Banner - Hide this banner





Author Topic: Got new date for surgery!!!! Aug 5  (Read 38808 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Heathers new knee

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • Posts: 1422
  • Liked: 6
  • Kitty City Pommyville, MI! We've got 'em all!
Re: Got new date for surgery!!!! Aug 5
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2009, 02:54:10 PM »
Hi Sharon~
Yup! I'm a gramma. Put Roxy in her crate around midnight after fluffing it up with some old towels. She was still doing that nesting thingy. Must've been out of it cause she was right next to me and I woke up at 6 to find her with 2 pups. They were whining. Little alarm clocks, lol. Wasn't thinkin' and went to move her as she was laying right ontop of one. Got nipped...ouch! Lil bugger! Is she ever protective or what? Is that normal? Anyhow, they are sooo cute!!! One appears to be dark sable (may lighten up, though) and the other is solid black. No bigger than mice, hee-hee! Now, we're gonna have people fighting cause everybody wants one. I'll get the camera ready whenever she's ready to let us pose 'em up. :o For now, mama needs a bath in the worst way. Nasty Pee-U!!

KG support while going through this ickiness is just awesome! I'm excited to see how she does after gettin' fixed up! She'll be bionic, too!! Being in the hospital is just way too boring so, I hope she'll like the company, as well. Help! Don't leave me here alone guys! LOL!

Have a good one. I need a bandaide! Darn it, she broke the skin!
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

Offline TwoBadKneesUSA

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 3340
  • Liked: 0
  • No matter how bad it is, my dog still loves me!
Re: Got new date for surgery!!!! Aug 5
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2009, 04:22:16 PM »
Sue Ė Glad the block finally wore off and you can trust the leg again.  Itís too weird when you canít feel it Iím sure.  I think I managed to get most everything done ahead.  Anything else will just have to wait.

Sharon Ė Yep the bike is mine.  I would dearly love to get back to riding it.  I have been afraid to because the left knee buckles at odd moments and I donít want to ride with all the pain killers I need to get through a day.  Hope this surgery helps that and I can ride again, maybe end of fall.  If not, then next spring.  Not sure when Iíll be discharged, but I imagine I will be in at least 24 hours, so possible Thursday evening, but maybe not till Friday AM.  Just depends I guess.

Heather -  I think that would be nesting.  Sounds like it to me.  We do plan to go down the night before.  Not sure if he is staying again surgery day or not.  My son wants to come down with us, so not sure if heíll just want to get him home or what.  I told my boy that it may be boring sitting around the hospital, but he still wants to go.  He is a worry wart though, so it may be better for him to see me first hand after.  I think I am going to leave the old sticks home and get a shiny new pair.  The wooden ones are a bit too tall when I am bare foot, so a pair I can adjust down would be a help.  Iíve never had to use them as long as Iím going to need them so it was never much of an issue.  Congrats ďGrammaĒ.  Momma dogs get very protective of their babies so go slow.  Got bit in the shoulder as a kid by moving too fast around a new momma dog.  I would like the company.  Just will warn you that I can get grumpy when I hurt a lot (but canít we all) so donít take any possible grouching personally.

Well all Ė got the bag packed and all the laundry done.  Need to type up laundry instructions and note cards for sorting baskets.  I think my daughter will take over laundry, she does not want dad to wash her stuff.  My pillow should arrive Thursday or Friday.  I hope.  If not then Monday next week.  Iím sure Iíll manage until then if I have too.

Well got a few work things to finish.

Milly
'83 lt knee scope
'88 lt knee LR
'89 rt knee LR (6 mos. after left)
'05 rt knee scope (clean up)
7/5/07 - scope, LR left, right clean
3/19/08 - LR failed, Supartz failed
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=47974.0
8/21/08 - new OS apt
8/5/09 - TTT, LR, PFJR sched.

Offline ghost

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • Posts: 908
  • Liked: 0
  • left knee
Re: Got new date for surgery!!!! Aug 5
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2009, 04:49:56 PM »
Good luck Milly,  the block is a piece of cake,  no pain or discomfort.  Then again that may be due to the Versed they shot into the IV first.  It rocks with post up pain, but it doesn't handle all of it so when pain is at a 2 or 3 get some meds on board before it creeps up on you or you'll be acting like Roxy squirming and grumpy LOL.

Heather, glad to hear you have 2 healthy pups. Anymore surprises,  no sneaking up on the new mom, her instinct is to protect those little buggers.

Sue
rt k med meniscus 1983
rt k lat meniscus 2001
lft k med meniscus 12/07
lft knee medial meniscus 6/08 with chondroplasty & debridement of the suprapatella pouch
lft knee trochlear groove MFX 12/2/08 with chondroplasty and debridement of the suprapatella pouch
7/31/09 trochlear groove resurfacing

Offline snorunner

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • Posts: 728
  • Liked: 0
Re: Got new date for surgery!!!! Aug 5
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2009, 05:08:21 PM »
Milly! You're a biker chica! That's cool--you'll be back on that beasty again, but good call not riding on those pain meds. Getting on a big ole bike was what did in leftie many years ago--kicking leg over the sissy bar thing and did a total dislocation of the grounded knee. Had to whaap it back in place from the back of the knee. Yuck yuck and yuck. Beginning of saga....!!!! BTW, I love and use your  idea for long posts now--Word docs then copy/paste-awesome!!!!

Sue: sooo good to hear the block is a piece of cake! So how are you doing? Do you still need to use 2 crutches??? How are stairs?
--sharon
Chondromalacia dx age 14
1987 dx: malalignment, condromalacia, maltracking
2/2008 Gr. 2/3 OA L&R knees
3/2009 Gr. 4 severe isolated patellofemoral OA L&R
4/09 Hyalgan injections
8/24/09 PFJR and LR left knee
2/5/10 Left scope/debridement
2/22/10 PFJR and LR right knee

Offline TwoBadKneesUSA

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 3340
  • Liked: 0
  • No matter how bad it is, my dog still loves me!
Re: Got new date for surgery!!!! Aug 5
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2009, 07:37:10 PM »
Sharon,

No doubt about it using Word first rocks.  Now I don't often poof the post, and if I do, I still have it sitting in Word.  Then I can save it for later if the computer is flaky.  I miss riding my bike.  I've had one almost constantly since I got out of high school (I bought a litte 250 with my grad money).  Thankfully most of the bikes I ride, no sissy bars.  My whole trip begain with a sledding incident and a big cinder block.  Youch!

Milly
'83 lt knee scope
'88 lt knee LR
'89 rt knee LR (6 mos. after left)
'05 rt knee scope (clean up)
7/5/07 - scope, LR left, right clean
3/19/08 - LR failed, Supartz failed
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=47974.0
8/21/08 - new OS apt
8/5/09 - TTT, LR, PFJR sched.

Offline Heathers new knee

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • Posts: 1422
  • Liked: 6
  • Kitty City Pommyville, MI! We've got 'em all!
Re: Got new date for surgery!!!! Aug 5
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2009, 02:11:49 PM »
Hi Milly!!! ;D
Tomorrow's the big day!!! Wishing ya the best of luck!  ;D Tell Sawbones to Git R done, ok? I wonder how sore his thumbs get from his job? LOL!! I DO think you'll like the block, he recommends it as did the anesthesiologist. Just couldn't talk me into the general + block combo...ha-ha! I'm stubborn. Ain't no newby at knee surgery so, this gal went with the tried and true spinal + "knock me out" meds combo. Worked out ok again anyhow. The block would've been lovely after the ORIF but was never offered.

Awww...your son sounds like such a sweetie! Worried about his mama, I'll bet he is. Mine was, too. Had he not had school, I'd have let him tag along. DH stayed in a hotel the night after surgery, too. So, he could've just hung with dad. Does he have anything to keep himself busy like a portable DVD or handheld games? Being right there would probably make him feel better, though.

Grumpy KG's ha-ha-ha!!! I was, too! So out of it, I barely remember Steph and Tim coming to see me out of surgery. Steph said she was the only one allowed to fetch my bags from the truck and a soda. I told her Chris was ignoring me and I needed my "stuff" brought up, lol. That day was a big ole blur until maybe midnight. Guess I was even worse after being so nauseated...just felt like ick! Think the Toradol didn't agree. Hopefully, you'll feel better by the next day, too!

I got your PM. Are you ok? Rollercoaster city, huh? Yup! I hear ya! We can chat more in person, if you'd like. You're never gonna believe what's going on now! D-r-a-m-a! I'm running away....
Hope to see you in a few days!!! Take care!!
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

Offline JoniF

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • Posts: 550
  • Liked: 0
Re: Got new date for surgery!!!! Aug 5
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2009, 02:28:04 PM »
Hi Milly,

Wanted to wish you the best of luck tomorrow.  I hope this surgery is the answer to all of your knee issues.  I also posted to you on Sharon's thread I believe.

Sending you much (((HUGS))) and healing wishes!

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

Offline Cynthia1982

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • Posts: 519
  • Liked: 0
Re: Got new date for surgery!!!! Aug 5
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2009, 08:22:03 PM »

Milly,

Best of luck with the surgery. I'll be thinking of you

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

Offline jerrypat

  • Regular Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 72
  • Liked: 0
Re: Got new date for surgery!!!! Aug 5
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2009, 10:46:47 PM »
Good luck, and you are in my prayers, Milly!
Pat
2003 ~ orthoscope meniscus repair left knee
2005 - 2008 ~ 3 rounds of Synvisc in both knees
Sept 08 ~ right knee totally "collapsed"
November 25 2008 ~ Oxford unicompartmental medial right knee
June 8, 2009 - Oxford unicompartmental medial left knee
woooo hoooo!!! Done!

Offline TwoBadKneesUSA

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 3340
  • Liked: 0
  • No matter how bad it is, my dog still loves me!
Re: Got new date for surgery!!!! Aug 5
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2009, 02:06:16 AM »
My mom is out of surgery, and is doing good. She finally got to eat  :P. She should be home by Friday.

--Gina, Milly's favorite.
'83 lt knee scope
'88 lt knee LR
'89 rt knee LR (6 mos. after left)
'05 rt knee scope (clean up)
7/5/07 - scope, LR left, right clean
3/19/08 - LR failed, Supartz failed
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=47974.0
8/21/08 - new OS apt
8/5/09 - TTT, LR, PFJR sched.

Offline Heathers new knee

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • Posts: 1422
  • Liked: 6
  • Kitty City Pommyville, MI! We've got 'em all!
Re: Got new date for surgery!!!! Aug 5
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2009, 02:30:47 AM »
Thank U Gina!! ;D Tell your mom I'll see her tomorrow and to get some sleep! We will B celebrating our bionic new parts. What better place to do that than the place they gave those parts to us...the hospital, of course! lol

See ya!
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

Offline snorunner

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • Posts: 728
  • Liked: 0
Re: Got new date for surgery!!!! Aug 5
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2009, 02:53:13 AM »
Thanks Gina! You have a big responsibility posting AND taking care of your mom!!

Now Heather, don't you two go and have way tooo much fun now!!! Give Milly best healing wishes tomorrow, and good luck at your appointment too. Glad to hear she is doing well.  :)
--sharon
Chondromalacia dx age 14
1987 dx: malalignment, condromalacia, maltracking
2/2008 Gr. 2/3 OA L&R knees
3/2009 Gr. 4 severe isolated patellofemoral OA L&R
4/09 Hyalgan injections
8/24/09 PFJR and LR left knee
2/5/10 Left scope/debridement
2/22/10 PFJR and LR right knee

Offline Skinnycatz

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • Posts: 1192
  • Liked: 0
  • The Best Skinny Cat ever!
Re: Got new date for surgery!!!! Aug 5
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2009, 04:40:15 AM »
Hi Milly...

Hope you aren't in too much pain...remember you need to be thinking about that new invention for us poor souls that aren't getting new parts just yet!!   ;D  Have a good visit with Heather...bet she is as much fun to be with as she is to talk to!!  She will cheer you up for sure!

Take care and post when you can....thanks to your daughter for letting us know you are OK!

Francine
Diagnosis: CMP, torn lateral meniscus.
Meniscus trimming, chrondroplasty 2/14/03.
Meniscus trimming (lateral again) chrondoplasty 8/3/07
Grade III/IV Chrondomalacia kneecap
Meniscus trimming (tear in front of lateral) 4/18/08
Left TKR 7/15/10

Offline ghost

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • Posts: 908
  • Liked: 0
  • left knee
Re: Got new date for surgery!!!! Aug 5
« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2009, 08:47:29 AM »
Gina,

Thanks for the update on Mom.  Keep us posted.

Heather, we'll be expecting you to fill us in some more after your visit.  Good luck with your appointment today.

Sue
rt k med meniscus 1983
rt k lat meniscus 2001
lft k med meniscus 12/07
lft knee medial meniscus 6/08 with chondroplasty & debridement of the suprapatella pouch
lft knee trochlear groove MFX 12/2/08 with chondroplasty and debridement of the suprapatella pouch
7/31/09 trochlear groove resurfacing

Offline Cynthia1982

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • Posts: 519
  • Liked: 0
Re: Got new date for surgery!!!! Aug 5
« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2009, 11:22:09 PM »

Gina,

Thanks for the update on your mum.

Milly hope your not in to much pain, and that the docs and nurses are looking after you well. Cyber hugs and  :-* :-* headed your way.

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