Surgery Update

Surgery Update

This is a discussion on Surgery Update within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I had my surgery yesterday and it wasn't as bad as he thought. Looks like a total recovery of 6 months instead of 12. I'm ...

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    Surgery Update

    I had my surgery yesterday and it wasn't as bad as he thought. Looks like a total recovery of 6 months instead of 12. I'm on crutches and have a knee immobilizer, but I can put weight on the right leg as I can tolerate and I start PT Monday.

    The patella tendon was not torn, but there were bone fragments digging into the back of it and throughout the knee and a couple other issues he addressed while he was in there. The rest of the knee (ligaments and cartilidge) are all great. Sounds like it will be better than it has ever been when it's all said and done.

    He did send the material he took out to the pathologist because it was unusual looking, but he doesn't think it will turn out to be anything bad.

    All in all, great news. Thanks to you all for your thoughts and prayers. I'll be back out on the range in no time.
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    Good news Bug. Just be careful with the thing during recovery.

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    Congrats! Happy everything went well. Follow your instructions and don't push the recovery.
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    I'm glad everything went well and I hope you have a speedy recovery.

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    Great news! Believe it or not, I actually enjoyed my PT after my knee reconstruction.
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    I'm happy everything went well for you & that your knee was not in as bad a shape as the doc thought. You will be up & around in no time I'm sure. Take care & be careful.
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    Thumbs up

    Thanks for the update. Hang in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Congrats! Happy everything went well. Follow your instructions and don't push the recovery.
    +1...Just what I was thinking...
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    No jumping jacks for at least a week! Glad it went well.
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    Great news BD hang tough, you'll be on the combat course before you know it

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    Awesome....glad it went smoothly. Follow your PT regimen to a "T." I had a medial meniscous tear and a scope done....had I of not followed PT regiment, I'd of probably ended up permenantly gimpy in the knee.
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    Take care and be a good patient!

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    If it is recommended that you get a cryo-wrap, get the cryo-wrap and use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shockwave View Post
    If it is recommended that you get a cryo-wrap, get the cryo-wrap and use it.
    I've got one under the leg brace. It is hooked to a cooler you fill with ice water and you squeeze the bulb every little bit to rotate the cold water. I can unhook it if I need to get around. I can take the brace off when I'm not up and about...I took a 4 hour nap in the bed this afternoon and I took the brace off...it felt good to get it off for a while.

    Thanks to everyone for all of your positive comments. I really enjoy this site and all of the fine folks I've gotten to know here. I've learned so much from you all and I really enjoy the sharing of so much experience and knowledge between folks here. I feel like I've matured so much as a gun owner and carrier since I've joined here. I always look forward to logging on. We all have various perspectives and experiences and being able to share those provides a great education.

    I'm itching to get out and go shooting...as soon as it warms up, there are some bowling pins with my name on them. I'm interested in practicing drawing and shooting with crutches.
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    Glad to hear you're doing well and will have a shorter recovery time...stay healthy and safe!
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