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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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    Told me physio will be here first thing in a.m. to get me moving. Say I'll probably get the boot friday around lunch time. Its been a long day so probably be conking out in a while. Thanks to everyone for the support.

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Great news guy.
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    Great Rotti. Let's hope the recovery all goes well. I do have to add about the PT because so many make a big deal of it. My wife just had a new knee and 2 months later a new hip on the same side. She did go to PT while in the hospital but was only in the hospital 2 days for each of the surgeries. No PT after that and doctor has been well pleased. Of course she does exercise a lot but we don't have to pay for that like we would for PT. Those jerks get like $400 per hour!
  4. rottiman

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    BS, luckily up here I am lined up to start getting PT on a out patient basis from the local hospital a couple of days after discharge. Although the waiting lists are long for this sort of surgery up here, the follow up treatment is readily available and covered by our socialized medical coverage here in this providence. No out of pocket $$$$ involved.
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    Congrats, Rotti!!
    Glad you are in no pain, it will show up when you start that PT. !!
    Stay away from that hospital food.
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    Good for you Rotti ;)

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    Hope it all goes as planned! I'm told as long as you do what you are told...and don't do things you are not supposed to be doing!!...you'll be pain free soon and glad you went through all this.
    Co-worker had both her knees done just this week and a neighbor in his 80's had a knee done a few weeks ago. Must be the medical blue light special or somethin'.
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    Boss man just had his done last week. He is not even walking with a limp at this time.
  9. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Rotti, just saw this.

    Glad things are going smoothly. PT is your friend !
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    OKAY PEOPLE...volleyball in ten minutes...let's go...chop chop...Rotti, it's your serve!
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    Well, if he can stand up, that might work. He's probably not doing any slamming at the net though.
    I'm no longer crazy, so will be watching from the sidelines.
    You know, I bet he's been chasing all the nurses for the last couple days. No wonder we haven't heard from him.==c
  12. rottiman

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    Wow, home from the hospital already. P/T @ the hospital had me going up and down stairs before I shipped out. Pain scale of 1 to 10 and I have not been above a 2. Reg Physio starts sometime next week. Meanwhile I have been given some home excercises to do thrice daily. Then rest, elevation and cryo-cuffing lots. plenty of time to watch the Hearth.com page. Thanks to all for inquiries. All is going great.
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    What? Those techs don't know about splitting and stacking PT?

    Good to hear the good news Rotti.
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    Rottiman I didn't know you had surgery.. Sounds like you're doing OK.. PT will make all the difference,,

    Good Luck!

    Ray
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    Good to hear it went well and you are the mend Rotti. My SIL is going to get a knee replacement very soon. Your words are encouraging. Heal well and don't chase the nurses.
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    begreen, have your SIL check out a web page called "bonesmart.org. " It has a wealth of information about knee and hip surgery written by people who have, are having and are going to have these procedures. I found it extrememly helpful. I am also just learning that it is not a wise idea to cut down your prescribed pain meds when you just get home. Thats why I am writing this @ 1:58 a.m. LOL These are the type of lessons you learn when you have a hard head.................................................
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    Thanks I'll pass that on. Meds are one of her concerns. She gets very nauseous on most pain meds.
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    Yeah thats what was happening to me so I thought I could just bypass em......................WRONG.................., back on the Dilaudid, 2 pills and six hours later the pain has subsided and swelling coming down with religous use of the cryo cuff. So far stomach is holding up too....................Learned my lesson.
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    Wow Dilaudid, that's some good stuff there Rotti.
    Glad you learned your lesson you bugger!;)
    Best thing is to taper down the pain meds slowly when it is time. Don't just stop them abruptly.
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    My wife took that painkiller when she had her knees done and it was not easy to get around here or anywhere in Mass. for that matter.. Very potent painkiller for sure!

    Ray
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    Yup definitely cuts down your ambition rate, feels like i am in a funky hang over. It ll get better, just have to be patient, not one of my strong suites.......!
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    From what I witnessed the important part is to push yourself in the physical therapy to regain the max range of motion. After she finished the therapy she went back to do the other knee! I never did so much house work in my life lol.. Even now I try to do more to help out and most weekends I do several loads of towels and line dry, fold and bring in the house. Listen to your therapist and you'll do fine..

    Ray

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