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post #691 of 762
Good luck !
post #692 of 762
Bud,

Good luck to you on the upcoming knee procedure.
A 65 yr old friend of mine had knee surgery last week, and is doing very well.

Craig
post #693 of 762
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Thanks guys. Pretty confident I'll be running circles around folks in the group rehab section based on my experience and clientele in the class yesterday. smile.gif

Bud
post #694 of 762
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So I hear it doesn't actually happen without pics. Well, here you go. Surgery was on Monday, 7/8. Was home Wednesday afternoon about 4:00. It's painful, but not as bad as you would think. Have been doing physical therapy at the hospital and at the orthopedic. They had me up just a few hours after the surgery, then I was up a few times on my own on crutches that afternoon and evening just to use the mens room. The whole leg is pretty brused now, the picture here is from two days ago, the leg is all sorts of funny colors due to the sawing and hammering. smile.gif



Heres a youtube video of the procedure (not my knee) which gives you an idea of how its done. Not for the squeamish, but I watched it a couple of times before they did it. Not horrible.
Bud
post #695 of 762
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

I know a few people who have had a knee replacement and they all turned out very well.

Tim
post #696 of 762
Ouch !!!

Glad to hear your on the road to recovery.
post #697 of 762
QUOTE The whole leg is pretty brused now, the picture here is from two days ago, the leg is all sorts of funny colors due to the sawing and hammering. UNQUOTE

DANG!

Sawing and hammering on the theater build = GOOD!
Sawing and hammering on body parts = NOT GOOD!!!

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Chuck
post #698 of 762
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Originally Posted by chinadog View Post

So I hear it doesn't actually happen without pics. Well, here you go. Surgery was on Monday, 7/8. Was home Wednesday afternoon about 4:00. It's painful, but not as bad as you would think. Have been doing physical therapy at the hospital and at the orthopedic. They had me up just a few hours after the surgery, then I was up a few times on my own on crutches that afternoon and evening just to use the mens room. The whole leg is pretty brused now, the picture here is from two days ago, the leg is all sorts of funny colors due to the sawing and hammering. smile.gif

Heres a youtube video of the procedure (not my knee) which gives you an idea of how its done. Not for the squeamish, but I watched it a couple of times before they did it. Not horrible.
Bud

Glad to hear you're doing well. I almost posted a link to that video prior to your surgery, but some people feel better with less info so I didn't. My company actually did the live webcast of that video for KCRG a few years ago. You are so correct it is not for the squeamish. Even more so when you add in the aroma associated with the procedure...

Anywho, great to hear it went well. You'll be even more mobile in no time!
post #699 of 762
My brother started to wake up during the "hammering" part. When he metnioned it to the doctor, the doctor said "Be glad you didn't wake up during the sawing."

Hope you feel better soon!
post #700 of 762
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Thanks guys. Been a whole week now, leg is pretty purple and yellow (Minnesota Vkings colors are just an insult to injury). Swelling has gone down some, not much. Pretty mobile on crutches, may attempt to head down to the basement tonight to ride the stationary bike. The narcs suck, give me the sweats makes my stomache do weird things. I guess we o up from hear.

Prior to going under the knife, got all my low outage installed (minus speaker wire) and balanced cable, the temp switch for the equipment closet working with the inline fan. So at least some progress. Insulation may happen by September.

Bud
post #701 of 762
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Quick update:

Healing well. I'm off the crutches (and the cane even) and have been walking on it pretty regularly and well. I still have a little swelling (especially after walking on it a bit) but its isolated only to the knee now. I like discomfort here or there and still some bruising on parts of the leg that aren't the knee. Go figure. Been doing PT several times a week and some at home - even walked a half mile today on the treadmill. I could have a went a mile. smile.gif

Took this a couple of days ago. Looks even better now.

AppleMark

Bud
post #702 of 762
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

My brother started to wake up during the "hammering" part. When he metnioned it to the doctor, the doctor said "Be glad you didn't wake up during the sawing."

Hope you feel better soon!

When I had my leg cut off (gasp almost 20 years ago), they did the re-attachment procedure with me on a local. Took eight hours, and part of the drugs make you loopy and messes with your memory, but I do remember spending a substantial portion of the prcedure giving the docs a hard time about using fairly basic hardware to put me back together again.

Fortunately, when infection and election took hold later and the did the surgical amputation the put me out for that one!

Your scars look better than mine Bud. Safe recovery.
post #703 of 762
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Dave,

Didn't realize you had that done. Glad it all worked out for you.

Bud
post #704 of 762
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More drama in my life.

Shift now to my other pride and joy. Our cabin burned down Sunday night. No one was hurt. We had renters in there, but they were gone for the day. Fortunately this was not my primary residence, we were not obviously displaced. We had all the proper insurance and were covered well, so we'll rebuild. They're working on the cause of the fire still, but they're leaving towards the renters 4wheeler, he parked between the shed and cabin. Both the shed and the cabin were on fire at the same time in early neighbor pictures. I also installed a trail camera a couple of weeks ago pointing in that very direction that the fire dept confiscated and they must have seen something that was pointing them to the 4wheeler. Still waiting on an official report.



More pictures here:
http://public.fotki.com/bketterl/cabin_fire_2013/img-2413.html

The knee is doing well, made some addition progress in the basement, hooping to start insulation in the next month little by little.

Bud
post #705 of 762
Bud, I'm so sorry. Glad nobody was hurt.
post #706 of 762
Oh, MAN! Sorry to hear that.
post #707 of 762

That sucks, bug glad no one was hurt.

post #708 of 762
OK. I am usually the pessimist, but just think of how nice things will be when rebuilt. Can't change the fact that there was a fire, and yes the added stress/drama isn't needed, but there is opportunity to get some benefit from the situation.

Now if you weren't insured or someone was hurt, then it would be a different story.

Now, I do feel bad for the renters. They are displaced and lost property too that most likely won't be recoverable.
post #709 of 762
Bud that really sucks. Just a FYI I've had some friends that had house fires over the years and one lesson I learned and tucked away is that if it is you alone negotiating with your insurance company you will come up short on what it really takes to rebuild. Hiring a third party fire damage "negotiator" got them more money even after paying the negotiators fee.
post #710 of 762
Ugh! Sorry to hear about that Bud, but glad to hear that you were well-insured.

I did have a chuckle when I clicked your link because the Fotki website was putting the images of your fire-engulfed cottage on gift t-shirts, coffee mugs, etc. Not exactly the photos you want to have on your morning cup 'o Joe.
post #711 of 762
So sorry to hear that, Bud. I haven't visited your thread in some time and was about to send you well wishes after seeing photos of your knee. I didn't even reach the bottom of the page before reading about the fire. With a little strength and a few beers, you'll make it through both.

Hoping the rest of your 2013 is utterly boring and uneventful.
post #712 of 762
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Thanks guys. Really, really sucks. Especially after the work, money and blood sweat and tears. But we'll rebuild and I'll enjoy the process.

Bud
post #713 of 762
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Originally Posted by nickbuol View Post

OK. I am usually the pessimist, but just think of how nice things will be when rebuilt. Can't change the fact that there was a fire, and yes the added stress/drama isn't needed, but there is opportunity to get some benefit from the situation.

Now if you weren't insured or someone was hurt, then it would be a different story.

Now, I do feel bad for the renters. They are displaced and lost property too that most likely won't be recoverable.

Nick, I agree and do feel that in the long run, things will be fine. I had plans to redo the kitchen, bathroom, and some things in the basement. Now, assuming I don't get the shaft by the insurance company, I'll be able to do all these things from scratch and pick all the furniture after all that. The good news is the surrounding area did not burn, so the killer view is still the killer view. Just new decks and windows to look at it now.

The renters I'm trying to work with, they left the next day and have asked for updates. It'll suck for them if they prove they were at fault, I assume the insurance companies will battle it out.

I'm still hoping I'mm get my media back with the photos from the fire department to look at them, but don't know if that'll happen.

Bud
post #714 of 762
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Bud that really sucks. Just a FYI I've had some friends that had house fires over the years and one lesson I learned and tucked away is that if it is you alone negotiating with your insurance company you will come up short on what it really takes to rebuild. Hiring a third party fire damage "negotiator" got them more money even after paying the negotiators fee.

My brother said the same thing and knows someone he had reached out to. Working through that now. Thanks for the advice.

Bud
post #715 of 762
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Originally Posted by TMcG View Post

Ugh! Sorry to hear about that Bud, but glad to hear that you were well-insured.

I did have a chuckle when I clicked your link because the Fotki website was putting the images of your fire-engulfed cottage on gift t-shirts, coffee mugs, etc. Not exactly the photos you want to have on your morning cup 'o Joe.

HA! Maybe I should order one. We had issues at CNN.com where they'd have breaking news of a plane crash and we'd show Delta ads. Stupid stuff like that. smile.gif

Bud
post #716 of 762
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Originally Posted by Spaceman View Post

So sorry to hear that, Bud. I haven't visited your thread in some time and was about to send you well wishes after seeing photos of your knee. I didn't even reach the bottom of the page before reading about the fire. With a little strength and a few beers, you'll make it through both.

Hoping the rest of your 2013 is utterly boring and uneventful.

Yes, the rest of the year excitement for me is insulation and drywall. Can't any more than that. smile.gif Or maybe a new cabin build. smile.gif

Bud
post #717 of 762
Holy shite Bud! I'm headed up to my place on the lake tomorrow. Let me know if i can help in any way.

The guy who built my cabin lives in Cherry Log. He is the best and most honest builder I've ever worked with. Let me know if you want his contact info.

Ben
post #718 of 762
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Hey Ben, thanks. Really sucks.

If you've got a name and number, shoot it to my in a PM. Starting to get people lined up.

Bud
post #719 of 762
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Originally Posted by chinadog View Post

More drama in my life.

Shift now to my other pride and joy. Our cabin burned down Sunday night. No one was hurt. We had renters in there, but they were gone for the day. Fortunately this was not my primary residence, we were not obviously displaced. We had all the proper insurance and were covered well, so we'll rebuild. They're working on the cause of the fire still, but they're leaving towards the renters 4wheeler, he parked between the shed and cabin. Both the shed and the cabin were on fire at the same time in early neighbor pictures. I also installed a trail camera a couple of weeks ago pointing in that very direction that the fire dept confiscated and they must have seen something that was pointing them to the 4wheeler. Still waiting on an official report.



More pictures here:
http://public.fotki.com/bketterl/cabin_fire_2013/img-2413.html

The knee is doing well, made some addition progress in the basement, hooping to start insulation in the next month little by little.

Bud

OMG !
post #720 of 762
Bud,

Sorry to see what happened to your cabin, but I'm glad to see your knee is doing ok.

Is it still tender? Or almost to the point where it's good to go?

At this point is it better now than before the surgery?
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