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Pretty good news from doctor, including no surgery needed.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

However, he said the tear could take 6 months for total recovery. I told him I was worried about scar tissue. He said I need scar tissue to heal the tear. I explained I was worried about scar tissue that would inhibit my knee motion. He said I could restart therapy immediately and I was able to get an appointment with the PT department in his building within half an hour. Luckily I have lost only about 15 degrees of motion of the knee so I am glad I can discontinue resting and wearing the knee immobilizer.

I was given ultrasound treatment to reduce swelling and pain and then started on beginning exercises to build up strength and range of movement.

I am happy with the therapy and am hopeful I won't have any more tears of my quadriceps muscles.

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BZYBOYSMOM 7/16/2010 9:46AM

    Phew! Glad that you dont have to endure another surgery!

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LAVENDERLILY 7/16/2010 6:09AM

    Congratulations on your good news! Be gentle with yourself, Take the time you need to heal!

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GIZMO-G 7/15/2010 10:53PM

    I'm so happy to hear your good news. Now you can continue with your therapy. More healing thoughts emoticon emoticon and good luck!

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FRAN0426 7/15/2010 9:57PM

    Good news indeed for you. I'm impressed you were able to start PT today. I called several weeks ago for PT for the bursitis in my leg, couldn't get a appt. for evaluation and treatment plan until the 20th of this month, sure hope they will be able to give me some help. I had a partial knee replacement on the knee of this leg and the plan was so like whrn the knee was in bad shape and thought I would need a total replacement, was glad that wasn't the cbut the bursitis does put limits on it.

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OUTDOORGIRL69 7/15/2010 9:04PM

    emoticon on no surgery

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BRADIA 7/15/2010 7:57PM

    Congratulations, no surgery means it was not as bad as could have been.
God bless you.
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LOSE4GOODMN 7/15/2010 7:45PM

    Hi! I am SO excited for you that you won't need to have surgery!! I have a herniated/bulging/degenerated disc in my lower back and I am waiting and waiting for approval for a procedure that wouldn't be as invasive as removing the disc. PT has really helped in the meantime and I am so excited for myself that I am probably going to have worked my first full 40 hour work week in well over a year!

Congrats and keep on working those exercises!!

~ Runa

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Seeing doctor today...hoping for good diagnosis...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hopefully I have only a minor tear of one of the quadriceps muscles that will heal in 2-3 weeks with rest. My main concern is scar tissue hindering my recovery from total knee replacement 8 weeks ago (May 21st). My recovery was going as planned until at therapy a week ago I tried to raise my surgery knee to get on the leg press and something snapped. I felt immediate severe pain and broke down in tears and sobbing for at least 5 minutes. The therapist said it was probably a muscle spasm and I was not convinced of this so went to my doctor the next morning. He told me to wear my knee immobilizer and take it easy for a week and come back.

I am trying to be hopeful that this is only a minor setback and no further surgery is necessary.

I have been going to work and just getting in and out of my chair to get things off the printer has been an ordeal. I am sure my coworkers are tired of my moaning and groaning they have heard all week.

My doctor appointment is this afternoon and until then I am in the dark as to the actual diagnosis.

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GIZMO-G 7/15/2010 5:32PM

    emoticon Sending healing thoughts and wishing you a good outcome!

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DJS-DEBBIE 7/15/2010 1:54PM

    I hope all goes well at the doctor! Keeping good thoughts for you...
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LIFEISAJOURNEY 7/15/2010 1:36PM

  Helping you stay positive by sending lots of good thoughts to you today. Hoping the diagnosis is what you want to hear ~ and/or ~ trusting you'll be all right whatever the outcome.

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MS5835 7/15/2010 12:36PM

    Good luck with your appointment. Hope it goes well.

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ANNIE924 7/15/2010 7:58AM

    Good luck with your appointment. Hope this is something that will heal with time and doesn't require more surgery.

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DEBRAC219 7/15/2010 7:54AM

    Good luck with your doctor appointment! You'll be in my thoughts, I hope it goes well

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SHELLB39 7/15/2010 7:10AM

    Thinking positive thoughts for you today...

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You think exercise is hard? How about not exercising?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I am having a problem not exercising. Dr. told me to wear knee immobilizer when I am up and rest this week. I tried some exercises with my good leg this morning before getting out of bed. I feel like a sloth and am reminding myself not to get depressed due to lack of exercise. I really need to at least do some seated exercises today at a minimum. I didn't have time to go to the gym for whirlpool yesterday but I know I will go today NO MATTER WHAT as I know that will feel good. emoticon

  
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HELLORITA 7/15/2010 8:58AM

    It is probably very difficult for anything after you go to work. Try to get to the water on Sat. and Sun. and dont stress out about it. You cant do it all. I try to eat super healthy on days I am not moving around as much like when it is 100 outside with the heat index

I hurt my shoulder/arm a couple of months ago and have been careful not to use it but I guess I will have to go to the Dr. to see whats up soon. It hurts to sleep on it and to push open a door, etc. I do go to the Y and move around in the warm water pool for about an hour 3x per week but I just retired so I can do that now.

Keep me posted on your recovery. Thinking about you.

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TEDDYTEDDY 7/14/2010 7:29PM

    My promise to myself to go to the gym to whirlpool no matter what was not kept due to a storm and super high heat index 106 and just wanting to hide away in my airconditioned house. Tomorrow after work I am seeing the doctor. I don't feel improved more than 10% over last week. Hopefully it will be better than that.

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LOOZINITNOW 7/14/2010 9:41AM

    Try to do some upper body strength training seated with dumbbells. At least you are moving and building some muscle at the same time.

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LIBRARIANM0M 7/14/2010 8:39AM

    Great point - just ask a pregnant woman on bed rest, or for that matter, someone who just can't do the things we take for granted, like walk to the mailbox, or up the stairs. Do what you can, but keep doing! emoticon

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LUCKYGRANNY2 7/14/2010 8:06AM

    I, too, have not been able to exercise as I would like and I hate it, but...I'm trying to build back up slowly and a little is better than nothing at all. Hang in there as it will come and things will get better, have faith. Take good care of yourself while things are coming together.

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KAKIPOPUP 7/14/2010 8:01AM

    Nothing like not being able to do something to make you want to do it! Hang in there and take care of yourself the way you know you should....

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PATTYKLAVER 7/14/2010 7:37AM

    I know what it's like to not be as mobile as I'd like to be. Keep hanging in there and doing what you can. You'll soon feel better.

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NAKIOMA 7/14/2010 7:01AM

    Exercising is a state of mind - a state of knowing you're doing the right thing .......... CONGRATULATIONS................

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struggling to go to work today....

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Now the left leg is getting sore from lack of exercise due to wearing a knee brace on the right leg. I think this afternoon I will try getting to the gym and whirlpool for awhile.

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PATTYKLAVER 7/13/2010 10:46AM

    I know from experience how hard an injury can be. Keep your spirits up. I wish you the best.

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ACROSONIC 7/13/2010 9:18AM

    Plus, your left leg is getting more strain from supporting your right leg more. How about some seated stretches for your leg? And the whirlpool is a great idea.

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SHARYNAT 7/13/2010 8:15AM

    Sorry you leg hurts! Hope you make it to the gym for a little rehab...

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MAGDAMORALES 7/13/2010 8:09AM

    Good luck !

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Dishwasher fixed...

Monday, July 12, 2010

The door latch only needed adjustment. A minumum service call was $100 so it was way cheaper than buying a new dishwasher. Hubby thought we should just go buy another one (I am glad I handle the finances now).

It worked out well and have a full load running right now. emoticon

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 7/12/2010 7:43PM

    Glad it was an easy fix. I had one of those with the dryer last week, although I would have bought a new one and my DH is the one who got the part (2-hour round trip drive) and fixed it.

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CATLADY52 7/12/2010 5:11PM

    Men can be infuriating when something needs to be fixed. It's always either 'I'll fix it right after this ________________(fill in the blank) is over' and then forget, or they do a slap dash fix-it that lasts for ten minutes. Only occasionally has the man said get a new one. At least yours was a simple fix.

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REDHATLADY9 7/12/2010 2:34PM

    emoticonIf you had ,had American Home shields they would have only charge you 55.00 service call and if they cannot fix it they will replace it,I have all my appliances cover with them.

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