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What to expect when you're expecting... surgery?

Hi. I'm Hanov3r and, for the last 18 years, I've been a dirty LARPer. Earlier this year, while participating in my sport of choice, I injured my knee, pretty badly. Took a lot of time away from doing physical things to give it time to heal, the knee didn't really get any better, and I finally saw a doctor about it. One MRI later, and I'm looking at probable surgery to repair multiple tears of the medial and lateral meniscuses (meniscii?) of my left knee. So... how's that going to affect me? [more inside]
posted by hanov3r on Dec 31, 2015 - 7 answers

Total Knee Replacement: Please Help Me Plan for Surgery and Recovery

YANMD/Visiting Nurse/Physical Therapist/etc., but I've got a lot of questions and more than a smidgen of anxiety about next month's total knee replacement surgery and recovery. Love to hear advice and suggestions from folks who've been through this as patients, family, friends, medical providers, ... I live alone with no local family, so need suggestions on group calendaring, scheduling, to do lists, errands, etc. for my friends helping me out. Inside: questions about recommended ways to co-ordinate and schedule help, what to wear, products to get, and plans to make, plus snowflakes. [more inside]
posted by LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco on Jun 11, 2015 - 11 answers

Help: Opportunity for major physical change

On November 6 I will have my left knee replaced. Six weeks later, if all is going well, the right one will follow. My brain is spinning with possibilities for my future: lose weight! be healthier! drop some medications! shop for clothes in regular stores! go hiking with my husband! But wait! There's more! [more inside]
posted by harrietthespy on Oct 18, 2014 - 8 answers

How to tackle ACL reconstruction so I can go back to Judo and BJJ?

Whoot, 1st question on MetaFilter. I tore an ACL, and I'm looking at reconstruction so I can go back to my two favorite things, Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. My question: Any professionals with insight? Any protips or questions I should ask? Any thing I should be cautious or wary about? (More detail under the fold if that's helpful.) [more inside]
posted by aaxelrod on Oct 18, 2014 - 8 answers

e coli ESBL+ urinary infection

After multiple knee surgeries, my mom was just diagnosed with e coli ESBL+ infection. [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Apr 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Knee surgery: what happens next / what should I do / have ready?

What to do / will happen after knee surgery next week? Supplements? Exercises? Other ideas post-surgery for best chance at positive recovery? [more inside]
posted by unclezeb on Mar 4, 2012 - 5 answers

Can you tell me about Tibial Tubercle Transfer surgery?

Questions about knee surgery... [more inside]
posted by sotalia on Nov 30, 2009 - 0 answers

Knee injury resurrected!

10 uneventful (knee wise) years after ACL reconstruction, my knee is very swollen and very sore. Advice needed! [more inside]
posted by thenormshow on Jun 20, 2009 - 7 answers

chronic knee pain

My husband has been seeking treatment for chronic knee pain (both knees) for a couple years now. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2008 - 14 answers

Shots in the stomach for the shot impaired

Follow up to this question. I had the knee surgery today, and my doc when explaining my post-op care to my friend said that I'm going to have to have shots of Lovenox in my friggin' stomach for a while. Anyone have the experience of giving themselves injections, especially if you're a little phobic? [more inside]
posted by moonbird on Nov 6, 2006 - 15 answers

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