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Re: Lateral Release
« Reply #45 on: November 09, 2008, 11:56:27 PM »
Hi Cyntyhia,

Relieveed to hear from you. Thank God for your boyfriend. How are you doing now? I hope you're on the mend. If your O2 tube is annoying you then could you have a mask that you put over your nose/mouth when you feel the need instead?

It's great that you're well enough to be online and type. I used to watch films on my ex-husband's laptop when I stayed in hospital which made the stay a little more tolerable.

Hope you're home soon and on the mend.

Take care,

Laura xx
Left knee surgery
08/06/02-L/Release
13/08/03-Fulkerson TTT
05/06/05-Stabilisation & Medialisation/Tendon Transfer
13/01/06-Proximal Hamstring Superior Stabilisation
06/03/06-RSD/CRPS diagnosed
20/07/06 + 03/04/07-Excision of scar tissue
29/05/15-Arthroscopy
02/03/20-Left transfemoral amputation

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Re: Lateral Release
« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2008, 12:22:41 AM »
Hi Laura,

I still can't believe all that happened. I'm feeling so much better tonight, i don't think i need the O2 tube anymore but they are saying my oxygen levels are dropping when i take it off.(i know bad patient i shouldn't be taking it off). It's definetly great that i can be on line and typing cause if i didn't have this i'd go mad. They are giving out if i spend to much time on it but i'm in my own room so i won't be disturbing anyone. Apparently i need to rest but to be fair to them i do get tired pretty easy. I've slept more in the last 2 days than i have in the last 3 months.
Good idea aout watching films on the laptop i hadn't thought of that. I just can't wait to get out of here.
The nurse is just after sticking her head in the door and laughing (she reckons she'd be better off talking to the wall). But really they are all very nice to me i can't complain, until they come in with the drugs then i complain. They are giving me 15 cortisone tablets daily and then they'll gradually cut them down. Surely all these drugs couldn't be good for a person. I'm going to sign off soon. The lungs are getting a bit tired again.

Anyway enough of my moaning
Hope you are well.

Cynthia
« Last Edit: November 10, 2008, 12:34:13 AM by Cynthia1982 »
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Re: Lateral Release
« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2008, 04:13:36 AM »
Hi Cynthia,

Feel free to moan as much as you like. Hop eoyu'r enot kept in hospital too long, but whilst you are there, get as much rest as you can. There's nothing else to to there and althuogh it's boring as hell, at least you can sleep and relax as much as you either want or need to.

Laura xx
Left knee surgery
08/06/02-L/Release
13/08/03-Fulkerson TTT
05/06/05-Stabilisation & Medialisation/Tendon Transfer
13/01/06-Proximal Hamstring Superior Stabilisation
06/03/06-RSD/CRPS diagnosed
20/07/06 + 03/04/07-Excision of scar tissue
29/05/15-Arthroscopy
02/03/20-Left transfemoral amputation

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Re: Lateral Release
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2008, 12:31:17 AM »
Bad day today.(over did it a bit yesterday i think). Not able to type much.  :'(
Hope ye are all well.

Chat soon,
Cynthia
2006 Meniscus repair Right Knee
2007 Cartlidge removed nd debriment Right Knee
2008 LR Left Knee

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Re: Lateral Release
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2008, 12:28:42 PM »
Hey guys

I'm cynthia's boyfriend John. She showed me this site the other day and told me i had to keep ye up to date if she wasn't able, so please excuse any mistakes i'm not used to this site.
Yesterday Cynthia was not in the best of form, she was on the oxygen most of the day and her breathing was still quite bad, they wanted to take over her breathing again but she wasn't having any of it. As sick an all as she was she was still fighting with them.
She wanted to leave ye a post last night so with a bit of help it took her 20mins to write a small message. The nurses told me at about 1am i should go home and rest that they would ring me if there was any change. I wasn't to happy about leaving, but Cynthia was asleep at this stage and they said a nurse was going to stay with her all night.
It felt like i had just got off to sleep when the phone rang, it was the hospital. I raced back, fortunatly my bestfriend lives 2mins away from the hospital and i was staying with him. When i got as far as her room and ran in, a nurse came over to me and escorted me to the relatives room and asked me to wait in here that a doctor would be with me shortly to explain what was going. I was terrified at this stage all that kept running through my mind is that i was going to loose her, you would have thought the same if you had seen her. Her skin was grey and pasty liiking and the noises she was making when she was trying to breath were like notjing i've never heard before.
After what seemed like hours the doc arrived in. He told me that they had managed to stabilise her and that they were moving her back to icu where she could get one on one care. I asked him if i should ring her parents and let them know what's going on. He said if at all possibile they should come home. They are away on holidays so they are trying to get the next flight home. The doc said that Cynthia's chances of pulling through this eposide are 50/50, he said she is a very sick girl.
I'm not a religious man by any means but please say a prayer for her, i'n terrified of loosing her. I know she is a fighther, and i'm not leaving her side till she's coming home with me.

Best Wishes
John
2006 Meniscus repair Right Knee
2007 Cartlidge removed nd debriment Right Knee
2008 LR Left Knee

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Re: Lateral Release
« Reply #50 on: November 11, 2008, 01:55:10 PM »
John/Cynthia

I will pray............

Praying right now.

Hang in there and John..what a great boyfriend you are..hugs to you as well at this very difficult time.

Love from the other side of the pond in the UK

Lisa
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Re: Lateral Release
« Reply #51 on: November 11, 2008, 05:28:34 PM »
lis1

Thanks for your kind thoughts.
I'm not that great a boyfriend, if i put my foot down and made her go to the doctor last week she probably wouldn't have ended up in the hospital.
Not much change this evening. I've been told she is stable but her condition is critical. There are tubes and wires every where.


Thanks
John
2006 Meniscus repair Right Knee
2007 Cartlidge removed nd debriment Right Knee
2008 LR Left Knee

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Re: Lateral Release
« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2008, 07:23:27 PM »
John

I am the same lisa as the above post..........one is home and one is work.  Please dont be thinking that........you need to keep focusing on your strength as well and thoughts such as that will bring you down.  You are a great boyfriend, i read through some of her previous posts and Cynthia clearly loves you a lot...........that makes you a GREAT boyfreind and dont you forget it.

I am very pleased that she is stable and i will keep checking in for news.  I am a Christian and i have tremendous faith...........i WILL continue to pray for you both............and for great healing to come her way.  Have you managed to get hold of her parents and i do hope that you have some support with you too.

Love Lisa x
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Re: Lateral Release
« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2008, 08:39:20 PM »
Hi John/ Cynthia,

All my thoughts are with you. I will pray for strenght.

Please keep us informed.

xN


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Re: Lateral Release
« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2008, 10:52:37 PM »
Hello again,

Thank you all for your prayers and support.
I have had contact with her parents. They are unable to get a flight home till thursday, their holiday rep is trying to  see if there is any cancelations on any of tomorrows flights to get them home sooner. My best friend and his wife have been brilliant, they stayed with her when i went home to freshen up and get something to eat.
I can see now why she was on this site so often, it's a great support.

Will keep ye informed of any changes.

John
2006 Meniscus repair Right Knee
2007 Cartlidge removed nd debriment Right Knee
2008 LR Left Knee

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Re: Lateral Release
« Reply #55 on: November 11, 2008, 10:56:51 PM »
Hey John,

Thanks for keeping us up to date.  I've been out of touch for a couple of days.  I will be saying a prayer for you both.  Don't beat yourself about not making her see her doc sooner.  In February my husband was hospitalized twice in two weeks for Pnemonia.  The first time he was in two days.  I did not know he did not pick up his meds from the phamacy.  After he nearly died the second week, I went and got them.  I could not make him take them, but there were here for him.  

I think Cynthia is quite a fighter and will come out okay.  It may be tense for a while, but I think it will be ok.  Praying for you.  Hang in there.

Milly
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Re: Lateral Release
« Reply #56 on: November 11, 2008, 11:11:09 PM »
John

I am so glad you have people around you supporting you and making sure you look after yourself too, it is important for you to stay strong too.  It is bed time here in the UK but i will be praying shortly and will also include a cancellation flight for her parents.

God Bless.............Love to you both and i will check in in the morning.

Hang in there it will be Ok.

Lisa x
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Acl recon oct 2006- extensive arthritis in medial side
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Re: Lateral Release
« Reply #57 on: November 12, 2008, 12:27:13 AM »
Milly and Lisa

Thanks for the prayers.
They've just saked me to go to the relatives room so they could use some suction thing on her. I hope it doesn't hurt her, it's sounds a bit disgusting but i'm sure they're only doing it to help her as she's not concious it's the only way they can clear her lungs i suppose. I'm sure i should be resting instead of being on this but i won't be able to rest properly until i know she's going to be ok. Milly you're right my cynthia is indeed quite a fighter.
I trust your husband is ok now.

Thanks for the support

John
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Re: Lateral Release
« Reply #58 on: November 12, 2008, 01:04:59 AM »
Hi John,

I'm so sorry I've only just replied (thanx to PC trouble).

You absolutely MUST look after yourself properly so that you can care for Cynthia. You rare a good boyfriend otherwise you would NOT be there with Cynthia now. There's no way you could have known what was to come and you shouldn't crucify yourself over something you did or didn't do. That time has now gone and what is important is what you are doing for Cynthia now and from now on.

I am praying for her (have sent you a PM also) and will contiue to do so. It's already been said - in the short time she's been posting here we know she's a fighter and is stronger than this. She will pull through, it will just take a little bit of time.
I will also pray for you and the rest of Cynthia's family, particularly her parents.

She's in the best place getting fantastic care at themoment. Whatever procedures the doctors carry out are for her benefit and I'm sure she would know that, even if some of them aren't pleasant.

Take care,

Laura xx
Left knee surgery
08/06/02-L/Release
13/08/03-Fulkerson TTT
05/06/05-Stabilisation & Medialisation/Tendon Transfer
13/01/06-Proximal Hamstring Superior Stabilisation
06/03/06-RSD/CRPS diagnosed
20/07/06 + 03/04/07-Excision of scar tissue
29/05/15-Arthroscopy
02/03/20-Left transfemoral amputation

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Re: Lateral Release
« Reply #59 on: November 12, 2008, 01:18:06 AM »
Thanks laura,

It took me a while to figure out what this PM was but i sent you back one.
If any of my mates could see me now they'd be telling me to pull myself together. With all your kind words i'm sitting here like a baby crying. I know men shouldn't cry but i think i'd be excused on this occassion.

John
2006 Meniscus repair Right Knee
2007 Cartlidge removed nd debriment Right Knee
2008 LR Left Knee















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