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Offline anasta5ia

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Well, here goes nothing!!
« on: August 12, 2003, 08:46:03 AM »
Hi all.

I just wanted to let you all know that I finally have my appt. with my OS tomorrow.  I have been waiting weeks for this and I am very scared about what he will say.

Thanks for all of your support.

-Heather G.
Rt. knee-plica resection, LR, 4 TTTs, MPFL repair & 2 MPFL reconstructions
Lt. knee-2 TTTs, & 2 MPFL reconstructions...
Scheduled for bilateral hardware removal, lt. knee TT revision, MPFL recon and LR recon with new wonderful surgeon.
Plus 9 other orthopedic surgeries

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Re: Well, here goes nothing!!
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2003, 03:37:00 PM »
Good luck Heather--

I'm praying that you have a productive appointment and come up with some answers and a plan to help you feel better.

Big hugs, Sylvia
Both kneesOA.
Scope on rt knee,9/00;2/01
scope w/ LR and debridement rt knee 2/02
left knee same5/02
Patellar problems
LeftTKR12/16/02
Right TKR7/14/03
Complications MUA 8/14/03
R TKR revisio

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Re: Well, here goes nothing!!
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2003, 04:24:28 PM »
 :) Good luck Heather! We'll be thinking about you,
cat
"Miserable malalignment"
 Lateral release, medial reefing, VMO advancement, and TTT-  3/2/04
Screw removal- 5/24/05
Cortisone injection to pes anserine- 7/27/05
Femoral derotation osteotomy, TTT revision- 10/18/07

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Re: Well, here goes nothing!!
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2003, 07:13:54 PM »
Hey Heather

I know how you feel when you say you are scared. I've been there many times. Good luck on your appt and hope you get the answers you need.   :)


Pam

4Fx Clsd red
IMrod fib plate
derotate osteotmy tibfib
AF
IPCS patbaja
DeLeeOsteotmy,LOA,LR Zplasty,bongrf,chondrplty
chondrplty,LOA,fatpad remvd
TKR
openLOA,neurectmy,ITB Zplasty,fabela
PLC recon,revison,LOA,synovec
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Re: Well, here goes nothing!!
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2003, 07:55:45 PM »
Good luck with your appointment. Just go in prepared with a list of questions. I always write them down and then pull out my piece of paper and go down the list. Otherwise, I forget what I want to ask because I'm always nervous when I see the doctor. I'm afraid I won't be able to communicate correctly all my problems and they won't get the whole picture. I'm lucky that my current OS always takes however long I need to get my questions answered, and I never feel rushed. Let us know what you find out. I hope you get the answers you are looking for.

Janet
Torn quad tendon repair & VMO advancement 4/99, MUA with LOA 10/99, Patella baja and arthrofibrosis, LR & medial release & LOA 5/01, LOA & chondroplasty 6/03,TKR on 11/06, MUA 12/06. From perfect knees to a TKR in 7 years, all from a fall on a wet floor...and early undiagnosed scar tissue.

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Re: Well, here goes nothing!!
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2003, 09:44:05 PM »
Good luck!
I hope everything goes ok and u hear what u wish 2 hear! I am always scared when I go to see my OS so I know how u feel!
Good luck again!!
Knees can be a right pain sometimes!!

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Re: Well, here goes nothing!!
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2003, 11:22:40 PM »
Good Luck Heather!!! I'm thinking of you and hoping that the appt goes well and you come out with some good answers and a plan for helping your knee!!

(((Hugs)))
Sharon
Left knee:
LR-5/99 & 9/01
Distal realignment and LR 7/02
TTT revision 6/03
screw removal/MUA 10/03
d/x with severe patella baja
7/05 patellar tendon replacement w/piece of quad tendon
4/07 OATS

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Re: Well, here goes nothing!!
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2003, 07:57:10 AM »
Here's hoping you get in earlier than next week.

Good luck!

LizL
2003: 1/28-29Fell on wet floor,broke kneecap
ORIF(hdwr&immob)
Post-op drug reaction
3/4-5/13 brace
3/21-8/28PT
12/19Hardware removal,scope,partial meniscectomies
2004: More PT
lost job
Settledw/WC Oct
2005: Personal injury lawsuit--reschedulings,failed mediation
2006: settled out of court in March

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Re: Well, here goes nothing!!
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2003, 08:05:13 AM »
Aw Heather,

I know that this is frustrating and inconvenient and all--especially when you are needing relief, but I am always a bit relieved if my doc is late because he is caring for somebody else--or if my schedule gets changed for the same reason--because I would want that kind of care if it were me.  A good doc will put his neediest patients first, and I find that to be reassuring.

i do hope they get you in soon though--because you really need this appointment and the help.

hugs, Sylvia
Both kneesOA.
Scope on rt knee,9/00;2/01
scope w/ LR and debridement rt knee 2/02
left knee same5/02
Patellar problems
LeftTKR12/16/02
Right TKR7/14/03
Complications MUA 8/14/03
R TKR revisio

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Re: Well, here goes nothing!!
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2003, 10:28:48 AM »
Hi Heather,

I feel so bad for you. It is very frustrating to have to wait. Especially when you were all geared up for your appointment. I hope you are able to find a way to get in sooner.

Good luck to you. I am sending all the good thoughts I can muster!
Linda
LR and Chondrplasty 1/22/02, Clean-up, Chondroplasty and biopsy 6/4/02, AC Implant 11/6/02, Micro fracture and adhesion clean up 8/12/03

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Re: Well, here goes nothing!!
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2003, 06:25:54 AM »
Hey, I talked to you a little bit, but Im glad that you got some answers this time and the OS can see that there are major issues that need to be delt with. I hope that the next step will be a success, we just need to get you better  ::) And Im so happy that you are more calm than you were earlier, maybe your next steps will be the best.
Erin
7 years left knee pain/popping/giving out
10-20-00 L.knee surgery to tighten knee cap
2 years of right knee pain
9-13-02 Sprained right ankle
6-9-03 Brostrom-gould surgery on right ankle

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Re: Well, here goes nothing!!
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2003, 07:20:20 AM »
 :)Hey Heather,
I am so glad that you finally got to your apt and that he took your situation seriously. Hopefully you can come up with a new game plan that works!
cat
"Miserable malalignment"
 Lateral release, medial reefing, VMO advancement, and TTT-  3/2/04
Screw removal- 5/24/05
Cortisone injection to pes anserine- 7/27/05
Femoral derotation osteotomy, TTT revision- 10/18/07

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Re: Well, here goes nothing!!
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2003, 07:33:54 AM »
Hi Heather,

When do you get the MRI and do you have a follow up appointment?

I hope the upcoming procedure helps!
Linda
LR and Chondrplasty 1/22/02, Clean-up, Chondroplasty and biopsy 6/4/02, AC Implant 11/6/02, Micro fracture and adhesion clean up 8/12/03

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Re: Well, here goes nothing!!
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2003, 08:28:27 AM »
Hey Heather,

I'm so glad that you were able to discuss all of your concerns with your OS and he took everything very seriously and is trying to fiigure out how to fix this. Do you know when your MRI is yet? Hopefully that will show what needs to be seen and you can get some further info from your OS on his plan for your knee. I just hope that the next step in this process leads to success for you-you truly deserve it!!!

(((Hugs)))
Sharon
Left knee:
LR-5/99 & 9/01
Distal realignment and LR 7/02
TTT revision 6/03
screw removal/MUA 10/03
d/x with severe patella baja
7/05 patellar tendon replacement w/piece of quad tendon
4/07 OATS















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