Surgery time, yikes!

Darrell

C is for cookie
Brent and I have talked about my frustration with the Military Medical system. Well I finally saw a new Doc today and he's scheduling me for surgery. I have a jacked up right knee and apparently they are going to go in and shave under my patella (knee cap) and then do a patella relocation, basically cut the bone, move it, and screw it back in. They also plan to cut this tendon on the right side of the knee cap so it's longer and stops pulling my knee out of place (aka dislocating).

It's a means to an end I hope, but he said it's very painful. So much that they are going to keep me overnight, so I have access to lots of drugs (his words).

Yowzer.
 

hardcz

Lowland Gorilla
Brent and I have talked about my frustration with the Military Medical system. Well I finally saw a new Doc today and he's scheduling me for surgery. I have a jacked up right knee and apparently they are going to go in and shave under my patella (knee cap) and then do a patella relocation, basically cut the bone, move it, and screw it back in. They also plan to cut this tendon on the right side of the knee cap so it's longer and stops pulling my knee out of place (aka dislocating).

It's a means to an end I hope, but he said it's very painful. So much that they are going to keep me overnight, so I have access to lots of drugs (his words).

Yowzer.
Best of luck Mean Darrell, my buddy is an orthopedic surgeon and he told me all about this, said it's pretty straight forward and shouldn't be too difficult.

Here's to not having to work for a few weeks :tu

Hope you have a quick recovery.
 

Ace$nyper

ChestBeater
That's spooky, I hope you are ok. I'm sure you'll be great and tank through it.

Just enjoy your corn flakes and vicodin breakfast:r
 

chippewastud79

Wow, Bengals Suck!
Best of luck with that one Darrell, as a guy with 2 knee surgeries and 3 and 4 already planned, I know how much of a pain in the ass they are. You will be as 'mean' as ever when all is said and done though :tu
 

SvilleKid

Pirate 200 years too late
Are they going to open the knee up, or do it artho?

I've had all the above done via artho in the past, and so has my daughter. I'm hoping for your sake they can do the same for you. Lots quicker heal time, much less pain. Good Luck on the outcome, whichever way they have to go in!
 

petewho

Man O' Gar
No herfing in the recovery room!

Get well soon, and if nothing else, try to get yourself a spongebath from one of the nurses...
 

Darrell

C is for cookie
Are they going to open the knee up, or do it artho?

I've had all the above done via artho in the past, and so has my daughter. I'm hoping for your sake they can do the same for you. Lots quicker heal time, much less pain. Good Luck on the outcome, whichever way they have to go in!
Hey Cliff, they said they will be going in ortho, luckily. I'd be reluctant if they were going to dice me up.
 

CigarGal

Waiting for SoCal X
I hear that instead of drugs they give you cremosas? Let us know if that is true:tu

Fast recovery, Bro!
 

tzaddi

jardinero de la selva
Darrell how could this be, no matter you have my well wishes and prayers for a complete recovery and may you come back stronger and "meaner" than before.

As far as the drugs, just tell the Doc that you prefer Rum. :tu
 
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bobarian

Elder Jungle Leader
Hey bro, Glad to hear you have finally found a military doc willing to jump in and do what needs to be done! I know you have been suffering a long time, but hopefully surgery will go well and you will be back and kicking a$$ in no time!:tu
 

lenguamor

Gorila Cabrón
Mmm...Fetanyl.

Good luck, Darrell. And don't sweat it, these knee procedures are all very routine anymore, nothing to worry about. I should know, had both knees replaced in '05!
 
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