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  1. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    Hey @Mojo333 - things are going okay. I'm still getting the groin pain, so I'm not confident that the wire was the root of the problem. It's not as bad as it was, and it's still early-ish in the healing process, so who knows. Just need to give it some more time. I have another follow up with...
  2. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    If this forum allowed cursing, I would be typing different words - the groin pain seems to have returned. I know it could very well be the same soft tissue just recovering from the removal still, but it's definitely the same pain. Started this afternoon. The only trigger I can think of is being...
  3. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    Hey, come on... I live in the home of the Bakersfield Sound, our country songs are more than just three chords!
  4. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    @Mojo333 Well... I walked like 45 minutes around downtown LA this morning, but I promise I'll chill tonight (after back to school night anyway). I'm not good at chilling apparently. To be fair, I didn't want to walk so much, especially in 90 something heat wearing a wool suit... But my sense of...
  5. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    Unfortunately I didn't think to ask about seeing the wire. The doc told me that my groin pain could have been the wire, could have been from the pressure from the cyst the wire caused, or could be something totally unrelated to the wire - we'll see if I get a recurrence of that pain over the...
  6. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    Oh I'll definitely update on what went down after my post op (I think 9/5 or 9/6). I'm curious too, and hopefully the info is helpful for someone searching for this weirdly particular situation in the future. My wife informs me that they're shaking almond trees right now, so it may well just be...
  7. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    Thanks! I'm entertaining myself by trying to figure out the cyst based on medical journals I don't understand, instead of reaching out to my very friendly and accessible medical team... Which I'm sure it's a totally logical approach. I'm hoping it's actually confirmation that the wire was the...
  8. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    Luckily I wasn't banking on Miller anyway... not like a couple years ago where 4/5 of my first picks were injured by week 3. My quad really started bugging me last night and today. Just SO stiff, and the bruising is ramping up (I assume the two are probably related). I put on real shoes this...
  9. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    Everything went pretty well, even though I drafted Lamar Miller about two minutes before he tore his ACL. The drive was fine, I forced myself to stop and stretch even though I didn't want to. I feel like it's improving quickly, I've been walking around without the cane a bit, but limping so I'll...
  10. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    Well, I've gotten a couple twinges of the groin pain we're hoping this gets rid of, but nothing serious. I guess it would make sense for the soft tissue to be a little annoyed anyway, if the wire was rubbing against it before. Overall, this afternoon has been good, though I can tell when the...
  11. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    @Barbaraj - I didn't have that bad of a reaction to the bandage, just some redness (which made me freak out thinking about an infection after the big surgery). I only thought of it because I noticed I have all kinds of weird marks on my skin right now, haha. The weirdest is a bruise-looking...
  12. JoeKnows

    [THR] Needingenergy

    @Regenm I think I started going into the office part time after three weeks, but delayed all meetings and out of office work for as long as I could. And with my job, I can close the door, undo my pants, and shove an icepack where it needs to go, haha. I couldn't imagine having to deal with 7th...
  13. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    Day 1 post-wire-removal: I forgot how important stool softeners are, and that my skin doesn't like the bandage my surgeon uses. Other than that, just muscles that feel like somebody pushed them out of the way.
  14. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    Even better than calling, they use an online system and a physicians physician dedicated to answering questions - he responded in about ten minutes. He would have to check with the doc on the cyst questions, but confirmed my doctor does NOT require the stockings (which is good, since it's 100+...
  15. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    @Mojo333 :rotfl: You know I have to see what the limits are... Swelling is up this morning, no surprise. Pills, coffee, and ice are the first order of the day. I feel generally good. Putting weight on the leg first thing hurts, but it's limited to my outer thigh (not like the groin pain when...
  16. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    Now at home with ice, probably going to bed in the near future. I was instructed to wear the compression stockings for 4 weeks - which I find odd since I didn't have them after the replacement. I don't find them particularly uncomfortable though, so it's ok. It's probably psychological, but...
  17. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    I SHOULD be home already, but this has been bit disorganized... I suspect they're understaffed. Was waiting on discharge paperwork, and the nurse realized she never gave me the ordered antibiotics, so that took 45 minutes. After that I called the pharmacy to confirm that the new meds...
  18. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    Aaaand out of surgery. Anesthesia mostly worn off, and I'm in the recovery unit. Apparently PT is walking around, so crossing my fingers they'll get in here soon to clear me. Apparently there was a cyst by the IT band (benign), so he pulled that out. Frankly I was still floating when he...
  19. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    Also, again - @BionicButt , thank you so much for taking the time to chronicle your journey (specifically the wire removal, since your blog seems to be the only detailed account of that procedure on the entire internet)!
  20. JoeKnows

    [THR] JoeKnows Recovery

    Thanks @Layla and will do. I was actually just reading back through @BionicButt 's blog, since I've been getting some nerves - not so much about the procedure itself, but work and all the other commitments I have coming up... I know it's anecdotal evidence, but it's reassuring that she felt...

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