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  1. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Here I am again

    My husband and I have been spending a couple of weeks on holiday in beautiful Cornwall. We’ve revisited lots of places we were last at together 25 years ago, before we were married, and I’ve walked 50 to 60 miles, including several miles of the stunning, but sometimes strenuous, South West...
  2. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Finally Finishing Up

    That’s such good news x
  3. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Here I am again

    We’re currently spending a long weekend away in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and I’m so pleased to be able to report that I’ve completed 3 longish walks, on consecutive days, without any pain in either of my knees - the first time I’ve been able to say that for many years! I’m now even more...
  4. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Finally Finishing Up

    So good to read this positive post Peggy. Do hope everything continues to go well. Linda x
  5. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Here I am again

    Yesterday was a good news day - I saw my surgeon again and he has discharged me. My CRP was down again so the infection is well under control, but he said I still need to be very careful with my knee - don’t over bend it, no kneeling on it and definitely no knocking it. Apparently it will still...
  6. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Here I am again

    Yes CRP is C Reactive Protein. Mine was 8 and then 36 hours later 158. When I left hospital it was down to 14 and hopefully, when I get the results of the latest test on Thursday, it will be back below 10. Linda x
  7. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Here I am again

    I saw my consultant again yesterday and he was pleased with the improvement in my knee. I had more blood taken to check that my CRP is now normal and I have to see him again next Thursday. He said that I still have to be careful with my knee and not overdo things as the bugs will still be...
  8. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Here I am again

    I promised to let you know how I got on with my surgeon on Thursday. Well this is the first opportunity I’ve had as when I saw him he immediately admitted me to hospital! My CRP was 158, and an ultra sound scan showed a large haematoma which may have been infected. So for the past 5 days I’ve...
  9. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Here I am again

    I certainly will.
  10. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Here I am again

    Another ‘medical’ day today. When I woke up this morning I had a large, painful lump in my left groin. As this is the same side as my infected wound I was a little bit concerned. Also the redness and warmth had spread again today. I rang my GP’s surgery and was eventually able to persuade...
  11. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Here I am again

    Was back at clinic on Thursday and I have a staph aureus infection so still on the antibiotics and see my own surgeon next Thursday. Then, this morning, I got up feeling ok and was making breakfast when I suddenly became really clammy and disorientated and ended up in a heap on the floor. My...
  12. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Here I am again

    Not good news I’m afraid. I had an appointment at the Nurse Led Clinic this afternoon. The nurse took the dressing off my knee and straight away said she wanted a doctor to look at it. My surgeon is away on holiday so one of the other orthopaedic consultants who was holding a clinic came to...
  13. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Here I am again

    I had a major panic last night when my wound, which still had stitches in and a dressing on, suddenly started dripping blood everywhere. As I was due to see my surgeon today, I tried not to stress too much, wrapped some bandages round my knee and went to bed. During the night I realised it was...
  14. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Here I am again

    All done and dusted on Monday and was home the same day - eventually. I had to wait several hours as my blood pressure was very low after the op and took ages to come up again. Apparently I had soft tissue release surgery, but I didn’t see my surgeon afterwards so won’t really know what he did...
  15. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Here I am again

    They became painful, loose and unstable.
  16. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Here I am again

    I’m not entirely sure until they do it!
  17. Coppernob

    2018 July Sparklers - Are you having knee surgery in July?

    Not another new knee, thankfully, but IT Band Release surgery on 9 July. Linda x
  18. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Here I am again

    Well 4-5 months has turned into nearly 11 months but I will finally be having the surgery on my IT Band on 9 July. Today I went for my second pre-op assessment. The first was in February, but as it was only valid for 12 weeks, I had to be checked again. The good thing was that it was a very...
  19. Coppernob

    [KNEE INFECTION] Finally Finishing Up

    That’s such good news Peggy. So pleased you have your life back after all you went through so stoically x
  20. Coppernob

    finger/thumb Carpometacarpal (CMC) Joint Treatment?

    At last, after 5 months, my surgeon has said I can leave the splint off. My thumb isn’t as perfect as either he or I would have liked, but it’s usable. I now have to gradually start using it and it should regain some more strength. I’m not finding the gradual bit very easy, and know that I...

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