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    Hi christine...have you been able to get your leg...

    Hi christine...have you been able to get your leg massaged? Here is a link to do a lymph leg massage as a PT would do.

    http://Www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWFJU4vzKxU

    Support your hammy leg on...
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    Welcome Sue....I too am 64, 5 weeks post surgery....

    Welcome Sue....I too am 64, 5 weeks post surgery. Look at many of the posts for info. Alpinebunny (Tania) was also from the UK, and was able to find a surgeon outside of insurance to do it. Look...
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    Joani...check the ortho dept at univ of...

    Joani...check the ortho dept at univ of washington...univs are usually more advanced in treatment. Also googled n found this doc......
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    Hi all... Here are links to various studies of...

    Hi all...

    Here are links to various studies of proximal hamstring avulsion surgeries. *One even is a study with a tendon graft. *I printed these to give to my doc, but he did not want to see them....
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    Joani, I will get back to you with links to...

    Joani,
    I will get back to you with links to articles tomorrow that you and whoever can read. Don't despair. I don't know your financial situation but you are looking at the rest of your life. ...
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    Welcome Christine and Scott! I will try to share...

    Welcome Christine and Scott!
    I will try to share some my own experiences in response to your questions.

    Christine, in regards to pain meds, Carol and Flerdle are right in that it is different for...
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    Hi all...3 weeks post op today. *Still same...

    Hi all...3 weeks post op today. *Still same challenges as the rest of you...difficulty sleeping, swelling and pain in the knee and foot, and trying to survive the boredom, immobility, and daily...
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    Welcome Nicole, Sorry about your injury. It is...

    Welcome Nicole,
    Sorry about your injury. It is tough having to deal with such a challenging injury at such a young age. Your age is the good thing! You will heal quicker being young, so be...
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    15 days post op...a few days ago my brace...

    15 days post op...a few days ago my brace unlocked, flapping at the knee. Had to pay the Cast Tech a visit yesterday. Apparently they never put the lock pins in the brace to hold the lock. So he...
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    No posts are bitchy here. I guess that is a...

    No posts are bitchy here. I guess that is a California term for talking about things that aren't so happy. Sorry
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    Hi all...day 13 post surgery. Just laying here...

    Hi all...day 13 post surgery. Just laying here dealing with the ups and downs I know you all have. With the weekend had lots of visits from friends and family. Nice but found it exhausting. It is...
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    Day 11, post surgery...went to the doc Friday. ...

    Day 11, post surgery...went to the doc Friday. The tough thing was crawling onto the high table, gripping the foam pad and using upper body strength to hoist myself up. The stepstool was about 8...
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    Willow, don't lose hope. There are many postings...

    Willow, don't lose hope. There are many postings here where others have had surgery long fter the injury, and successfully so. This forum support really helped me the weeks before surgery. So...
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    Question for all... See the doc tomorrow for my...

    Question for all...
    See the doc tomorrow for my my first post op, 9 days after surgery. I know I have to get onto a stool to hop up to the table. When I asked them how I will do this, they just...
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    Congrats Carol...lets here it for some joy and...

    Congrats Carol...lets here it for some joy and hope! Now do not get crazy and do too much to wreck your progress. I know you want get up and get back in there, but be careful. It could undo weeks...
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    Hi all, Good luck to you tomorrow Dave...will be...

    Hi all,
    Good luck to you tomorrow Dave...will be sending good vibes your way!

    Thanks Rich for the link to the link. I saw your recommendation a while back n had planned to get that seat, but when...
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    Well its 5:30 am and just made it through the...

    Well its 5:30 am and just made it through the first nite of full sleep and only advil for pain. That alone is a triumph. Need to pee but hate to wake my husband because it means it is his first...
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    Last nite, day 2 of surgery, was bad. Norco made...

    Last nite, day 2 of surgery, was bad. Norco made me hallucinate all nite, so no sleep and itching. As any had any luck using advil instead? Though norco takes care of pain, i cannot sleep using it...
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    Hi all, Well I am now a full-fledged member of...

    Hi all,
    Well I am now a full-fledged member of the "Hammy Club". Surgery was yesterday. My surgeon had advised me to get a nerve block from the anesthisiologist. Glad I did...it enabled a...
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    Hi Carol, Sorry for such a bad couple of days. ...

    Hi Carol,
    Sorry for such a bad couple of days. And pain meds can make you more depressed. I get nauseated from pain meds too. So in prep sent out the ole man for the following to combat nausea. ...
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    How is the pain going maddog? If you can not get...

    How is the pain going maddog? If you can not get back on prescribed pain killers, then take over the counter and ask your doc or pharmacist what is the max dosage you can take. Then don't stop...
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    Tainia, I will be sending good vibes your way. ...

    Tainia, I will be sending good vibes your way. Your surgery is different than ours so have faith, so keep us posted, even on down days. Good luck!
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    Welcome Maddog, Though my surgery is not til...

    Welcome Maddog,
    Though my surgery is not til Wednesday, I can understand the boredom since I have been down already four weeks. I am hoping the delay in surgery has not permanently wrecked things,...
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    Hi all, Thanks for your words of encouragement....

    Hi all,
    Thanks for your words of encouragement. Carol you really help. Life does these things. I believe there is a reason for everything, even this. This whole experience has really made me...
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    Thanks all for the timeline info on recovery. It...

    Thanks all for the timeline info on recovery. It really helps us anticipate and plan. Since I have 15 stairs to go up to the bedroom, we are getting a hospital bed downstairs. The question is how...
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