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Getting better somewhat

Well tomrorow will be 5 wks and I think Im doing ok with my knee anyway.  There seems to be persistant swelling that just will not go down no matter what I try and the joint seems to be tight with fluid but Im not in much pain at...

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3 weeks and 2 days since surgery, a vaccation in the mean time.....

Well doing good.  Im walking on my own inside the house.  I dont have that much confidence on it but its getting there.  Im still using a cane outside the house and using a scooter if I have to walk alot or its a big place were at.  Anyway went on a road vaccation from TX to AL.  It went ok, I thought it was going to be worse though to say the truth.  Pain meds kept me going just fine.  The ride back was a little too much excitement.  I had a bad case of food poisoning.  We had to stop at the local ER and they kept me for about four hours.  My blood pressure was way too high and Im was...

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POD 4

So far so good.  Its a little bit of a challenge to get around but I think Im doing ok.  Learned a new lesson, when a doc says to take a certain pain medication for 2 weeks, dont stop it only 4 days post op.  I was hurting so bad but took it and pain went back under control.  I can attempt now to do a SLR but the leg still isnt straight like I still cant fully extend it and its still very very painful.  This is going to be a long drawn out recovery/rehab so I shoudnt expect things to happen overnight.  I decided to change the dressings today, the wound looked ok, a little red and very...

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Post op day 2

Well had the surgery Mon morning around 1000 or so.  Had to be there at 0700.  It was 2 hrs long, they put two wires and a screw to peice it back together.  It was definately a displaced transverse fx, he said Im only the second person hes seen in the literature thats had this happen after patellar realignment surgery (the...

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Back to sqauare one....litterally

I was doing so good even with the tendonitis.  I was fully extending and almost fully flexing my knee.  I was full weight bearing, walkign fine.  Hardly any swelling around the...

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Houston.....we have a problem altho minor...

Well I went to PT today and could hardly do any of the excersises, was caught again with tears coming out of my eyes.   The PT looked at me said 'i know physical therapy hurts but it shouldnt be this painful, something isnt right'.  She took a look at it and doesnt think its anything serious but need to back off PT for a couple days and see the surgeon again just to make sure.  Shes thinking its...

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Problem or weather.....?

I have no idea whats going on.  All of a sudden Monday I noticed severe sudden pain right above, under and directly lateral to the patella.  It feels like the...

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