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Re: Tyler's Post-op Through the eyes of a mother
« Reply #240 on: November 03, 2008, 09:03:06 PM »
The Icing on the cake!!!!!  Today at PT....Tyler fell.  I said a cuss word really loud... and I think I almost threw up! THANK GOD>>>He fell onto a mat! He did not hurt either of his knees.... but the clammer of the crutches falling and his braces on both legs banging together and him hitting the mat.... scared the HE## out of me... no harm no foul... then hed did it again going out to the van..... I have been noticing that it looks like his 1st op knee is buckeling on him... but he says its just weak.. it did not buckle... whatever.... All I know is it has me really afraid to have him get up and around.... (and before you all yell at me.. and tell me he has to get up.... I Know) I will continue to make him get up and do his excercises... and go potty... and I'll even do it with a smile on my face like everything is ok... even tho  inside Im terrified!!!  I cant let him sucomb to this fear....  geeesh... blaghhhhh.  :P 

The gas guys came and fixed the leak before I could even enjoy the fact that it was off.... Grr.. I so would have taken T to a Hotel... with ROOM service.... while I had a massage, cuckumbers on my eyes and some really good looking man feeding me grapes..... lol  nahhhh in MY dream there are several men feeding me grapes.....  Yes Donna   lets run away...... anyone else? If we get more to join our vacation we can get a group rate... and you know in todays economy.... we need to save every dollar we can.... lol

BTW    chilli for dinner. ;D  Its all I can do at the moment....to Mr Soup is NOT food....and  I hope its the stinkiest batch yet!!!!! lol  wow I feel better....   ;)

Dang it   T is sick again   gotta go...... GRRRRRRRRR

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Re: Tyler's Post-op Through the eyes of a mother
« Reply #241 on: November 03, 2008, 10:06:05 PM »
Lori,

Its natural to be afraid that Tyler will fall especially with two knees right out of surgery.  I know I feared falling all the time when I had my second TTT revision and MPFL recon just 7 weeks after the first.  If it makes you feel any better, my OS assured me that it is really hard to do damage in a fall after a TTT...those screws are holding everything together pretty well. 

Keep up the good work.  This is all very hard to go through and I am sure it is harder to watch your child go through it.  Sounds like Tyler is doing wonderful.

Brianne

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Re: Tyler's Post-op Through the eyes of a mother
« Reply #242 on: November 04, 2008, 02:56:30 PM »
False alarm on the sickness.... I think he just wanted me to come and sit with him..... He is sooooo bored.  Ill check back in later after I go vote.... still dont know who.... but Ill have a while in line to decide........ lol     Later.....Lori

Ps   Thanks Bri.... I really cant afford to have him damage his TTT's  and we certainly dont want to go thu this again........

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Re: Tyler's Post-op Through the eyes of a mother
« Reply #243 on: November 04, 2008, 03:10:18 PM »
So glad Tyler didn't get hurt falling and that he isn't sick again too.  Falling is so scary.  I fell 3 days postop and I just wanted to bawl.  I bet he was so scared.  I'd feel like puking if I saw him do that too. 

Good luck voting.  Our lines weren't long at all.  I was in and out.  I'd give you my opinion but we all know what they say about opinions...
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Re: Tyler's Post-op Through the eyes of a mother
« Reply #244 on: November 04, 2008, 05:28:05 PM »
Wow is all I have to say! You are amazing and your nerves are so much stronger than mine.  Surgery in 2 weeks and I'm freaking out and there you are holding down the fort with two post op knees, a hubby that doesn't help and a darling daughter that doesn't quite understand.  You are absolutely amazing! Just keep your head up knowing that in the end, all of your hard work will pay off and your son will live a better life because of everything that YOU have done for him.  I hope you have a great day today!
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Re: Tyler's Post-op Through the eyes of a mother
« Reply #245 on: November 05, 2008, 04:36:11 PM »
Super mom is sick..... yucky mucouse monster has gotten in my chest and crawled into my head! I know I have a fever....so thank goodness that I have been doing this for 7-8 weeks now... Its like Im on auto pilot....... I voted yesterday.... the line had about 400 people in in and I was worried it would take forever... but this man came out and asked for everyone with the last name N-Z   YAY  I went to the front of the line... I felt soo guilty....when I was done I had to walk past all thoes people.... I just hung my head and walked fast.......  Got a million things to do today... so Ill try to get back on later and post on everyones diary.... I just wanted to let you all know... Im thinking of you, and I really want to catch up... Im just moving very slow... and have alot to do..... later    Lori

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Re: Tyler's Post-op Through the eyes of a mother
« Reply #246 on: November 05, 2008, 05:00:40 PM »
Super Mom!

I hope that this finds you feeling a little better. You make sure that you rest and take care of yourself! Lots of hot lemon and honey drinks!

Take care,
George
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Re: Tyler's Post-op Through the eyes of a mother
« Reply #247 on: November 05, 2008, 07:07:50 PM »
Lori

Hope you are feeling better today and that your fever has eased. So has the election fever passed now or is it still kicking off ?

We have watched from here on tv.

Glad you were able to jump to the front of the queue...nice one  ;)

Get well soon
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Re: Tyler's Post-op Through the eyes of a mother
« Reply #248 on: November 05, 2008, 07:51:06 PM »
OK SuperMom, here's the perfect opportunity for you to slow down and let everyone else take care of you for a change.  Get healthy and don't try to keep being Supermom until you feel better. 
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Re: Tyler's Post-op Through the eyes of a mother
« Reply #249 on: November 06, 2008, 11:48:38 PM »
Hi everyone..... I have left out so much in the past few days....But I have felt soooooo crappy. I am still feeling bad  but I am on the up swing... so no pity for me... Tyler has been doing really good. He is putting weight back on the 2nd leg..( although he says it keep locking when he bends..) (not sure if this is good or bad) but he went to the "Man Cave" yesterday. that means he got off my couch and went to the back hall to hang out... He even slept back there...YAY He got up 2 times last night without MY help... YAY   He went upstairs..using just his crutches ( me very close behind in case he fell) He took a shower.... YAY back to the 2 hour ordeal... But he smells nice...YAY He is compleatly off the pain med....YAY....  Now phase 2 of the recxovery begins......

I have been trying to get his teacher all week.. with no avail...but we have kept busy doing ROM and extention...ice and elivation... today I fell like we at least made some progress.... It has been so hard with me soooo sick.. but I keep on going, cause I know he needs it..and Im the only one he will let help him... Mom, bless her heart, has come to help but has not been able to do much, since he really only trusts me to help him... But her just being her has been another person to at least talk to.. Since his friends are not coming over or even calling... I feel so bad for him cause he is so out of the loop of things....

I took mom for her flu shot yesterday, and noticed that the trees are changing.... they are so beautiful... The Reds are really red, and the yellows are and oranges are so bright... all mixed in with the Carolina pines..... Breath taking.... I guess I too have been a little sheltered.... the seasons are changing fast and we are missing it.  Maybe this weekend we take a drive up to the mountains... to see the trees... We so NEED to get out. 

Gotta run.....make dinner and pick Morgan up from skating....I just wanted to give everyone an updat... I cant wait to find out whats been going on with all of you... I noticed that Lenore,and Farrah...and others have moved... so I need to go find your new address.... lol  Farrah I hope your back is feeling better...Lenore you better be do your excercises.... and diggers mom  Hows John? Donna....? Hows hubby? and how are you?  Allie, Georgiana...Joanne, Bri.....I miss you all... behave... Ill post soon....
                                          Hugs   Lori

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Re: Tyler's Post-op Through the eyes of a mother
« Reply #250 on: November 07, 2008, 12:04:20 AM »
Hi Lori aka "super mom"

FANTASTIC news about Tyler doing so well and being off the pain meds!!! It makes such a difference when small improvements are made as boosts your confidence and he will feel so proud of small changes.Brill about pain meds too! He will be more himself and human now.

I am nearly off the codeine - just one today, so that excites me and I think in a few days off it completely amd just on paracetamol.

Get up into the mountains. I am in Somerset, UK and is gorgeous. Miss being out and about!!

Take care and remember you still need to get over your illness so take it easy!

George x
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Re: Tyler's Post-op Through the eyes of a mother
« Reply #251 on: November 07, 2008, 12:19:51 AM »
Lori, so sorry it has taken me another length amount of time to visit your thread!  I am sooooooo happy to hear that Tyler is doing so well.  How is he doing mentally?  Is he happy or sad, etc?  I am sure this has been so difficult for him, but he will be thrilled once it's all over and better!  I hope he can go back to his sports again!!!  How is his school work coming along?  Has it been difficult getting him motivated to do that?  I couldn't imagine going through two surgeries and having to get through school!!  I keep reminding my parents that I am NOT going to take my 7 architecture exams until my pain is all under control and I am generally feeling better.  I couldn't imagine studying for those right now!!!  I need those 7 tests to finally become a licensed architect.  I am well beyond my 3yrs of hours to accumulate!!!  So it's time to move on with this career!!!  Now is just not a good time.  So I commend Tyler for getting through school during this!!!!  I am sure you are a proud mom for him being so young and tough!  I don't think my 15yr old brother could do what Tyler is. 

I appreciate you checking up on me here.  My diary location is now in the >100 list of post op diaries.  I am there with Kirsty, Lenore, and soon to be Donna I think.  I hope you find me b/c I could definitely always use the friendship :) :) :)  I have been struggling with some post op issues if you haven't read about it...itching bandage, bloody incision, PO back soreness still, and today had some stimulator computer programming problems while at the doctor getting my dressing rechanged.  Definitely ready to move on with my life!  I will be baking some cookies this weekend to give to all the nurses and doctors at my pain specialist on Monday...that's when I get my staples out!  I am baking pumpkin chip cookies to go with the upcoming season!!!  I have only made them once before, but they were delicious...and a hit at thanksgiving. 

You know, my parents have a lake house in SC.  It's just across the GA border on Lake Hartwell.  My husband's grandparents live on Lake Bowen near Sparttenburgh (sp?), SC.  We used to visit them a lot until they got a cat....my husband is severly allergic to the cat.  Whenever we visit them, we drive to the NC mountains and look at the beautiful views.  We always eat at this restaurant called Side Street.  Ever hear of it?  It would be such a small world if you have!  They have the best Italian food EVER!!!  You know, one of the top OS's in the US is in Sparttanburgh...they have another facility in Colorado.  My husband's grandmother goes to the SC one for her feet...she just had one of her toes cut off on both feet from a problem with the way they were growing...gross, I know!!!  I haven't seen her since her surgery a few weeks ago. 

Anyway, I will plan on checking back here soon to see how Tyler is progressing! 

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Re: Tyler's Post-op Through the eyes of a mother
« Reply #252 on: November 07, 2008, 02:12:37 AM »
Man, I feel so sorry for you, chest colds are the worst!  :P  I shut down when I get them, can't believe you keep trudging on!  Sounds like T is managing very well with this 2nd surgery, except for his fall! :o  Man I would have screamed I'm sure and then John would've been mortified.  Glad he was okay!  John is doing okay...his hardware removal surgery is on Tuesday, so dad and I are getting anxious.  We will take turns taking off work, as both of us can't take the whole thing off.  I have tutoring lined up, but hope he'll be back to school by the 1st.  Basketball has started here, and younger bro. made the JV team  :D  Bittersweet, but the Varsity coach is having John be part of the team and he is going to all the practices, so it won't be too bad.  I think he feels pretty good about everything.  I gotta run, hope to watch Grey's Anatomy tonight and escape from thoughts of surgery...at least for awhile!  Take care and drink lots of warm tea  ;)
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Re: Tyler's Post-op Through the eyes of a mother
« Reply #253 on: November 07, 2008, 05:30:29 PM »
HELLO HELLO HELLO......one step closer to feeling better....Still snotty... but feel tons better... Thank you all for your well wishes and advice on resting....

Diggers mom... I know you are worried about Johns upcoming surgery....keep your spirits up...and dont let John see your concern... if you view it as a possitive step to finally being closer to done   he will too. TV does put me into another universe too..... Thats  "MY time" and Im a TV junkie when it comes to be around 8 pm.... lol Thursdays are the best ! Survivor.. Greys... CSI... Im hooked.... lol  I think Im even have a calouse on my clicker finger..... lol  DVR IS AMAZING !   How long do you think it will take John to recover from this surgery?  I have heard that some walk out of OR and back to work the next day...Lets hop John is one of them.... I think its GREAT that he still can be part of team even though he wont be playing..... I wish Tylers coach would invite him to participate as well... That would make him VERY happy.   

Farrah.... I have not caught up to date on your thread yet.. but I will.... From the sounds of it you are having some problems with the stim.....I hope nothing that cant be fixed.... it sounds like it has helped your knee pain alot, and lord knows you need the relief...  Spartenburg is about an hour away... Im actually just south of Charlotte NC... along the Catawba river....  tylers OS is in Charlotte... and Im very confident in his abilities... actually when I moved South from NY I made sure that the medical care was decent before I came... I must say that I have only had 1 doctor that I did not care for in all of Tylers care.... It seems as though we have some pretty exceptional Dr's here.....But then again we always go to Specialists....not GP"s (other than his pediatcic Dr)    Pumkin chip...... YUM...... I have never had them but they sound fab..... mmmmmm       
School has been a hassel.... its hard to lean from a book and only a book... I think that you need to make learning fun and interesting... otherwise your just learning it for a moment,  not a lifetime... right now we are just trying to get the teacher to give us something to do!!! She is having her class watch "the Patriot" in class so he is supposed to read chapter 7 and 8 on the rev. War.  Boring. Im going to get the movie for him so we can at least kinda do the same things he is doing in class...... We have had no other assignments for 2 weeks.... NOTHING! Im angry cause he is such a good student, and his grades are falling... not failing, but falling....GRRRR

Georgianna..... YAY almost off the meds..... See I told you.... your on the upswing..... hows your pain? Are you doing your excercises????  I have been wondering how you are doing.....

I just want to tell everyone... how much you all inspire me to keep on doing what Im doing..... I know that Im not even the one who is in pain... yet you are all here for me, and help me to hold it together inspite of you own problems..... Thank you all for the kind words,, the advice, the laughs, and the chance to PAY it foward.... You are all truely my heros...... Hugs   Lori

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Re: Tyler's Post-op Through the eyes of a mother
« Reply #254 on: November 07, 2008, 05:44:20 PM »
Lori....Just responded to your post on my thread. So glad you are feeling some better. It sucks to be sick, and especially when you have 1,000,000 things going on. :-* Yeah, the whole school thing is something else. Ive been there when my kids have been off for a period of time. Its almost like they take their good  old time in getting them into the swing of things. Ill never understand that. My youngest cyber schools now. We like it alot. She can do her work here at home and not deal with the drama of the school setting. Her school will be merging with another local school in her senior year. She didnt want to be caught up in the middle of that. I dont blame her. But cyber school is hard. She really has to work. Not what everyone thinks. They do offer more courses then her current high school does, which is really weird.  My middle one is a senior. So, in 2 more years, all of them will be out of high school. (Man am I getting old.! :o)

Just gonna mosey on back and get my hair washed and stuff here soon. Tonights our dinner out night.....and my choice to pick. Maybe Applebees? Fire Mountain? I dont know.....big decision. Lol. :P

Ill check back later on. Hope you guys have a good afternoon....

Hugs....DONNA
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