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    Postponed knee surgery/post #25

    For those of you that wanted to know what's what:

    Good news is that I don't need a replacement, or even a partial replacement, but I do have to have surgery on a more minor scale. The MRI showed both the medial and lateral meniscus are torn, and they will have to be repaired, I had the medial done in both knees 20+ years ago, so here we go again. I'm scheduled for the 19th of this month and it will be an outpatient procedure by scope, so I'll be back home and dancing the jig by the end of the day. Well - maybe not dancing, but at least I'll be home.

    So that's it. Thanks to all for the prayers and positive vibes - they worked!
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    Ellie,

    I had knee surgery in March. I had what is called a "flap" tear. The recovery time was a piece of cake!! I was back to normal within a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosmom View Post
    Ellie,

    I had knee surgery in March. I had what is called a "flap" tear. The recovery time was a piece of cake!! I was back to normal within a week.
    You??? Normal??? just kidding....

    Yeah - I know it's a piece of cake since I've already been thru it twice before, but it is a little more involved this time and I might have a few more restrictions this time too. I'll soon find out. The worst part about it is starting physical therapy after 2 weeks of rest and healing. How I HATE that.
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    But still, that sounds so much simpler than a replacement! Good news! NO jig dancing right afterwards - leave that to the Pet Talk Catmobile crew!
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    Glad you got good news!
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    That's wonderful news! I'm sure your furbabies are happy for you also.

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    So much better news than a replacement. Will say a prayer that you are up and around quickly.

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    Oh definitely. the least the doctors have to do the better! Heal soon!
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    Good to hear it won't be as bad as it could have been! Hope all goes well!

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    I'm glad to hear that you won't need a knee replacement. I hope that your surgery will go smoothly.
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    That's great! Excellent news.
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    Prayers for a smooth surgery! Glad it's minor!
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    A little late but I'm happy to hear the news -- so glad you won't need the surgery. I had the same thing done to my left knee years ago after a skiing accident and haven't had a problem since--
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    Sometimes this modern medicine isn't half bad! I love that going home the same day stuff! Good luck and heal fast... NO jumping Jacks, ok?

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    Well - I'm "supposed" to be having my knee surgery this Wednesday the 19th - "supposed" being the key word here. This past week I had my pre-op testing - blood work, chest x-ray, and EKG. Well it seems that my EKG is not at all normal and the cardiologist ordered further testing before he will release me for anesthesia, and there is the possibility that I've had a silent heart attack. With my family history of stroke, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease and heart attack, then he's putting me thru the wringer, even tho I have never had any of those family issues. The two most critical tests are the echocardiogram which I had on Wednesday, and the stress test that I will have this Tuesday. Nothing like the last minute and down to the wire timing. So I won't know until after I have that at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, if I'll be having surgery on Wednesday. Good thing that the stress test doesn't measure emotional stress - with what I'm going thru with Sparky right now - I'd be off the charts!!! Then after the stress test, I have to go over to the surgery center and meet with the anesthesiologist. With my previous neck injury I guess he needs to see how much he can manipulate my head and neck to get a breathing tube in, without me ending up with a broken neck again! Even if I get a release from the cardiologist, I still have to go thru a couple more tests in a few weeks - an abdominal ultrasound, and a carotid artery ultrasound. When it rains - it pours!

    Wish me luck - I'm in serious need of a lot of it!
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    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
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    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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