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Wife just had knee surgery

by Rustic
posted 01-08-2010 01:21 AM


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rtb

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#1 posted 01-08-2010 01:49 AM

Rick, my best to your wife and wishes for a speedy and uneventful recovery. As for whats down the road “don’t put the cart before the horse”.Perhaps some quality time in the shop may be better used to keep from getting on each others nerves.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 01-08-2010 01:54 AM

Rick, I hope things go will for her. It is going to be a tough nursing assignment but I am sure you will be up to it. Just try to have patience with her. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Gary

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#3 posted 01-08-2010 02:07 AM

I had a similar surgery several years ago. I always thought people saying their joints hurt with the change in weather were just spoofin’ but it’s true. Mine feels like it’s been hit with a hammer at times, other times it feels swollen. Therapy was a booger. Sure was good to have it fixed tho…. Hope she does well and, good luck to you in the shop!!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Loucarb

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#4 posted 01-08-2010 02:12 AM

My wife is going to the surgeon tomorrow for the same thing. She has been out of work & can barely walk. I’ve been hiding in the shop myself. Hope your wife has a quick recorvery.

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 01-08-2010 02:15 AM

Greetings Rick: I can tell your wife all she needs to know about knee replacements. I”ve had both of mine done about a year and a half ago. I had full replacements on every knee joint on both. I’ve hated every minute of it since then. Even after all this time, my knees still hurt. I had “bone on bone” rubbing and gnawing each other—I really didn’t have a choice at the time… wish I had my old knees back… Tell your wife to put it off as long as she can. It’s no fun, and you have to go through a lot of therapy and get on this machine that bends your knees about 3-5 hrs. a day to keep scar tissue from building up…. it really sucks big time…......

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Padre

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#6 posted 01-08-2010 02:46 AM

My prayers are with you both.

-- Chip -----------http://www.penmanchip.com-----------------Micah 6:8

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Mark

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#7 posted 01-08-2010 02:50 AM

from brother to brother, as we take care of each other, heres some high hopes, while you and your wife cope!

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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John Stegall

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#8 posted 01-08-2010 03:09 AM

I had that same surgery about 4 yrs ago, I am being told now it is time do a total knee replacement. That is being put off because I am not sure I want to go that route. I spent (read wasted) money on therapy to try and make it feel better. That did not work. I am willing to wait to see if something improved comes down the pike.
Good luck to your wife.

-- jstegall

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 01-08-2010 03:57 AM

To all concerned: Knee replacement really, really, really sucks bad. I hate every minute of it…....

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Mark

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#10 posted 01-08-2010 04:11 AM

lol so does brain surgery

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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dustyal

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#11 posted 01-08-2010 04:15 AM

I guess I was lucky when I had my meniscus cut out about 10 years ago. I was walking on it in two days, but it took a year to fully recover. I haven’t had a problem since. Wife had shoulder surgery this past October to shorten all the soft tissues in her arm so it would stop falling out of her shoulder. She was too limber.

It slowed her down, but she was better one-handed in the kitchen that I was with two. LOL
She’s pretty much recovered but is not suppose to raise that arm above her waist—and her left (surgical) arm is now shorter than her right.

I suspect your wife will do fine… she’ll need some time to heal… and she’ll probably become a little impatient about it all. Wish her the best.

I’ve heard that when we get to this age this is the type of stuff we talk about?

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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MedicKen

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#12 posted 01-08-2010 04:23 AM

What is it with wives and knees? Mine is having her right knee replaced the 25th of Jan. Guess i will get some time off to help with the house work and kids….oh joy…..lol

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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lew

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#13 posted 01-08-2010 04:23 AM

Our best to the Mrs., Rick.

Lew and Mimi

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Rustic

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#14 posted 01-08-2010 06:25 AM

Thanks guys just gave her her 1st vicodin about an hour ago

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Kerux

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#15 posted 01-08-2010 06:53 AM

My best to you and your wife as well. I went through reconstruction on my left knee a while back. Not fun rehabbing a knee. Take good care of her.

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

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BillyJ

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#16 posted 01-08-2010 03:58 PM

We wish her a speedy and complete recovery.

Bill & Lou Ann

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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Gene Howe

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#17 posted 01-08-2010 05:11 PM

Take care of her. I wish both of you the best.
My wife’s right knee was totally obliterated in a car wreck. New knee was only option.
It has been great for her. She was walking the first day after surgery and now (2 years later) has only an imperceptible limp. After Pt rehab, has experienced very little pain, then only occasionally.
She walks 4 miles a day on hilly, gravel roads.
It’s too bad that they are making your wife wait 3-4 years.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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patron

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#18 posted 01-08-2010 05:19 PM

my prayer to you all and the wives ,
i guess this is what we were warned about .

all we can do ,
is take the life we were given ,
and make the best of it !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Rustic

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#19 posted 01-14-2010 03:51 AM

Well she is starting to get up and around we actually went to a movie tonight.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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