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    Knee surgery

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    Well, it's all set for July 24. My knee needs 'fixin' after the bad fall in March at work. It will be a scoping plus a lateral release. The Ortho is great, he does a lot of work on professional level athletes (he operated on Peyton Manning's knee).

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    It sounds like you are in good hands. Best to get it done and then move forward.
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    Sorry you have to have it done, but glad you're getting quality care.

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    All I can say is I am very thankful for Workman's Comp - that does decrease the stress for sure! And...people still get hurt on a regular basis in that same area

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    Hoping for a quick recovery (although everthing seems to stall when we are healing) and that surgery goes well.
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    I am storing up knitting supplies, good books, and advice from my coach about what I CAN do with my kettlebells when I am out. And, yes, I will listen to my PT and doc about that as well. Apparently I won't ever be "non-weight bearing" which is good. AND I live in a 2nd floor walk-up but they promise stairs won't be a problem. I have to accept that I will loose conditioning during my recovery period, but my knee is deteriorating. Time to do something about that.

    It's also good that I don't have a built bike or I wouldn't be able to resist the urge to ride before the surgery - even though I shouldn't ride at all for reasons other than my knee... All I can do is to sigh when I look at my frameset, which is a good thing!

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    Hope all goes well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catrin View Post
    Well, it's all set for July 24. My knee needs 'fixin' after the bad fall in March at work. It will be a scoping plus a lateral release. The Ortho is great, he does a lot of work on professional level athletes (he operated on Peyton Manning's knee).
    Had a lateral release when I was 16. Hopefully it will be a quick recovery!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekarens View Post
    Had a lateral release when I was 16. Hopefully it will be a quick recovery!
    I hope so as well. Apparently there is a huge variability involved with this specific surgery and there is no predictor regarding how long healing will take - and how long it will take me to experience the full results/relief from the lateral release. May it be sooner than later - but I have to try. It would be difficult to have someone better do the work, just a pity that I need more than the scope...

    So knitting projects are being set aside, books, audio books, etc., and thinking about what I will be able to do in an attempt to lose as little conditioning as possible. I've a ride HOME from the surgery, just have to figure out how to GET there. If nothing else I will call Urber, been wanting to try them out anyway.

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    Glad to hear that you have such a great Dr Catrin! I'm sure that you will bounced back quickly and will be determined to PT. Enjoy your time knitting, reading, etc... that time will go fast and you'll be back training before you know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridebikeme View Post
    Glad to hear that you have such a great Dr Catrin! I'm sure that you will bounced back quickly and will be determined to PT. Enjoy your time knitting, reading, etc... that time will go fast and you'll be back training before you know it.
    I hope you are right! I made the mistake of reading a couple examples of others who have had the scope/(chondroplasty?) + lateral release and their recuperation. I should have known better, I really should have. Everybody, and every body, is different. Now I need a memory wipe so I can relax for the next 3 weeks :-)
    Last edited by Catrin; 07-06-2015 at 02:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catrin View Post
    I hope you are right! I made the mistake of reading a couple examples of others who have had the scope/(chondroplasty?) + lateral release and their recuperation. I should have known better, I really should have. Everybody, and every body, is different. Now I need a memory wipe so I can relax for the next 3 weeks :-)
    Exactly. I did a massive amount of reading and research prior to my knee replacement, peoples results varied from horrific (losing their leg) to astounding (up and running a marathon in six months). Like everything else it's a bell curve, I wish I was recovering faster but I'm just at a different place on the curve than some other people.

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    I tell my clients that I am banning them from reading about medical/psych issues on line!
    People who write on those sites don't usually share stuff that is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankin View Post
    I tell my clients that I am banning them from reading about medical/psych issues on line!
    People who write on those sites don't usually share stuff that is good.
    Reminds me of my mental health days, you always knew who owned their own copy of the DSM IV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankin View Post
    I tell my clients that I am banning them from reading about medical/psych issues on line!
    People who write on those sites don't usually share stuff that is good.
    True story! My gyn finally told me to stay away from Dr. Google
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