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JFRY,welcome to the knee's team.............
am wondering of you have seen an orth dr about your knee issues..........
as good as many physio's are they are not dr's to properly diagnose your knee problems.....
for my pain now i use Voltaren gel and ruib it on sparingly and find it better than any pills!!
keep us posted as to how you are doing .........
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8/5/16 3:51 P

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Hi, I recently started experiencing knee pain and found out that my patella is tracking (laterally?) It's happening in both knees, but especially the left one. I went to a physiotherapist, but didn't like him and didn't go back. I've been trying to do some of the exercises he gave me to strengthen my inner thigh muscles, but I don't feel like it's targeting them enough. I am developing arthritis from this and I really need to do something before it gets more serious. Most of the exercises that I search for online are not possible in my current condition/size. I really enjoy aquasize and would like to go more often, but my spouse and I currently share a vehicle, and he's usually working when the classes are running. I tried a brace, it's not helping. I tried kinesio tape, doesn't work either (my knee caps don't protrude at all, they never really did, but it's especially bad at my current size). Feeling really discouraged. I don't want to walk a lot and make things worse. I'm going to focus on loosing weight by staying within my calorie range, and I'm hoping once I've dropped some it will help. Any tips are greatly appreciated!

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Welcome to Sparkpeople and the knee's team DOLCE ........... .
This is a wonderful place to keep yourself motivated............ many great articles, information and people all ready and willing to help keep you on track...........
you can do this..............
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11/4/15 11:10 A

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I will be having partial knee replacement next Monday so I am really interested in this group.I am new to Sparkpeople. I have just moved to Colorado so I Don't have much of a support system. Looking forward to meeting the group.

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Welcome to the team.
We are all at different stages of our journey so we are here to help.
If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to ask.
Someone will be able to help.
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I am new to this team, but not to SparkPeople. I love summer, love taking long walks/runs in the state park with my son (he runs cross country) and my dog. Few weeks ago, out of the blue - wham! Knee dislocates and fractures the patella and femur as it slams itself back into place. I have never been hauled out of the woods by emergency vehicles before, but this is now on my list of weird stuff that I have done. Long story short, arthroscopic surgery is scheduled for September 23, after I return from a business trip. They will retrieve a few miscellaneous bone fragments and also do a release to get the knee where it is suppose to align.

I am not looking forward to it, but I am looking forward to being on the other side of the recovery bridge. Physical therapy is helping to strengthen before surgery. My biggest frustration, though, is knowing that recovery will be (hopefully) done in winter. I WANT A REFUND ON MY SUMMER!!!! I want to transplant flowers, hike, kayak and enjoy life. I have stuff to do!

I am done feeling sorry for myself with ice cream and comfort food, time to bring in healing nutrients and positive energy. I think my running days are over, but my biking days are just beginning. I look forward to giving and receiving support.

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i would start in the pool first and see how it goes.........
if you try the bike go fir 10 minutes to see how it goes that may be all at first and build from there without going over board and causing further damage or a set back........take it slow and easy.......keep us posted...........

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maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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The standard: quad sets (bug squashes as the therapist calls them), leg extentions, seated knee bends, and straight leg raises. We've added steps up and down to my homework as I still have no strength in my quad, though the machine excerises are easy. I'm going to try for the biking or if I can swing it, swimming. I'll keep you all posted!

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Welcome back to Sparkpeople and the knees team ........... .
way to go with your recovery.........sounds like you are doing great so far!!
what exercises has your dr/physio recommended for you????
that would be a great place to start!
the pool would be the best place to start and help you become stronger.....
if you can't doo the pool yet then the recombant bike might be another place to start.........
hope this helps........
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There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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Wow, I joined a few months back and never did get a chance to introduce myself. I'm now about two months recovery from patellofemoral stabilization of my left knee (the surgeon has used part of my hamstring to recreate ligiments to stabilize my knee) and currently dealing with inconsistant quad control in my left and chrondomalacia in both my knees. In the years since my initial injury, I've become a stand-in for the Stay Puff Man. So, now that I've finally gotten the go ahead on starting to work out again, I was wondering what kind of exercises are good for building strength and keeping my range of motion up? Thanks for letting me be apart of the group!

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Maria,welcome............
so glad you have joined us .......
sounds like you are an expert with knee scopes............
looks like you have a great dr and physio taking care of you....
good luck with your therapy and keep us posted on your progress.....
there are many types of lubricating shoots for your knee but they mostly work the same way providing the oil for your knee.......if you have any questions don't hesitae to ask.....there are many of us here at different stages of knee issues......
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Hi, my name is Maria and I have had 3 arthroscopic surgeries on my left knee (4/05, 1/07, and 8/09) and just had same on my right 4/2/14. Biggest difference with this one is I have a 2 year old princess that wants Mommy to play with her. My doctor ( he did the last on the left and the one on my right) said my knees are in really good shape, except for my knee caps and they look like a bomb went off. He scoped and cleaned them up. My therapist recommend 4 more weeks of therapy. I go back to my doctor in 5 weeks and have to decided if I want to try lubricating shoots. I have to get this weight off to help relieve the pressure on my knees.

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5/3/14 10:44 P

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Karin,welcome...
great to have you on our team...........
so sorry to hear about your knee issues.......
sounds like you have ahd quite the time with your knees.......
keep us posted as to how things work out for you......
wishing you all the best with your journey...
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There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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Hi, my name is Karin and I live in PA with my partner and 4 cats. I had my first TNR (left) in 07 at the age of 41. That one went great. The second knee (right) was done in 2010 but was done by another dr because I had lost my insurance to see the other dr. That one did not go well at all. From the very beginning I knew something was wrong. I woke up in excrutiating pain that has never left me. In the hospital they gave me meds they knew I was allergic to - the meds make me psychotic - so they wanted to put me on the psych ward! Once my partner got it through their thick head it was the meds things went a little better. I came home did all the excercies and pt and the pain never changed. I finally got my insurance and went back to my original dr. He agreed to do a revision on the 2010 one. When he went in he found the other dr had put the wrong size spacer in. He put the right size spacer in but the damage was already done. So I take painkillers every day. I have a TENS unit I use often. I wish for a day free of pain but that is highly unlikely. I am very good at ignoring my pain but it does limit what I can do and the time i can spend with friends. The left one is great and I'm happy for that.

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GONNABTINY.welcome.....................
congrats on your progress to date.........
so sorry to hear about your recent knee issues.........
strenght training using bands and or weights burns fat well......
the pool would be another awesome place your knee will love......
all the best with the surgeon in April.........
keep us posted as to your outcome...
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There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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Just lost 15 pounds and now I have a blown knee. :(
Doc says LCL and possible MCL tears, high probability of PCL damage also. Erg. I have 70 more pounds to lose and now I'm hurt. Appointment with surgeon on April 21st. Any suggestions of high fat burning exercises with a screwed up knee?

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Jo welcome..............
we have all been there done that.............
today is a new day so just start from here.....
if your knees are causing you so much grief.....than can you get yourself in a pool to workout in the deep water and maybe join a deep water class in your area...............there are many videos out there that you can do in a chair and a lot f upper body stuff too......... so check out the links below.........hope this is helpful...........keep us posted as to how you are going..........wishing you much success with your new goals...................
you can do this............believe you can and you will................
blessings and hugs............lita

here is a link to Limited MobilityLifestyle Centers so check it out ..........
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Hi jo here back again feel quite low to know i started at the at age of 34 and now i'm 39 wow time has gone fast but i'm still the same weight when first starting SP i lost loads of weight but it's keeping it off, i have no motivation at the moment but i know i have to lose this weight my right knee has lost the cartilage, my disk gone so sometime i'm in pain WOW I'm scared to put to much weight on my body which i have alot of but i know i have to exercise and lose the weight I'm just battling with myself at the moment BUT I HAVE TO LOSES THIS WEIGHT CAUSE MY BODY HAS GONE DOWN HILL BIG TIME, but anyway lol after all that hi my name is Jo and i want to be fit and healthy i'm glad i'm back xxx

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welcome SCHRACJ .................
great to have you on our team.............
sounds like you are doing fanatstic since you had your knee surgeries way to go!!!
many of us here have had similar experiences and are able to offer their help and support as we journey here together.........
wishing you all the best with your lifestyle changes...........
keep us posted as to how things are going.................
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There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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Hi everyone! I just found your team. I'm so excited that there are others out there with some of my same concerns. I'm 56 years old and have been overweight all my life. I too have just been through two total knee surgeries due to osteoarthritis. The first was in October, the 2nd in December. I've been working through physical therapy 3 times a week trying to gain my mobility back. I'm off the both the walker and cane now but still having a few balance issues. It's amazing though, even if you do the most simplest of exercises routinely, how much better is gets!

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Yvonne ........
welcome back to Sparkpeople.........
am wondering if you have tried a pool for exercising???
they say even a little helps especially when preparing for future surgery??
congratulations on your recent weight loiss!!!
there are many here at different stages of knee issues....
we are offering our help and support to you...
wishing you all the best with your new changes.....
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maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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Hi, I'm Yvonne from West Virginia. 3 grown children and 6 beautiful grandchildren. I grew up in dancing school when nobody took notice of the stress on your knees. It's left me with some serious arthritis issues. Just a breath away from a wheel chair and 150 lbs overweight from the inability to move, I found a wonderful doctor who replaced my left knee. The knee is great! The right one will need to be replaced soon. My weight needs help NOW!

Just when I get motivated trouble strikes. So far this month we've had a water crisis and had to drive over an hour for a shower or to wash clothes. Bitter cold and snow followed that so walking outside is out of the question. It really does need to get better.

My daughter introduced me to the DASH diet and I've been working with it for about a week. I'm not following it completely but have modified it to fit my choices. So far I've lost about 10 lbs.

Been on SP for several years, on and off again. Really want this to work but I need help in finding realistic exercises with an old body and bad knees.

Glad you are all here.

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Bobbi and Jen,welcome.................
great to have you both on our team............. many of us here have had similar experiences and are able to offer their help and support as we journey here together.........
wishing you both all the best with your lifestyle changes...........keep us posted as to how things are going.................
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maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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Don't rush your recovery because you might injure yourself and that will set you back a bit...you will be fine and when you are able to do the things you weren't able to do before is the ultimate feeling; trust me I know from experience. My left knee is only a couple of months old since surgery.....and I can't wait to fully recover. My knee problems was due to osteoathritis and drinking too much dark soda eats your cartilage out stay away from soda even diet. Aspartame isn't good for us and too much of it can cause seizures. I was hooked on diet pepsi.
If you take a tooth (baby teeth) and put it in diet pepsi in a couple of hours you will see it dissolving in a few days the tooth will be gone. Super scary so imagine what happens to our bones...... emoticon emoticon




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Hello to all,
My name is jenny. I am 47 years old and had knee surgery on my right knee on Aug. 16 2010 and my left knee on Sept. 12 2013. I have no regrets glad I had the surgery done. It's a slow process but in the end is worth it....Don't get me wrong there are good days and bad days. Using a cane is very important so you won't put to much pressure on your knees. Forget of who is looking and don't be embarrassed; remember we are what we eat and we did this to ourselves.
My highest peak was 240lbs. and now I am 161.6 I have been struggling with this flab for the past 10 years it has been a slow process but it is worth it..
Remember you can do it....together we can succeed.....
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My Name is Bobbi_260

I am 58yrs old and I am married to my hubby of 20 yrs. and he is the love of my life,
he has helped me a lot since I became disabled in 1997 to this day...but it was worse,
in 2010...because that is when I flat-lined and came home on a walker and ever since,
that is what I have been on...cannot use my cane anymore due to being scared of that,
cane may go underneath me and make me fall down and I don't wanna fall again,
and I need to get myself down again with the help of others..

My knees are so bad that many knee doctors said my knees are bone to bone...and that,
is why I have a hard time getting around they say my knees are deteriorated and I need,
support to get this weight off so they wont hurt as bad.

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Ann.,welcome............
great that you have joined us ...............
so sorry to hear about your recent knee issues
good to hear you have been to your dr and are getting the needed care for your knee...
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Hi All, I'm Ann. I'm 52 and have had knee pain to various degrees for years. I could do squats but not lunges - they just didn't bend that far anymore. I walked a lot, though, 15-25 miles per week, and walked a marathon and 5 half marathons between 2009-2011. About a month ago I reached a whole new level, where for several days it was between difficult and impossible to put any weight on my right knee. Every time I felt better and started to walk again, I'd end up back in that place.

I had to wait for my insurance coverage to start, but now I've been to the doctor. Last week I had x-rays of both knees and lab tests. The lab tests included tests for R.A, Lyme disease,a and thryoid. I knew about what R.A. and Lyme disease can do, but I didn't know that my thyroid could affect my knees. I'm taking painkillers and just finished a round of corticosteroids and I've got a knee brace covering much of my right leg that keeps my knee from bending. Next week I go back and we figure out what to do next.

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Janet,welcome.........
great you have joined us here............
sounds like you have many years of ongoing knees issues.......
you have such a great attitude which will go a long way while on this journey!
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Hello,
My name is Janet
I have had knee pain most of my life, (got it from my Dad's side)
I am 45, I have had 3 knee surgeries, eventually will have my 4th but for now,
doing whatever I can to make do with what I have. I was told I was too young for
replacements...I have had 2 different arthoscopic surgeries and have also had my right leg "straightened" and had to learn to walk all over again.
I am currently holding my own, with my weight loss and vitamins and supplements helping me
I am doing great. Eating less boxed food has really helped a lot too. emoticon

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HULK76,welcome to our team........
glad to have you on board with us.........
sounds like you have done a lot of work tweeking what works for you..........
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While I've been a Sparkpeople member for years, I've never posted before. Because knee pain is such an important part of my fitness plan, this forum seems appropriate. I have patella maltracking in both knees and at one point it was pretty severe, enough to cause fat pad impingement (the fat pad impingement has gone away, yea!). Finally, after about 3 years I am seeing improvement, not completely pain free, but good functionality and some days...no pain. I do a lot of different types of exercises and with me, I really have to listen to my body. I couldn't do deep squats 3 months ago but now I can, but I might not be able to do them tomorrow. I took my black belt test in martial arts last spring, and passed. Some days are painful, but I am not letting my knees get in the way of getting fit and feeling healthy.

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welcome,BONNIJEAN.........
great you have joined us!!
you sure had knee issues for a long time.......
great to hear you had surgery a week ago.............way to go.........
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Hello all,

I wish I had found this forum sooner, but I am glad that I found it when I did.

I live in Greenville, SC. I am married with 4 daughters who live at home (3 teenagers). I love creative things such as sewing, crochet, knitting, writing, and graphic design.

For over 25 years I've been struggling with knee pain. I would exercise, but the exercise caused pain in my knees. I have had multiple physical therapy sessions since the pain started. As the cartilage diminished, the pain increased. As the pain increased, my ability to exercise decreased. As the ability to exercise decreased, the weight increased. As the weight increased, the pain increased.

Yes, I did try to do something about it. I tried supplements, but I saw no improvement. I stopped taking supplements because they negatively impacted my cholesterol and blood sugar. Besides supplements and the physical therapy, I tried exercising on my own. My favorite exercises are recumbent bike riding and water aerobics. I tried cortisone shots. I tried gel shots.

A week ago, I had my right knee replaced. I'm praying for a quick recovery.



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Thank you so much for the warm welcome Lita and for visiting my Spark Page. I have been fairly good and stayed of my feet as much as possible today and taking 800 mg of ibuprofen every 6 hours to help with inflamation along with ice on my knees. I do not lean on pain meds, but when a paramedic friend recommended I take that ibuprofen at that dosage, I listened. After doing more reading, I am encouraged. I am hoping the pain will subside in a few days. I think I have only bruised the meniscus in my knees. I definitely have some bursitis, but I am thinking I do not have any tears in that precious cartilage in my knees. Boy! I sure have taken movement for granted. I want to be good and heal quickly!

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Cindy,welcome .....
so glad you have joined is here on the knees team...
you most certainly have had your share of issues!!!
sounds like maybe you need to see your dr as you may have damaged something with your knees????
it would be better to check things out before you start exercising again as you could further damage them.....keep us posted as to how things are going!
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Hello all. emoticon Cindy here. I am a 44 yo SAHM with 2 kids. An 11 yo daughter that we adopted at 2 yo and a son that grew in my tummy. He is 7 yo and has Down Syndrome and ADHD - emphasis on the 'H'. emoticon I teach them here at home. I am busy and stretched but we are very happy. So that's a little about me.

So my reason for being here. I gained a lot of weight when my son was born. He had several medical issues and a couple that made his ability to hang on to life very tenuous. 14 surgeries, countless doctor appointments and one near death experience for my boy after his 2nd open heart surgery has brought me to a place of having gained 100 lbs that need to come off. I started again a week ago Sunday and did great with my diet and exercise and lost 5 lbs in the first week. Great right? Well here's the kicker. Every day last week except for 1, I walked for 2 miles and the first 3 of those days, I did running bursts. With my knees hurting, I continued walking the 2 miles Thu, Fri and Sat, took a break Sunday. Walked Monday, not as far and slower. Did not do anything yesterday and sure can't today. Every day the knee pain has worsened.

After doing some reading, it appears I have bruised the meniscus in both knees and have issues with some bursitis as well. It sounds as though cold / heat and staying off it are the thing to do along with Glucosamine/Chondroitin w MMA, Fish Oil, Flaxseed Oil and Cissus. I don't think I've torn the meniscus since I don't have locked knees.

Hope anyone? Am I REALLY going to be down with this for a long time? I am so motivated and am really hoping to get a significant chunk of this weight off before traveling to see my husband's family for Christmas. One is in the military and in extremely good shape, his wife runs marathons and would you believe there is a New York fashion model in the mix?

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sweets one thing that helped me before I got my total done was I wore a knee support, it help a whole lot with the pain. Just thought it might work for u Cathie

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thanks everyone for the welcome feeling ok no bruises have showed up but will see the dr. on Monday any way. Was worked on by my massage therapist on Thursday. and today going to the therapy and whirlpool and then some exercise machines also.

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welcome..........CATHIE
wow you sure did take a fall............
sounds like you are ok and you are seeing your dr on Monday that is well timed!!!
hopefully after x-rays etc all will turn out ok too........you will perhaps have more bruising????
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Hi had a tkr March of 2013 still having problems accepting all that goes with this. Fell yesterday while taking laundry down to basement, dumb thought I was on last step wrong 2 steps away down I went landed on rt elbow hip and knee that was replaced. Was so scared cried and praying no begging I didn't create a new problem. Could move and bend knee no pain hip no pain on getting up elbow hurt. Iced down all parts. after time checked no swelling or black and blue part except elbow but all parts moving. I see my dr on Monday sure he will take xrays. I just want to hear from people that have gone thru this surgery and have support with life, my knee just doesn't feel normal in my head to me.

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there are two ways to look at something one is negative where you make it harder on yourself or the other way is where you look for the positive and feel better about yourself and how much you can achieve.

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good luck with the next phase with your knees..........am sure it will all work out well.......you have a great attitude from what i can see and that will atke you far........

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dr has been telling me for two years now that I am too young for knee replacement so I am pretty sure the swelling and pain meds convinced him that it is time to replace the bugger hence the referral. I know I am in competent hands with this guy he has been my primary orth since 1998. we are looking at the knee replacement that lasts for thirty years. that wil take me to 85 I like that prognosis. I lived a long time thinking pain was normal with kidney problems. ob/gyn put 9 staples in my ureter and left them there for two years went through 5 surgeries over two years getting that straightened out. he basically shut down my right kidney during that time. mostly it is how you approach life you can let it get you down or you can look and see that tomorrow is another opportunity for a better day,.

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i was only thinking with all that pain perhaps you needed some re thinking of your meds to help you get through this painful time etc.....
when there is so much pain maybe there is more going on then what is expected??
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thank you for the warm welcome let me think pain control consists of tylenol and some left over pain drugs from an infected tooth. just got back from two weeks in sturgis and took more meds in the last two weeks for pain than in the last 7 years. really i avoid taking anything until the pain is out of this world bad. one dr made a comment once that i have a very high tolerance for pain so when i do complain i am like in the last stages of labor or passing a kidney stone (did that without drugs too). beyond redemption. they readjusted my knee brace and i get the 6 month shot which is why i was with the dr yesterday. it is funny the doc expects the pain to be on the outside of the knee and it is on the inside. go figure. i rode the harley so he could see how much it swells after a 75 mile or greater distance ride. seems like the 75 mile mark is the length of time i can ride without pain. they also did some adjustments on my polar care unit. remember ice is your best friend. in the meantime i will do my best to stay active and try not to complain too much

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SWEETS,welcome...........
sounds like you have had several year of knee issues......
what are you taking for pain control and sleep.....
perhaps you need to re look at that with your dr.....as it sounds to me what you may be taking doesn't sound to be very effective??? as if you can take your meds preventively you may be able to do some exercise such as in the pool etc...........keep us posted as to how you are doing....
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i just turned into a speed limit 55 two weeks ago. this past six months my left knee has been giving me enormous grief,.met with the orth surgeon and he gave me a referral for knee replacement so i see this doc in november. walking has been torture and even sleeping hasn't been much better. i have put back on 20 of the thirty pounds i lost. i need to get back into my game but it is a wee bit difficult atm. i injured my knee back in 78 the first time., then again in 93 i think i was blessed it took so long to reoccur. in 98 it gave up the ghost and i got an acl repair. now it is time so i can still enjoy being busy,

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ONTHEPATH............
welcome to our team so wonderful to meet you.........we are all here at different level of knee issues and we offer our help and support as we journey here together......
wishing you all the best.......
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Welcome to a great team. I have learnt loads since joining. I understand what you mean about limitations. it is a lesson you learn with time. limitations can be new opportunities.
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