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waitin for the surgeon

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by rottiman, May 30, 2012.

  1. rottiman

    rottiman Minister of Fire

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    Sitting in pre op waitiñg to get a new left knee joint. Been waiting for 4 years for this but wil be glad when it is done. Wish me luck.....................................

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  2. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Best of luck and may I suggest PT, PT and lastly plenty of PT (Physical therapy) oh and take some pain medication if you need it.
  3. firebroad

    firebroad Minister of Fire

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    Ya brought that dirty old phone into the pre-op? And to think they won't even let me have my wedding ring:mad:
    Good luck, hope you wake up comfortable.()
  4. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Good luck Rotti! sCh_elmodance2.gif
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Never text while anesthetized. ;lol Hope all goes well and you're up and about in no time.

    ETA: Let Percocet be your friend for a couple or three days...don't chase the pain, stay out in front of it.
  6. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Good luck Rotti, hope all goes well.

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  7. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Great advice...no reason to be in pain those first couple days. Take the pain pills as directed.
    I learned that the hard way after my neck fusion. <>
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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Best of luck! Finger's crossed! Looking forward to seeing your first slurred pain med induced post with good news ;lol
  9. certified106

    certified106 Minister of Fire

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    Good Luck, I'm sure it will be worth it in the end. My next door neighbor had both of his knees replace and after it was over with he said it was worth it. Make sure you stick with the PT. Here is to hoping for a speedy recovery!
  10. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Good luck and a speedy recovery Rman.
  11. firebroad

    firebroad Minister of Fire

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    [quote="certified106, post: 1126463, member: 15045" Make sure you stick with the PT.[/quote]
    Probably the most important thing you can do!

    Rotti? Rotti? Aww, bet he's in la la land by now...:confused:
  12. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    I love it when they give you the Versed and say "now count down starting with 10...9...8...."
    [​IMG]
  13. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I never get very far . . . and when I "wake" up I always end making more of a fool of myself than normal by attempting to sing . . . very loudly.
  14. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I had my knee operated on and they had had this huge needle sitting on the table next to me and I kept wondering, what they were gonna do with that damn thing? ..... I drifted off and I still don't know what it was for. I did wake up in the operating room.....I can't sleep anywhere :rolleyes:
  15. firebroad

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    Nobody ever told me to count down; the last thing I ever remember is the doctor telling the anesthesiologist to hit me with another shot. Yum.
    'Course, when I woke up after they took the mass for biopsy, I felt REALLY rested. But everyone else was laughing like hell. I found out later that Twilight Sleep is NOT really sleep, that you are indeed awake, but cannot remember anything as it is amnesia drug. Creepy. Wonder what gems of wisdom I blurted out...
  16. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Nothing is worse than knowing everyone in the O.R. when you are having surgery.....
    and they are all gonna see you naked....at least for a short amount of time...you hope!
    _g <>;sick
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  17. ScotO

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    Good luck Rotti, and like others said, get PT as soon as you can. It'll make it easier for the next scrounge.....
  18. firebroad

    firebroad Minister of Fire

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    Well, now I know what they were laughing at...[​IMG]
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  19. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    That explains the laughter.......(too slow dang it!)
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    ...And now you know what the needle was for.
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    Good luck...Hope all goes well and you're up and around in a jiffy!

    Wow...That health care in Canada, He says he's been waiting in Pre-Op for 4 years!;)
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    My prediction for Rottie's first post back on hearth dot com.;lol
  23. PapaDave

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    I was out and about earlier, so missed this, but Good luck rottiman.
    We're all pullin' for ya'. Do the pain meds like Rick says and stay ahead of the pain.
    The PT is important too. You've probably been told all this by the doc(s), but we can't resist trying to be helpful.:cool:
  24. rottiman

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    Well guys, its 6:45 pm and here I am sitting up in bed, all comfy with new knee in place. Procedure done with spinal block and a femoral block. No pain right now and I feel really good. Will stay ahead of the pain as prescribed. Thanks to all of you for the encouragement. Can not believe how smoothly this has gone so far.
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  25. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Wow! Done already?
    Great news--rest well tonight. They may have you walking the halls soon.

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