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Week 5 of recovery

Saturday, August 16, 2014

This week has been hard trying to get used to using the cane and not the walker. It seems like it takes me 2 times longer to get to where I want to go. PT added another new exercise on Friday so it kicked my butt that day. Resting today. Will see the surgeon on Tuesday, maybe he will let me go back to work half days. You can only watch so much TV, read, and be on the commuter before getting bored. I hope everyone has a good week end.

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GRANJERRY1 8/17/2014 12:44AM

    That's great news that you have moved from the walker to cane.... I know how I celebrated when I graduated from walker to cane this Feb.... I know it takes a little more effort. I still keep my walker by my bedside in case of an emergency.... but otherwise the cane is fine. Well in your case you know it's a matter of time & the cane will be gone too... but with my situation the cane is here to stay, have been using one for 4 years now and I call it my 3rd leg. Well at 86 almost 87 mobility is important as in my case.

So you pls keep at it even though it hurts... and before you know you'll be walking by yourself.

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AUNTRENEE 8/16/2014 9:53PM

    I hear ya. I had to put up with my dad when had surgeries like on his heart and knee.

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Saturday, August 09, 2014

In rehab they are working with me on using the cane. It is so hard and wears me out. But with time it will become easier. Just have to keep on working on it one day at a time.

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HEALTHY4ME 8/9/2014 5:37PM

    OH man I am glad I stumbled on your blog. I am waiting for knee replacement and dreading it, but know I will be better, sure hope so. I am going to click to keep up with your journey. Have you joined the spark team for knees and hips surgery? it is on my page and they are great.
HUGS and hope you get more range of motion and less pain.


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26 days post op

Saturday, August 02, 2014

As of today I am 16 days post op. It has been hard. I have been told that having a total knee replacement is more painful than having a hip replacement. I know that from my personal experience that it has been an emotional up and down. One minute I feel like I am making progress then the next minute I am in tears. I know that it takes time but sometimes we all get impatient and think we should be where we were before needing surgery or rehab. So here I am taking one step one day at a time.

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144AUTUMN 8/2/2014 4:39PM

  Keep up the good work!!

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DIANE7786 8/2/2014 3:54PM

    emoticon My husband had a knee replacement about 2 1/2 years ago. Do all your exercises, even those that are very painful and seem impossible. At first my husband felt he traded one type of pain for another. One by one the "awful" exercises were pain free and he had full range of motion. It took about a year for his knee to feel like part of his body. Now he does what ever he wants without pain. It is wonderful that we live at a time when body parts are replaceable! emoticon emoticon

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1st post op drs visit

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I went to see the surgeon today and they pulled the staples. They hurt some but I feel so much better with them out. Now it won't be as hard for me to walk.

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PATTIEMCD 7/23/2014 7:59AM

    Yeah, those little boogers kinda sting a bit coming out, Lol
Take real good care of yourself and " Yippee, No More Staples "... emoticon

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TWIRLNYC 7/22/2014 8:20PM

  Hope you have a speedy recovery

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Surgery done now rehab

Friday, July 11, 2014

I had my total knee surgery on Monday and now am doing 1st outpatient rehab. I did rehab while I was in the hospital and boy did they work me hard. I get real tired easy now but I know that as I got further along I will get stronger. I am doing what the drs and therapist tell me to do. It is hard as I get lots of muscle pain in my butt ox. I am getting tired so I will write more later.

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PATTIEMCD 7/13/2014 10:37PM

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SHAMROCKY2K 7/11/2014 1:51PM

    We have had so many from the water aerobics class go through that. Some were back to class within a week and did VERY well. I am a candidate too.. taking stairs one at a time.

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