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Offline LisaDX

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Re: Finally getting my PFJR!
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2012, 12:33:24 PM »
Today is the day! I'm envisioning a spectacular result, the kind my OS can write a book on! I'm surprisingly calm, probably because of the wonderful support I'm getting from my friends here! Love you all! I don't know if I'll be allowed to keep my iPad (aka lifeline), so if you don't hear from me till I get home, no worries. Will post when I can, otherwise I think I'll have a pretty full schedule!

See you on the flip side...
Lisa
1975 Left Knee arthrotomy, no diagnosis
1984 Left Knee arthroscopy, no diagnosis
1987 Left Knee Lateral Release, successful
2007 Right Knee Lat. Release, unsuccessful
2011 chondromalacia patella, PF OA
        Arthroscopy, chondroplasty
2011 Diagnosed MS

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Re: Finally getting my PFJR!
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2012, 09:29:02 PM »
Don't know what time you were going in, but good luck!  Let us know how you are doing when you can.

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Re: Finally getting my PFJR!
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2012, 12:56:31 AM »
Thinking of you tonight Lisa and hoping everything went perfectly perfect today. 

Hugs, Robin
Jan. 12: PKR.
June 10:  Meniscus surgery.
Most of '09:  PT to help constant knee pain.

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Re: Finally getting my PFJR!
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2012, 01:23:31 PM »
Surgery went well, I got a  femoral block without having to consult with all of my doctors. Very good idea! My OS was cautious about the PFJR being the best option for me, because of my age, but ultimately decided it was a good fit. In fact, she told my husband that I was an excellent candidate! I'm very glad, and will expect wonderful results.

Thank you all for your support! I'll keep you apprised on my progress!
1975 Left Knee arthrotomy, no diagnosis
1984 Left Knee arthroscopy, no diagnosis
1987 Left Knee Lateral Release, successful
2007 Right Knee Lat. Release, unsuccessful
2011 chondromalacia patella, PF OA
        Arthroscopy, chondroplasty
2011 Diagnosed MS

Offline KW

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Re: Finally getting my PFJR!
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2012, 06:13:31 PM »
Congrats...Now do as your OS has instructed (wow...who am I to sat that..I never listen to anyone).  Ice as much as possible without over icing and elevate ALL THE TIME.  The swelling is what is going to make things most uncomfortable (it was for me at least!).  I know you had some cartilage work done also which is going to alter recovery but get up and moving as fast as you are allowed.  The sooner you start to use those new parts the faster they are going to start to feel better (no,  I don't mean tomorrow....you get the idea :) )  Don't be shocked if the replacement feels "odd" for a few months.  I have found it takes a little while for it to feel like it belongs to me.

Best of luck.  I really hope you have the same outcome as I have had.  My 2nd PFJR is really starting to feel like it's mine.  These replacements are amazing!

Karen
Right Knee
2000 - 2002 - Scope,LR,TTT,Unscrewed
01-10-12 - PFJR

Left Knee
04/07 TTT/LR
08/07 Bone Grth Stim
10/07 Loose/Bent Screw
1/08 Unscrewed/MRI~NON-UNION
02/19/08 Lt  TTT Revision W/Graft
12/09/08 Scope
05/15/09 Scope
09/04/09 PFJR/Unscrewed

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Re: Finally getting my PFJR!
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2012, 07:57:56 PM »
Hi Lisa,

I'm so glad to hear things went so well.  I was thinking of you all day yesterday and hoping that you would post soon or have your son post for you.  Now comes the good part, feeling better each day until you are finished with recovery and back to your old self with a new (at least partially)knee and no pain.

Good healing and God bless :)

Linda
>20 yrs. osteo and inflammatory arthritis, fibromyalgia
meniscus repair Sept. 2009
right PKR June 2010
left PKR Feb. 2012

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Re: Finally getting my PFJR!
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2012, 08:52:09 PM »
Yay Lisa!!! ;D 

So happy to hear from you and to hear that everything went well.  Glad that your doctor thought you were an excellent candidate.  That's exactly what the doctor told hubby regarding my knee replacement.  Thanks for checking in and I'm happy it's behind you.  Get ready for a whole new way of life.

Robin
Jan. 12: PKR.
June 10:  Meniscus surgery.
Most of '09:  PT to help constant knee pain.

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Re: Finally getting my PFJR!
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2012, 09:33:49 PM »
Glad to hear all went well and as planned! Here's hoping your recovery is the same.
04/09 RK - Dislocated Patella & Grade III MCL Tear
06/10 RK - Re-Dislocation Patella
09/11 RK - MPFLr + Lateral Lengthening