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I overdid a bit today...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I went out with a friend and went to a food shelf and out for lunch and 1 garage sale. I was gone for 5 hours and by the time I got home I was in severe discomfort. I tried napping this afternoon but I guess I will have to ice some more and take pain pill as my knees are swollen and I can't get comfortable no matter what position I sit or lie in. Being upright for that long of a time without being able to elevate my legs is something I am just not used to yet. This coming Thursday I will have a follow-up visit with my surgeon and he might send me back to work half time on Friday or the following Tuesday after the 4th of July. I hope sitting at my desk 4 hours isn't that painful by then.

After dinner I will try to do a few exercises and even do the recumbent bike for 10 minutes or so. I don't think I will walk to the end of the block today as we are having more storm warnings like last night (it is supposed to be not as strong as a storm today as last night).

Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to do my exercises early in the day and I won't overdo. emoticon

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MSLZZY 6/27/2010 11:13PM

    Take care not to overdo it! emoticon

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CARRAND 6/26/2010 8:36PM

    Take care of yourself. It's good to exercise, but don't overdo it.

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DJS-DEBBIE 6/26/2010 6:40PM

    Take it easy on that knee! I am sure you are anxious to get back up to speed but you sure don't need a setback now.

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Tried to go to bed early but storm was disturbing...

Friday, June 25, 2010

I was almost asleep when I heard the storm siren go off and right after that the satellite t.v. went off. We went into the basement and couldn't get our "emergency radio" to work. Water started pouring in the window wells in the basement and we decided to go back upstairs. Flash floods on highways and in basements occurred. Ours was minor, thank goodness.

I got a bit concerned as my husband had a temper tantrum when the water came in the basement and I tried to get him to calm down. After we went upstairs and realized the storm was over, he was able to relax and go to bed. I am still a bit wound up and decided to spark. Our hail was so small it all melted before I had a chance to go see it. Not very far away (10 miles?) there was hail 4 to 5 inches across.

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LINDAGRAVEL 6/26/2010 9:10PM

    Take care of yourself.Please don't overdue,w don't want to go backwards my friend.

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CARRAND 6/26/2010 8:37PM

    I'm glad you are OK. I hate summer storms.

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SHERYLP461 6/26/2010 12:57PM

    Glad everything turned out ok, I hate it when the sirens go off, but I love a good thunderstorm, especially here in the mountains it echos forever.

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CYCLINGSANDY 6/25/2010 11:08PM

    I am thankful that you are safe! What a heart revving time!

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MUSIC66 6/25/2010 10:56PM

    glad you are ok after the storm.

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LINDAGRAVEL 6/25/2010 10:44PM

    So glad you guys are okay.Try to have a wonderful weekend. emoticon

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DIAMORROW1 6/25/2010 10:33PM

    I hate storms too. I cant sleep and my husband can just snore the whole time. Drives me crazy. I just try to not freak out but dh is just toooo calm
Glad you could get back to bed.

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trying to guage amount to exercise....

Thursday, June 24, 2010

This is apparently a balancing act that I don't know how to do yet but I am working on it. emoticon

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LINDAGRAVEL 6/24/2010 9:30PM

    Just take baby steps,you will know when you have had enough emoticon emoticon

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I am my own health advocate...more PT, please and thank you!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I felt that I have lost ground in recovery due to increase pain and trouble sleeping. I decided to ask for more physical therapy and got drs office to fax (they wanted to mail) prescription yesterday and have already gotten my evaluation for today (this afternoon). I am thrilled. I feel I got short-changed on my therapy as compared to last year when I had my other knee replacement. The main problem right now is increased pain and trouble sleeping due to the pain. I was able to go around the block (1/2 mile) daily until a few days ago when that caused great aggravation of the pain and so I spent a lot of time icing and resting. I woke up at 3:00 a.m. today and never got back to sleep.

I have been up 2 hours now and have done some light work in the kitchen straightening up and decided to "spark" while having my breakfast.

I hope the therapy helps get my pain under control and helps me get more strength in the operated knee and surrounding muscles.

I am so anxious to get back to pool exercises and that isn't for about 10 more days. I know that will be helpful and I think the 1:1 therapy at the Sister Kenny Institute will be helpful as they have excellent people there. emoticon


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CARRAND 6/26/2010 8:39PM

    You can look forward to the pool exercises. That will be so nice, and I know you enjoy them.

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LINDAGRAVEL 6/23/2010 9:55PM

    Good for you being your own advocate.Just be careful not to overdue. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 6/23/2010 9:46PM

    Too bad your therapy seems to be less than what you expected. Keep at it and asking for more instead of less is probably unusual! Good luck! emoticon

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ALASKASKY 6/23/2010 5:47PM

    Sorry to hear you're in such pain. i hope you get the treatment you need so that you can feel better.


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MOTHER-NATURE 6/23/2010 4:17PM

    I know all to well about pain as I am going through it right now with my knee also ... I go for an MRI on Monday to hopefully find out what's causing the pain ... wishing you all the best in your healing process.



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BZYBOYSMOM 6/23/2010 9:24AM

    Hang in there and good for you for insisting on more PT and the fax! Snail mail are they nuts? My Dad had knee replacement 8 weeks ago and was up dancing at my brothers wedding on Saturday. Amazing, how ever he is putting off having the other one done for now! Praying you feel better fast with more pt!

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PATTYKLAVER 6/23/2010 8:46AM

    I know how hard the healing process is. You sound like you are listening to your own body, and that's great. You are doing great at being your own advocate. I wish you the best in your recovery.

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ANNIE924 6/23/2010 7:14AM

    Good for you for being your own advocate. Hope you have a pain free day. emoticon

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MUSIC66 6/23/2010 7:00AM

    hope the exstra pt helps.

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First day summer and 1 month since TKR....

Monday, June 21, 2010

Had a lazy day yesterday and paid for it during the night with knee pain and generalized discomfort and problem sleeping.

I plan to go around the block at least once and do 10 to 15 minutes on my recumbent bike. (Had planned twice as much this morning but am having severe pain, probably due to my inactivity yesterday.

I started out the day by filling the dishwasher and plan to do at least 2 loads of laundry for myself and change my bed sheets.

I have plenty of paperwork to take care of today and need to give a status call to my supervisor to let her know I plan to be back on the 5th of July since everything is going according to plan with no complications.

Guess I have plenty to keep me busy...just don't want to be lazy like I was yesterday.
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MUSIC66 6/21/2010 10:39PM

    hope you are progressing well.

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    Keep moving. You will feel better for it.

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MSLZZY 6/21/2010 8:39PM

    Walking is great exercise so I hope you got outside. Take care! emoticon

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TEDDYTEDDY 6/21/2010 2:00PM

    I just got back from walk around the block. Got sprinkled on by a few drops of rain but my speed was slow due to pain in my knee. I am now icing and resting as I spark..... emoticon

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