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Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« on: October 15, 2021, 09:07:37 PM »
Not sure how or when I tore my meniscus in my right knee.  The MRI yesterday showed what is a pretty bad tear.  Been nursing it since May. 

The orthopedic doctor has me on limited activity until we figure out the next steps.  She fussed at me a little trying to help me understand what she meant by limited activity lol  Itís not my nature and she figured that out very quickly. 

So sawmilling is off the table.  I had to postpone jobs this week and next.  Probably off of sawing until next year.

Doctor Emily is carrying most of my share of heavy chores.  God blessed me with a good woman.
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Re: Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2021, 09:17:21 PM »
With torn meniscus, they often just go in and cut away the bad part and that relieves most of the pain.  20 years ago I split my tibia in half like a piece of firewood and then the broken piece cut my meniscus in half.  The cut off piece of meniscus fell down inside my bone.  They were able to put it all back together and sew the meniscus back together.  They said that I was young enough for the meniscus to heal, but much older and it would never grow back together.  It's doing pretty good so far, but I still expect to have arthritis or replacement.  I have heard of replacing meniscus with cadaver tissue and some sort of artificial meniscus.  Good luck Ted.  I hope they get it fixed soon.
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Re: Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2021, 09:20:38 PM »
That is tough but there comes a time when us high energy types have to start slowing down and pacing ourselves. Otherwise we end up bent, spindled and mutilated. Have you got hobbies you can pursue to keep yourself occupied and out of the boss' hair?
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Re: Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2021, 09:53:10 PM »
Hobbies that donít require standing walking or otherwise stepping up and down etc? Hunting and fishing probably wonít work. Nor will woodworking.  Iím pretty good at drinking beerÖ.lollol

I do paint a bit.  I suspect that hobby will get more time for a while.  I read a good bit now and smoking meat is pretty sedentary although the cholesterol consequences may be bad lol
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Re: Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2021, 09:56:05 PM »
Iím sorry to hear this, I hope you are able to get it fixed and recover quickly. 
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Re: Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2021, 10:00:27 PM »
What kind of fishing requires your knees? You have a boat, it has chairs.   :D
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Re: Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2021, 11:02:01 PM »
Southside Iíll  leave these here. Not really extreme but I suspect the Doctor doesnít consider these ďlimitedĒ activity  :D


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Re: Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2021, 06:21:45 AM »
Sorry to hear this 
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Re: Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2021, 06:45:14 AM »
While you are recovering you could offer a class in hardwood lumber identification for dummies like me that failed your test! I'm sure some of us would be willing to pay for that.😁
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Re: Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2021, 06:45:45 AM »
Sorry for the tear. We high energy types have a tough time adjusting to sedentary practices. Hope it heals fast.
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Re: Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2021, 07:41:42 AM »
Tore  mine last November. After initial pain and swelling, had 2 more flare ups. In July had MRI, results showed tear and  2 other issues. Putting surgery off till after deer season. Ran mill yesterday, taking it real careful! 

Good luck with your surgery and recovery!

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Re: Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2021, 08:00:02 AM »
While you are recovering you could offer a class in hardwood lumber identification for dummies like me that failed your test! I'm sure some of us would be willing to pay for that.😁
Boy I wish I were the expert you imagine that I am!   :)  There are others here who are trained experts.  Iím just a ďretired pert.Ē ;D
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Re: Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2021, 08:48:31 AM »
Well the problem is obvious Ted. The fish you catch are too dang big!  :D
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Re: Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2021, 08:52:52 AM »
Good luck with the recovery!!
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Re: Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2021, 09:25:28 AM »
That is a tough thing. I had a torn meniscus and it was quite painful.  I got tired of nursing it and went and got scoped.  They trimmed up the tear, and vacuumed out all the floating around crud in my knee joint. Three little holes for the incisions.  

After about a week on limited activity post surgery I was back working again.  Pain was mostly gone and faded a little while later.  The surgery was no big deal.  It was a walk in outpatient surgery, and I was walking again within hours. I had a buddy who had the same surgery and was back coaching his kids ball team the same afternoon.  
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Re: Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2021, 09:28:56 AM »
Sorry to read this Ted. Sitting around recovering can be a lot harder than any 'work'. Maybe you can find a poject you have been putting off, like web page work, re-organizing your books, Catching up on reading or studying tree books or lumber stuff. Think about it, you should be able to find something.
 I can tell you when I read this last night I was in miserable pain from handling overweight slabs yesterday. Hearing your plight put it in perspective for me. Still in enough pain now that I won't/can't saw today but I know this will pass eventually. Wishing you the best for a speedy recovery and repair.
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Re: Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2021, 10:19:57 AM »
Maybe it is mother nature's way of telling you you need to study the inside of your eyelids for pinhole leaks.
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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2021, 10:40:49 AM »
Maybe it is mother nature's way of telling you you need to study the inside of your eyelids for pinhole leaks.
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« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2021, 11:12:06 AM »
Maybe it is mother nature's way of telling you you need to study the inside of your eyelids for pinhole leaks.
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Re: Wonít Be Sawing For A While
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2021, 11:28:13 AM »
Tore one of mine working on a cow 10 fought it for 2 or 3 years. Had it scoped not good as new but serviceable. I think the deer hunting and fishing   would be good activities for rest.  One of those electric bikes to get you to the blind and back. Duck hunting is a good activity  for rest  too. It's pretty sedentary.  Good luck with the wheel.

 


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