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Greend
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On Thursday I am having my knee scoped (torn cartlidge) and because of my problems with pneumonia they have decided to use a nerve block vs general anesthesia. I know this is probably best but I really don't want to be awake while they are working on me. Bad news is as soon as I heal from this they are going to do rotator cuff on my shoulder. Between the damage from radiation to my face, my recent cataract surgery and both of these surgeries the right side of my body is taking a beating. Oh well, another day in paradise and I'm still better off than many.

Ya'll wish me luck.

Denny

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fisrpotpe
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sending you wishes and prayers

john

ditto1
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many but still tough stuff to deal with. Surgery is good if it helps us resolve issues but you still have to deal with it the pain and the healing, so we to will have you in our prayers. The Dittos

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hwt
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Sounds like you're getting it all behind you and then you'll be good to go!

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hwt
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Sounds like you're getting it all behind you and then you'll be good to go!

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CivilMatt
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Hi Denny,

I am with you on not wanting to be awake (wake me when it is over). I hope everything goes very smoothly for you.

Best,

Matt

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D Lewis
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Keep on keepin on! Enjoy those days in Paradise. Beats the alternative.

Deb

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phrannie51
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You really ARE taking a beating with all these surgeries...hope they let your knee heal before they go after that shoulder...

p

katenorwood
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Denny,
Yes I agree surgeries are rough on our bodies. Getting these issues fixed with at least anesthesia we can safely handle is the best. I also have knee damage, but get by with cordisone shots once in awhile. Had my hip cartlidge fixed last year...new procedure. My husband had both shoulders done....not an easy trip with that one...lots of PT with this repair. What are you having done on your shoulder ? Hoping for an easy trip through this for you ! Katie

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Greend
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I have damaged muscle in the rotator cuff (I think). I'm not certain when they will do the surgery on that but assume it will be after I get mobile from the knee. I too had my knee worked on in 1996. Irony is that I had the knee surgery on a Wed (Doc told me it was worse than expected and I would only get a year of relief) and on Friday I was told I had tonsil cancer, Sat I had a port and on Monday started chemo. Now that was a hectic time.

Denny

boardwalkgirl
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Will be praying for you. I totally get the not wanting to be awake, I prefer to be asleep thru all procedures, lol.

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Skiffin16
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I had my knee scoped last year...second time, first post Tx, tore the meniscus throwing my buddies anchor.

Good luck Denny, anxious to see you guys again when you make it this way again.

Best,
John

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