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    Knee surgery tomorrow, finally!!!

    I've been off the bike for over four months now and I'm going nuts. Pretty much all I have been doing is going to work and setting on the couch. I did have to work a week emptying out my grandma's house when she passed away a few weeks ago but that is about it. I've gained way too much weight and I am miserable.

    Anyway, I am finally getting my knee surgery tomorrow. It should be pretty simple. It is just arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus. The surgery is at 9:00 am so I should be home by noon.

    Once all of this is done they are going to decide if I need to have shoulder surgery or if I can get by with some injections. Should be fun!!!!
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Good luck with your surgery. I'm just recovering from mine (different thing tho, lumbar disectomy) and started riding yesterday. Let us know how it goes...

    PS: Pain meds are gooood!

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    Take care, heal fast and good luck.
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    Good luck, & let us know how it goes.

    I was diagnosed with a torn medial meniscus back in October, and have been going to Physical Therapy several times a week in hopes of avoiding surgery. (Ironically, my health insurance won't cover any more PT visits after February, but they will cover arthroscopic surgery!) Still riding >100 miles/week, and hope to keep doing so right up to the day that I eventually concede & go in for the 'scope.

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    I wish I could ride. I have been able to manage about 25 - 30 minutes on the trainer twice at a very low intensity. I can not stand up on the bike though. I can barely even walk up or down an incline without bracing my knee. It has been hurting pretty bad.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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    hope it goes well, let us know!

    omg, it must be knee-surgery week at foo.
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    Good luck.

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    Take your time and all precautions recovering. Can't mess with knees, this old skateboarder can testify.
    Hope everything goes super smooth.

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    Setting here with an IV in my arm. Surgery was scheduled for an hour ago. Fun, fun.....
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Hope everything goes smoothly for you lowcell and your back on the bike soon!
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    While they were fixing the torn meniscus they found some other problems. They found a lot of arthritis behind the knee so he removed what he could. He also fond a problem with the way my patella tracks so he did a lateral release / chondroplasty.

    Now instead of needing no rehab I have to go three times a week to six to eight weeks. What's cool is that he says that explains the rest of the pain I have been experiencing for years in both legs. If this works out well I may end up having it done with the other leg later.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Knee is throbbing this morning, I thougt it hurt yesterday but it's much worse this morning.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    Knee is throbbing this morning, I thougt it hurt yesterday but it's much worse this morning.
    Hang in there cel, I'll get better. Be careful moving around tho, you don't wanna fall right now. And get some pain killers.

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    I just took two 5mg Loritabs. Hopefully they will take the edge off.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    rest and relax, don't try to do too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    I just took two 5mg Loritabs. Hopefully they will take the edge off.
    not sure what those are but, what? no hydrocodone? I got 10mg hydrocodone Norco's after my recent back surgery, my wife got oxycodone when she broke her fibula last month. It's really good when you need it but you can't take it for too long, it constipates the hell out of you. (edit - nevermind, a quick google indicates that Lortabs do have hydrocodone in them)

    And TJ is right, don't push it too hard in recovery, give it time to heal properly first.
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    enjoy your pills and the remote

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    Things just keep getting worse. The battery just died in my Harmony 880 remote. I put it on charge but I don't know how I am going to survive without it for the next few hours.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    ok this is getting serious..... do you have access to a child that knows their numbers?
    Preferably one that won't come charging back at your legs for a hug, but that will be careful instead.

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    Nope, no kids but I'm going to try to train my rat terrier to use the volume control on my receiver.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Remote battery charged and cold beer in hand. Things are starting to look up!!!
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Throw the remote at the TV....It may not change the channel but you will feel better.....for a little while

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    Hang in there man! Heal fast!

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    I've actually had that surgery. You should have a speedy recovery.

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