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Surgery today

I didnt have the surgery until this week due to the surgeon was sick.  Well I didnt have ALL the hardware out, when they got in there it was a little worse than we thought, they took the screw out that was messing with that nerve and they found another one was going through the main bone (...

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My Arthrofibrosis Story

My name is Lisa and I have suffered the agony of arthrofibrosis. I decided to start this blog for several reasons. 1) Because I have to give the Reader's Digest condensed version whenever someone inquires as to why I am walking with a cane.  2) I tire of hearing that I should be grateful because so and so has a...

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More surgery yet again....

Well knee has gone to hell after I had my stroke.  Im in alot of pain daily.  I fell back in May and really messed up the plate and screws.  Not only that but one of the screws has gone in too far and coming out the other side of my knee, you can litterally feel the screw under the skin.  Anyway finally got up to a orthopedic surgeon (lost insurance) and Im having surgery this upcoming Weds to take out the hardware and clean up the...

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Other side of Lateral Release (aka Grease and Oil Change) Surgery

Thursday last week I underwent Arthroscopic Surgery on my right knee to undergo a Lateral Release, as well as allow my...

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I WILL SURVIVE!!!

In the words of Gloria Gaynor..."

I WILLSURVIVE...as long as I know how to live..."

Well, I'm aware of my limitations once more.....and you know it's pretty rough when it happens prior to sipping your first cup of coffee in the morning!
Yesterday was an up and down day....literally. 
I've taught myself to not jump straight out of bed in the mornings....especially if I'd had one of those amazing dreams where everything is 'normal'....according to people without knee issues.  Which is weird, because yesterday wasn't one of those mornings. ...
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One of those days....

You know those days where it starts off with so much promise and ends with you wanting to cry your eyes out or really lay into a punching bag for no apparent reason??

Mine's kinda been like that.....
Firstly, the good news...my GP believes my chest infection is clearing up very nicely, and is confident next week I'll be cleared for my LR surgery. YAY!!! Huge boost to my confidence, as it's taken...
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The risk of a shopping excursion....

Well, tomorrow is going to be a BIG day......off to see my GP to undergo a test to see if my body has recovered from a recent chest infection, then my excursion begins! 

I really must require to have my head read....it's the first day of the school holidays here and I'm heading out to go shopping with my daughter! 
Thankfully, I've been resting today, so fingers crossed tomorrow will be a good day and my...

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