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I'm back again for round 2!!

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Tykey, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Tykey

    Tykey Sr Bonesmartie
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    Hi folks, it's many moons since I was last with you. In fact I'm surprised I'm still a member. I'm delighted to see Josephine keeping you all in order. You were all an amazing help in the past.

    Any road up (I'm from Yorkshire), it must be getting on for 15 years since my left knee had a full replacement, and it has been, and continues to be, a brilliant success. It's still the best joint in my body!! Recovery was very uneventful.

    My other knee is now shot, and it looks like I''m going to get the full set.

    The first knee was a total replacement, but this one might well be a partial replacement in the medial compartment.

    Can I expect a partial replacement do be different regarding recovery time etc? I have lots of holidays to fit in, driving my caravan around Britain, and lots of dogs to walk.
     
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    Hello @Tykey - and welcome back. I'm sorry it's because you need another knee replacement, though.
    As a general rule, recovery from a partial is very similar to recovery from a total knee replacement.
    In spite of advertising to the contrary, very few people have a faster or easier recovery with a partial than with a total.

    Complete recovery is still going to take a full year, although you will probably be able to do most things after about 3 months.
    Expect recovery to take about the same length of time as from a total, and be pleasantly surprised if it takes less time.

    Do let us know when you have a surgery date, won't you?
     
  3. Tykey

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    Thankyou Celle. I'll certainly let you know when (and I hope it's a when) is confirmed.
    I have a personal objective, I want to climb Haystacks this year! The one which overlooks Buttermere, not the one in the farmyard.
     
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    @Tykey Welcome back my friend! I think about you often and was wondering what you were up to these days. Sorry more surgery in the cards but at least you have been there before and know the drill.

    Has anyone quoted you a wait time for surgery yet?
     
  5. Tykey

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    ..and here it is! Whose coming with me?
     
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    I forgot to add the picture, who is joining me?

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    I've got my first consultant appointment in 3 weeks, who will officially decide its needed, then the waiting time is 1 to 5 weeks. The amount of cartilidge in the medial compartment has gone down from 2mm to 1mm in the last year, so I would be bone on bone for Xmas. I'll be going back to the same NHS specialist hospital at Barlborough, near Chesterfield. Same surgeon as well. Bring it on!! My poor doggies can't understand why we don't walk far.

    There's a chip shop and pub almost next door as well:heehee::heehee:, in case I fancy a short hobble. Shall I take my ukulele and the patients (and staff?) might have a singsong. I've just had another silly thought, I wonder if I can play it during the surgery? That would be a first, wouldn't it!

    It's really nice to see you and others are still involved
     
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    Wow - there's a visual! Doubt your ukulele will meet the sterile conditions of a theatre.
    Really? Wow - there are many areas in the country severely limiting joint replacement surgery. Obviously not in your area which is great.

    BTW - we are now "neighbours". I moved to East Yorkshire since you were last on BoneSmart. :tada:
     
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    TYKEY! Great to see you, pal! Shame it has to be this that brings you here!
    Fraid not! It will be pretty much the same old same old!
     
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    Recovery from my partial last year was way easier and faster then the total I had done this year (on my other knee). I was out running full courses and competing in agility with my dog 3 months after the partial. At the 4 month mark for the total Im not even doing much training with him yet. Not a pain issue just a slower recovery. I would describe the total knee as a little dumb ( i say that with love because its a great knee). Theres an information gap that the partial didn't suffer from, probably because theres more organic material remaining with the partial (and an acl and pcl of course). Good luck!
     
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    Delighted to hear that you are now a Yorkshire lass. I hope you have mastered the art of making puddings! East Riding Fish and Chips are famous.
    As far as I'm aware, you don't have to be local to go to Barlborough, although your own region has to pay, people come from far afield. They do only orthopaedics, and have honed it to perfection. The food is great, the staff are multinational and very caring.
    We still have the problem of getting a referral. The NHS still control this, we have to get past the "Gatekeeper", who tries all the cheaper options first. I've been referred to physio for about 3 months, but that gave no benefit.
     
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    I've just remembered my dream which I had the night before my first TKR.

    In it, I was just lying comfortably whilst they did the surgery behind the green screen, and the surgeon looked over the top, smiled and handed me the bottom half of my leg. He said "hang on to this for a while, I'll need it in a few minutes to reattach it"

    A few minutes later, he took it back and reattached it as promised.

    It was only later, as the feeling returned, that I realised he had put it on back to front!!

    I tried to walk to the toilet, but couldn't get there because I could only walk in circles

    The moral of this dream?

    Don't have cheese for supper before your op!!!!!?
     
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    Thanks, I'll be even more optimistic than I normally am
     
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    This is good information. I just visited their website and it is the first time I have ever seen a site address patient right to chose and switching wait lists. Sounds like a great place!
     
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    And car parking is freeeeeee!
     
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