arthroscopy on tuesday

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After seeing my surgeon in february this year i've had several xrays and an mri scan of my right knee and have finally made it to the top of the waiting list! I am in such horrible pain and am almost housebound, just walking a couple of yards and I need to sit down.

I think that because the pain is so bad and I've had it for about 15 years although the pain has definately worsened in the last 12 months I can't imagine it going away. Apparently my knee is full of debris and I have a meniscal tear which will be cleaned out and repaired.

My left knee has quite severe OA  but it is nowhere near as painful as my right knee strangely. Just walking (staggering) around the house exhausts me and my grandchildren being here for the day knocks me for six.

Anyway wish me luck for tuesday, I'm having a general anaestetic but will be out the same day. See you on the other side!!! Where hopefully I won't be walking like Quasimodo. Deb

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    You will be fine, been there done that, almost certain home same day.

    you will feel so much better and pain free very quickly.

    good luck

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    Awww bless your heart.Understand walking like quasimodo...it does wear you out when you trying to find a way to function with out trying to hurt so you walk lopsided.I hope all goes well tuesday and after recovery you get some relief.Unfortunatley you may need to wait a few more weeks after to notice. Good luck Grandma dylan
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    Lots of good luck to you, God Bless you.
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    You're now on the right track. Just remember....this is still surgery....give yourself time to rest and heal properly post surgery.

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    Hi i had a couple of repairs to torn cartledge a good few years ago its very sucssesfull and the pain stayed away for a good 8 10 years good luck
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    Been there. Three times. All docs are different but mine told me ice it for first three days. Swelling will make it hard to bend. Don't force it. Soon as swelling goes down you will gain range of motion back. They have to pump fluid in there to clear out the debri. Takes a while for swelling to go down. my first op I was down 2 weeks. Second was 6 . Third was 9 weeks. Just depends on how much he has to do in there. By down I mean out of work. I was mobile pretty quick. Good luck.

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    Don't come out thinking you'll be doing a jig! It's a surgery and will be extremely painful swollen and bruised! You will need crutches to get around. Just make sure to ice elevate and rest. Stay ahead of the pain and take your meds on schedule. Don't wait for the pain to get unbearable. And it will be at times. If you overdo it within the first couple of weeks you'll be back to square one. And don't let the PT push you till you're in pain! Just say no. Best of luck and prayers.

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