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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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STOPTHECRAVING 6/21/2010 9:16PM

    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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Tomorrow is one month since knee replacement: Report: Excellent

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I am doing extremely well with my recovery. Tomorrow is the 21st of June and will be 1 month exactly since TKR (total knee replacement). There is still pain, which is expected but I am able to go 12 to 16 hours between pain pills and am feeling quite well and optimistic about returning to work in about 2 weeks (total time off work 6 weeks).

I am so excited to be able to go swimming and whirlpooling in 2 weeks, also, and that activity had been my main exercise before my surgery, and I am looking at my strengthening and range of motion exercises as preparing me for returning to my favorite activities in the water. I am glad to realize that weight bearing exercises will be possible for me now with two completely new knees and marvel at modern medicine and what a difference this will make in my life from this point forward. I have to rededicate myself to weight loss to at least a normal weight range to make my new bionic knees last a maximum amount of time. I was told they could last 20 years and that would make me 84 when I might need re-do knee replacements (obviously this is something I am not looking forward to). The point is they will last less than 20 years if I don't lose at least 50 lbs and for now that is my goal to help them last as long as possible.

This blog is a reminder to myself to take care of myself and my new knees. emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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MYRTLEBEACHWINS 6/20/2010 10:10PM

    I am all for new parts emoticon and your doing great. Congratulation on your future success you will get there. See you there!



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AVRENIM1 6/20/2010 9:07PM

    emoticonThank goodness for modern technology. YOU GO BIONIC WOMAN! emoticonI had 50 lbs myself to lose when I started and I have 38 to go, we can both do this! You take care of your new knees and I'll take care of my old ones. emoticon

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CATLADY52 6/20/2010 6:00PM

    Keep up the good work and you will. Best of everything to you.

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MARPET44 6/20/2010 2:59PM

    You are doing so fantastic! Keep up the great work!! emoticon

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KARRYB1 6/20/2010 10:00AM

    So glad you are recovering so well.
With your weight loss you'll be a new person!
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MSLZZY 6/20/2010 9:56AM

    emoticonGreat recovery!

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LINDASDUN 6/20/2010 9:33AM

    Congratulations! I am glad your experience with the knee replacements were a positive one! You go girl!! emoticon

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KAKIPOPUP 6/20/2010 9:03AM

    Congratulations on your progress! May you continue to go from strength to strength.

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I'm gonna "walk around the block".....

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I was able to do the recumbent bike a few minutes ago at a moderate speed for 15 minutes. My goal is to do this twice a day for the next few days and also go around the block (1/2 mile each trip) two times, morning and evening depending on the weather. I have a treadmill at home but was warned not to get on the treadmill until my pain is greatly reduced. I was awakened at 2:00 am. with pain and had gone 15 hours between pain pills so I think my supply is going to last me as long as I will need it. I am able to walk around the house without the walker and am practicing using my cane. I am going back to work on July 5th, so it is only about 2 weeks from now.

Now to walk, walk, walk, around the block....




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MILDEXSPI 6/20/2010 9:53PM

    You are doing emoticon with your recovery. Keep it up and you'll be dancing down the block in no time.

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LIFEISAJOURNEY 6/20/2010 6:31PM

  Great progress! You go girl!
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    emoticonWalking is a great exercise. emoticon

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FITMARY 6/19/2010 1:07PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 6/19/2010 10:58AM

  I had complete knee replacement of my right knee 2 years ago and used a recumbent bike as part of my therapy and still use it now for circulation. I love it. I am getting exercise without the wear and tear on my joints.
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around the block in morning before heat hits at noon....

Friday, June 18, 2010

I did not put off walking around the block today as the temperature was about 70 when I went around and knocked another minute off my speed (20 minutes for 1/2 mile). It is predicted to be 80 by noon with a high of 88 (high humdity, too). At least today there are no storm warnings (see yesterdays blog and comment re: tornadoes).

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MSWEEZER 6/18/2010 8:39PM

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GAILRUU 6/18/2010 12:15PM

    I am on vacation and the temp is cold! I do schedule outside exercise for cooler times of the day in summer.

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FITMARY 6/18/2010 11:46AM

    Good for you for making the most of the morning. I just HATE that humidity so I should have done the same. Okay, here's to a great weekend!

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Tired but feeling stronger every day....

Thursday, June 17, 2010

We went out for lunch and now we are waiting for a tornado warning to pass by us. I won't be able to walk around the block as the temp has gone up to 88 with high humidity. There is hail and tornadoes touching down about 50 to 100 miles from our home. We might have to go down in the basement waiting for it to pass by.

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TEDDYTEDDY 6/18/2010 10:48AM

    The tornadoes missed our city in spite of tornadoes from way up northern Minnesota and southern Minnesota (we are in the lower third of the state). Unfortunately, three people died and dozens were injured.

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MUSIC66 6/17/2010 11:13PM

    hope you miss out on the tornado.I finely have the first surgery date it is the 28th of june in brisbane for the right hand , then i will only have my left hand and left knee waiting on a surgery date.

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