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Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy KnobPflugerville Icrontian

For the past year I have been suffering with pain, pops and an increasingly difficult time walking. So I just started the ball rolling to have my right knee replaced through surgery. The MRI today showed that my right Tibia is basically mushrooming and getting weaker structurally. In addition the quads in my right thigh have become a mess since I have not been walking correctly. So now I am waiting for the surgeon to have it scheduled.

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Comments

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    Well, I hope it goes as smoothly as possible and that your (newly?) bionic self is stronger than any version before.

    Mt_Goat
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Oh man, keep us up to date, mtgoat. I've seen people with both hip and knee replacements make absolutely flawless recoveries and in fact be even more mobile than they were before the surgery. Science is great!

    Mt_GoatBuddyJ
  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville Icrontian

    @primesuspect said:
    Oh man, keep us up to date, mtgoat. I've seen people with both hip and knee replacements make absolutely flawless recoveries and in fact be even more mobile than they were before the surgery. Science is great!

    I keep running into people telling me just that. And it is amazing how many I have talked to in the past 2 weeks that have either had the surgery or knew someone that has done it. I know anything is better then where i am now.

  • CycloniteCyclonite Tampa, Florida Icrontian

    My dad recently had a knee replacement. Without sugarcoating, he was in pain for a bit afterward, but is incredibly happy with the results. Definitely more mobile! He's going in for the other knee within the next 6-8 months, if that says anything. I hope it all goes well for you. I agree with prime: science is pretty awesome. :)

    Mt_Goat
  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian

    Aunt-in-law had her knee replaced a month or two ago and says (and you hear this from everybody) that she wished she had done it sooner. Good on you, Goat - get through surgery and I bet you'll feel a ton better. Best of luck.

    Mt_Goat
  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville Icrontian

    Maybe I can do a Macro Photo Expose' of the experience! ;)

    Snarkasm
  • BlueTattooBlueTattoo Boatbuilder Houston, TX Icrontian

    A cousin has had both knees done in the last 18 months to 2 years. It has made all the difference in her everyday-life. She, like others, says she should have done it sooner. It's great to walk without pain. Good luck to you.

    Mt_Goat
  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville Icrontian

    Well, I went for my presurgery exam today and the doc asked what muscles in my thigh were bothering me when I brought it up again. He got this suspicious look on his face and sent me down the hall for a hip x-ray. Much to my surprise my hip is totally shot! So now the knee surgery is being replaced by a hip replacement. Then in 4 to 6 months he will do my knee. :-/ Right when I thought it was going to be not too bad I got hit with a double whammy.

    CBprimesuspect
  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego Icrontian

    As part of your recovery process, ask about cold therapy and getting a Dr's note for a device - they work wonders.

    Mt_Goat
  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville Icrontian
    edited 4 Jan

    Went in for a follow up appointment to schedule the hip replacement. Since the surgery has changed i dont get the same slot as I originally had, so i now have to wait till the end of January. Here are the xrays. In the bilateral view the bad one is on the left.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    Haha, I can see ur dookie

  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville Icrontian

    @Thrax said:
    Haha, I can see ur dookie

    Some peoples children! dookie? :scratch:
    If you can see anything now, it is the poop I was holding till later.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    LOL. Excellent edit, my man. Yeah, that hip is in need of some TLC. My wife says hip replacements are just incredible these days, and recovery time has never been shorter. Take your NSAIDs, get out of bed ASAP, and you'll do awesome. :)

    Mt_Goat
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    I legit LOL'ed when @Mt_Goat said "SOME PEOPLE'S CHILDREN!"

    Mt_Goat
  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville Icrontian

    I mad e the original post from my phone as I snapped the pic while waiting for the doc. Then when I looked later and saw the post from @Thrax I saw the evidence plain as day on my laptop. I really thank Rob for calling me on it as I didn't want to end up being labeled as "The Morkis with the Dorkis". The image actually reminded me of the nose on the Dan Akroid character in Nothing but Trouble.

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