January 25th, 2010 07:44 PM
Goin' under the knife...
Sort of. Next Wed I am having arthroscopic surgery on both my knees. Nice routine couple of holes each and some carving out of junk and then some lubricant injections. I'm picturing an old school grease gun stuck in my knee, I think it may be more antiseptic than that though.
The fun part will be the healing part. I am not a very patient, patient. But since my knees keep me from playing on the ground with my 5 kids and is preventing me from advancing in TKD so I can become an instructor to deaf kids, I need to be a good patient.
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January 25th, 2010 08:15 PM
BTDT...twice in fact.
Good luck Paco. Its a lot better and quicker than it used to be. DO what they tell you and dont get in a rush to do things, let it heal completley first.
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January 25th, 2010 08:27 PM
Good luck...go slow...heal quickly!
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January 25th, 2010 08:31 PM
Ditto what HotGuns said. Do as you are told! Don't try to cut corners. Just remember WHY you are going through it all. You will be done in no time.
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January 25th, 2010 08:35 PM
You are in my prayers, Paco. I had one of my students that had a similar surgery and he is doing great. It took some time to heal but he did and is doing great. You will be fine and get you instructorship.
I dread even getting a cavity filled so I know you worries. The idea of anyone cutting on us is not so great.
Heal up soon,
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January 25th, 2010 09:11 PM
Paco...."going under the knife" gets your thread moved to Bob & Terry's Place.
Yup, even just for the knees.
Hey you'll be glad that you got those "bum knees" fixed up.
Have a lightning quick recovery.
You'll feel lots better.
January 25th, 2010 09:20 PM
I've had ACL on the right and replacement on the left. They can do amazing things.
Recovery and success is up to you. Work the rehab like a maniac.
Good luck. FWIW - my rehab at age 40 was a lot easier than that at 60.
January 25th, 2010 10:23 PM
Gee... I wonder if you wake up and have a couple zerk fittings?
I'll be praying for ya Paco!
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January 25th, 2010 10:26 PM
Just keep focused on the end goal. Better mobility / less pain I am guessing.
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January 25th, 2010 11:26 PM
Paco, my wife just went through it.
She, like you isn't very patient. PLEASE work hard to resist the urge to over-do it early in the recovery! Especially immediately after discharge. You'll likely feel better then, than in the week that follows!
Be careful, heal quick!
January 25th, 2010 11:33 PM
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January 26th, 2010 12:57 AM
A friend had arthroscopic surgery when he was 18 after getting his knee messed up in a football hit. The doc gave him a cast, complicated splint and crutches and said no weight bearing for 6 months. The day after surgery he was walking on his toes that stuck out of the cast. Wanna guess what his future was?
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January 26th, 2010 08:05 AM
I bet your feeling better by now, but be careful my friend. I've been advised after all these years in the MAs and military that I have to have surgery on my knee to fix it, but I still get get down and perform my moves, it just swells now and then LOL and causes me grief.
I figure after my 2nd retirement, I'll let my Doc do it then. Let us know how it goes, then maybe, I'll do it earlier.
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January 26th, 2010 08:11 AM
Good luck, and take it easy.
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January 26th, 2010 08:21 AM
Good luck on your surgery!
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