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Wendy
16-11-2009, 02:57 PM
Well, the day has finally arrived :unsure: I have to be in between 7.00am to 7.30am tomorrow morning. I have been told that it will be a 45 minute op and depending on how I am afterwards, I can go home later that day :fingers:

When I saw the pre-assessment nurse last week, she did an ecg and other bits and bobs. I also had to have mrsa swabs taken because Chris had been in hospital within the last 12 months, I haven't heard anything so that was obviously clear :) She said that I was the 2nd on the list and I did tell her about my panic attacks so she made a note - I wasn't going to say anythng but Chris said I should as I just never know what will bring one on and as stress is one of the biggest causes, as usual he is probably right :lol:

I am hoping and praying that it will make a difference because it is so painful again at the moment :fingers: The consultant as explained though that it might not make a difference but he will do what he can. It is mainly to see if I need a full or partial knee replacement.

I'm not sure what happens afterwards, I know I will be strapped up for a few days and I must do some excercises, but other than that I don't know :shrug:

I will get Chris to let you know how it went and I will log on when I can :hug2:

daveann
16-11-2009, 03:01 PM
good luck hope it all goes well :)

foreverducky
16-11-2009, 03:10 PM
Take care of yourself! :hug2:

ukwdwnut
16-11-2009, 03:25 PM
good luck wen, hope all goes well

see you when you get back :wave:

Wendy
16-11-2009, 03:31 PM
Thanks Ann, Bille and Mick :hug2: is OK to say I am a real coward when it comes to hospitals, I absolutely hate them :sigh: Deep down I am terrified :hide:

Johnie
16-11-2009, 03:31 PM
:hug2: good luck Wendy!

ukwdwnut
16-11-2009, 03:33 PM
Thanks Ann, Bille and Mick :hug2: is OK to say I am a real coward when it comes to hospitals, I absolutely hate them :sigh: Deep down I am terrified :hide:

your welcome wen.....your only in for a day maybe overnight lol spare athought for me suffering 3 weeks away from home, best time id had in years :lol:

Isafari
16-11-2009, 03:40 PM
:hug2: Will be thinking of you :hug2:

Slowhand
16-11-2009, 04:39 PM
All the best Wendy. :hug2:
Just think about how mobile you will be after the operation, and that hopefully will make it more bearable for you.
We`ll all be thinking of you. :hug2:

Claire
16-11-2009, 04:42 PM
Best wishes Wendy. I'm keeping :fingers: that everything goes well.

Shellyamc
16-11-2009, 04:43 PM
I'm sure everything will go perfectly and I'm praying this helps with some of your pain :hug2:

We will be thinking about you and waiting for news :yes:

Dorothy
16-11-2009, 04:46 PM
I'll be thinking of you honey :hug2: :hug2: :hug2:

Dawn
16-11-2009, 04:50 PM
Good luck. :hug2:

Mags
16-11-2009, 04:50 PM
I hope everything goes well for you. x

Margaret

catrancher
16-11-2009, 05:12 PM
Good luck Wendy! :thumbsup:

Fingers crossed for you! :fingers:

Tom (:macwave:... I need to get my knees looked at but I'm http://idisk.mac.com/twgower/Public/chicken.gif )

Debbie2
16-11-2009, 05:41 PM
Good luck for tomorrow, Wendy :hug2:

BigThunder
16-11-2009, 06:21 PM
Best of luck Wendy. Just think, soon it will all be over & hopefully your pain will be gone!

Disneybumble
16-11-2009, 06:56 PM
Hope all goes smoothly Wendy. Take care:hug2:

lisaw
16-11-2009, 07:44 PM
Lots of luck Wendy, we'll be thinking of you :hug2::hug2:

Tink
16-11-2009, 08:07 PM
Sending you all our best for a quick procedure and positive outcome! :pdust: :pdust: :pdust: :hug2: Will be looking forward to Chris's update. :yes:

keith
16-11-2009, 08:12 PM
Good luck Wen!!! :pixiedust:

Britchick
16-11-2009, 08:31 PM
hope all goes well, will think of you tomorrow:hug2:

Wendy
16-11-2009, 08:59 PM
:cry2: thank you everyone, it means a lot it really does, probably more than you will ever know :hug2:

I am getting jittery now, I wish I wasn't such a chicken :sigh: I just hate hospitals so much :shrug:

Tinkerbell
16-11-2009, 09:06 PM
You'll be fine hun :yes:

Will be thinking of you :hug2:

keith
17-11-2009, 12:30 PM
Chris just texted and asked me to update you all

Wendy is out of surgery now, in a bit of pain and waiting to see the doctor. Chris will let us know how it's going a little later.

ukwdwnut
17-11-2009, 12:44 PM
thx for letting us know keith :)

hope alls gone well :fingers:

daveann
17-11-2009, 12:53 PM
:fingers: she feels better soon

piglet
17-11-2009, 02:36 PM
All the very best Wendy, hope the pain doesn't last for too long :hug2::hug2:

MystikPiglit
17-11-2009, 03:45 PM
:comfort: Thinking of you. :hug2:

Dawn
17-11-2009, 03:47 PM
Chris when you get on here can you tell Wendy (and you) I said thank you sooooo much for the lovely surprise in the post today and I hope she's feeling ok.

:hug2: to you both.

uscwest
17-11-2009, 04:44 PM
Wendy honey I am in Germany and just saw this. Hope that all went well today and that you are soon up and around again.

Love ya sweetie.

:hug2::hug2::hug2::hug2:

Jazmine
17-11-2009, 08:11 PM
Hope all went well Wen hun, thinking of you :hug2: :hug2:
Love Jacqui xxxx

Chris
17-11-2009, 08:29 PM
Thanks for all the well wishes, I know it means a lot to Wen and to me.

The operation went as well as the doctor expected, he couldn't do very much unfortunately but he was able to take away some loose cartiledge and flushed the knee through. The inside of the knee is virtually disintigrated and the outside is better but he said it will no doubt go the same way. He doesn't seem to think that Wen will see much difference in pain but he is hopeful that with the loose bit gone it won't keep getting trapped.

He said that it is definitely osteoarthritis and he hasn't seen it so agressive before in someone Wen's age. He said that it is definitely hereditry as both her parents had it,her Dad was quite bad with it.

We have to go back in a week and he will talk to us then in more detail but he did say that he thought the best way for the moment is to try and control the pain with the right medication.

She is in a lot of pain and she has to wear surgical stockings for 7 days - you can guess how she took that! She is on crutches - she has no co-ordination at all - and has to keep her leg elevated.

Right now she is in bed but I promised her I would let you know.

I'm off with her tomorrow to make sure she does as shes told but I'm sure she will be on at some point.

Deb
17-11-2009, 08:30 PM
Wendy Hun, I'm thinking of you :hug2: I hope you are feeling better and can get a good night's sleep tonight. Take care xxx

Deb
17-11-2009, 08:32 PM
Chris, I posted as you posted. Thanks for the update. Good luck with making sure she behaves herself :D

Another :hug2: for Wendy xxx

Chris
17-11-2009, 08:34 PM
Thank you Keith for letting everyone know. We must catch up sometime and you can tell me all about your new toy!!!

I forgot to tell Issy that yes I cooked tea tonight and I managed to keep her out of the kitchen!!!! Its sad because that told me how much she must be hurting, nothing keeps her out of her kitchen.

Chris
17-11-2009, 08:35 PM
Deb, you know her well, too independant, she's a carer not a patient.

Claire
17-11-2009, 08:46 PM
Thank you so much for the update Chris. Fingers crossed Wendy has a good night.

Tink
17-11-2009, 11:45 PM
Now Wendy, you must wear the TED hose. They will prevent any embolism and that is a critically important thing.

Do what your Doc and your Chris say. :yes: (Yep, you must). I know it's hard to be in bed, but it's really for the best. The knee seems to be in a bad way, so you'll have to take care of it. :hug2:

We'll be happy to see you on here if you can make it! :yes:

keith
18-11-2009, 12:13 AM
Do what your Doc and your Chris say. :yes: (Yep, you must). I know it's hard to be in bed, but it's really for the best. The knee seems to be in a bad way, so you'll have to take care of it. :hug2:


Sooooo if Chris says to buy him a new camera, Wendy must obey? :D

(see Chris! I told you we'd get there in the end ;)

Tink
18-11-2009, 12:42 AM
Well...ummm... :unsure:

Slowhand
18-11-2009, 02:06 PM
Many thanks for letting us all know the latest Chris, and also for your texts earlier.
As you can see we are all thinking of her right now, so please give her our love and best wishes.
BTW, the stockings aren`t wrinkly like Nora Batty`s are they? It could be quite a turn on for some! :lol:

Isafari
18-11-2009, 04:14 PM
I forgot to tell Issy that yes I cooked tea tonight and I managed to keep her out of the kitchen!!!! Its sad because that told me how much she must be hurting, nothing keeps her out of her kitchen.

Awe Chris, you're a keeper :yes::hug2:
I know you must be worried about our Wendy and will want to help her out when you can right now. Wish I lived closer :sorry:

uscwest
20-11-2009, 03:07 PM
Chris, thanks for the update. Any chance they may want to do a knee replacement surgery? I hope this surgery helps.

Wendy
20-11-2009, 03:18 PM
Thank you everyone :hug2:

Keith now stop taking advantage :slap: you know he doesn't need any encouragement :lol:

Wendy
20-11-2009, 03:21 PM
Chris, thanks for the update. Any chance they may want to do a knee replacement surgery? I hope this surgery helps.

Hi John :hug2: when the doc came to see me afterwards he said if I was 10 years older he would be saying replacement, but he seemed very wary about letting me have one now. I think it's going to be pain management for the time being and see how it goes :shrug:

Chris thinks there's more to it because the doc did say before that I wouldn't have to wait for a replacement if I needed one, so who knows, I guess he will tell us on Tuesday.