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Old 07-03-2008, 01:28 AM   #1
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Re: Not for the squeemish..........

oh man i feel the pain you need a auto trans and a tatoo on the other knee hope that gets better soon
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:05 PM   #2
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:56 PM   #3
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OUCHIE !! , keep it clean so you dont get a staph infection
I'm already healed as far as incision goes, had this done just over 4 months ago. I've talked to a couple people who say knee replacement is worst than hip replacement. I got on YouTube the morning I went in for surgery & watched a video of it....it's a pretty brutal procedure. Hammer, drill, sawzall.....seriously

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Old 07-06-2008, 07:28 PM   #4
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Cool!

Friend of mine once had his kidneys replaced with one from his mother. With local anestetic, so he could watch and learn.

Yesterday, I towed a large Kinetic Kontraption with four people... a bit over a mile, on the water -- with my one-man amphibious tricycle. Took a little over an hour. I poured most of my drinking water on my straw hat for cooling. Afterwards, my right knee was almost twice the size of my left. Yes, my right knee is my "trick" knee from a traffic collission some 35 years ago. Life is good. Stuff happens. Life remains good.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:29 AM   #5
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Life is good, in my mid 30's I fell over 3 stories. I crushed the left side of my chest, punctured a lung. (When a piece of one of my ribs flew from the front of my chest to the rear through my lung like a bullet.) Blew 3 vertebrae into splinters. Some of the splinters were stuck in my spinal cord. The hospital called the family in because they thought that I was dieing for sure. Too make a very long storey short; I was paralyzed in a wheelchair for a long time. I recovered the feeling in my legs; (no one can explain why) after a lot of therapy I can walk and build a school bus and go hunting with my grandkids yada yada. I went back to school and learned a less labor intensive way to make a living. My point: In the middle of all of this I told my wife that if she loved me that she would smuggle my shotgun into the hospital. Now when I look back the injuries were a blessing. I hurt, that reminds me that I am alive. I am not the man I once was; in a lot of ways I am much better.
Take control, you might as well be optimistic. Get a good lawyer, if you have a case that is not hard to do and you donít pay them until you settle. It was tough as hell but we got through it and are better for it.
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:54 PM   #6
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I just felt moved to let you know, as someone who has been through it. That it will get better and there will be positive effects from the experience. I am sure not trying to minimize your misfortune or be a smart ass. I know where you are at and it is as bad as it gets, but you will see relief Iím sure of it.
I am enjoying life; I hurt but am on no medication resulting from my accident. I am not very flexible but I take karate with the grandkids. I just donít move as gracefully and probably hurt more that my fellow students, but thatís who I am now.
I hope that you can find that counsel helpful.
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