Saturday, I was the patient.

Oh how I miss you honey.  On Saturday, I was drying off after a shower.  I had all but my right foot to dry... lifted it up and my knee gave way, the one that has had a total knee replacemt.  I became the little old lady that couldn't move.  I hopped to a nearby phone; called my youngest son to come over and help me.  I tried to use my crutches to get downstairs, so he could take me to the hospital.  After going a couple ft., I said "No, this isn't going to work."  The pain was excruiting.  We called the ambulance; paramedics came, but I couldn't even get up to get in the stair chair they had.  An I.V. was started and I was given pain meds; finally after 30 minutes was able to get in the stair chair.  I was taken to the hospital where my knee surgery was done.  After x-rays, it was determined that my knee had dislocated.  Unfortunately, my surgeon was out of town, so the decision was make to transfer me to St. Mary's ER at Mayo.   I was given sedation and my knee was popped back in place without incident.  I was admitted overnight for observation.  I was discharged this morning and have spent most of the day sleeping.  So now, I have to wear a brace until I see my surgeon, and stay off it for 3 days. 
So, I'm hobbling around the house doing the best I can.  My sons come if I need them.  One more thing to deal with. 

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Sorry to hear about your terrible incident. I hope that all goes well for you.
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Sorry to hear about your terrible incident. I hope that all goes well for you.
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These are the times when it is so apparent we are all alone in this battle of learning to live our new lives..Hope you are recouperating and everything goes well..hugs Ellen
flwrmaw
flwrmaw

Thankyou Sue and Ellen for your kind replies. I\'m doing OK....waiting for a call back from my ortho docs nurse to see when I can be seen. Nancy