KatClaws going under the knife

MacHete

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Well, technically it's an arthroscopic procedure, so I don't know if any actual "knife" is involved. :eek:

Yep, it's the same knee she hurt when she was hit by the little old lady menace a couple of years ago. They're going in to remove a popliteal cyst and to repair a slightly torn meniscus. Not sure if or how these relate to her original injury, but dang it- we'd like to put all this nonsense behind us.

She has promised to work very hard at her therapy afterwards so I won't have to hike alone this summer. :( Besides, I've got work for her to do. ;):p:D

She's scheduled for 6:00am if any of you have the opportunity and inclination to send up some thoughts, prayers, smoke or song. :)

She'll be off her feet for a few days anyway, and depending (I gather) on the meniscus, maybe longer. I'm off work tonight and tomorrow to look after her, but I couldn't get Friday off, so I hope she'll be alright.

Thanks guys! I'll post later to let you know how she's doing. :thumbup:
 

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Smoke up. Knees are hellova things. Positive thoughts for a speedy recovery.
 

Esav Benyamin

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I hope it heals quickly. Limited mobility is frustrating but she should be OK ...


as long as you take over all the work around the house for a week or so! :D
 
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My neighbor's dog (whom I dog-sit frequently....right now, as a matter of fact), is getting knee surgery in a month, for a torn ligament. It'll take her 2 months to recover, and need constant attention. Having had to "brace" for it with her family, I understand exactly what you're going through....she's "family," too.

I also remember my dad's SERIOUS open-heart surgery of a dozen years ago, and the trials of recuperating afterward. I hope it goes well.
 
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Smoke,Prayer and Positive thoughts coming your way,Mac and Kat !
Make sure she does exactly what the doc sez and not overdo it, and she'll be right as rain in no time. Good Luck!
 

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Wow.

Much different outcome than we thought. :(

Kathy had not one, but two torn lateral menisci and her medial was so far shredded that they just fished out the tatters. They abraded the bone ends to try to encourage the development of some scar tissue to take the place of the missing cartilage.

She is to be off of it for at least one month, then therapy. Kathy's pretty frustrated and I'm scared she'll trip over one of the cats with her walker. I'm going to get FMLA paperwork started when the evening shift HR guy comes in later and can fax it to me, because I am not gonna leave her at home alone like this. I'll stay with her for at least the first week until we can see how she manages, and then maybe she can spend the nights when I'm at work up at her Mom's.

Thank you all for the thoughts, smoke and prayers. :) They are always appreciated, but we didn't realize how much we'd need them this time.
 

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Since she'll be using a walker, get a basket to hitch to the front of it. One of the worst frustrations of a walker is that it all it does is let you move from place to place, but not carry anything at all.

Otherwise, don't count her out. There's a lot she can do besides wait till it all heals. She can draw up detailed plans for when she's up and about for hunting down and destroying the little old lady who started all this! :eek:
 

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Continued smoke, Mac:(

My mother-in-law is in need of knee replacement. This is the kind of thing I'm dreading for her:(
 

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Smoke from UK, in fact I am burning the whole pack! Hope it does not set off the fire detectors in the hall...
 
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Prayers sent.

Along with Esav's advice, a "Gopher Grabber" (they're in the seen on tv sections in drugstores) can make picking stuff off the floor actually possible.
 
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Candles Lit and positive energy sent!
I blew my knee out many years ago dancing. I had a very sim. surgery. The basket on the walker is a great idea.. and the Gopher Grabber is wonderful!.. Ed bought one for me for my upcoming surg. (when ever they quit finding reasons to send me from one specialist to another.) since I wont be able to lift of grab for at LEAST one month.

I hope she's feeling better soon!

JUST remind her to NOT overdue it, sometimes we try to get better so fast that we make the healing time longer.

Brightest Blessings from NYS!
Sandra & Ed
 
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Thoughts and prayers for Kats speedy recovery and for also for you having to watch her being in pain and not been able to do much to help.
 

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Gopher Grabber! Great name. I've got a couple of those: one is the normal lightweight length-of-my-arm kind that I can pick a dime off the floor with, it's so precise. The other is as tall as I am, much heavier construction, and I think was for grabbing items off high shelves.

I could mug someone in the next car over on a highway with it! :p
 
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I'm not sure if one could get a good jab or slash with the GG (esp. in upper body binders which will be my case in a few months) As long as I can grab a shotgun with it if need be I'll be thrilled!! (I'm sure the guy trying to break in at the time wouldn't be though! ;) )

Blessed Be!
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Hoping Kat is Komfortable and MacHete is taking care of himself as well.
 
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Smoke up for total and speedy recovery!

And, I'm sorry if this is too forward, but what is the «little old lady menace»?
 
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