Let's talk about Knee pain. Anybody else?

Grandpa Don

Super Active Member
Sep 5, 2018
1,886
Southern California
This weekend I had my Bladder stone removed and the TURP operation done. All went well. One thing down and one to go. The stone removal and TURP was not painful at all. It was a little uncomfortable during the two day recovery, but not painful. My knee has me completely baffled. It no longer bothers me at all. I don't understand it. One minute they are telling me I need total knee replacedment and the next I'm walking around like nothing happened. Perhaps it will start again in the future. I'll deal with it then.
 

TSS

Member
Jan 17, 2022
61
NW Georgia
This weekend I had my Bladder stone removed and the TURP operation done. All went well. One thing down and one to go. The stone removal and TURP was not painful at all. It was a little uncomfortable during the two day recovery, but not painful. My knee has me completely baffled. It no longer bothers me at all. I don't understand it. One minute they are telling me I need total knee replacedment and the next I'm walking around like nothing happened. Perhaps it will start again in the future. I'll deal with it then.
Always get multiple opinions. Many Drs are paid to cut. I tore my quad tendon off knee cap. Still have severe pain frequently since, 19 yrs. After surgery. Get opinions and look for smaller offices not chains!
 

K_and_I

Active Member
Sep 30, 2007
105
North Central Ohio
Happy to hear that all went well. I wasn't going to say anything before your procedure, but I had a TURBT removal of a bladder tumor a few years ago. I was out while the procedure was going on, but the next few days was like urinating fire (with a google search, you can find the picture :grin:). As to the knee, the advice I received was to wait until the pain was unbearable. They make advances in medical procedures on a daily basis, and a new, improved knee may be just around the corner. Happy camping.
 

Grandpa Don

Super Active Member
Sep 5, 2018
1,886
Southern California
Happy to hear that all went well. I wasn't going to say anything before your procedure, but I had a TURBT removal of a bladder tumor a few years ago. I was out while the procedure was going on, but the next few days was like urinating fire (with a google search, you can find the picture :grin:). As to the knee, the advice I received was to wait until the pain was unbearable. They make advances in medical procedures on a daily basis, and a new, improved knee may be just around the corner. Happy camping.
I've got the camper all ready to go just as soon as the Doc releases me. He says I can't lift more than 10 pounds for a while. My TURP procedure was not a big procedure at all. Just a little "Shave" he said. But you were sure correct about the fire in the hole! Fortunately for me it didn't last but just a few trips to the bathroom. I knew what to expect though, because I had a Kidney stone problem about 7 years ago which required a similar procedure. I was prepared.

My first camping trip with my Son is scheduled for October 20-24 in the high mountains. I might try to get one overnighter in before then just to get back in the habit and to make sure everything still works in the Viking. I haven't been able to record a video for quite a while now.
 

Susan Premo

Super Active Member
Nov 5, 2020
1,039
Minnesota
This weekend I had my Bladder stone removed and the TURP operation done. All went well. One thing down and one to go. The stone removal and TURP was not painful at all. It was a little uncomfortable during the two day recovery, but not painful. My knee has me completely baffled. It no longer bothers me at all. I don't understand it. One minute they are telling me I need total knee replacedment and the next I'm walking around like nothing happened. Perhaps it will start again in the future. I'll deal with it then.
What was turp? I missed that one.
 

Grandpa Don

Super Active Member
Sep 5, 2018
1,886
Southern California
What was turp? I missed that one.
TURP is short for some long named procedure involving the male Prostate gland. Well, I guess it would have to be male, females don't have one. LOL The Prostate enlarges with age in males. If it gets too big it can block the flow of urine. The procedures removes a small amount from around the Urethra so things flow better. Mine wasn't too bad at all. The main reason for the operation was to remove a small Stone in my bladder. While he was in there during the pre-exam with the camera, he said that I should have the "Shave" (TURP) done at the same time to prevent problems in the future.
 

Grandpa Don

Super Active Member
Sep 5, 2018
1,886
Southern California
Always get multiple opinions. Many Drs are paid to cut. I tore my quad tendon off knee cap. Still have severe pain frequently since, 19 yrs. After surgery. Get opinions and look for smaller offices not chains!
Oh my Lord, I can't imagine the pain you went through. Can anything be done now to help your pain?
 

Susan Premo

Super Active Member
Nov 5, 2020
1,039
Minnesota
TURP is short for some long named procedure involving the male Prostate gland. Well, I guess it would have to be male, females don't have one. LOL The Prostate enlarges with age in males. If it gets too big it can block the flow of urine. The procedures removes a small amount from around the Urethra so things flow better. Mine wasn't too bad at all. The main reason for the operation was to remove a small Stone in my bladder. While he was in there during the pre-exam with the camera, he said that I should have the "Shave" (TURP) done at the same time to prevent problems in the future.
Ahh, I see. My husband had bladder cancer quite a few years ago, I had to endure the horrible sound of the pain when they had to go through the urethra. Hope to never hear it again! The operation wasn't bad, it was after, tissue got in the way of him being able to urinate easily, the pain, I had to drive him to the Dr's. Office on the freeway, argh. Thank goodness it's been awhile.
 

Grandpa Don

Super Active Member
Sep 5, 2018
1,886
Southern California
Ahh, I see. My husband had bladder cancer quite a few years ago, I had to endure the horrible sound of the pain when they had to go through the urethra. Hope to never hear it again! The operation wasn't bad, it was after, tissue got in the way of him being able to urinate easily, the pain, I had to drive him to the Dr's. Office on the freeway, argh. Thank goodness it's been awhile.
I hope everything is okay for you guys now.
 




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