surgery on Thursday - not cancer

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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
    fisrpotpe Member Posts: 1,349 Member
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    both
    sending you wishes and prayers

    john
  • ditto1
    ditto1 Member Posts: 660
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    fisrpotpe said:

    both
    sending you wishes and prayers

    john

    Yes still better off than
    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
  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
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    ditto1 said:

    Yes still better off than
    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

    Best of luck
    Sounds like you're getting it all behind you and then you'll be good to go!
  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
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    ditto1 said:

    Yes still better off than
    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

    Best of luck
    Sounds like you're getting it all behind you and then you'll be good to go!
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    wishing you luck
    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
  • D Lewis
    D Lewis Member Posts: 1,581 Member
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    Good Luck!
    Keep on keepin on! Enjoy those days in Paradise. Beats the alternative.

    Deb
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Good luck Denny...
    You really ARE taking a beating with all these surgeries...hope they let your knee heal before they go after that shoulder...

    p
  • katenorwood
    katenorwood Member Posts: 1,912
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    Joint damage
    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
  • Greend
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    Joint damage
    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

    Shoulder
    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
    boardwalkgirl Member Posts: 269
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    Will be praying for you. I
    Will be praying for you. I totally get the not wanting to be awake, I prefer to be asleep thru all procedures, lol.
  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    Getting Old SUcks...
    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