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Hoski
Hoski
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Just checking in to say I will be checking out briefly next tue 10/29... maybe checking out is a poor choice of words. Im at week 7 post knee replacement only to find out at my first followup appointment this week that the xrays showed my new knee had slipped somehow and is at an angle making my leg bow. So back to surgery for a completely new implant that will require it to be cemented in. I was so relieved that I got thru all the pain and drama with no a fib. So I would appreciate your prayers that my body will tolerate a second surgery and a fib isnt invited to the event. I feel especially sorry for my hubby as he has been an angel taking care of me thru this and here we go again. I guess this is a taste of “ for better or for worse, in sickness and in health” part of marriage. Im going to try and not let anxiety and fear take over. I am trusting my heart to behave💜

11/4/19: got thru surgery 10/29, home 10/30, so far so good. No a fib💜. Pain seems less than first time but too early to say for sure!

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pottypete1

Your story makes a short burst of AF pale into insignificance.

Take care and I hope they get it right this time.

Pete

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to pottypete1

Thankyou! I dont know, a fib would stir up alot of dormant anxiety for me too. I havent had any in maybe 18 mo or so, my longest time so far. I kind of think I can deal with the pain better than the heart crazy activity, lol.

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pottypete1
pottypete1
in reply to Hoski

Yes I can relate to that.

I have had 7 ablations as you know and also a few operations in the past few years and I think I was less anxious about them than I get when I am in AF.

Pete

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Hoski
Hoski
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👍

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Lilypocket

Goodness Pete I didn't know you could even have 7! Were they for different rhythm problems ( flutter, Paf) or The same condition?

Lily

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pottypete1

One for Atrial Flutter, Five for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation and One for Atrial Tachycardia.

Last one August 2017 and since then only a very few episodes of AF so although it was all an ordeal it was worth it in my opinion.

Pete

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Lilypocket

Hi

Where do you live? I think it's amazing that they kept trying and so pleased things are calmer for you! I live in France.

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pottypete1

I live in the South of England not too far from Southampton

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Lilypocket

Not far then! I don't want to highjack this post and wish all the best to Hoski - knees are a nightmare.

I'd like to talk more to you Pete about ablations - I'm considering my first one so I'm a total beginner!

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pottypete1

FlapJack wrote 2 days ago about AF for new members replying to the post titled "Afibnewbie". Have a look at his reply.

His advice is very good in these matters and in his reply to this post he has given a link to the AFA info sheet pages.

I think this will help you.

An ablation is not a cure, as with all procedures recommended including medication they are all designed to minimise the effects of the condition and non are trumpeted as a cure.

If you have been offered an ablation do all the research you can into the skill of the EP you are seeing and the centre where that person works before agreeing to anything.

There are some very good and very skilled EP consultant and very good hospitals. It is important to find the right one for you.

I have had 4 different EPs over the past 12 years and they were all good and very skilled. It is important that they also have the latest equipment such as 3D mapping too.

Pete

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Lilypocket

Hi I typed in Afibnewbie with no results. Can you give me the link to Flapjack's post? Thanks!

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pottypete1
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dmjtanner

Hoski, so sorry to hear you have to do this all over again. I am sending you prayers and good energy right now. Your outlook is amazing! Keep up the positivity. You can do this!

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to dmjtanner

Thankyou! I was on a big pity party monday on way home from doc visit. I woke up the next day thinking I have to go into this from a position of strength not defeat. I appreciate all the great support here. I think we are all a group of overcomers💜

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TamlaMotown

Aw Hoski how unfair. I'll be praying that AF stays well away. You're a strong lady!! Hope everything goes well. I'll be thinking of you 🍀

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to TamlaMotown

Thankyou! That means alot, got my warriors covering my back💜

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10gingercats

I do not' do'. prayers but thinking of you and your good husband. May all go well for you.

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to 10gingercats

Thankyou so much💜

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Jalia

How awful for you Hoski. You just don't expect this to happen.

Wishing you well for the 29th. Do let us know how you get on.

J xx

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Jalia

Thankyou, I will update you all once I find my way out of the opioid fog of pain meds, lol.

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Hylda
Hylda
in reply to Hoski

Hoski you are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏x

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Hylda

Thankyou💜

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jeanjeannie50

Bless you Hoski, will be thinking of you next week and hoping all goes well.

Big healing hug coming your way.

Jean xx

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to jeanjeannie50

I will take all the hugs I can get! Thankyou💜

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Finvola

This is probably the last thing you needed but I admire your positive spirit - essential for best results.

Very best wishes for next week.

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Finvola

Thankyou! Yes, I agree, I was so proud of myself doing my exercises, etc. Round 2 hopefully will b easier

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Buffafly

😢 💜 Poor you! So sorry, hope next time is successful.

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Buffafly

Thankyou!

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FlapJack

You did it once and you can do it again! All the best Hoski.....be interesting to know if you dream under a GA....🤪

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to FlapJack

Thankyou! You are very bad, very very bad!!! But Im smiling, almost laughing... needed that.

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FlapJack
FlapJack
in reply to Hoski

😂👍😂

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to FlapJack

😉😇

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PhyllisK

🤞🙏 Very best wishes and a huge cyber hug.

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to PhyllisK

Thankyou so much💜

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Geonome

Hi.

That's definitely a downer. I will pray for you.

Geonome.

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Geonome

Thankyou, I cant get too many prayers💜. I told the doc the surgery is hard physically but harder mentally.

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Geonome
Geonome
in reply to Hoski

Yes, I'm sure it is harder mentally than physically. Especially after you have had a failed replacement.

I've seen many successful knee replacements, so praying the next one you have will work.

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Geonome

💜

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Seawalk

Best wishes and hugs. You are in my thoughts and prayers🙏

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Seawalk

Thankyou, that means alot to me💜

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carneuny

Hiya Hoski,

So very sorry to read of your latest drama. Hope all goes well for you .... don't worry about your heart -its been there once it'll cope again and no AF.

May the force be with you.

John

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to carneuny

I like your confidence, thankyou for the kind thoughts💜

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Ianp66

Good luck and and fingers crossed for you it goes OK

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Ianp66

Thankyou💜

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Andyc934

All the best for a quick recovery ! Anti inflammatory diet will speed it up !

Andy

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Andyc934

Yes I agree

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Tapanac
Tapanac
in reply to Andyc934

Anti-inflammatory diet???? What is that please as need that I think??

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Tapanac

The mediterranean diet is a popular anti- inflammatory diet. No processed foods, minimal sugars, milk products. Eat salmon or fatty fish twice weekly, lots of veggies.

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Tapanac
Tapanac
in reply to Hoski

Aaaah thank you. I will try that asap

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Visitingcat

Hope it goes great for you this time, best wishes to you : )

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Visitingcat

Thankyou!

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Rosemaryb1349

Will be thinking about you for the 29th. Prayers for a good outcome. X

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Rosemaryb1349

Thankyou so much💜

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Bagrat

Onwards and upwards sounds very trite. Hope all goes to plan. I can see no reason why AF should visit when it didn't last time. Thinking of you

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Bagrat

Thankyou, Im ready to get it right!

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secondtry

Very best wishes

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to secondtry

Thankyou! I can relate to your name “ Secondtry”!

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Mouchkin

I will certainly pray and hang onto “all things work together for good” . Hope this proves to be the case for you.

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Mouchkin

Yes, I agree. Thankyou!

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Fastbeat

Wishing you well for your repeat knee surgery.

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Fastbeat

Thankyou so much💜

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wilsond

Will be thinking of you and wishing you all the best. Soon be all sorted now for the better xxx

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to wilsond

Yes! Thankyou!

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Pattering

Gosh Hoski! No wonder you were not finding the recovery process straightforward. I so hope the new surgery goes well & you will be comfortable within a few weeks after.

My knees are both of the cemented variety and both work very well. The only thing I can’t do is kneel as that is uncomfortable, otherwise I don’t even think about them unless asked how I am. ( Right was done 2016 & left knee May 2018).

All the best

Pat x

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Pattering

Thankyou! I can b happy not kneeling, lol. Ready to get it done!

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Maura5

Good luck Hoski, praying all goes smoothly x

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Maura5

Thankyou so much💜

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Cally53

Oh no, so sorry to hear that. I'm nearly 3 months post TKN and thankfully mine is behaving itself. Hopefully this time your op will be successful and you can get on with your recovery. Keep positive and I'm sure the AF will not rear itself either.

Will be thinking of you.

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Cally53

Thankyou! Glad to hear your knee is good, hoping I can say that in a few months💜

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Tapanac

Oh dear wishing you well and hope for a complete recovery very soon. I've mentioned to the Afib that it's not invited to your party......

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Tapanac

Thankyou! I agree a fib is not on my guest list!!!

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NeilMolton

Sorry to hear that. Had my knee replaced almost 9 mos. ago, and had about 3 follow-up visits so far, and fortunately everything OK. But it still doesn't feel "natural". When I had my hip replaced a little over a year ago, and it felt natural about 6 weeks after.

Asked the Dr. about that a couple weeks ago, and he said it could take 1 1/2 years before it feels perfectly natural.

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to NeilMolton

Yes Ive heard that too. My sisterinlaw has had both knees replaced probably close to 10 yr ago. She is older than me and runs around like a teenager! I will settle for painfree walking at this point😂

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Jupiter33

Best wishes for next week Hoski. Hope all goes well and your AF remains dormant.

Steve

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Jupiter33

Thankyou so much! I love all the great support here. Im feeling more positive every day💜

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BobJensen

Good luck with your surgery. You are not ready to check-out yet. God bless.

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to BobJensen

Yes, I will take checking out off my to do list!!! Thankyou💜

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BobJensen
BobJensen
in reply to Hoski

Great. You are welcome.

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Becksagogo

Good luck to you. X

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Becksagogo

Thankyou!💜

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C66t

Blast it anyway Hoski, best wishes for op on Tue. Next. Hugs prayers and love that all will go to plan..💕

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to C66t

Thankyou, I appreciate that! Wish it was time to do it, Ive got too much time to think about it😂

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Tikaneko

All the very best, I do hope all goes well for you. We will be on pocket duty for you. (With you in your pocket)

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Tikaneko

Thankyou so much! Pocket duty sounds great💜

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irene75359

Just read this, such bad luck with your knee. Wishing you all the best and hoping your heart behaves x

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to irene75359

Thankyou💜

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Desanthony

Oh no! Hope it all goes well. Let us know how you get on. Will keep you in our prayers. x

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Desanthony

Thankyou! Can you believe this!! Now I know why my progress was so slow. Hope your recovery is going well.

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Desanthony
Desanthony
in reply to Hoski

I was actually doing better a few weeks ago. Not too bad though still finding it difficult to get good bend from my knee. Physio says it will come and not to be too worried at this stage. Had to take a couple of days off as had to go for a gastro test at a hospital about an hour away on Wednesday then went straight from there to Oxfordshire - about 3 hour drive and stay a couple of nights to attend an old neighbour's funeral on Thursday afternoon. So only done my exercises about once a day so feeling quite stiff now. Was doing well and managing to painfully cycle for about 3 mins - very slowly on static bicycle in the gym - so slowly the machine generally switched off and my wife had to get on the bike next to me to activate that timer so that the timer stayed on! My wife hates cycling so she is a gem for doing that. Hopefully now get back into the swing of things. Next physio is Wednesday so hope I am at least at the same place I was last time I went and haven't gone backwards.

All the best to you and hope everything goes OK.

Des

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to Desanthony

Thanks, and best wishes to you also.

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myrnalynn52

I am so sorry, I had one done jun26 and also sailed through with no AFib or SVT, Little high blood pressure but was out and on the mend in 21/2 days, I am getting number 2 done on halloween , hoping for the same result and prayers that heart behaves and surgery a breeze. I hope all goes well for you and a speedy recovery, prayers to you

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to myrnalynn52

Thankyou so much! Here is to normal heart rhythm and successful surgeries for us both!💜

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myrnalynn52
myrnalynn52
in reply to Hoski

I second that

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to myrnalynn52

⭐️💜

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myrnalynn52

I hope all went well with your surgery and you are healing as quickly as possible. I am glad they cemented yours on this time do you do not have another repeat. All the Best

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myrnalynn52

I also had mine done on 10/31/19 and home 11/01/19 heat rate dropped to 35 in Or had to give me a something a little low blood pressure after but heart stayed in NSR

I am finding that my right l

Knee I had done 06/26/19 is still weak and causing me a bit of a hip ache on that side , I am using that side to get me around and up and down more . I guess not fully healed

So finding I am not breezing through this one as easily , Each day gets better

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Hoski
Hoski
in reply to myrnalynn52

Not an easy road. I was doing much better than last time re pain, but today therapy really worked me hard, My knee is not a happy knee tonight, lol. Best wishes for your recovery💜

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