Progress at last

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grampyal
grampyal Member Posts: 81
edited 10. Jan 2011, 09:07 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi,
Some of you may remember I had a TKR in June 2008 and it has never been good. Was booked in for Arthroscopy on 6 Jan. Two days before that we heard that all visiting at the Hospital had been stopped due to Norovirus also that 8 wards had been closed. Phoned as requested on 5th and was asked to come in at 7.30 folowing morning. Got in and we were told that Ward J was clear of any infection (good news) Short time later the Consusltant came into the ward with the news that there was Swine flu in the recovery room (not nice,although I've had it this winter) so recovery was being done in theatre thus holding up all operations. Anyway was called for about miday ( starving now)and had procedure done. In recovery Consultant came and said that the prosthesis was not broken as was suspected but was loose. He added that he did know what to do about it. So now I'm back to waiting to go back in and have the knee repaired. The good thing is that at least I know I have not spent the last two years complaining about nothing. Whether the hospital will take this on board is another matter. If the arthroscopy had been done at 6 months I would not have had two years of pain and would not have lost my business due to being unable to work. At least thing are moving.
Al.

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  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I am new .. so am unfamiliar with your story,,
    Just wanted to send you best wishes, and am happy that something is finally being done for you.
    It's horrible when you have that feeling that it is all in your head, have experienced that many times only 2 days ago lol..
    I wish you well.

    Kind regards

    Tracy :smile:
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  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,315
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Al, glad that you finally have some answers. What a pity they couldn't repair it there and then, whilst you were under anaesthetic. Did the ortho say how long you have to wait for it to be repaired? Or why it was loose?

    SPeedy
    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    At last you have the answer, grampyal, what a relief. It is a shame he couldn't fix it there and then but I guess the right tools weren't available - it isn't a case of rummaging thro a tool box to find the right bit of kit! I hope they get you back in, and soon, and sorted. Wouldn't that be lovely? I wish you well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,491
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Al

    Infuriating that your business went donw the pan while all this was going on, but I AM very glad you have finally been vindicated and hope they do sort you out very soon.

    LOve

    Toni xx
  • grampyal
    grampyal Member Posts: 81
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks ALL. Would have been better to get it over in one go. Asked the consultant what he would do if he found break, would he do it straight away. He said," Perhaps I should, it would only be one operation then and less chance for infection". However he didn't and of course spoke to me when I was just out of anesthetic and not at my best. Will "grill" him about what was wrong and what he intends to do when I do see him. I have been asking whether the bone loss could be due to a wobbly joint but this was always poo pooed.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,491
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Mmmm...

    we shall see then Al....

    You said wobbly joint like kids say wobbly tooth!

    Hope things get sorted really soon

    Love

    Toni xx