View Full Version : 12 Hrs and counting could use some possitive thoughts

09-20-2009, 11:23 PM
Well the time is nearly here, Monday morning at 10:30 am I will be under the knife for a total knee replacement. I should have done this 5 years ago but with my young :rolleyes: age and the technology back then I decided to wait.

Now with the advancements and my knee hurting everyday at any given time made the decision a little easier. I always said I would do it when I hurt walking up the stairs and it has come to that point.

I will be in Rose Med. Center for 3 days so expect a lot of stupid posts :D With nothing to do in the middle of the night I always end up looking to the internet................get your mind out of the gutter:rolleyes:

If any of you can send me some good Carma or thoughts/prayers Sharon and I would very much appreciate it. This is my first surgery I have been worried about. All my other surgeries were always planned a week or two before due to being accidents mostly.

My plan is to be ready for the Snow Run :thumb: got to be able to walk in deep snow and pull other peoples winch cables:p:

Thanks and I'll keep y'all updated, hopefully with some gory pictures:D

09-20-2009, 11:31 PM
:thumb: It will go great. If it wasn't going to get you in trouble I'd have asked a very attractive 27yr old dietitian friend who works there to check on on you... but can't have you in trouble. Oh well. Send a room number and maybe we can sneak you some extra green jello. ;)

Uncle Ben
09-20-2009, 11:33 PM
You're in our thoughts and prayers Tom! Good luck!

09-21-2009, 12:07 AM
Thanks guys, BTW I don't mind getting in trouble:D:rolleyes: Once I get my suite/room I'll post it up.

09-21-2009, 12:22 AM
Sending all the good karma I have your way Tom!!

09-21-2009, 12:28 AM
Best of luck. Rose has some great doctors and nurses working over there, they'll take great care of you.

09-21-2009, 07:20 AM
had my first surgery at rose back in forth grade (appendix), and it really is an outstanding hospital. everything is going to be fine, nobody would reccomend surgery for any other reason than to help someone, in the end you'll be much better off!

09-21-2009, 07:49 AM
Tom, best wishes to you and hoping for a very good, "as fast as possible" recovery.

09-21-2009, 07:52 AM
Best of luck and have a speedy recovery.

09-21-2009, 08:05 AM
Hope your back on your feet in no time :thumb:

09-21-2009, 08:12 AM
Tom, good luck and a speedy recovery :drink:

09-21-2009, 08:19 AM
Tom, I know lots of old geezers who have had this done with the new methods they came out fine, so will you. Wait . . ok your not quite an old geezer yet, but close

09-21-2009, 08:35 AM
Tom, you'll be in great shape. We'll be thinking about you today.

Just remember, they do this every day!

You're probably well on your way to getting ready now, so let us know when you're done!


09-21-2009, 08:43 AM
Tom, you'll be feeling great in short order.

Hope the recovery is quick and easy for you. :thumb:

09-21-2009, 09:28 AM
Definitely thinking of you today Tom.. you'll be two steppin' again in no time. :)

09-21-2009, 09:51 AM
Tom, have not had the pleasure of meeting you yet, but my prayers go out to you for a speedy recovery. Terry :thumb:

09-21-2009, 11:33 AM
In the pre op room waitng for the good drugs. As soon as I can type again I'll let y'all know how it went.

Thanks to all for your well wishes and thoughts.

Going in now they want my BB. See ya Tom

09-21-2009, 11:44 AM

That there is dedication folks...Typing on his BB in the pre-op room!

09-21-2009, 03:42 PM
Hope it all went well, Tom! My wife's mother had this done about 18 months ago -- now she says it is the OTHER knee that bothers her.

09-21-2009, 03:45 PM
good luck Tom brady.. I mean, errr, you'll be fine ;)

09-21-2009, 04:35 PM
Hello All this is Sharon, just talked to Surgeon and all went well, Tom is awake and in recovery....I'm sure soon he will be online again. Thanks for your thoughts!

09-21-2009, 04:42 PM
GREAT to hear!!

Thanks for the update :thumb:

Uncle Ben
09-21-2009, 04:59 PM

09-21-2009, 05:24 PM
good news :cheers:

09-21-2009, 05:46 PM
Super cool!

09-21-2009, 06:46 PM
Did he get a stock knee of aftermarket? :) Glad all went well.

J Kimmel
09-21-2009, 07:55 PM
good to hear :) get well Tom!

oh I forgot to tell you, our winch repair worked, I pulled it 5 feet on its side and it held! :)

09-26-2009, 02:31 PM
Did he get a stock knee of aftermarket? :) Glad all went well.

Well I looked at the stock birfield and thought it would hold up for about 10 years. That's when I looked at upgrading parts to titanium and or Stainless. In the the end SS won out and I have about 46.7 ounces or so in my left knee. My right knee still has the screws staples in it from surgeries years ago. :(