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Meniscus repair tomorrow, under the knife by 8 am. Not looking forward to it...

Discussion in 'Health' started by moulin6801, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Oct 25, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    moulin6801

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    So, thanks in advance for some good thoughts! :eek:
    I am nervous, mostly about the recovery... it will be a pain in the .. knee. :)

    I guess I will be online here even more often in the new few weaks... Hoping that you guys keep those topics going, mind out of pain...
    Cheers
    David
     
  2. Oct 25, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    ILove2Drive

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    Good luck man, I'll keep ya in my prayers!
     
  3. Oct 25, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    Look on the bright side, you get to eat all the ice cream you want! No? Well, I'll be rooting for you anyway. Good luck!
     
  4. Oct 25, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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    For what it's worth, I have done it twice and from the time i left the recovery room I was leaving an hour later. They just made sure I could hold some crakers and juice down and could go to the bathroom on my own. And 7-10 days you won't even need the crutches anymore. Just remember before you go in write do not cut on your other knee! You don't want them cutting the good one on accident.
     
  5. Oct 25, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    Buzzoff

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    Ruptured my Achilles tendon in July and had to have surgery. First surgery ever and 1st time ever put under. Wow, what a wonderful sleep that was!

    You'll be fine and just be sure to stick with your PT. It really does work!
     
  6. Oct 26, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    Thanks guys!
    So, the first few hours after waking up from surgery were the worst, and I was very glad when I finally got discharged. I hate those I.V lines, plus the dam hospital beds are so uncomfortable.
    I start taking the strong pain meds and I feel good now, no pain! and nothing like being in front of tv, computer on the lap and not having to help the wife with anything... ahaaa :)
    Hope to keep this going for a few more days! :)
    No shower for 3 days, that is how long I have to wait before taking the surgical dressing off. I guess I should not be too stinky since I will only be working my fingers the next couple days.
    Thanks again,
    Cheers
    David
     
  7. Oct 26, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    :woot: Glad you made it through.
    Did you have a spinal or did they put you out?
    Hang in there.
     
  8. Oct 27, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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    I've had it done twice arthroscopically. First time, after I watched the show on the monitor while he was cutting, I got up and walked immediately as I hit the recovery room.
     
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