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Forum topic by sgv posted 10-20-2013 10:46 AM 1122 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-20-2013 10:46 AM

Just need to vent. I need knee surgery, not my first one just the first on this knee ( had two on the other BAD JOINTS) soooo three to six weeks home depending on how much work ( meniscus tare, ACL tare ) 14 steps to get to my shop, don’t think that’s going to happen any time soon. I AM PISSED. NOT JUST A LITTLE A LOT , Thanks LJs I feel better now, all have a nice day and thanks for the rant

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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#1 posted 10-20-2013 10:57 AM

Just think, you’ll have time to go through all 9457 post in the projects section.

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#2 posted 10-20-2013 11:02 AM

I wont know witch to do first when I can get back in the shop

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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#3 posted 10-20-2013 11:53 AM

Had that surgery several years ago. Recovery was lots of work (as you know) but relatively easy. Problem is, I was LOTS younger then. Wouldn’t be so easy now. I feel for you. Hope it goes well

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

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#4 posted 10-20-2013 02:23 PM

Good luck, hope all goes well for you. Follow Dr ’s orders…I learned the hard way—they know what they are talking about.

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#5 posted 10-20-2013 03:14 PM

I’ve had both knees fully replaced about 4 years ago…..about 3-4 months apart…..I’ve hated every minute of it since then….They hurt all the time, and I don’t even walk the same as before….Wish I had never had it done..
I wouldn’t wish this misery on anyone…..

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#6 posted 10-20-2013 03:20 PM

My replacement went well. Been 3 years, and I hardly even think about it.


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#7 posted 10-20-2013 06:45 PM

I had both knees replaced at the same time in January when I turned 65. Followed my daughter’s-she is head nurse in the Ortho unit- and my doctors advice, exercised and worked out as prescribed. That summer, the
wife and I were mountain biking rough terrain and putting in 35 mile days. The only trouble is the metal seems
to draw cold, so I have to insulate the knees a little better in fall and winter. Hope your surgery goes as well
as mine did. A rowing machine is about the best knee exercise I have found, just pay close attention to
weight or stress adjustments and do not push too hard.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 10-21-2013 09:37 AM

Thanks ALL LJs for all the support and letting me bitch just a bit, knowing there are others out there with the same things makes it a little less stressful keep making sawdust 8)


-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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#9 posted 11-04-2013 10:43 PM

What Rick Dennington said!!

Sometimes People are all to Quick to go the Surgery Route without Exploring Alternatives.

I’ve Refused Hip Surgery TWICE. That was over 25 Years ago. Doc said ”I can guarantee you if you don’t have this done you won’t be able to walk in a Year.”

Problem was a Pinched Nerve in the Lower Back. Chiropractor straightened that out in less than a Month.

NO Hip Problems at all now. If it starts to flare up …2/3 Visits straightens it out.

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#10 posted 11-04-2013 11:14 PM

sgv did you have any issues with your other surgeries?

My neighbor has calcium build up in his leg muscle, a result of bone cutting, and he has severe pain. He has talked to several specialist and the only solution is more surgery but with limited benefits and a very long recuperation time. He is a widower and if he had the surgery he wouldn’t be able to drive to the grocery store, or anywhere else for that matter, for about three months.

I was just wondering if you encountered any similar issues!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#11 posted 11-06-2013 10:30 PM

oldnovice, No calcium, arthritis, tare, I have had two surgery’s on my left knee, one lasted about 8 years then a tare again, second has bin about 5 so far. this is the first on my right knee, doc tells me the big issue is the arthritis
at 52 I have moderate arthritis that will be the key to recoup time, 10 years ago I had shoulder fixed I was on the table 3 hours, (tares, mussel removed cleaned fixed replaced, bone spars, I WILL NEVER GET THAT AGAIN NEVER)there was not enough pain pills to make it stop hurting ( I blame my parents bad jeans )

Thanks to all LJs for the support

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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