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Offline Caroline109

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Next week update
« on: October 03, 2003, 05:50:31 AM »
Monday: had my preop surgical check.  blood drawn for platelet count and a plan decided upon if the count is below 75,000 (hematologist and prednisone). To get results Thursday. Normal, btw, is between 150-300,000.

Wednesday: message on voice mail that the orthopedist needs okay for surgery from regular doctor about platelet count.

Thursday (today): LAST DAY OF WORK! HOORAY!!!!!
Have a 2:45PM appointment with the Physician's Assistant at the orthopedist office for another quick check up and to get pain pill prescription. CHeck my voice mail=no messages from the doctor about the platelet count so having got there early, I call the doctor's office from the parking lot and ask about the count. Heart sinks when the nurse says it's low. When I ask how low, she tells me 95,000 and I get so happy. That's a high count for me! So surgery is a go for this Tuesday!
Now to get everything ready!
Chronic low platelet count
Men. surgery, both knees 2003,2007,2008
R PKR Sept. 17, 2008 - Biomet Oxford Partial
LK-TKR 4/21/2010 Biomet Vanguard Signature Knee
Scar tissue issue next to TKR knee
March 2, 2011: PKR to be revised to a TKR

Offline yodalover

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Re: Next week update
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2003, 07:45:44 AM »
congrats on the good platlet count caroline!   I hope everything goes well.

Left Knee - Modified Elmslie TTT with a lateral release and patella shaving - January 14, 2004
Right Knee - same surgery - June 9, 2004


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Re: Next week update
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2003, 01:44:25 PM »
Glad all thr platelets were OK and good luck for the surgery.


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Re: Next week update
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2003, 04:43:13 PM »
Hey thats great! The waiting can be aweful so I am very happy for of luck and check in with us when you can. Be careful and safe......Jillian

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Re: Next week update
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2003, 06:33:12 PM »

Best of luck to you.  I hope everything goes well for you!

Rt knee:Meniscal repair 8/03: Repair prev. meniscus repair 10/03;Chondro shave, scar tissue removal 12/03;LR,debridement chondro & scar tissue 04/02/04;TTT done 09/14/04;VMO advancement 04/2005- Does it ever end?