Thursday, 3 June 2010

Knee surgery tomorrow

This has happened much quickly than expected. The surgeon I saw last Wednesday said he would be able to operate tomorrow. He is the same surgeon who operated on the knee of national badminton player Julia Wong.

Well, I am very comfortable with his explanation and he gave me a lot of confidence. Hence, I am going under the knife tomorrow. I was mentally prepared to get this done in July and now that this has been brought forward, I have to admit I feel a little strange.

I have yet to decide on whether I should go on local anaesthetic or get knocked out on general anaesthetic. Would certainly need wisdom on this.

Though it is not a very life threatening surgery, I do appreciate prayers support and hopefully everything will turn out well.

Thanks for all your well wishes and catch you guys later…

41 comments:

Ummie said...

Get the operation done & over with it.
Praying you'll be on your feet again.
All the very best.

Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

"Catch you guys later" That sounds like a very confident ending.

Good on ya, God bless and I am sure everything will be well.

Have a restful recovery. :)

bennyloh said...

PRAYING YOU BE WELL SOON, Y FRIEND!

goingkookies said...

Hey there,

all d best of luck with ur surgery!!

Grace said...

All the best and have a speedy recovery after the surgery!

h. said...

if you have the possibilty, you should most certainly choose local anesthetics.
1. it's safer!!!
2. pain is recepted on the periferia but sensed in the brain. if the limb is numb, it's like a phone with a cut wire. but if only the brain is "shut down", you don't feel the pain but several additional pain "channels" are activated (hipothalamus, amygdala, and so on) so after surgery you might have some "aftershocks"

day-dreamer said...

Speedy recovery!

Terra Shield said...

Good Luck, Zewt!

~* De' Genz *~ said...

Gd luck zewt n all da best !!!!! Take gd k.

Joanne Khoo said...

ive been for two surgeries under g.a. it turned out well. but if i had a choice, i might choose l.a. simply because theres less risk involve.

its a little scary being completely knocked out and not having any control over your body for a couple of hours.

that being said, the risk under g.a is quite low.


all the best for your surgery =)

~*MiNDy*~ said...

good luck zewt.. hope tat you have a success surgery tomorrow..

Antares said...

I wish you an exceptionally competent and experienced knee surgeon (or surgeons) - and a swift, comfortable recovery, Zewt. You'll soon be doing the joget again.

LION GIRL said...

Yes, get it over with. You will be fine. Get well soon and take care.
Looking forward to your next post.

Hansac said...

Zewt: The only reason why I refrained from commenting on these few related posts is because I'm scaredy cat fikir benda-benda macam ni. My wife is an orthosurgeon, I myself is an engineer. So I know a lot jugalah.

Good luck, God is with you!

sophie said...

i wish you all the best for your surgery. remembering you in my prayer. God will take care of you.

_butt said...

All the best for your surgery. Take care and God bless!

missironic said...

Hope everything goes well and u'll have a speedy recovery! Take good care there!

Chloe Teah said...

God bless and get well soon Zewt~

flaminglambo said...

don't stress lah. i've gone under thrice for my ankles. relax. ask for some weed before and after the op. hey, you gotta' try right? say it's for the pain or something. might wanna' also ask them to put titanium plates in there so you come out part man, part superman but no robocop ah please.

you'll be back to your ronaldo ways in no time. make sure you stick to your physio regime. that's very crucial.

drumsticks said...

May your operation goes well, Zewt! Praying for you. You'll be fine!

whoalse said...

hope all is well....

another friend of mine here just had his achilles operated on after rupturing it during a basketball match. It happened when he was about to change his direction of moving...!

do update on your ACL status...

iamthewitch said...

Don't worry! I'm sure everything will be fine since you're in good hands. ALL THE BEST!! I'll definitely wait for you to return with good news! :)

sabrina said...

All the best babe! We'll go dancing once you're all healed :)

sinlady said...

i presume it's key-hole surgery which is why you have choice of g.a. or local.

i'd still take g.a. too stressful to be around when the procedure is being done.

LX said...

Hi Zewt, hope all goes well for you. I was wondering if it is an open operation or a 'needle hole' (arthroscopic) one. Usually LA better if you can tahan. GA has many side effects. Hope to hear from you here soon! :)

LX said...

Oh yeah. Key hole. What needle hole. HAHAHHA Needle too small lah! Arthroscopy is okay, I have seen those for shoulders. Amazing stuff (because I don't understand at all..)!

ZACL said...

Hi,

You should do what you feel most comfortable doing. If it is not a long operation and you have the choice, you may feel its okay to go down the 'local' route. I did it once for a lower limb operation. The anaesthetist was present throughout the op. People chatted to me, I was fully informed what was happening, I preferred this, and I believe recovery was quicker as a consequence of the use of 'local'. I doesn't work for everyone nor for every kind of procedure. It is surprising though, just what is now operated on, without a general.

Take care and get well soon. XX

iamlazymouse said...

keep us posted!! take care!

secret agent woman said...

Ooh, good luck with it!

InjusticeSistem said...

All shall be well....
Oh ya do keep us posted on all da gorgeous looking nurses in their uniform ya...let us who who gv u a hard time n who gv u a 'hard' time....*wink*

Acute Critique said...

Get well soon!

CK said...

dun worry. you'll be fine!

cheers

joshua wong said...

Zewt,
You will get well soon enough. And after you're done, please continue to write asap, ya. Do take good care. Godspeed.

- Ivan said...

Zewt: You will be fine. Take care mate and get well soon!

j_yenn said...

Gosh, I've been too busy to check my own blog. Just decided to visit the 1st blog today and saw this entry. Hope you're doing fine! God bless.......

Bee Ean said...

I wish you a very smooth operation and quick recovery after. I chose general anesthetic when I removed my wisdom teeth and everything went well.

zthon said...

get well soon.

eiling lim said...

i hope all is well. How are you doing?

Anonymous said...

may you be blessed.

jacss said...

hope everythg is smooth sailing & you have a speedy recovery with the least 'pain' !!
take care...

zewt said...

Dear all - many thanks for your well wishes and prayers. Trust me, they helped... a lot! I am on the road to recovery and I hope I will be up and running before long... though doc said will take 9 months...