Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pre-Op

Hello friends!


I drove home today so I could have my pre-op appointment. The hospital I go to is a teaching hospital, so a resident doctor greeted me when I first walked in. He interviewed me, tested my joints, and then reported back to my main doctor. He seemed super nice, and I'm glad he'll be looking after me while I'm in the hospital.


My main doctor is so boss, and he's super knowledgeable and smart and does all kinds of research with knees. I'm even featured in his latest study! He said I'm a poster child for "lax" knees - meaning my kneecaps slide around and don't stay in place. I guess it's not something to be proud of.


We went over a lot of stuff, including:


-The exact details of the procedure
-The meds I should be administered
- Anesthesiology
- Physical therapy


I've been seeing the same people for years, and I'm on a pretty friendly basis with the staff. Before I left, I made a special request to have the hardware in my right knee removed while they're hacking away at my left knee. Request granted! My physician's assistant noted: "Oh m.m., Dr. S-------- can't say no to you!" I guess that's what I get for being cute :P - jk!!!!




Do you frequent any places so often that you're friendly with the staff? I move around a lot so this is pretty new for me! Share your stories :)


~m.m.

23 comments:

  1. hope everything is going well

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  2. ....... the lady at little cesars pizza knows me

    it's kind of sad when i think about it :(

    but hey, i know the postergirl of lax knees, and that counts for something! :D

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  3. I have a friendly nameless relationship with the people at Barnes & Noble. But that's just because I read too much.

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  4. I actually know quite some people pretty well, mostly in food stores though. It's just whenever you feel hungry you just hit that place and get to talk while waiting for your pizza or whatever.

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  5. "lax" knees - meaning my kneecaps slide around and don't stay in place." Yep thats exactly what I have on both knees, I had 3 Operations on the right and one on the left is comming.
    Tell when you get operated and I keep my fingers crossed for you ;)

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  6. Sounds tedious, but I'm sure everything will be Ok.

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  7. Just the domino pizza people, they feed me once a week :P

    Sounds like everything is going good though.

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  8. I use to be pretty close with staff at a hospital like that when I got in motorcycle accident 5 years ago and had a metal rod put in my leg.

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  9. Good luck. These things are sent to try us. Following.

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  10. i'm sorry you're going through any sort of medical procedure and wish you nothing but good luck and good health. but you are so very lucky to be seeing a familiar doctor and staff. we just relocated two months ago meaning ALL NEW DOCTORS! at this very minute i'm having issues with a doctor right now not wanting to allow me a rx for a freaking breast cancer ultrasound because she will lose out on the money from me getting a painful biopsy first, um, what the hell?

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  11. I used to work as a CNA at one of the hospitals here. Its nice to know your doctor before becoming a patient. Good luck and swift recovery on your knee.

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  12. Good luck! I am sure everything will go alright. You are really brave =)

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  13. Things go smoother when you have friendly relationships like that

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  14. I'm a nice, personable guy but most places I go people seem to just "do there job" and that's it. Most of my work has been in the hospitality sector so I may tend to notice these things more.

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  15. Yes I have met very friendly people in my life. You can't expect what sometimes happend to me... Nice story.Following.

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