Advertisement - Hide this advert




Author Topic: What kind of work do you do?  (Read 44958 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline groundsman

  • MINIgeek (20-50 posts)
  • **
  • Posts: 49
  • Liked: 0
Re: What kind of work do you do?
« Reply #75 on: January 03, 2009, 10:51:10 AM »
Hi Everbody........

I found this site, by chance a few months back when i was researching my pending TKR, which was due this coming spring, however 3 weeks prior chrstmas I was offered admission over the christmas periold, after much discussion i thankfully took the opertunity to get it sorted, as I am only a fit (Thankfully) 48 year old I have a young family and they were very surportive...christmas was delayed in our house hold.
Back to the questiion in hand, I have been a groundsman for the past 27 years, with my present empolyer 25 yrs, I work for my local parish council , whom thankfully are a very good empolyer.
I look after all types of sports surfaces and any areas owened by the parish council.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2009, 08:03:08 PM by groundsman »

Offline Clarkey

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 4189
  • Liked: 75
  • Neil TheElephant knee packed up carrying his trunk
Re: What kind of work do you do?
« Reply #76 on: January 03, 2009, 05:18:43 PM »
Hi there,

Welcome to bulletin board I see that you are a groundsman and been one for a long time. The reason I replied back to your post is because I am a full time Greenkeeper and this year will be my 10th year on the same golf course that I worked at all my working ilfe so far. I use to work at my local cricket club with the Groundsman and helped prepair the wickets for play as part of my work experience that was part of my ND in Greenkeeing that took me 2 years to complete.

I never seen a member on this board thats in similar line of work as mine and will know how physical the job is at times and helps to have healthy knees. TKO? dont you mean TKR as I never heard of a TKO and would like to know what is it stands for as its a new to me and been a member of the board for over 5 years.

Are you a member of IOG as I use to be while I was a student at college, I am now a member of BIGGA an association for greenkeepers and get a monthly magazine and can play in BIGGA golf matches.

I am glad your surgery went well and hope you recover soon so you can go back to work again.

Nick :) {2008} :)
RK: PFPS, Arthrofibrosis, Tendinopathy, Five cortisone injections
16/01/18 Anterior interval release, distal patella excision, lateral meniscal repair
18/07/14 Anterior interval release  
16/11/09 Medial plica excision, fat pad trimming

Offline groundsman

  • MINIgeek (20-50 posts)
  • **
  • Posts: 49
  • Liked: 0
Re: What kind of work do you do?
« Reply #77 on: January 03, 2009, 07:58:03 PM »
Hi Nick

Sent you a pm, using hotmail...well hopefully i did.

Offline Clarkey

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 4189
  • Liked: 75
  • Neil TheElephant knee packed up carrying his trunk
Re: What kind of work do you do?
« Reply #78 on: January 04, 2009, 02:14:40 PM »
Hi Nigel,

I received your email and have replied back, so hope you got my email I just sent you.

Nick :) {2009} :)
RK: PFPS, Arthrofibrosis, Tendinopathy, Five cortisone injections
16/01/18 Anterior interval release, distal patella excision, lateral meniscal repair
18/07/14 Anterior interval release  
16/11/09 Medial plica excision, fat pad trimming

Offline Dave_C

  • MICROgeek (<20 posts)
  • *
  • Posts: 6
  • Liked: 0
Re: What kind of work do you do?
« Reply #79 on: January 11, 2009, 11:35:23 AM »
Hi, I'm a psychiatric nurse at a forensic rehab. unit down here in south west England. Currently on long term sick leave after a TPF during an incident on the ward. I used to be a graphic artist so I'm painting and drawing to pass the time.

3 months post-op and progress back to full rom is sooooo slooowww...

Best wishes, Dave ;)

Offline tensailswim

  • MINIgeek (20-50 posts)
  • **
  • Posts: 42
  • Liked: 0
Re: What kind of work do you do?
« Reply #80 on: March 26, 2009, 12:51:10 AM »
I teach PreKindergarten in a public school.  The little ones keep me moving....hard on the knee some days. 

Offline embillma

  • MINIgeek (20-50 posts)
  • **
  • Posts: 25
  • Liked: 0
Re: What kind of work do you do?
« Reply #81 on: June 16, 2009, 02:39:23 PM »
I work as an associate scientist and make floor finishes, cleaners, and strippers.  I keep people from slipping on the floors and ruining their knees! :)
1998 ACL reconstruction
2005 Microfracturing
2006 ACI
2007 Overgrowth of ACI -trimmed down excess cartilage

Offline jc2545

  • MICROgeek (<20 posts)
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Liked: 0
Re: What kind of work do you do?
« Reply #82 on: June 20, 2009, 03:14:27 PM »
Hi all -

I am a 40 y/o police officer in the Seattle/Tacoma area.  Injured my right knee on duty on December 26th, 2008, during snow storm in the area.  Recovering from two surgeries to right knee to repair damage caused by injury.  Hope to be back to work full duty by December 2009!

Offline Jessyca

  • Forum Faithful
  • ****
  • Posts: 222
  • Liked: 0
    • Adventures of a College Student
Re: What kind of work do you do?
« Reply #83 on: June 20, 2009, 07:55:35 PM »
Right now I'm a student.

Depending on my knee I am going into Law Enforcement or Emergency Management.
February 9, 2006 Fell skiing, knee twisted.
July 12, 2006 Arthroscopic surgery
October 23, 2006 Possible reinjury
January 10, 2007 Arthroscopic surgery
August 13, 2009 Bracing my knee until surgery in January
January 29, 2010 Arthroscopic surgery - LR/debridement

Smith18

  • Guest
Re: What kind of work do you do?
« Reply #84 on: July 06, 2009, 11:56:50 AM »
I am a Part Time Administratin assistant for Social Services

Partly trained Mechanic

Voluntary active member of St John Ambulance

Soon to be a First Responder

Offline lizzivia

  • MINIgeek (20-50 posts)
  • **
  • Posts: 48
  • Liked: 0
Re: What kind of work do you do?
« Reply #85 on: July 28, 2009, 07:56:04 PM »
retired E.M.T.  was employed for 21 years and forced to retire early due to painful knees.i really miss my job, and helping folks feel better. now, i am on the other end. I am in pain and getting a first hand experience of what professional health care should / shouldnt feel like! I am glad i took the time to be considerate..... you know, what you do comes back to you! I also believe that laughter is the best medicine! :)

Offline Dad3

  • Forum Faithful
  • ****
  • Posts: 180
  • Liked: 0
    • Perfectly Personalised Ltd
Re: What kind of work do you do?
« Reply #86 on: November 02, 2009, 02:32:59 PM »
Currently = Service Manager for a mobile telecommunications company.
Future = Electrician (just delayed a while, till my knee is much better)
RT Knee collapsed 08/2009
MRI 10/2009 - torn ACL
Arthroscopy and MFX - 10/2009
ACL and OATS 11/2009
RT knee lateral release, mosaicplasty and medial reefing - 22nd September 2010.
Still not 100% OK :(

Offline alimac

  • MICROgeek (<20 posts)
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Liked: 0
Re: What kind of work do you do?
« Reply #87 on: January 07, 2010, 04:05:15 AM »
Thank you to all those who have posted details on this thread. 

I am a RN in a Cardiac Cath Lab.  I work fulltime and do 10 hour days. My job involves standing in theatre with an added approx 8kg of weight in protective lead on.  Basically my job is one that requires me to be on my feet most of the day, either standing, walking or running in emergencies.   I am now 5 weeks post op and really wonder when I can return to work, and in what capacity.  I have been off work for 7 weeks so far.  I have found sitting idol my greatest challenge.  It is not in my nature to be this way.

If anyone out there is a RN and has returned to work I would be really interested in how you managed. I really enjoy my job and look forward to returning to work.  However I wonder if the health of my knee will suffer because of the nature of the job.  I would appreciate any thoughts.

Cheers, Ali.

Offline tez27

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 2010
  • Liked: 8
Re: What kind of work do you do?
« Reply #88 on: January 15, 2010, 08:21:02 PM »
This makes very interesting readin I love hearing about other people's lives
I am a hairdresser have been for the last 34 years,  I love my job and after having my own buisness for a while I decided that all I wanted to do was cut hair so now work for one of my best friend's, no more paper work, no more accounts no more worry when we have a less than busy week  all I have to do is concentrate on the client its brill
L K injured 25th June 2008
scope Jan 5th 10
diagnosis ACL rupture
fiberous band excised from acl
ACLr July 19th 2010  scope on 24th Sept 2011
ACL has failed incorrect tunnel placement
23rd July 2012 1st stage of a 2 stage ACL revision
10th May 2013 2nd stage ACL revision

Offline Natalie.D

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • Posts: 1090
  • Liked: 0
Re: What kind of work do you do?
« Reply #89 on: February 09, 2010, 09:22:22 PM »
Hi there,

I work in psychiatry and mental health and sometimes I feel more like a patient than a worker as these knees really mess with your head!!

Natalie.
Dislocations since age 12
Trochlear Dysplasia
Maltracking
Hypermobile
LR/MR-failed
TTT, LR, MR L knee 95-Success
TTT, LR, MR R 02-Success
Screws out
Partial tear ACL
Severe end stage OA
4 Debridements
Partial Meniscectomy
Failed Microfracture
11mm Defect LFC
Bone Spurs, Kissing Lesions















support