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Offline bear60

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Back to the Hospital
« on: October 26, 2007, 11:46:51 AM »
Kurt is going back into the hospital for a "Forced Manipulation" of his knee.  Since he cannot bend it due to scar tissue and stuff in the way...they are going to knock him out and bend the damn knee untill it cracks up the stuff around it.
I think I need some major drugs.
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Back to the Hospital
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2007, 11:58:16 AM »
OUCH! Hope it goes well.

Offline pozattitude

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Re: Back to the Hospital
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2007, 12:02:15 PM »
OUCH is right.
I hope you can get some MAJOR opiates to knock his pain out when he awakes.  I'm sure you hurt you just as bad to see your loved one in pain...  :(

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Offline komnaes

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Re: Back to the Hospital
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2007, 12:08:27 PM »
It sounds really brutal. Hope he gets well soon!

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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Back to the Hospital
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2007, 12:13:04 PM »
Cripes, Bear! Damn!

Hope it goes just right and that you also get through it OK.  I also can't help thinking how great it is that you two have each other.

Thinking of youz,
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Re: Back to the Hospital
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2007, 12:37:08 PM »
Brrr (shudder)... I hope he will feel as little pain as possible.

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Offline bear60

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Re: Back to the Hospital
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2007, 12:53:32 PM »
Kurt has been on oxycodone since Sept12th.
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Offline mjmel

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Re: Back to the Hospital
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2007, 12:55:22 PM »
Yikes! I hope this procedure works for him. I wince just thinking about it!
Hope it all goes well. You'll be the perfect home nurse, I'm sure.

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Back to the Hospital
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2007, 01:05:41 PM »
It sounds awful Joel...

hope it goes well, and that this will get that knee working properly.


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Offline northernguy

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Re: Back to the Hospital
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2007, 01:29:10 PM »
Sorry to hear that Kurt is having to go through this.  Here's hoping this will solve the problem.
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Offline Peter6836

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Re: Back to the Hospital
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2007, 01:51:20 PM »
OUCH!!!! My best to both of you. I will be thinking about you both, and send positive energy your way.

Offline Iggy

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Re: Back to the Hospital
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2007, 03:22:51 PM »
I just had sympathy pains!

I hope it goes well.

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Back to the Hospital
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2007, 03:28:22 PM »
Sorry to hear that, Bear. I hope things get better for his knee. Was this expected? I'm assuming it wasn't. I feel for the both of you.... :-\
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Offline bear60

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Re: Back to the Hospital
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2007, 04:11:26 PM »
Queen....well it wasnt expected but it was discussed after he got out of the hospital. Since he was still using crutches as of this week, his doctor ordered this proceedure when he saw Kurt on Wednesday.   Although Kurt did all the physical therapy and iced and massaged and whatever he had to do to it, he cannot fully bend (or straighten)  the knee because there is stuff blocking it from moving.  This means he cannot walk unless they can get the knee to bend.  Hopefully this will get him able to walk.
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Re: Back to the Hospital
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2007, 04:15:21 PM »

Sorry to hear about Kurt's knee. Hope everything goes well & he recovers quickly.


Offline anniebc

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Re: Back to the Hospital
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2007, 05:02:17 PM »
Sending you both hugs...hoping for a good result, let us know how things go.

Jan :-*
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