Jeeze, now I'm thankful that I'm not you, Bacardi.
Surgical techniques, procedures and medical devices and products have changed and improved tremendously since 2001. And, of course, now total knee replacements are common as dirt.
I'm thankful that no one is me either - lol!! Sometimes the limitations of health problems truly suck.
But I am glad to hear that med procedures, developments, etc., etc. have improved since 2001, because now what is/was my "good" knee is starting crap out on me, so guess it's only a matter of time before I have to have something done with that.
Thanks supershorty! Yes I'm packed full of pain meds, I'm on Percocet, Aleve, and Aspirin (just to prevent blood clots) plus 24/7 ice, and I'm still miserable! I really hope you have a higher tolerance of pain than I do! This sucks!
Ahhhhh you're scaring me. I've got to go for the same surgery as soon as my swelling is gone and rom is back. Hope you're pain becomes manageable soon.
Originally Posted by Wizard of Oz's
I was at one of those indoor trampoline places on Friday with some family and really messed up my knee. I guess I landed weird on it, heard/felt something pop, and was in excruciating pain. I can't put any weight on it and my knee is completely unstable from side to side, but the ER doctor couldn't do an MRI for that so I have to wait until tomorrow to see an orthopedic specialist. The ER doctor is pretty sure I tore something we just have to MRI to find out what exactly, so does anybody have knee injury stories (hopefully success stories), and most importantly, when were you back on your feet/in the saddle?
UPDATE 12/14: So it turns out I tore my ACL and Meniscus and had surgery to reconstruct my ACL (patellar tendon) and repair meniscus on Wednesday. I am now in so much pain I cannot even bear it! I get a couple of hours of relief at a time where I try to sleep and then the pain wakes me up yet again. Somebody please tell me when I can expect the light at the end of the tunnel!?
Turns out that I also broke two pieces off the front of my tibia (luckily they aren't displaced), in addition to tearing the meniscus and spraining the MCL. I'm in a brace until the bone heals. Then we will see how the meniscus feels and if it will need surgery. Crap.
Man, you guys are scaring me! I tweaked m knee on Monday night and am mildly worried. It's onlynoise right now because I've been dealing with a tear behind my patella for almost two years with no real issues other than some swelling and pain...and losing the ability to run, but thats over-rated anyway.
Anyway, after Monday night the pain has increased a bit, there s a bit more swelling...and the kicker...it hurts to canter. Grrrrrrrrr! I can mount, w/t but cantering and trying to use my right leg for lateral work. I'm going to give it until after the new year and if I'm still unable to fully ride, get t checked out.
Hope you all with healing knees feel better quickly!
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Just wanted to give an update for the few people that I scared! It's been 3 days now since my surgery, and I'm feeling 10x better than I was the first couple days. The first day/night after leaving the hospital was the worst, but I think I've figured it out now! My advice for those of you who are having surgery soon is to stay on top of your pain meds! The first day/night when I was so miserable was because I would wait for it to hurt to take the meds, and then it took way too long for them to kick in and give me some relief. Now when I go to bed I take 2 Vicodin before I go to bed and set an alarm to wake up 6 hours later and take another. It totally helps! Plus I switched out this Cryocuff thing they had on me to just plain old ice packs, which work much better IMO. They started me on PT the day after surgery in the hospital, and gave me the packet of exercises to do at home, which I have been doing because everyone says that's the worst part but it's the only way to get your normal functioning knee back. Good luck to everyone having theirs soon!