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Offline sedge

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Re: It's that kneecap again
« Reply #30 on: 19 December 2018, 01:55:02 AM »
Good job I was first on the list, eh what! 
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Re: It's that kneecap again
« Reply #31 on: 21 December 2018, 11:51:20 PM »
Got a look at it today, when I had to see the GP surgery nurse 'to have the dressing reduced'.  Bandage & padding unwrapped, under it was a glorified large plaster - though the padding on the 'plaster' seems to be made of that dry dressing material, begins with an M - with some sterile gauzy stuff next to me.  Not such a long cut, still a bit damp in a couple of places, so she stuck more of the same back onto it.  Stitches really close together to many to count speedily as she redressed it.

It really isn't keen on bending at the mo, just trying to bend it gently - little and often LOL  No effect on BG so far.  Can't get it wet till I have the stitches out -so that's next year!  (3rd Jan)  So that's really cheery news - and if you can smell me from where you are over Xmas - kindly please let me know asap!
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: It's that kneecap again
« Reply #32 on: 24 December 2018, 09:36:32 AM »
Sedge, I am pleased all went well with your kneecap and I hope it is not too sore.  Take it easy and tell Pete it's your turn now to be waited on.

I hope your knee has healed well by 3rd January.  At least it's not those wretched staples that they put in people's knees these days as they are a pain when they are taken out.  Get well soon.

I hope you and Pete have a lovely Christmas.  xxxx :)
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Re: It's that kneecap again
« Reply #33 on: 24 December 2018, 09:59:34 AM »
Poor you Sedge, it’s been such a saga with that knee!  Hope it’s healed by 3Jan and I’m sure you’ve found a way to  wash whilst keeping it dry!
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Re: It's that kneecap again
« Reply #34 on: 24 December 2018, 02:42:26 PM »
Sedge ~

Sending positive healing vibes to you and your knee that keeps letting you know it needs your TLC.  Hope it heals nicely for you soon.

It is hard to keep ones self clean while avoiding water on that area.  Would it work if you used those 'nappy wipes' Mums use on their babies?  You could easily clean the bits that need it without a lot of moisture near the knee's dressing.
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Re: It's that kneecap again
« Reply #35 on: 24 December 2018, 04:05:14 PM »
Where there's a will, there's usually a way …….

Mission duly accomplished with the assistance of the trusty roll of cling film supplemented with wide, brown box sealing tape - so I'm clean, for now, thanks!
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: It's that kneecap again
« Reply #36 on: 04 January 2019, 03:17:33 PM »
I managed OK over Xmas, and having practised on the stairs at daughter's on Xmas Day, felt confident I'd be OK going to our 'usual' New year rally - the indoor meeting room where all the social events take place in winter is upstairs so no point in going if you can't 'do' stairs!  We went and had our usual excellent time with the usual suspects and some new faces - as well as several couples we hadn't seen anywhere on UK rallies as they're either in the north or the south - of us as we're in the centre, but also of the country itself, hence have only met before in France!  So that was nice.

Had the stitch out yesterday - only the one but 2 cross threads so with the small scabs here there and virtually everywhere - coupled with the fact I still healed quickly so she had to tug frequently so Owwww, LOL  Before they did this, here was one point immediately beneath the scar that was the most painful, and that part is still the worst bit and also one of the two bits that had bled more when I had the dressing changed before Xmas.  Just really sore.  Had a proper shower this morning so was able to get rid of a bit more scab, and slap a good dollop of cream on my knee thereafter and give it a lovely gentle massage.  Not so frightened to bend it now those stitches are not trapped in a scab and pulling even time.  Not going berserk yet (if I've ever done that in living memory?) but just not scared of bending it any more.

A nice relief and a good start to the year, hopefully!
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: It's that kneecap again
« Reply #37 on: 04 January 2019, 10:53:41 PM »
Must feel great having a 'real" shower. Sounds like it is healing fair well and quickly. Hopefully you'll keep improving over the next few weeks. Slow but steady progress.
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Re: It's that kneecap again
« Reply #38 on: 05 January 2019, 09:48:30 AM »
I bet that shower was blissful Jen!  Glad to hear you're coming along leaps and bounds.
I've got the trapped nerve in the neck again (came on NYE).  It's making me miserable, pushing BGs up and the painkillers make me feel quite unwell so I am trying to manage it without them.  Seen the physio once and another appointment on Monday.  Hope that does it as it's £45 a throw and my physio allowance on our medical insurance was used up last time I had the trapped nerve.
Patti


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Re: It's that kneecap again
« Reply #39 on: 05 January 2019, 12:20:13 PM »

It was blissful - simple things usually please simple minds according to my mother!  ;D


So …. what is it that you keep doing or that is out of line or whatever, that is causing your nerve to get trapped?
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: It's that kneecap again
« Reply #40 on: 05 January 2019, 12:59:29 PM »
If I'm lazy and don't shower for a day or more, it makes me feel horrible. Strange but a shower really can make me feel better. I'm sure you had that same feeling on a grander scale.
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HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
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Re: It's that kneecap again
« Reply #41 on: 05 January 2019, 03:06:27 PM »

It was blissful - simple things usually please simple minds according to my mother!  ;D


So …. what is it that you keep doing or that is out of line or whatever, that is causing your nerve to get trapped?
Well the first time it was due to a ride in a car on a bumpy road, trying to navigate from the back seat whilst peering round the 6ft 3 bloke in the front seat.  This time the Pysio thinks it was playing board games sitting round the dining table for several days over Xmas.  You would not think of playing board games as being a hazardous occupation would you?  As she said though, you were probably leaning forward, craning your neck and repeatedly stretching out your right arm to pick up pieces.
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Re: It's that kneecap again
« Reply #42 on: 05 January 2019, 03:27:08 PM »
It's not even about being clean really - it is absolutely possible to wash everything without running water - but just so ruddy awkward, eg to have a chance of cutting my toenails my feet need to be in water constantly 'for a bit' so to do it without a bath/shower easily involves a washing up bowl.  We always had one when tent camping even if it was one foot at a time and the bowl was collapsible - but not in the motorhome with any ease without unpacking stuff we do use frequently before we reach the infrequent things underneath!  Didn't think I should put very much moisturizer on that leg because it could get on the adhesive on the dressing and unstick it or just loosen it, and I was only issued with one spare.

It's just being secure you've cleaned all the grubby soapsuds completely off all your important places, and if you accidentally missed 2ins square in the middle of your back, it's still going to be clean until the next shower when you won't miss the same one!


Neither of us shower every single day, except on beach holidays when we've been slapping suncream on, been in the pool/sea, had sand and/or dust blown at us etc - my earholes get sand in them on a regular basis and my other orifices don't bear thinking about really!  No way do we want any of that in bed with us thanks whether we're responsible for the laundry or not!

Blimey Patti!  Turns out my mother was wrong - cos you have the ideal demonstration of why I have a positive advantage actually - of being round shouldered by constantly hunching up at desks all my life !
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4