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Re: my knee surgery

I totally agree... you can't compare anyone's knee surgery to someone else's...
Mine was torn but all the did was vacuum it out... he said I was looking at knee replacement in 5 years... but I am hoping not...
Did they talk to you about knee replacement?
If it is still swelling I would think you should be still icing it down... did you go to Physical therapy? My mom had some home care that came in to help her when she had trouble. Do you know of anything like that with Medicare? I think this CPM machine is a key factor... but you would have to have help getting into it and out of it. I have been able to get up to 90 degrees today... started at 30 on Thursday and need to get to 120*
Be sure to get the help you need... as gardeners we need our knees!!!!!
----- Original Message ----- From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 12:33 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] my knee surgery

In a message dated 9/16/06 11:23:45 AM, pdickson@sbcglobal.net writes:

I had a drain tube which was full yesterday when they took the bag

Tricia, I did not have a drain tube and the knee was cptly wrapped. I used
the crutches for only a couple of days then used just1 for another couple only
if I was walking a distance. What was your injury? Mine was a torn
lateral meniscus which could not be repaired at my age do to lack of blood flow
however younger ones are repaired. I think it is difficult to compare unless the
injury was identical & then age & bodies react differently. Oh, yes, I am
considerably older! Medicare & my 2nd insurance paid 100%.
I did sleep in a recliner for several days but didn't have anyone to
wait on me. I did keep ice on for a good deal of the time. I haven't iced for
the past 1 1/2 wks now.

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