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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!
Caroline
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.

-Paula
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.

Iona

Offline Jillian24

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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 you...best of luck and check in with us when you can. Be careful and safe......Jillian
ONE TTT LAST OCT
10 LR'S    ONE MEDIAL RELEASE
STAPH INFECTION.....MANY MONTHS IN HOSPITAL

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

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

Lezlee
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?