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First day summer and 1 month since TKR....
Monday, June 21, 2010      4 comments

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 ... Read more
Tomorrow is one month since knee replacement: Report: Excellent
Sunday, June 20, 2010      8 comments

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 feeli... Read more
I'm gonna "walk around the block".....
Saturday, June 19, 2010      7 comments

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 ... Read more
around the block in morning before heat hits at noon....
Friday, June 18, 2010      4 comments

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 ... Read more
Tired but feeling stronger every day....
Thursday, June 17, 2010      2 comments

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 o... Read more
good night's sleep last night...exercised on recumbent bike
Wednesday, June 16, 2010      1 comments

I had a pain pill last night about 8:00 p.m. and another at 10:00 a.m. this morning...I have been given another prescription and I am sure this will be my last refill so am ekeing them out and trying to make them last as long as possible. When ... Read more
Sitting at computer thinking about exercising....
Wednesday, June 16, 2010      3 comments

Actions speak louder than words. Will be back after I do some exercising. My goal is 10 minutes on recumbent bike and walk around my block with my walker (it is .48 miles around my block and took me about 40 minutes last time). Hope to get ar... Read more
It's Sunday but not ready to sit through a service...
Sunday, June 13, 2010      7 comments

I cannot sit with my legs hanging down for a whole hour as of yet. So even though I could drive there I don't plan to go to church yet as I might have to get up to move around in the middle of the sermon and that would be considered very rude..... Read more
come saturday morning....ain't goin' nowhere
Saturday, June 12, 2010      5 comments

It's a rainy day ..probably won't be able to walk around the block...humidity is high, also. Will try the recumbent bike a few times for 5 minutes at a time today and do my leg exercises. I was up early today and had breakfast about 5:00 a.m. ... Read more
Not much happening today...
Friday, June 11, 2010      3 comments

Was released from therapy today and am able to get in and out of car without a problem. Perhaps next week I will be allowed to drive. That would be great. I am not scheduled to go back to work half time for 3 more weeks. I also walked 1/2 mi... Read more
Thursday...slower and some new pain in leg...
Thursday, June 10, 2010      3 comments

After the nurse checked my leg she contacted my surgeon's office and they got me in for ultrasound to rule out blood clot... got in at hospital within an hour (partly due to nurse's strike, as most elective procedures are on hold ).... Good... Read more
Wednesday: PT, short session....
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      6 comments

I can go up and down stairs with a cane (up with the good and down with the bad). Eventually (I was assured) I will be able to walk up and down stairs in a normal fasthion and was told it "will come naturally in a couple of months." My therapi... Read more
Rainy day...
Tuesday, June 08, 2010      9 comments

After I have breakfast and spark a bit, I plan to do my PT exercises. I actually can go around a few times on the recumbent bike (takes about 5 minutes to go nowhere slowly). I am looking forward to being more independent and losing that "sur... Read more
Much better day today...recovery going forward...
Monday, June 07, 2010      3 comments

The therapist told me it was good that I took it easy yesterday. I actually showed improved range of motion compared to Friday in spite of taking it easy yesterday. On Wednesday, the therapist said I will start practicing walking with a ... Read more
Today was a sleepy day and am a bit down...
Sunday, June 06, 2010      8 comments

I know it is normal to have a recovery graph which does not go up constantly and today was one of those days I felt I back-slid....didn't move around much and slept a lot. Forgot to take pain medicine for 12 hours and am still waiting for 2 pil... Read more

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