My mom had knee replacement surgery 3 weeks ago and it went with out any initial complications. She was out of the hospital in 3 or 4 days(I can't remember) but they gave her WAY to much pain medication. She would sleep 20 hours a day and was hallucinating. Because of all the sleep she wasn't able to do the rehab that she was supposed to do and to much scar tissue built up on the new knee. There is a 90% chance that she will be going back into the hospital to have the scar tissue manipulated off of the knee(VERY painful) but they won't have to go back in(at least I don't think they will) but she will have to be put back under so she doesn't have to deal with the pain. The doctor is on vacation all this week which means she is stuck with a stiff knee that is going to get worse until he gets back into the office to evaluate her. There is still a 10% chance that she can rehab it enough to not have to go under again and get the stuff broken off but with not getting seen this week her chances of avoiding this are pretty slim. Vibes are needed that this can either be avoided or at least happen in a timely fashion.
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7/7/08 at 9:50am