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  1. tygerlylli

    Right hip O/A

    Hey, I have been posting on the TKR board because, I have had a RTK & LTK replacement within a year. I thought I was done with replacing anything else but, now I find out my right hip is arthritic. I had an hip injection shot on 07/31/12. It didn't even last 24 hours until, I had that old...
  2. tygerlylli

    TKR Left knee done

    Hey gang, I had my left knee replaced on 05/21/12. I had a better go of the left than I did the right knee. I still had a few problems with the left but, the right is doing pretty good. I still have to watch out for dislocation of the right knee from here on out. I have since then found...
  3. tygerlylli

    May Marvelettes 2012 - Are you having knee surgery in May?

    HI Gang, I'm having my LTKR on May 21st. My RTKR is doing much better now. I hope ever one is doing terrific!:thumb:
  4. tygerlylli

    10-24-11 Surgery Day :-)!

    It is finally here! I can't believe it! I can't wait to wake up to a new knee and a straight leg:yes 4:. I will post to the board when I get back home to let you know how surgery turned out.:thumb: I welcome all well wishes and prayers I know God will be watching over me and everything will be...
  5. tygerlylli

    Mrsa

    The pre-op nurse swab my nose with gaint Q-tips:hate-shocked: for MRSA. I found out today that I have a light growth of MRSA in my nose. My OS surgeon put me on Bactroban 2% Ointment twice a day for 5 days and to shower in Hibiclens until day of surgery. I hope and pray everything will be...
  6. tygerlylli

    Pre-op Appointment tomorrow?

    I saw the Anesthesiologist today and we discussed my options. She discussed the Femoral Nerve Block and suggested a Sciatica Nerve Block because, I take a lot of meds and it numbs behind the knee. I know I want general anesthesia and I might as well have the Femoral an Sciatic Nerve block for...
  7. tygerlylli

    Metal Allergy Testing

    Well, I went back to the Dermatologist for the third and final day for my allergy test results. The only thing they could find on my back is a scratch mark were the surgical tape was applied over the patches. Surgical tape eats me alive:hate-shocked:! I told them that before I cut my nails I...
  8. tygerlylli

    Pre-op Appointment tomorrow?

    Tykey - don't get me wrong I am not trying to get out of taking pain meds. Pain meds are our friends in time of need:thumb:. Once I get to my pre-op appt. I'm sure everything will be just fine:yes 4:.
  9. tygerlylli

    Pre-op Appointment tomorrow?

    My mom was the one who told me about her pain but, she had her knee replacements in the early 90's. I am sure things have changed since then for the better. My OS already said he would not let me be in pain:thumb:.
  10. tygerlylli

    Pre-op Appointment tomorrow?

    I have read about different people's experience with Anesthesia and pain control from BoneSmart. I am still not sure which one I want. I do really well with general anesthesia and I don't have a groggy effect afterwards. I wake up very easy from past experiences. I had an epidural back in...
  11. tygerlylli

    Metal Allergy Testing

    Well, I went back to the Dermatologist today and had them remove the test patches. The doctor said I had no reaction and it looks like I'm not allergic to Nickel, Chromium or Cobalt. I told him the only glass frames I can wear are Titanium:thumb:. He looked at me like a deer in head...
  12. tygerlylli

    Metal Allergy Testing

    Update: I called my Dermatologist office Monday, October 10th to schedule the new allergy test and they wanted to wait until Thursday, October 13th. I said NO that I wanted to be tested NOW.:hissyfit: They said we don't have the allergy patches in yet so, I said make me an appointment for...
  13. tygerlylli

    Metal Allergy Testing

    I have a problem with metal jewelry i.e. nickel free, sterling silver etc... They make my ears hurt when wearing earrings or any kind of jewelry. When the metal meets my skin it just turns color like black or something.:scratch: I have to wear Titanium eye frames because if I used other...
  14. tygerlylli

    Here I go again!!!!

    Pattie, Wishing you well wishes:thumb:
  15. tygerlylli

    October Feisties - Are You Having Surgery In October 2011?

    That's COOL!:thumb: I wish you well:yay:! Tygerlylli:cat-kittyandsmiley:
  16. tygerlylli

    The Operating List - just dates please, no chat, no questions

    I'm scheduled for October 24th for TRKR. I am not sure of the time but, will update it later on. I'm very excited:yes 4:! I have been waiting on and off for different reasons for 27 years so I say it is time - YEA:yay:! Tygerlylli:cat-kittyandsmiley:
  17. tygerlylli

    October Feisties - Are You Having Surgery In October 2011?

    I'm scheduled for RTKR on October 24th!:thumb: I not sure about the time but, will update the time when I know for sure.:scratch:
  18. tygerlylli

    Re: Polyethylene spacers in TKR and body weight?

    MRI before knee surgery? I was just wondering if, before you had your knee(s) replaced did you have to have an MRI:what:. Back in 1984, I first hurt my right knee by exercising:scratch: - I know that's pretty sad:hissyfit: and the Orthopedic doctor I saw said my knee looked like an football...
  19. tygerlylli

    Re: Polyethylene spacers in TKR and body weight?

    Hi All, I'm so glad I have found this Forum. I have been searching for an answer to the following questions for months. I need both of my knees replaced like now:tantrum2:. I am an obese female at 5'9" and currently 366.2 lbs but, I started at 420 lbs. My doctor wanted me to have weight loss...

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