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Becoming more bionic
« on: April 16, 2019, 05:41:43 pm »
I've had my right knee replaced & my left ankle, my rotator cuff re secured to the bone, and end of May I'm having the left knee replaced, it has been needing replacing for a long time so finally bitten the bullet so to speak :toppie:  getting old is not for sissies, I just really don't want to be there when it happens :hnthnt:
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Re: Becoming more bionic
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 07:14:32 pm »
 :shk good luck with the op Roger , hope all goes well and speedy recovery.

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Re: Becoming more bionic
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 06:54:09 am »
Hope it goes well Roger... Yeah, this getting old thing does suck a bit. There's still so many damn fish to catch.
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Re: Becoming more bionic
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 07:33:41 am »
Good luck dodger go well.
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Re: Becoming more bionic
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 08:10:18 am »
Hope all goes well. Good luck.
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Re: Becoming more bionic
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 08:15:42 am »
Hope and pray it all goes well for you Dodger. Will see you casting like a youngster at the next social ..

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Re: Becoming more bionic
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 10:20:37 am »
Hey Dodge, good luck with the next opp, did mine about 10 weeks ago, best thing I've done in a long time, should have done mine three years ago.
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Re: Becoming more bionic
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 11:13:54 am »
Good luck with the operation Dodger

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Re: Becoming more bionic
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 01:42:27 pm »
All the best Roger!  :toppie:

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Re: Becoming more bionic
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 01:57:23 pm »
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Thanks for your wishes chaps, they are much appreciated. When I had my right knee replaced 5 years ago after the recovery the imporvemnt was tremendous and I wished I had had it done earlier. I have had cortisone and plasma injections into my left knee and I have postponed the replacement op for business reasons, thinking back probably not a good idea but it is what it is.


I'm off to the coast next week and hopefully will get out afloat with Richard and my brother, when we are underway I have to sit so that I don't get banged about, hopefully this op will fix all of that so that I can stand at the helm once more :happ:
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Re: Becoming more bionic
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2019, 02:50:51 pm »
Good luck with the op. Hope it goes well. Give me a shout when you down.
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Re: Becoming more bionic
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2019, 08:48:05 am »
I had the knee replace at the end of May, I had the premed on the Monday at 09:15 and actually fully surfaced on the Saturday :dunno:  the opiods kept me free from pain but on another planet.


The knee recovery is much quicker than the last one, walking without sticks after 3 weeks, still use a stick as a safety thing though


then all hell broke loose after 5 weeks, I called into my local pub fancying a pint of Guinness, 2 gulps and it felt as if I had been stabbed in the chest, long story it was mt gallbladder, which is now an ex-gallbladder.
 I started dieting back in February and with the help of the ex-gallbladder have now shed 17kgs so starting to feel good
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Re: Becoming more bionic
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2019, 08:52:24 am »
Sheez bud... Keeping the medical fraternity ticking! Glad you're OK. I also have a few kilos to shed. Need to get back into GT fighting shape.
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Re: Becoming more bionic
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2019, 12:52:30 pm »
I am everything went well, Dodger. Walking after only 3 weeks is amazing.

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Re: Becoming more bionic
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2019, 10:22:02 pm »
glad you back  :uarocks :toppie:
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