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   Posted 7/22/2009 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone.... It again has been quite awhile since my last post. Ever since I GOT the OK to see a surgeon in regards to repairing my 2 hernias, I have been feeling punkish. Coincidence I am sure. I always forget (thats a reality) that with this Hep I can go for quite a long time feeling pretty good and then all of a sudden the dragon catches up with you. I hate that. Anyways i saw the surgeon and he is going to do the surgery on August 10th. Then even though it is an outpatient surgery, he is going to keep me for at least overnight if not longer to make sure I am OK. My bloodwork has been stable and looking good actually. This surgeon is the one who 2 years ago took out my gall bladder and told me that I had chronic cirrhosis and HepC. I thanked him for being honest with me ad that he probably saved my life. (being the fact that when I went to specialist after that they told me I only had 3-6 months to live) Anyways, the surgeon told me he didn't save my life, he just gave me a kick in the butt to straighten up and get the help I needed.
So how is everyone, Connie?? Pink Grandma?, Shelly? ...I can't remember (duh) anyone elses name, (sorry)and what about JohnCT..has anyone heard from him yet. I looked through our message board and I did not see anything about him. Anyways, aches back again pretty severe. I mean they never actually go away but you get used to them. My knee is acting up again. I have had xrays twice and they don't see anything. It just all of a sudden starts to swell and get severe severe pain and I can barely walk. Question??.... has anyone ever been just walking and then all of sudden your leggs turn to jelly and collapse??? This has happened to me 2 times in the last month and a half. The last time, no one was around and I was outside. It was 115 degrees and it took me 20 minutes to be able to get up.
Anyways. hanging in here in Overton, Nevda....just super hot and humid and in pain
Don't Let the DRAGON get you down....Stand up and fight
Karen in Nevada

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   Posted 7/22/2009 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Karen!  Good to hear from you.  Nobody has heard from John in quite some time.  I believe PG was going to call him, but her brother is ill and she's had that to cope with.  I'm getting ready for my 8th surgery, scheduled for Aug. 12th...this time a rt. hip revision.  I am trying to get moved to a complex at the beach prior to that.

I would be afraid to have a hernia repair as an outpatient.  I was hospitalized about 4 days for each of mine.  However, if you are comfortable with the surgeon and he is at least keeping you overnight, hopefully you won't have any problems.  It's painful, though, post-op, and you will need some help at home for awhile.

I go through cycles like that with the hep C.  I'm finding out that I get really exhausted if I'm not getting my quota of sleep, which I haven't been lately preparing for the move and the surgery.  I was at Mayo all of yesterday and today, getting pre-op stuff done and I am dragging!  I'm giving myself a day to rest tomorrow.

Could it be heat exhaustion that made you collapse?  Please try not to go out in that horribly hot weather. 

Don't be a stranger.  Please post when you can.  Our thoughts and prayers will be with you for your surgery.




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Pink Grandma
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 7/22/2009 10:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen, it's good to hear from you......what you have described with your legs turning to jelly.......I have had that a few times........I think it happens to me when I am over tired and been on my feet too long. My legs get too tired to hold me up.

Well Connie and you are having surgery 2 days apart. I am going to have to set a reminder on my computer on those days.......with my stress level on over load........I am forgetting some of the most basic leaving my cell phone at home and leaving my lunch on the coffee table. I don't want to forget about you two on those days.

115???? and I thought 110 was bad..........stay out of the heat you crazy girl nono

Thoughts and prayers...........
Pink Grandma
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 7/23/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
As usual, Thanks Connie and Pink Grandma.
When I had a hernia repaired the first time it was supposed to be an outpatient . I ended up with an 11 day stay plus instead of small incision, it looks like he sneezed and got all crazy with his scalpal, Got to believe I will be in Gods Hands.
Hey Connie, whats a hip revision.????
You know the more I try to stay out of heat the more I spend in it. If it was just the heat, it would not be that bad but the humidity and I just aren' a good matchup at all

Went to get something out of pantry this afternoon and found zillions of weavels. So I was checking this, tossing that, someone just needs to figure ou how to never get them. They are awful. Will be still working on it tomorrow smhair sad

Anyways have a great day, evening or whatever. I see we have quiite a few new members..HELLO TO ALL!!!!
Don't Let the DRAGON get you down....Stand up and fight
Karen in Nevada

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 502
   Posted 7/27/2009 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen, glad you checked in. I was wondering if you have seen an orthopedic Dr about your knees. I have had orthroscopic surgery on both my knees. My internist couldn't find anything wrong so I went to see the orthopedist. They scoped one knee at a time and did the repair right then. My Meniscus was torn in both knees. It is one of the most common injuries and can happen by just stepping off of a curb wrong. I was having similar symptoms as you. My knee would give out, swell, and hurt like the devil. I told my Dr that it felt like someone had jammed an icepick under my kneecap. (Graphic description but that's how it felt). Now 20 years later occasionally have a pain or weakness in my knees but NOTHING like it used to be. Let me know what happens with that OK?

“Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."


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