning of October and then was put back in PT the end of October for my hip. Just completed PT for the hip with very little success. Hope you had a good Christmas and a Happy New Year. Take care and talk to you soon.

Hi Heather,
Hope you had a good Christmas. Sorry to hear that you're in for another surgery. Hopefully this will resolve all your knee problems and get you back to an active life. Is all the procedures going to be done in one surgery? What's the expected recovery time? Is the problems with the PF compartment the result of the initial injury or caused by the scar tissue? When I had scarring after the cartilage transplant, my OS mentioned that if he didn't remove the scar tissue I would end up with patella baja and alot of problems with the PF compartment and possible joint replacement. Ironically less than 2 yrs. after the LOA/MUA I had the TKR but it wasn't due to the scar tissue problem. Hope you're doing ok. Talk to you soon. Happy New Year!

I had the follow-up appt with the non-surg. doctor. He doesn't understand why I'm not improving. He's questioning whether the OA in the hip is the problem or if the problem is back related. The pain is in the hip and groin area which is pretty characterisitic of degenerated hip. I don't have any back pain at all. I'm going in for an steroid injection on the 16th of Jan. and possibly an consult with the OS who did my TKR. I talked with my PT. She was really upset about the appt. She feels that I should have been referred back to my OS and the reason I didn't progress in PT is due to the bad deterioration in the hip. This doctor doesn't have a very good knowledge of my medical history. He mentioned due to the hip pain I should avoid jogging or running on the treadmill, high-impact aerobics and step classes. I said due to the TKR I wouldn't be doing those activities. He said you'd be surprised what people do inspite of having a TKR but I wouldn't advice those activities. This doctor is definately different from my OS who will spend an hour with you during an office visit. Well I'll get the injection and go to the follow-up appt. If at that time I'm still having problems and can't get referred back to my OS then I plan to discharge myself from his care and find another doctor. I have to get ready to go to our friend's house for a new year's party.
Talk to you soon.

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: Robin's TKR post-op diary
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2009, 06:31:26 AM »
Hi Robin,

Goodness, what a circus with all the doctors. I hope you manage to get referred back to your OS so your hip can get sorted. Good to hear the TKR is finally doing well. I was worried for a while there. It seemed like nothing could go right! Does the knee feel weird at all - are you aware of it being "mechanical"? Do you get any pain in it now, or has it all gone?

My TTT knee has improved since surgery, but just not as much as my OS and I would have liked. The bone deep ache that I had almost constantly has now pretty much gone, so I can manage the day to day stuff without too much discomfort - though I still have limitations with things like stairs, squatting, and kneeling. I just find that the additions to my normal daily activities irritate my knees. So a trip to the zoo, a day at the shops, and stuff like that tend to flare up the knees and make them achy and stiff. Then I find that they take a bit of TLC before they'll settle again. I've started using ice a lot more, as it seems to help more than it used to. Quad strength still seems to elude me too. The only exercise my knees tolerate is walking, but I still have to be careful about how much I do, or things flare up. I am looking into a treadmill, so I can walk at home regardless of the weather and whether the kids are home or not. I can also then stop the second I feel I need to - when I am out I can't do that, as I still have to get home from wherever I am! Sometimes my knees suddenly decide they've had enough, and if I listen to them then life is much easier ;).

The kids are doing well. Jordi has a friend sleeping over tonight, as it's our summer school holidays here from mid-Dec until late Jan. I expect to have a few sleepovers and play days these holidays! The kids have made so many good friends at the new school.

Well, must start thinking about dinner. The kids are starting to flock like vultures ;D

Take care,

Kathy

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Re: Robin's TKR post-op diary
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2009, 05:26:30 PM »
Hi Robin:

Happy New Year to you too!!  ;D Hope you had a great Christmas and this will be the beginning of better times for both us. My resolution is to be completely done with Dr. sawbones after the upcoming surgery and get on with it. Although, that injection you're getting sounds a bit kinder. I asked for one to get gimpy by until surgery and he said it wouldn't work for me. I was bummed out and this cold weather hits the knee like ice picks. Makes me want to stay house bound. Does it hit your injured parts like that?

Yes, the surgery is a 3 part in one fashion and a projected recovery time of one year. It's gonna hurt like the dickens but, I still keep telling myself the ORIF was probably alot worse. Hopefully, the baja can be improved with the TTT part. Most likely scar tissue is responsible for that. The PF compartment was immediately trashed on impact I'm sure. Hit it hard enough to smash my patella into 20 fragments and it's quite rough, irregular, and jagged now. The PT says it's the furthest thing from a kneecap that he's ever seen...LOL! The latest x-rays reveal severe arthritis in that compartment so, it will just get worse and worse over time. That upsets me because my original OS isn't game for this. I'd probably have to be W/C bound before he'd relent. To tell you the truth, for certain things, I would still need a W/C to manage, though. It was also back to narcotic mode to help me with Christmas shopping, too. Not good  :-\

I think you're right about your hip and can see why the OA wouldn't allow you to progress in rehab. Same thing here. Do you think the injection will help? They can be a great big bandaid fix for pain but, it won't fix that degeneration. Would your PT be willing to write a letter on your behalf? I hope you can see your original sawbones. If not, do you have another OS in mind? Somebody's gotta "give" a little for you too, here. I really do hope it all works out and you get a great team all working together on your side. Hang onto that PT of yours...she sounds like a keeper.  ;)

Try not to worry about the new doc's opinion who doesn't have much history on you, ok? Do you feel you were rushed off? I had the same thing happen in Oct, remember? Obviously, he didn't look very closely, either. The baja was totally missed. I knew about it because of my "golden" PT's findings 6 months ago. He's staying with me through the end of this...like it or not LOL!

I do hope you're as pain free as you can be for now. It's very hard to just wait and see. Fingers crossed that it gets better for you somehow. Take care of yourself and hope to chat with you soon!

Heather  ;D
5/07 Sev. comminuted,displaced L patella fx,ORIF,brace,crutches
7/07 PT
9/07 Hardware removal,MUA,crutches,PT
5/08 J brace,patellofemoral arthritis,PT
12/08 Appt w/ patella specialist: L-TTT,LR PFJR,scope,scar tissue debridement-1/26/09
8/09-RSD,PT
2/10-TTT screws removed,scar tissue debridement

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Re: Robin's TKR post-op diary
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2009, 11:24:58 PM »
Hi Robin,

How are you?  Haven't gotten to chat with you in awhile and it looks as though much has changed with your knees/hip since.  Hope you're feeling better and do not need another surgery.

Take care,
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: Robin's TKR post-op diary
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2009, 04:35:45 AM »
Hi Joni,
It's good to hear from you again. It has been a long time since we've chatted. how are your knees doing? I see in your list of surgeries that you have a PFJR listed. Are you planning on having a replacement done? Hope things are going well. Post me so we can catch up.

Hi Kathy,
Hope you're doing well. Read in your post-op diary that you're getting a kitten. Bet you can't wait! Inspite of having the puppy I still miss my dearly departed cats. They were a part of lives for 17 years.How are the kids doing? I bet they're enjoying their time off from school. I guess you're heading into the summer months. It's been so cold and damp here and we may get a snow storm on Wednesday. I can't wait until spring. Take care and hope to talk with you soon.

I had the hip injection a week ago. The pain management/rehab. doctor was very thorough and personable. He spent alot of time explaining everything and discussing my issues. If I would need to see a pain Mng. doc he would be the one I'd see. After looking at my x-rays and MRI he asked when my surg.consult was scheduled,I told him that the non-surg. doc wouldn't refer me until I had an injection. He explained that he didn't know how effective the injection would be. We also discussed hip arthroscopies which he said the results are somewhat controversial in regards to success with repairing labral tears and they aren't very effective when you have other problems in the hip such as arthritis, cysts, bone spurs etc. which I have. He also said that my pain is not back related. During the injection Lidocaine was injected prior to the cortisone. Immediately after the injection I didn't have the pain with positional changes it also greatly improved the morning stiffness in the joint and the bone aching pain. Well now a little over a week later the pain is back and  my right knee is also hurting more than prior to the injection. I hope the knee pain is due to the bad hip and not the osteotomy failing. Next Monday I have another appt. with the non-surg. doctor I'm going to request a referral back to my OS. I'm so tired of dealing with this stuff. I hate to think of another surgery but at this point I think that I've done everything non-surgical that can be done. I can't live on pain medication forever.

Well it's getting late,better get to bed. Talk to you soon.

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: Robin's TKR post-op diary
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2009, 01:57:26 AM »
Hey Robin,

Not too sure what the story is with the knee.  I got another cortizone shot and it did absolutely nothing.  I'm scheduled to go back in May.  OS noticed further changes in the OA.  He suggested a partial knee replacement, but know I think he is just trying to buy me some time prior to doing another surgery.  He finally acknowleged that all of my other surgeries have failed.  So I guess I'll know more in May that's if he doesn't change his mind again.

How are you feeling?  Is the hip injection helping any?  Do you think you will need more surgery?  I really hope things start to look up for you soon.  At least one good thing is that the osteotomy is not failing.  Let me know how you make out.

Take care and talk to you soon,
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: Robin's TKR post-op diary
« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2009, 01:23:08 PM »
Hi Robin:

Thanks for visiting my post. Hi Joni!!!  ;D Yup! I made it through this dreaded surgery but, I am still a bit leary about success because of how soft the tibia has become. The slightest bump and I could be down for a nasty tibial fracture. So, I'm being terribly careful and guess what? It's snowing AGAIN!!! Housebound and safe has never sounded better. Scar tissue was also literally choking my knee. I'm not pain free yet as I am so soon out of surgery but, this is a walk in the park compared to the ORIF I had.  ;D The pain IS different already with bone on bone versus PFJR soreness, too.  ;)

I was wondering how you've been, too. I'm sorry to hear that pain meds/injections have been a bandaide fix for you, as well. You're SOOO right, I was very tired of living that way myself. Besides that, the meds just keep you from feeling good in general. They never completely took all the pain away, either. WOW! I do hope there is a way to help you, you've been at this for the long haul, as well. I know how tiresome it becomes and would like to say you're not alone. Please feel free to e-mail me , too if you need to vent, scream, chat etc, etc. Please take care of yourself and hope you have pain-free days soon!! TTYL....

Heather  ;D
5/07 Sev. comminuted,displaced L patella fx,ORIF,brace,crutches
7/07 PT
9/07 Hardware removal,MUA,crutches,PT
5/08 J brace,patellofemoral arthritis,PT
12/08 Appt w/ patella specialist: L-TTT,LR PFJR,scope,scar tissue debridement-1/26/09
8/09-RSD,PT
2/10-TTT screws removed,scar tissue debridement

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Re: Robin's TKR post-op diary
« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2009, 11:36:30 PM »
Hi Robin, I first had hip problems, and had two hip resurfacings, then knees started going bad and I'm now 3 months out from a TKR with one to go.

I also had groin pain as the first sign of my hips going bad.  I investigated hip replacement and resurfacing and am so glad I did the resurface instead of replacement.  I also got along on cortisone for quite a while before surgery.  I don't know where you live, but wherever it is I can recommend a good hip doc for resurfacing.  I'm on a Yahoo group called Surfacehippy and another good site is http://www.surfacehippyinfo.com/ .  The benefits of resurfacing are that you can do anything activity wise that you used to do (except bungy jumping) and they don't cut any bone, so later in life you can get a replacement without going through a revision.

I went into my hip resurfacing surgery in a walker, which I'd been in for quite a while...it took 6 months for me from first experiencing groin pain to having to use a walker.  Had surgery one day, next day got up with full weight bearing, and no more pain!   I never needed a walker, crutch or anything after that.

About 6 months after my second hip resurf I thought I was finally recovered, and I discovered I could not lift my knee up to little higher than normal step, the muscles just wouldn't do it.  After many months of rigamarole I finally had to get a TKR, both my knees are shot.  I don't know why I'm losing cartilage so fast, rheumatologists can't find any inflammatory arthritis.  My PT tells me my bad hips could have overloaded my knees and I suppose the reverse would be true too.

Anyway, you are not alone.

Hollie

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Re: Robin's TKR post-op diary
« Reply #40 on: January 29, 2009, 12:12:29 AM »
Hi Robin,

We are well into our summer - in fact we are in the midst of yet another record breaking heatwave!! We had the hottest night on record for our city last night at 33.7C (92.6F), after our third hottest day on record at 45.7C (114.2F). We are also looking at the longest run of days over 40C (104F) in a century, expecting 6 days of it over 40C and then we get another couple of days in the high 30s! Yuck!!! We had a power blackout last night, so we woke up melting in the heat, as it stayed around 36C for most of the night, only dropping to 33.7C briefly, just after midnight. Thankfully all sports gets cancelled in this heat, so we don't have to stand around in the heat while the kids play tennis, but it's really too hot to want to do anything. The car is like an oven and takes forever to cool down even with the air conditioner going full bore. I can't really go anywhere anyway, as I have the dog inside keeping cool, and I don't really want to put him out in this heat unless I really have to.

Yes, we are getting another cat. I miss my old cat so much and am happy to be getting another kitty to cuddle. It seems like we have to wait for ages, though the last three weeks since the kitten was born have gone fairly fast. We get to see him in 5 more weeks, and take him home in 9 weeks time.

The kids have gone back to school this week. It's just unfortunate that it coincides with such hot weather. They are not allowed out to play when it's this hot, and some of the school air conditioners have broken down under the load. Ick! Both kids are really happy with their teachers and class allocations. Both have friends in their classes and are away from their "enemies". Jordi is no longer with the girl who bullied her last year, and is also with a friend from her old school, so she is really looking forward to this year at school. They have both put their names down to try out for the Senior Choir, and Jordi is trying out for the Performance Troupe too. I hope she gets in this year - they only take a very small number of kids from grades 4-7 and she missed out last year. The selection process seems more fair this year though, which is a relief.

I am sorry to hear the injection for your hip didn't give prolonged relief. How disappointing. Pain killers just aren't the way to live, I agree. There's all the hassle of tolerance, cost, getting prescriptions, and then there's the awful way they make you feel groggy and queasy and disjointed at times. So getting referred back to your OS is definitely the way to go. Good luck!!

Anyway, I'd better get going on some housework, while the house is still cool-ish. Give it a few more hours and I'll be sweating every time I so much as move a muscle :P

Bye for now,

Kathy xx

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Re: Robin's TKR post-op diary
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2009, 05:20:06 AM »
Hi,

Joni sorry to hear that the knee is acting up. The cortisone injections never worked very well for me. Initially it helped my hip but I'm now in more pain than I was a few weeks ago. I have an appt. on Monday with the non-surg. doctor I'm requesting a referral to my OS. I would love to avoid more surgery but at this point I have tried everything conservative and nothing has helped. I'm often taking Ultram instead of the tylenol to get me through the day.and I'm having problems sleeping at night. Often times having to get up and take pain medication in the middle of the night. I'm sick of being in pain!Is the OS you have an appt. with in May the same one who did your other knee surgeries? Hopefully you'll get some answers at  the appt. and not left in limbo. Let him know that your knee problems are effecting your quality of life.

Heather hope you're recovering well. It's good to have the surgery behind you. Now you can focus on rehabbing. How much snow do you have? The other day we got 4 inches of snow and a half inch of ice. We really haven't gotten that much snow this winter. With the temps. going up into the 40's we should get alot of melting. Middle of next week they're forcasting another possible big snow storm or maybe just rain depending on the temps. and direction the storm takes. Take it easy and becareful with that knee.I posted you in your diary. Take care.

Hollie how are you? Thanks for posting me and giving me the info. on the hip resurfacing. I'm not sure if I would be a candidate for the procedure. I fit the age criteria I'm 44 yrs. old. Four years ago I was diagnosed with osteopenia and put on Fosamax. For the past 2 yrs. my bone density scans have been good so my Rhuematologist discontinued the Fosamax. I've also had bone softening and remottling. I thought that these bone problems would be a contraindication for hip resurfacing surgery. I viewed the websight and when I get an appt. with my OS, I plan to talk with him about it. When I looked on the web sight for surgeons in PA who do the procedure one of my OS's associates was listed. I go to an ortho. practice in the Philadelphia area. I have an appt. on Monday with the non-surg. doc so hopefully I'll get scheduled for a surg. consult. I appreciate the information.

Kathy hope you're staying cool! You sure are having the hot weather. We could use a warm up but not that hot. Wednesday we had 4 inches of snow and a half inch of ice. The kids had a day off from school. Tomorrow temps are to be about 24 degrees F. Then warmer on Sun. and Mon. in the 40's. I can't wait for Spring. It's good to hear that the kids like their teachers and classes that helps to make for a good school year. Hope to talk to you soon.

Have a good weekend!

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: Robin's TKR post-op diary
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2009, 03:23:38 AM »
Hey Robin,

I guess I've not been a very good friend to you lately.  I've been keeping up, but have not felt like posting much lately.  I'm sorry you are still struggling and the hip is now an issue.  Doesn't it seem like we'll never get past all the pain and surgeries?  How are your kids and husband doing?  As you know, I took a really big trip last week.  It was quite informative, but i'm not quite ready to talk about what I learned.  If you want to email me, we can talk, but I'm still digesting and to be quite honest, I have hoped if I didn't talk about it, it would just go away! Anyway, be good and I hope things start to look up for u very soon.

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: Robin's TKR post-op diary
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2009, 04:14:14 AM »
Hi Peg,

I've been thinking of you and wondered how your appt. was. I'm so glad that you posted me. I can totally understand about not feeling like posting. I've been feeling the same lately. Sometimes it does seem like we'll never get past the pain and surgeries. Hubby and the kids are doing well. Thanks for asking. How's your family? It's good that your appt. was informative. . Tomorrow I'll email you my email address. This way if you want to talk about your appt. you can either email me or post on my diary. I certainly understand not being ready to talk about it. I wish my hip and knee trouble would go away! This Friday I have a surgical consult with my OS. Well it's good to hear from you and hope to talk to you soon. Take care.

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: Robin's TKR post-op diary
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2009, 11:23:44 AM »
Hi Robin,

Good luck for tomorrow's appointment. I hope it goes well for you.

I recently got a user account for Jordi set up on my laptop...and I retrieved 37 emails that she hadn't checked in ages!! Typical of her! She's compaining that her laptop is too slow, so I'll have to reboot it all and start afresh, so she can get back to chatting with all her friends via email...if she has any left after ignoring them for so long! Apologise to Meredith for her not replying to her last few emails.

The kids are in their third week of school and are busy already. Jordi is back to doing jazz, tap and ballet classes, and is auditioning for the school performance troupe, and senior choir. Alex is in the rock band still, has started hip hop lessons, and wants to audition for the orchestra that performs with the school choirs in the Festival of Music. I'm happy that he's enjoying his music so much. I just hope he's willing to put in the work required to make a success of what he wants to do. Both kids are still in Scouts, and are performing in a Scout production in May (which they have weekly rehearsals for).

How is Meredith's cheerleading going? It's not something we have in schools here. I bet Jordi would do it if it was! Is it very involved? It sounds like it would be a fun thing to do. What about her ankle? Has the issues with it all resolved yet, or will she always have to be careful with it?

Anyway, it's off to bed for me. Mike is away fishing with a mate, so the kids are having a special treat and are allowed to sleep in with me. Of course, I now can't stay up too late, as they'll not sleep until I turn the lights out and settle down myself.

Take care,

Kathy xx