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I have had an arthritic joint in my right bg toe for several years. Today I had the joint replacd. I hvae had arthoscopic surgey on my knees but i always had a general anestsia admnistered. Today I was given a mild sedative and a pretty strong lcal anesthetic. I was awake for the entire procedure😳 I have to admit the idea of people using power tools on my foot while I am awake was a little unnerving. But i lke tike this way performing surgery whe feasible.

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I call my wife my "bionic babe" because of so many store-bought joints. Had her feet remanufactured too.

 

If you do as well as her, you'll be a happy camper.

 

Oh - I'm convinced in her case they tend to put her to sleep as much as they can because as a onetime nurse, she wants to watch and discuss the procedures. Me, I'd likely faint dead away the minute they show up with a needle, thus making the sleepy stuff unnecessary.

 

<grin>

 

m

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Best wishes for the new performer, J.4!

 

Years ago a friend of mine had a similar experience when he received treatment to the back of his patella.

Local anaesthetic administered and Keyhole Surgery performed.

He watched the entire operation on a plasma-screen and found it to be a fascinating experience.

 

Pip.

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Perhaps the big toe is equally important in it's role as time keeper... [thumbup]

 

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Ya know I never gave that a lot of thought until I had this done. I have always use my right foot to keep time and for at least the moment it is immobilized

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Good luck with your toe. I've got arthritis in both hands, three finger joints and knuckle. I've asked my doctor if he could do something and he responded wirh a no head shake. Not until it gets so bad and we'll do surgery he said. Let's see: I go about daily routine and aciidently slightly bump my right hand on something and it about puts me on my kness for several minutes it hurts so bad. I used to be able to shoot my S$W .500 at the range for 20 rnds with no problem, the last time out, I shot one rnd and spent the next 5 minutes hollering, Owe, Owe, rubbing my hand, put the gun away and said that's enough of that. My sons getting that one early. msp_scared.gif

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Ya know I never gave that a lot of thought until I had this done. I have always use my right foot to keep time and for at least the moment it is immobilized

 

Lol, you can still keep time with your Left toe! Sometimes I use both for those Groovy songs!msp_thumbup.gif

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I have had an arthritic joint in my right bg toe for several years. Today I had the joint replacd. I hvae had arthoscopic surgey on my knees but i always had a general anestsia admnistered. Today I was given a mild sedative and a pretty strong lcal anesthetic. I was awake for the entire procedure😳 I have to admit the idea of people using power tools on my foot while I am awake was a little unnerving. But i lke tike this way performing surgery whe feasible.

i wish you luck with it. hope it works out.

 

I call my wife my "bionic babe" because of so many store-bought joints. Had her feet remanufactured too.

 

If you do as well as her, you'll be a happy camper.

 

Oh - I'm convinced in her case they tend to put her to sleep as much as they can because as a onetime nurse, she wants to watch and discuss the procedures. Me, I'd likely faint dead away the minute they show up with a needle, thus making the sleepy stuff unnecessary.

 

<grin>

 

m

i'm the same way. i need multiple joints replaced in my right foot. and i'm a wuss when it comes to needles. can't even watch my dog get one.

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@Retired are you seeing an ortho specialist or PRI Care Dr?

 

No, I have to go in once a yr for refill of med's. So I answer tons of questions to my doctor, then tell him about my arthritis. They did some X Rays and told me I had the worst type of arthritis. Not much they can do. It runs in the family, my mother has it bad in her hands, knees and hips. My sisters have it plus when I went through my brain tumor in 88' they experimented on me and gave me 8 different chemo drugs. (I was supposed to have died, so they thought, and that's why I was told I would be a 1st time experiment.) Of the chemo drugs, 7 of them caused early arthritis. So I'm getting hit with a double whammy I think. I drink Natures Blessed cherry juice which is concentrated and seems to help with the pain. I noticed a difference after drinking it a week. We experimented at work and gave some to friends with pain and they all agreed it worked. But when I play the guitar, I notice at times my left pinky finger hurts pressing down on the string. So I avoid chords that are too difficult or replace them with a chord that sounds close and is easier for me. Many bar chords hurt. I just play at home for fun and to help keep my mind sharp anyway. There are days I can still play for 30 minutes, then I have to put it away till later.

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By the way, my wife has a friend we see every wed. who has it worse then me in both hands, and she has had cortizone shots and surgery twice. She tells me it sort of helped with her pain although she still has it, but she can't do much with either hand now. So I guess that's why I haven't pursued it further then my family doctor till it gets more unbearable.msp_crying.gif

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I'm looking into the prospects of "Stem cell" treatment on a Knee, 2 torn rotator cuffs, & degenerating neck disk. I would only pick ONE to start with. A company called Regenexx has been working this treatment with a better than ave. success rate. Better than conventional surg. by quite a bit. Just brought a clinic into my city.

 

It won't help with a "Head Transplant" need, but joints, disks and arthritis seem to have a pretty good outcome w/o cutting surgery. If I give it a try it will be in mid-late Nov.

 

Hope your foot is a total success for you!!! Best wishes for a quick recovery.

 

Aster

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