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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #450 on: July 21, 2012, 11:15:38 PM »
Wow busy ortho day! That's awesome that you are allowed to bear some weight now. How does it feel when you do that? Still no pain? My dad had tendon repair surgery for a severed tendon and rated his pain 1/10 pre-op. It hurts more now since they had to dig around to find the two ends.

I hope your shoulder heals. The waiting game is no fun.

I think it's great you got to have the same OS for so long! As soon as I found a good one, he does surgery then ups and moves! What the heck! What is more of a priority- your right knee or shoulder?

Must be around a month until you move in? So exciting! I can't wait to decorate and make my empty dorm room feel like home.
July 21, 2009 - First Patella Dislocation
December 7, 2009 - Lateral release, medial reefing, and plica excision
January 14, 2011- TTT, MPFL Reconstruction, and Lateral Release

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #451 on: July 22, 2012, 01:51:39 AM »
I have absolutely no pain from weight bearing! I've even walked without my crutches a few times. Don't tell my OS! I keep telling myself that I cannot do that because my labrum still has to heal but I'm not in any pain. I have a little bit of pain at night and in the morning but nothing serious. I even went shopping all day today for dorm stuff and didn't have pain. I feel fantastic.

Bummer about your dad! I hope he feels better.

Unfortunately, my shoulder probably won't get better. I can strengthen the muscles around the ligaments but the ligaments are pretty stretched out. I'll just have to deal with it unless it gets bad enough to warrant surgery.

It's hard to decide which bothers me more. They both sublux and cause pain but my shoulder pops out way more than my kneecap does. I think my knee will hold me back from more than my shoulder will because of walking. My knee/shoulder OS said he wouldn't touch either of them any time soon though. He doesn't think my kneecap is unstable enough to get surgery.

I move into my dorm on August 22nd! I'm really excited to decorate it and everything!
-18 years old-
Left knee;
11.07.08- Scope
07.02.09- Lateral Release/Meniscus Repair
11.11.09- diagnosis of Patellar Instability/Patellar Tracking Disorder
12.10.09- Medial Reefing/Lateral Release
01.11- Synvisc
04.14.11- MPFL Reconstruction
06.21.11- LOA & MUA

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #452 on: July 26, 2012, 01:05:12 AM »
That's great about the pain! I would be so tempted to walk, too. If there's no pain, it's very easy to forget that you just had surgery and that you need to take it easy.

Did you get a bunch of cute dorm stuff? I really like Bed, Bath, and Beyond, but since I got all that stuff I needed last year, I don't really have to buy any room items this year. It's funny though...my house for the summer has 3 microwaves (our original one and mine and my sister's from college in our basement). I love my dorm room this year...hardwood floors, closest big enough to walk in or put your dresser, and a fireplace with a mantle (no fires though). The one thing I will miss is that my freshman dorm room had a sink in it.

Now, sorry if this is repetitive or associated with uncertainty, but have you ever been diagnosed with a hypermobility syndrome?
July 21, 2009 - First Patella Dislocation
December 7, 2009 - Lateral release, medial reefing, and plica excision
January 14, 2011- TTT, MPFL Reconstruction, and Lateral Release

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #453 on: July 26, 2012, 02:06:04 AM »
I spoke a little too soon! I (stupidly) pivoted on my operative leg today and I'm freaking out that I re-tore my labrum. I was in so much pain earlier every time my hip internally or externally rotated slightly. I'm hoping I just irritated it. I've been laying in bed all day :/

I have gotten most of my stuff! A lot of it is from BBB. I just have to get some storage stuff and clothes then I'm done. I got a free fridge from the hospital my uncle works at. They were just throwing them out when they are perfectly good! We either have to rent a microfridge from my school or use the one on our floor so me and my roommate are just using the one on the floor. And I'm totally jealous of your dorm! Mine is super small.

I've been told I'm hypermobile. I don't know if any of my doctors have officially written in my chart that I have anything besides hypermobility. My PT told me yesterday that this is all genetic, which is true, so I guess it's assumed that I have hypermobility syndrome but I'm thinking I have something more.
-18 years old-
Left knee;
11.07.08- Scope
07.02.09- Lateral Release/Meniscus Repair
11.11.09- diagnosis of Patellar Instability/Patellar Tracking Disorder
12.10.09- Medial Reefing/Lateral Release
01.11- Synvisc
04.14.11- MPFL Reconstruction
06.21.11- LOA & MUA

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #454 on: July 28, 2012, 01:55:29 PM »
That's no good. How does it feel now? Did you have your brace on?

Free fridges are really nice. My roommate has one so we are sharing. I actually didn't use my microwave as much as I thought I would except for hot chocolate and popcorn. I rarely ate meals in my room.

I hope they can give you an official diagnosis although I am not sure if there is much they can do.
July 21, 2009 - First Patella Dislocation
December 7, 2009 - Lateral release, medial reefing, and plica excision
January 14, 2011- TTT, MPFL Reconstruction, and Lateral Release

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #455 on: July 29, 2012, 03:53:23 AM »
My hip is feeling a little better now. Still hurts more than it was. I called my hip OS because I was concerned and he said since I had the brace on and didn't feel a pop that it was a good sign but I'm still worried. I see him on August 8th and I'm hoping I'll get even better by then.

I have tons of cup noodles for my dorm so I'll be making them in the microwave. I have a meal plan for ten meals a week so I'll have to buy or make food for the other two days I'm there if I stay the weekend.

There really isn't anything they can do with EDS or HMS but it helps to know you have it.
-18 years old-
Left knee;
11.07.08- Scope
07.02.09- Lateral Release/Meniscus Repair
11.11.09- diagnosis of Patellar Instability/Patellar Tracking Disorder
12.10.09- Medial Reefing/Lateral Release
01.11- Synvisc
04.14.11- MPFL Reconstruction
06.21.11- LOA & MUA

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #456 on: August 07, 2012, 12:58:36 AM »
Getting better each day, I hope! Good luck at your appt.

The only meal plan I could get is unlimited. If I could, I would choose one with a set number of meals per week. Do you plan on staying most weekends at school?

I can't remember if I have already asked this, but what classes are you taking this fall?

I almost went to my dad's post-op appt just for my pure interest in orthopedics, but I didn't. I won't be able to see his incision for a while though because he got his second cast put on (purple haha) and won't get it off until September when I am in school.

Oh, almost forgot to add that I was talking to someone I graduated from high school with the other day at work, and he said that he had to have hip surgery because he tore something due to the constant strain put on it from limping due to his knee problems! His first knee surgery was a LR so I immediately thought of you and your hip.
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July 21, 2009 - First Patella Dislocation
December 7, 2009 - Lateral release, medial reefing, and plica excision
January 14, 2011- TTT, MPFL Reconstruction, and Lateral Release

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #457 on: August 07, 2012, 03:10:51 AM »
I feel pretty good for the most part! I have achy pain a few times a day, mostly in the morning and I can't really get comfortable at night but, hopefully, I won't be wearing this brace much longer!

I think the longer at school, I'll probably stay there more often. I don't wanna miss out on anything!

I'm taking Chem lecture and lab and another class that I can't remember the name of, lol. It's with a smaller class so you can ask questions and stuff. I'm also taking English, math, and a class called Teen & Tweens that covers my gen ed requirement.
-18 years old-
Left knee;
11.07.08- Scope
07.02.09- Lateral Release/Meniscus Repair
11.11.09- diagnosis of Patellar Instability/Patellar Tracking Disorder
12.10.09- Medial Reefing/Lateral Release
01.11- Synvisc
04.14.11- MPFL Reconstruction
06.21.11- LOA & MUA

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #458 on: August 10, 2012, 02:14:26 AM »
I'm out of the hip brace and I get to wean off crutches aka use them when I leave the house. I asked if I was allowed to swim and start yoga when I move into school but I have to wait until I see my OS again. I'm a little disappointed! But I'm not allowed to move my stuff into my dorm either because he doesn't want my hip to get aggravated, haha.
-18 years old-
Left knee;
11.07.08- Scope
07.02.09- Lateral Release/Meniscus Repair
11.11.09- diagnosis of Patellar Instability/Patellar Tracking Disorder
12.10.09- Medial Reefing/Lateral Release
01.11- Synvisc
04.14.11- MPFL Reconstruction
06.21.11- LOA & MUA

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #459 on: August 14, 2012, 04:56:12 AM »
Awesome! It must feel great to be let out of a brace on time for once! When do you return to your OS?

Well, the day I moved in, the college had recruited a whole bunch of student athletes and upperclassmen to help us, and I didn't end up lifting a finger. Not this year, all on my own! Do you know what floor your dorm room is on?
July 21, 2009 - First Patella Dislocation
December 7, 2009 - Lateral release, medial reefing, and plica excision
January 14, 2011- TTT, MPFL Reconstruction, and Lateral Release

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #460 on: August 15, 2012, 02:17:47 AM »
It feels so weird saying I had surgery a month ago because, honestly, I don't feel like it. My hip is achy because of all the weakness but, man, this is weird. I've never had a fast recovery. I see my hip OS on September 5th.

I hope I can fit all of my stuff into my mom's car because, if not, I have no idea what I'm going to do! Haha. I have SO much stuff. But my dorm is on the sixth floor but we have elevators so it isn't a problem.
-18 years old-
Left knee;
11.07.08- Scope
07.02.09- Lateral Release/Meniscus Repair
11.11.09- diagnosis of Patellar Instability/Patellar Tracking Disorder
12.10.09- Medial Reefing/Lateral Release
01.11- Synvisc
04.14.11- MPFL Reconstruction
06.21.11- LOA & MUA

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #461 on: August 15, 2012, 04:46:31 PM »
Hey sounds like the hip surgery has gone well!  Been offline for a while.  I had back surgery the end of June to address a pinched nerve.  Doing well, just need to not over do and let it all heal up.  Nerve type pain seems MIA and am glad.

Good luck at school and don't aggrivate the hip with moving and such.  Glad you are doing well!

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.

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #462 on: August 25, 2012, 02:25:04 AM »
I'm moving back to college in the morning so I am guessing you are all moved in already, Kate! How's it going? Was moving in troublesome with your hip?
July 21, 2009 - First Patella Dislocation
December 7, 2009 - Lateral release, medial reefing, and plica excision
January 14, 2011- TTT, MPFL Reconstruction, and Lateral Release

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #463 on: August 26, 2012, 06:16:54 AM »
I'm all moved in and super busy. My roommate and I took a lazy day today. Tomorrow is our last day off because classes start on Monday. My hip feels pretty great most of the time. I did tweak it a little playing tug of war between our residence halls. My left (operative) knee is actually giving me the most problems. It's pretty much swollen all the time and achy. I'm not used to the walking so much so I'm just trying to ice and take pain meds to help it.
-18 years old-
Left knee;
11.07.08- Scope
07.02.09- Lateral Release/Meniscus Repair
11.11.09- diagnosis of Patellar Instability/Patellar Tracking Disorder
12.10.09- Medial Reefing/Lateral Release
01.11- Synvisc
04.14.11- MPFL Reconstruction
06.21.11- LOA & MUA

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Re: oohheykate's MPFL reconstruction on 4/14/2011 (LOA & MUA on 6/21/2011)
« Reply #464 on: August 27, 2012, 04:24:32 PM »
Have you thought of putting a brace or wrap on at night while you are sitting around to help with swelling?  I find that sometimes the compression helps with the ice and elevation when I have been on my feet a long time.  Glad you are enjoying so far.

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.