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today was not like every other day. after beginning with a physicians appt. in January due to pain and instability in the knee culminated today with an ACL reconstruction.

Photo #1 from DeFuniak Springs, United States by Hyde made on 2018-11-02 20:27 for Sola
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Farmer Jeff
Man, that sucks! Praying for your speedy recovery.
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HydeAuthor
I've been here before. The original injury was in 2001. This will be the 2nd ACL reconstruction. The PT will be fun.
Josh
I feel your pain. My right knee is completely destroyed. The ligaments and tendons no longer stabilize it. I dont have insurance so I just have to watch how I walk with no torquing to the side; instant dislocation.
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HydeAuthor
It sucks dude and it is not fun, but there is a road to fixing it. If you want help it is out there. Look into a program called Vocational Rehabilitation.
HydeAuthor
Which ligaments and tendons are torn?
Josh
Outside of my knee, I can dislocate it at will.....
HydeAuthor
Is that all the info you have on it? Today my anterior cruciate ligament was replaced. 2002 was my first surgery with my posterior cruciate ligament replaced, follow six months later by the first anterior cruciate ligament replaced. Somewhere over time my body consumed the 1st one. However, the original injury was a knee dislocation, with the small bone on the back outside corner coming out of place and "shocking the nerve" causing footdrop for about a year. My body then reabsorbed both my *god given* ACL and PCL.
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Josh
Hyde, wow thats insane. Yeah I dont know any thing other than how it acts and hurts constantly. I know I have a birth defect where the groove on the femur is too shallow, and it does not allow proper movement of my knees. I was told at 13 i would need surgery sometime in my 20's. I never have. I dont have the money to even have it looked at. No insurance, and I refused to sign up for Obama care
HydeAuthor
Josh, use the internet to help you narrow down potential diagnoses. Use the information you do know birth defect, areas of pain, when instability occurs, how often. Start with what you do know and before long you will be doing what once seemed impossible.
HydeAuthor
Josh, you have not been given an easy road, but where there is a will there is a way.
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Josh
Hyde, yeah....i just grit it out, I run a painting business, I climb ladders and all that, I'm just careful how I move. Ill get it fixed one day when I have enough money put back
Activist Goat
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Josh, why do you refuse to sign up for Obamacare?
HydeAuthor
Activist Goat, my guess is that he is not ready for amputation.
Activist Goat
Pro Creator
Obamacare only amputates?
HydeAuthor
Activist Goat, oh I forgot the😂. *I was merely joking*
Activist Goat
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Hyde, I knew, I'm just wondering about Josh's response. 😉
Hanover Fiste
Oh man! I hope your recovery goes well bro!
HydeAuthor
It sucks at the moment.
HydeAuthor
So this is today. Should I try to make it? The wife and kids are headed up there now. https://sola.ai/hyde_24567/welcome-to-my-neck-of-the-woods-a-few-days-ago-a-local-ranch-OGExZGY?r=hyde_24567
Freistaat
Uh, I had dislocated my knee as a kid. It took a long time to recover. All the best to you!
HydeAuthor
Thank you.
Cinder
Aw I'm sorry you're dealing with that. I hope you have a fast recovery.
HydeAuthor
It won't be. The physical therapy will take some time.
🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓
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I wish you a fast recovery. Like you I lost almost my posterior cruciate ligament on left knee... I have had an epidural anesthesia, and it helped a lot against pain, cause drain stayed after surgery with an electric syringe dosing analgesics. Two surgeries for the same knee, it's pretty rare, no? The most annoying thing was not being able to walk with my left leg for 90 days. On the other hand, I muscled for walking on 2 crutches with one leg in the air all the time.... What is the device on your leg for?
HydeAuthor
To hold it steady so it doesn't move. It has hinges that can be opened to allow rotation once physical therapy begins.
🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓
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Hyde Oh. Ok. Is it painful since your surgery?
HydeAuthor
🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓, at the moment yes. But I tried to do to much earlier today. 😢. It is head for me to sit idle, but now I must learn at least four a short while.
🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓
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Hyde How long more for walking freely??? Don't you have analgesics against pain?
HydeAuthor
🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓, I have several things for pain. The most powerful *I have* is Percacet. I try not to take them as it is easy to develop a dependence. I anticipate being on crutches for 4-6 weeks.
🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓
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Stop begging for votes
HydeAuthor
This is not how you get votes this is how you get blocked and muted.
lafanga
Have a good rest and recover swiftly
Steph
You’ll be hobbling around in no time, there’s no keeping you down. :) Be well, and try not to overdo it.
HydeAuthor
I'm trying but I'm no good at sitting still.
Steph
Hyde, this would be a great opportunity to teach the dog to make coffee and bring it to you.
HydeAuthor
Steph, I've tried but she doesn't have thumbs, and the kids are pretty eager to help.
Xixixi 🍀❓
Get well again soon, quick recovery!
nadir
God bless u
HydeAuthor
He does daily
Viqueen
It hurts just to look at this. Wish you an uneventful rcovery. You need that leg to keep up with the trio.
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HydeAuthor
Yes I do. There has been an event or 2. But for the most part, we are keeping it uneventful.
HydeAuthor
I've watched a few you tube videos on the surgery.....It does look like it hurts, but i don't remember it. If you're not squeamish check them out.
Viqueen
I'm the most squeamish daughter of a doctor ever. 😄 That gene thing works weird, I swear.
Righteous Pie Loving Joshua
I hope you heal soon. Like a full recovery in less than 24 hours.
HydeAuthor
😂😂😂😂😂......its gonna be just a tad longer than that. It'll be at least 6 months of physical therapy.
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