Surgery in my future.

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Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 12/30/2009 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep I said it!  I am scheduled for surgery next week on the 8th.  Doc is going to take a peak underneath my knee cap to see if he can find out what is causing my pain.  Hopefully he will find out the problem and can fix it.  I'd hate going through another surgery, but I am hoping that everything works out fine.  God all I am soooooo scared!!!!  Going under does not exactly thrill me ya know!?  Plus I have no faith in any surgery anymore after the back surgeries.
 
Oh well....another lesson learned or I will come out fine. :-)
 
Hugssssssss
 
Scarred
What doesn't kill us only makes us fight back harder! :P
 
Two level fusion on S1- L4 in 2000. One level fusion on L3-L4 in 2003 and revision on L3-L4 6 months later.  This led to a diagnose of failed back syndrome, nerve pain and Chronic Pain. Two bi-lateral patellar realignments on both knees last one in 1988.  Overall...I'm in great health. 


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 12/30/2009 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning Scarred! I understand the worry over surgery too! Most all of my friends that have had any sort of knee surgery turned out pretty good, and as you know is much different than major back surgery. We all will be thinking about you, and hope for the best. Lets hope your surgeon can find what in the world is causing your pain. Any kind of pain is not fun at all....I woke up this morning with a cold, that I caught from my wonderful wife, and it seems to make my back pain even worse. Have you ever had knee surgery before? I have never worried about going under, and I know it can be very dangerous to do so, but I figure I will be out, and not know the difference anyway. Have you had problems being put under in the past? One thing that I have done is make clear to my wife and children, that if something goes wrong, I do not want a machine to keep me alive at all. We never know if something will happen like that, but I wanted my wife to not worry about making that kind of decision. If I were a betting man, I'm a guessing your surgeon will find the cause and repair it right there on the spot for you, Good luck my friend, and as always keep us posted on your progress, And please remind us on the day you are going it for it. I have a terrible memory now with all the pain meds that I'm on.

You're friend,

Michael

flower123
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   Posted 12/30/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Ugh, I'm sorry that you're getting surgery but I really hope that it helps! I hope that he finds out what is going on and fixes it!

Flower

straydog
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   Posted 12/30/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Scarred good luck on the surgery. At least by the dr scoping the knee you will have much less anesthesia time like with your other surgeries. They claim the average knee scope is about 45 minutes, much less than the traditional surgery. I am with you I do not like being put out, but I sure don't want to be awake either, lol. Take care.
 

crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


privey
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   Posted 12/30/2009 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck Scarred I hope everything goes well for your procedure. At our hospital they are using some type of femoral block to do some procedures so you wouldn't have to be put out as deep. You might ask if there is something else they can do before going under.

skeye
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   Posted 12/30/2009 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Scarred,

It's normal to be anxious about surgery. You'll do fine! Just try not to think about it too much, or if you do think about it, think positive thoughts. I don't know if attitude truly makes a difference, but it can hurt to think it might! This might be the one that fixes your knee!!
Best of luck next week!

hugs,
Skeye

White Beard
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   Posted 12/30/2009 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Scarred
I do wish you Luck with the surgery, do you know how they are going to do it? are they going use the scope and do arthoscopic surgery, or are they going to do the regular, surgically open up the knee and see what is going on? I know allot of times they will start off with the scope, and then proceede with the opening up the knee if they have to. The healing and recovery time is usually much faster with the scope. Anyway wishing you all the Best!



White Beard

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 1/4/2010 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
hey all! Its me again. lol. wb, the ortho is scoping to see if he can find any cartlidge that might be catching on the knee this would explain my pain. I go in friday and its only like a 45 min procedure, but I hate the idea.

Hey, on a off topic note, this was all typed on my wii! I have internet on it and can go to any webpage I want! :-)
What doesn't kill us only makes us fight back harder! :P
 
Two level fusion on S1- L4 in 2000. One level fusion on L3-L4 in 2003 and revision on L3-L4 6 months later.  This led to a diagnose of failed back syndrome, nerve pain and Chronic Pain. Two bi-lateral patellar realignments on both knees last one in 1988.  Overall...I'm in great health. 


fatherjohn
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   Posted 1/5/2010 3:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Scarred, Also praying that good things will happen. In fact, I will call the hospital that morning and make sure they put you in the room where things go well. We will be looking forward to a very good report. Blessing!

mrsm123
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   Posted 1/5/2010 5:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Scarred,

I hope that your surgery goes well. I've had several knee scopes and they always turned out okay. I know how you feel about going under, I tend to fight it, sometimes not as successfully as others but still.

Hang in there, hopefully this will relieve your pain and you will find yourself glad that you decided to do this in just a few short weeks.

Good luck,

Sandi


PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too


bsjaguar
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   Posted 1/5/2010 5:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Will be thinking about you on Friday. Sounds like a relatively easy procedure so I hope things go smoothly for you. Do they just put you in la la land for this or is it done with just a local?
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 1/5/2010 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
hey all!! bs they put you in lala land
What doesn't kill us only makes us fight back harder! :P
 
Two level fusion on S1- L4 in 2000. One level fusion on L3-L4 in 2003 and revision on L3-L4 6 months later.  This led to a diagnose of failed back syndrome, nerve pain and Chronic Pain. Two bi-lateral patellar realignments on both knees last one in 1988.  Overall...I'm in great health. 

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