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    Sir Darby Darryl Cainey's Avatar
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    Going in for Surgery "Again"

    Wish me luck!

    Have to be in Toronto for 6:00 am Monday morning for 4th revision of left Knee due to an accident at work.

    Man, I hate when it cuts into my riding time. There is still snow on the ground here in Southern Ontario but I know it will be warm in a few weeks. I expect to be riding again in 6 - 8 weeks.

    Worst part is I have to spend my Birthday in the hospital!

    Thanks for letting me rant!
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    Been there

    More than once but what the hell is a "revision"?

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    Let's hope they get it right this time Darryl!
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    Healing hugs!



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    Sir Darby Darryl Cainey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by drgnhtr View Post
    More than once but what the hell is a "revision"?
    After they do the first artificial knee replacement any further surgeries to the same knee are called revisions.

    Ist one was a half knee,
    2nd was a revision to replace a worn plastic bearing,
    3rd was a full knee replacement,
    4th will be a full knee again to repair a loose lower section that was due to a fall at work.
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    Lots of luck.

    Just follow the doc's orders and get all the pt, and you should be good to go in about 3 /4 wks.

    Both knees replaced 5 yrs ago. % mos. after surgery rode to Gillette and back, 4200 miles in 2 wks.
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    Ouch

    I been this route three times and I can attest to the prep double UGH!, however after watching this from my gurney while waiting both before my procedure and afterward I discovered that only the victim and the doctor change, the same nurses handle whoever is the next victim. I mentioned this to my doctor stating they (nurses) must get sick of looking at that part of the body every day, all day. His reply was; for the amount they get paid it makes it a lot easier.
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    Good luck Darryl. We'll be thinking of you.
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