Knee replacement surgery tomorrow

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  1. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum Contributing Member

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    Well, yesterday was hard, a couple of episodes of uncontrolled pain, the first one lasted about two hours until they upped the ante to something that worked. Let's just say I wouldn't be eager to go through that again. Other than that, things are more comfortable now. Today's the big PT day.
     
  2. FTW Rockets FTW

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    Good luck breh. I can tell you from ACL/MCL surgery that rehab is most important. Do it diligently and you will be beasting
     
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    Make sure to ask for a Tilapia skin graft. It's tru. look it up.
     
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    You'll be back to normal before you know it.

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  5. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum Contributing Member

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    thanks guys. the tilapia graft is a bit weird, but did you know Josh Smith and Dwight Howard ate tilapia sandwiches together as AAU teammates? true story.

    I made enough progress overnight and today that they are discharging me today. Time to go smash a computer monitor. ;)
     
  6. Mathloom

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    As a person who has had several surgeries and has been through PT several times when I was younger, just wanted to share some advice:

    1) Pain killers hollow out your bones.

    2) Many people become fatally addicted to medication because of a combination of (1) depressing feelings towards the reason for having surgery and (2) the perceived harmlessness of a common pain killer.

    3) No matter how much people tell you therapy is important, it is more important than that. It's even more important than your therapist and doctor have told you. It's more important than people act like it seems. If you are doing it right, at some point your therapist should tell you you're taking it too seriously.

    4) There is a high likelihood that you will end up better off than 99.9% of similar patients, and you should aim for that.

    5) Some days you will feel like horse **** even if right now you feel positive and fine. This is inactivity and medication chemically playing games with your mind. It's ok to feel like **** as long as you embrace it rather than sending it to the back of your mind.

    6) You should get a video of the procedure. Trust me.

    You sound like you're feeling good now so that's good news. Good luck with the rehab bro!
     
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  7. CometsWin

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    What happened that you needed a replacement? How old are you? o_O
     
  8. don grahamleone

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    Knee jerk reaction. Hope all is well.
     
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  9. Os Trigonum

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    I see what you did there
     
  10. don grahamleone

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    But was it thread worthy and did it deserve its own thread?
     
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    Mathloom this is awesome advice, I'll probably need to read this more than once. Getting in the house was hell, hard to relax myself so that I'm not fighting it. Almost there now. Thanks for the kind words.
     
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    When I get the second knee done we can start a parity thread
     
  13. Os Trigonum

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    I'm 55, lots of wear and tear on the cartilage, decided to do it sooner rather than later while I still have some muscle strength left. We'll see if that turns out to be a good move. I want to be in the woods and hiking again by October
     
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  14. don grahamleone

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    Media conspiracy.
     
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    Except #4's statistics! :-D
     
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    good point. still impressed @Mathloom took the time to write that advice up for me!!
     
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    Hope u doin good Trig you're highkey my favorite poster on cf
     
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    Thanks for responding. I guess when I hear x replacement surgery it's still hard for me to process as something that's become much more routine. Best of luck in your recovery!
     
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    I hope you "Stayed Calm" :eek::eek::eek:
     
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