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deejane
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 12/17/2006 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Just thought I'd let everyone know I had my knee replacement surgery on Thursday morning, Dec. 14th.  The surgery took about 4 hours.  I stayed in Recovery around 3 hours then was placed in a room.  It's going pretty well.  Yesterday was bad - 2nd day post-op and REALLY feeling the pain.  My doctor said there was absolutely NO cartilage left, my meniscus was shredded and the kneecap had shifted/fallen.  So, I guess all in all, things are going well.  I am going home tomorrow afternoon.  Yay!  I'll get to sleep in my own bed and see my sweet little daschund, Samantha.  My Mom is coming on Tuesday and the kids will be home from college so I'll have lots of help!
 
I'll post again when I get home!  Take care, everyone and thanks again for all the support before my surgery!
deejane
 
Current DX:  psoriatic arthritis/rheumatoid arthritis/spondylitis/fibromyalgia, CD, carpal tunnel, degenerative disc disorder, nerve damage, high blood pressure
Current meds:  Remicade 400 mg. every 5-6 weeks, methotrexate 15 mg., celebrex, micardis/hct, folic acid,
flexeril, topamax, toprol XL, lortab 10-500, zoloft, and now nitroglycerine
Previous meds:  Enbrel, humira, bextra, vioxx


SnowyLynne
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   Posted 12/17/2006 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Make you do EVERTYTHING the Dr.says & the therapist too.Everything WILL be fine if you do.My Hubby had both his replaced this yr.He's doing great!
SnowyLynne


Ducky
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   Posted 12/17/2006 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Rest easy... we will be here when you are ready... take care of yourself! Duck
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
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curley
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   Posted 12/18/2006 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glade that your knee replacment went well.I'm looking at one my own self and it is all ways nice when I see and hear that they got through the surgery fine.Please do keep us up dated on how you are doing.
Curley
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Jbrat
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   Posted 12/19/2006 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had both knees replaced. The newest being a year old. Do the PT as much as you can. That was the secret to rehab. for me. Good luck. J:)
Current medications, when I take all of them: Accolate, Albuterol, Atrovent, Celexa, Flexeril, Floriner, Fosamax, Lasix, Librax, Lidoderm patches, Locacet 10 mg. Micardis, Micro-K, Nexium, Potassium CL, Prednisone, Premarin, Zocor, Calcium w. Vit. D, Vit. D, Centrum A-Z, Stoll Softener.
 
I have Addison's Disease, from the prolonged steroid use, GERD, oster-arthritis, osteoporis, Depression, IBS, Chronic pain, ruptured disks in back, fractures in back and feet, and GOd knows what else I will end up with.


yalinda
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   Posted 12/20/2006 4:28 AM (GMT -7)   
thinking of you :) J is right do the therapy~ hope all is going well yalinda

deejane
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   Posted 12/20/2006 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Right now I'm spending 6 hours a day on that wonderful CPM machine!  Home health and PT start coming to my house on Tuesday and I have my first post-op visit with my doctor tomorrow.  Today has been a fairly good day.  First two days home were so hard.  I felt so bad!  It doesn't  to seem fair at all to have all these other painful joints involved when you're trying to get over one very painful replacement!  That hit me like a lightning bolt the other day.  No wonder the pain is so involved.....  I'm trying to do everything the doc says and no more!  I'm sure there will be good days and bad days. 

My next remicade infusion is the 28th.  I wonder how all that is going to work with all these extra medications I'm on for my knee replacement.  I guess we'll see....  One day at a time, rght?

If I don't get to post again, I hope everyone has a lovely holiday with lots of good family, friends and good food!  Treasure each other!

 


deejane
 
Current DX:  psoriatic arthritis/rheumatoid arthritis/spondylitis/fibromyalgia, CD, carpal tunnel, degenerative disc disorder, nerve damage, high blood pressure
Current meds:  Remicade 400 mg. every 5-6 weeks, methotrexate 15 mg., celebrex, micardis/hct, folic acid,
flexeril, topamax, toprol XL, lortab 10-500, zoloft, and now nitroglycerine
Previous meds:  Enbrel, humira, bextra, vioxx


nic-nac
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   Posted 12/22/2006 11:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Deejane, I am so glad to hear that your surgery is over and your doing well. I am having my total knee revision on Feb.7th. You probably remember me as we talked before your surgery. My bi-lateral TKR's are 8 years old, but I started having problems with this left one from early on. Did you have a spinal or general anesthetic? I had a spinal the first time but I don't know yet what I'll be having yet because its a new doctor and different hospital. Have a Merry Christmas and again, so glad it's all over for you. Sincerely, Nicole


KateOma1
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/28/2006 11:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
I've just joined, I had a partial knee replacement Dec 11th and according to the physical therapists, all is going well. However, I'm feeling very emotional and sorry for myself, this is the longest I've gone without working in 15 years and I'm not used to taking painkillers. Does that sound normal? Thanks, Kate

yalinda
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   Posted 12/29/2006 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
dee jane hows it goin? and welcome kateOma! hope u are both on the mend and were able to enjoy the holidays? kate~ i am very found of oma's ... i had an oma and opa as a child and miss them greatly. not certain if that is what u r referring to in ur name but it brought a smile to my face. hang in there. as for the emotional thingy, i would think it is part of the process, but u could always inquire at the doctors if it seems to interfer with daily life? hugs to both of u!

KateOma1
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   Posted 12/29/2006 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Yalinda,
Are "oma's" grandma's? I have a German friend that calls her parents that. I hadn't thought of that - I use it since I'm from Omaha, Nebraska... (not much of an original thinker when it comes to screen names)

Feeling better today, I'm sure it's just frustration. Physical therapy today helped, I'm getting good range of motion and am able to walk and move much better. The hospital and all the staff were wonderful, informative and kind, I have full confidence in my doctor. I just got it in my head that it would be easier for me and I'd "recover" quickly. I'm not good at "sitting" and daytime television is absolutely terrifying.

Christmas was good, I'll just keep up with the exercise and try to employ some patience. Thanks for the good thoughts. Kate

deejane
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 12/29/2006 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi all!  Things are moving right along!  I see my doc again on Thursday, the 4th, and will probably be starting outpatient PT after that.  That freaks me out a little bit!  I've had so many surgeries (6) on this knee and have had good and not-so-good PT.  So, I'm hoping for the "really good" PT for this time!!  I just hate the bicycle!  I can handle everything except the bicycle!  I think that is truly the devil's element of torture!  I'm still using my walker.  I really want to "graduate" to a cane but I'm just not strong enough yet.  I did have my Remicade infusion yesterday so that should help my other joints.  Hopefully, I can move away from the walker soon!  I know this probably sounds stupid but, people really look at you strangely.  Today when my Mom and I were out, people would stop and move away from me....like there was some big thing wrong with me just because I was using a walker.  I don't know...it really makes you stop and think......

Anyway, Kate, Hang in there!  Patience, sitting still, and daytime television are all issues with me as well.  I am still on medical leave and everyone goes back to school/work next week.  I'm supposed to be doing that but I still have a couple of weeks or so before I can go back to work.  I know physically I'm not ready to go back but my mind thinks I am!  Also, my Mom leaves to go home tomorrow.  She's been here since I went into the hospital.

Nicole, I had general anesthesia with a nerve block on my leg so the first two days after surgery I couldn't feel my leg at all!  I had a different doctor but had surgery at the same hospital where I had my first TKR.  They said they've been experimenting with pain relief and what is best.  I had an epidural the first time.  Keep me posted on your upcoming surgery.

Yalinda, as always thanks for your caring thoughts! 

I hope you all have a Happy, Happy New Year!!!!  And thanks again for everything!


deejane
 
Current DX:  psoriatic arthritis/rheumatoid arthritis/spondylitis/fibromyalgia, CD, carpal tunnel, degenerative disc disorder, nerve damage, high blood pressure
Current meds:  Remicade 400 mg. every 5-6 weeks, methotrexate 15 mg., celebrex, micardis/hct, folic acid,
flexeril, topamax, toprol XL, lortab 10-500, zoloft, and now nitroglycerine
Previous meds:  Enbrel, humira, bextra, vioxx


istone
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 77
   Posted 1/14/2007 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   

 

hi

where do u have more osteo which part of your body did u hear about generalized osteo is possible to have all the joint affected by osteo?

 

regards waiting for your replay

Jbrat said...
I have had both knees replaced. The newest being a year old. Do the PT as much as you can. That was the secret to rehab. for me. Good luck. J:)

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