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This is a discussion on One down, one to go. within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I had my left knee replaced yesterday. The Doc said the damage was worse than the x-ray showed and no amount of bondo or buffing ...

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    I had my left knee replaced yesterday. The Doc said the damage was worse than the x-ray showed and no amount of bondo or buffing would have fixed it. He said the new parts fit like they were specially made for me (they were ordered from the Steve Austin body part replacement catalog) and surgery went well. So far the meds are keeping pain at bay but a bourbon infusion may be in the making.

    Right knee will be replaced Friday. Because I had both done together, it was recommended I go to acute care for a week to recover and PT, so I will.

    I'm surprised the hospital wifi allowed access the the site but it did. Christmas cards will go out as soon as I get home. (It's the drugs...)
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    Prayers for a quick recovery, OldVet.
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    Enjoy the drugs.
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    The way my knees crack I may not be far behind you.
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    So happy things are going well for you OldVet... And may you continue to have a good experience with your other knee...I will continue to pray for you to have a very successful recovery and PT (which does work wonders) Let us know how everything goes

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    Best wishes for a quick recovery. I look forward to receiving my card!
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    Good for you!

    Thanks for the update and best wishes ...

    ... even if the drugs wear off and I won't really be receiving an OldVet Christmas card.

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    Prayers sent your way and here's hoping someone...anyone...will see one of the magical Christmas Cards!

    Seriously...get well soon brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Good for you!

    Thanks for the update and best wishes ...

    ... even if the drugs wear off and I won't really be receiving an OldVet Christmas card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    So far only two nurses have quit because they were told no one else could call in sick. Both of them joined the French Foreign Legion, claiming it would be easier. My doc took off his scrubs and donned a gold robe and is selling paper flowers at the front door. I don't know what is up with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flh View Post
    I see your in good hands
    Funny. I didn't know Noo Yawkers had a sense of humor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    Don't piss off the nurses.
    They will send nurse Ratchett in to give you a sponge bath.
    Nurse Ratchett is now a private in the FFL.
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