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During surgery, the Doc injected my knee with a pain block...some kind of long acting novocaine type drug. Well I thought it only lasted a couple of hours...you know..like when you go to the dentist. So when I came home from surgery on Tuesday I felt GREAT! No pain at all. So I thought, hey, this is gonna be a cakewalk! I even drove downtown to the drugstore on Wed morning and took the trashcan out to the end of the driveway. But by the end of the day yesterday pain was beginning to creep in. I have another friend who just went through shoulder surgery and he was talking about the effect of his "pain block" wearing off after a couple of days. So I called my Dr. and was told that it takes 24 - 48 hours for it to wear off. Well when I woke up a short time ago it was "painfully" obvious it had completely worn off!!! Holy shitake does this thing hurt today! I can barely walk. And apparently I can't walk on "cake"! :lol:

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I used to get cortisone shots and the doctor told me the same thing about them. Might even be what they gave you. have to be careful with that stuff though because you can't feel ANYTHING so you don't know if you are doing something to re-injure what you just got operated on.

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On out-patient surgery, they often let you loose with a nerve blocker to get you home... and then the excruciating pain sets in!

I had major knee reconstruction (knee is great today) and have been there. I was stocked with percodans for the first few days and Tylenol codein from there on. Drugs not hugs will get you through!

Bob

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I was kinda wondering about that. You post that you're going in for surgery in the morning and then later that same afternoon you were posting like everyone was wonderful and I was like......"what kind of a surgery did he get again?" :unsure:

Sorry to hear you're in pain now though. Hope you feel better soon.

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Terry, I know Gus was just kiddin, but DO NOT DRINK. You MAY get sooooo loaded ya fall on the Mooneyes project an mess it ALL up. an I wanna see it FINISHED!!! Hope your feelin betta soon!!! (DON'T go chasin no perps neither!!!!);):D:unsure:;)

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So Terry...that means he didn't tell you what will happen in 72 hrs..................:D;):unsure:;)

The pain WILL start to lessen ;):P You're thru the worst.....stay strong...do your PT and if the doc puts you on aspirin therapy...JUST DO IT!! B) B)

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Sorry to hear about your pain. I have osteonecrosis, and it has destroyed my hips, knees, and left shoulder. A product I use for my knees and shoulder (my hips are too far gone for this stuff to work, and there, it is bone pain,) is Topricin. It's a homeopathic anti-inflammatory creme, and I'm amazed at how well it works. It's fairly expensive, but worth it. It also won't interfere with medications you might be on. Here's the website link, and it has a store locator to find if it's available near you, or you can order from the website.

Topricin

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Unfortunately it is just like when you have dental work. The anastetic they use only "delays" the pain so when it does wear off you get slammed hard! That is why like when they did my hip the doctors assistant told me "do not pass up on the pain meds just because you feel good right now". His point was that if you do not and the anestetic wears off it is a real bitch to get the pain level back down with just the pain meds.

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Yeah you're goin through the hardest part now. It WILL get better though. I had a nerve block under my arm for a thumb reconstruction surgery and felt like my arm weighed 50 lbs. the rest of the day, but no pain. That is untill way up in the night it wore off and I was screamin for the meds !! Mepragan was my best buddy till I ran out of it !! Unfortunately it set me on a path of likin that kinda stuff too much for too long !! Bottom line, use it for the pain, but don't depend on it long. It will get better soon ! Prayin for ya and hope ya get well soon. Now ya got an excuse to stay at the model bench as long as you can stand it !! :D

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Been sleeping on and off all day. No booze. It goes like this: I have a bite to eat to have something in my stomach because if I don't the pill makes me nauseous. I take the pill...and it makes me sleepy so I sleep 2 - 3 hours. Then do it over again. Feels good to straighten the leg but hurts like you know what to bend it. So I've been trying to bend it a little at a time. No modeling right now though because of 2 things...the sleepiness and the fact that my model room is in my basement! Dang...gonna be a few days before I can get up and down those stairs comfortably. Which sucks because I'm dying to get back at Mr. Mooneyes!

Just want to thank all you fellas for the kind words. You might think nothing of them, but they actually mean a lot! My son has been great...he went and got my laptop for me so I could have it here in bed... :lol:

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I'am paying attention to all what everybody says. In November I have to go and get right knee replacement. Going for the spinal, they say you

get drugged up before they inject your back. I'am listening to everyone before this happens. I'am shite scared.

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I'am paying attention to all what everybody says. In November I have to go and get right knee replacement. Going for the spinal, they say you

get drugged up before they inject your back. I'am listening to everyone before this happens. I'am shite scared.

Nothing to fear at all...you will NOT feel a thing before or during your surgery other than a needle stick for an I.V. which is nothing. You'll be out before you can count to 3 when they administer the Propophal or whatever that drug is that's puts your lights out. You also won't remember anything either! It's later on during the rehabilitation that's tough. My surgery was only arthroscopic...3 small incisions and instruments jammed in there to do the surgery. Outright knee replacement is understandably much more.

There used to be a show on The Discovery channel years ago called "The Operation." In one episode they did a complete knee replacement. It was fascinating. If you could find it somewhere and watch it you'd see in advance exactly how it works.

Good luck brother!

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Nothing to fear at all...you will NOT feel a thing before or during your surgery other than a needle stick for an I.V. which is nothing. You'll be out before you can count to 3 when they administer the Propophal or whatever that drug is that's puts your lights out. You also won't remember anything either! It's later on during the rehabilitation that's tough. My surgery was only arthroscopic...3 small incisions and instruments jammed in there to do the surgery. Outright knee replacement is understandably much more.

There used to be a show on The Discovery channel years ago called "The Operation." In one episode they did a complete knee replacement. It was fascinating. If you could find it somewhere and watch it you'd see in advance exactly how it works.

Good luck brother!

Had that done in 1985 to the same knee to clean out some cartilage. Continued to abuse it at work(lifting and pulling stretchers, I was a paramedic

for 29 yrs) guess it just took its toll.....Thanks, need all the encouragement I can get, now and when the time comes.

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My cat was the same way with my hand surgeries !! She kept wanting to lay right on top of the cast and hand. Like she was saying " Here, i'll make it all better " !! And she also did the same when my son had intestinal surgery, laying right up against his stomach !! They are amazing and so loving...! :D

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I had to live in my basement for a week. You have to ice that knee and take your pain meds. I was on hdyracodon until this wednesday. I went to see the dr and he took my stiches out and know i am on the mend but you still have to rest your knee and ice it when you are not up and around. I am only on an inflamatory drug now. I had the same surgery that you had. Dont worry, its gets better! Rich.

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