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4th-Dec-2008 10:59 am
So...that pop my knee made last week?

Torn meniscus. Surgery is scheduled for Dec 30th.

Happy friggin' New Year! *toasts with Vicodin*
4th-Dec-2008 12:04 pm (UTC)
4th-Dec-2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
Damn! I was so hoping it would heal on its own.
4th-Dec-2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
He also showed me where the arthritis was starting to turn up on the joint and behind the kneecap. Not the fast deteriorating kind, fortunately. But he did say rather cavalierly that knee replacement is a fact in my future. Just not anytime soon.

Also, I will kill the first person to tell me a horror story on arthroscopic knee surgery.
4th-Dec-2008 12:18 pm (UTC)
I don't know any of those horror stories and would never be so thoughtless as to share them if I did.

Honestly, most of the people I've known with knee problems have expressed immense and joyful relief after having had surgery.
4th-Dec-2008 12:48 pm (UTC)
That wasn't directed at you. It was a warning shot for others. I know that behavior isn't in your nature.
4th-Dec-2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
I kind of figured that and was just playing along. ;)

The statement about having seen evidence of relief after surgery is 100% true though, so try not to stress too much. *hug*
4th-Dec-2008 01:21 pm (UTC)
Not a horror story, but suggesting something to keep it from turning into one!

A guy I work with recently had a similar type of surgery, and he had a pretty nifty knee brace-like thing for post-op recovery. It had a thermos-like container that held ice water that hooked up to the brace via a tube. He would put the brace on, attach the tube, then pump the ice water into the brace. He'd wear the brace to help with the swelling to keep the knee area iced down. When the water started to warm up, he'd just pump it back into the thermos unit to rechill the water.

Made things easier instead of having to deal with ice packs.
4th-Dec-2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
No frets. Arthroscopic knee surgery was a breeze. Now I must admit, I can't dance on it, but that has nothing to do with the surgery and everything to do with the fact that I just plain can't dance.
4th-Dec-2008 12:16 pm (UTC)

Vicodin good. What a way to spend New Year's Eve though!
4th-Dec-2008 12:49 pm (UTC)
Hey The doc at the Urgent Care thinks I have the same thing... Damm I am in some great pain but not sure what I am going to do yet....
4th-Dec-2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
The pain let up after a few days. Getting a good brace for my knee did the trick. I think after the swelling went down, it made the meniscus move so that my knee wasn't locking. The surgery sounds simple and recovery is scary fast. He says 3 days and you can golf again. Only, I don't golf. *shrug*
4th-Dec-2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
When the pain first started happening to me i wanted to go into the plant and use some of the heavey tools and Amputate it my self. But Stacey said no to self Surgery... I guess I have to try to make an apointment with my Regular Dr and get him to look it over now. So only 3 days recovery this is good to know..
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4th-Dec-2008 02:02 pm (UTC) - Not even remotely a horror story
I had arthroscopic knee surgery--easiest surgery I've ever had, and I have had my share. I was out and home that night. I did not take the "watch the surgery" option, but my aunt did and she thought it was the coolest thing ever.

Really, my surgeon kissing my cheek at my checkup was as horrific as it got. :)

(I am sorry you have to have surgery, though, just in general.)
4th-Dec-2008 09:30 pm (UTC) - Re: Not even remotely a horror story
Yeah, I totally don't want to watch. I'm really beat, I could use a nice nap.

Thanks for your sharing!
5th-Dec-2008 07:04 am (UTC) - Re: Not even remotely a horror story
You're welcome!
4th-Dec-2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
you and the injuries!!!!!!!

sending love.
4th-Dec-2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
aw lady! i was just about to txt you and see how things went. boo on torn meniscuses (meniscii?) and YAY on an easy fix!

nurseKate standing by *salute*

4th-Dec-2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Come sit with me for an hour or two?

I've cleared it to work from home until the 12th of January.
4th-Dec-2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
you can have all the hours or two you want and/or need.

and that means no PITA for over a month! [TRYING to see the bright side!]

4th-Dec-2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
My thoughts are with you! Much love.
4th-Dec-2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
Did I take the sympathy pains too literally?

*hugs & love*
4th-Dec-2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
That stinks! Wishing you a quick and easy recovery!
4th-Dec-2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
B/c I love you I must tell you this. I've had that surgery on one knee and not the other, which I treated chiropractically and with physical therapy. I have FAR LESS issues with the knee that I didn't let them operate on. Just research your options. That is all I'm saying.
5th-Dec-2008 05:57 am (UTC)
:( So sorry.

When I happen across donors, will send you kneecaps in the mail?
5th-Dec-2008 08:24 am (UTC)
Friends help you move, real friends help you move bodies, but true friends send you body parts.

Our decor would lend itself to miscellaneous bone collections. So yes, please...send me kneecaps. I imagine the JW's would love to see my collection. *mad cackles*
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6th-Dec-2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
Well, at least I got you a golden meerkat as a present.
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