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Bonniejean so glad you are having good results!!

Wish I was doing as well with mine...

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10/26/13 11:19 P

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Bonnijean-My heart goes out to you as healing can be so frustrating. It is like one day you feel better and the next day you have more pain for no apparent reason. You are doing a good job being prudent in what you do and how much you do. Realistically this is about the only control you have over the healing process. So just keep it up the good work and don't hold back on the pain pills.

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10/26/13 5:37 P

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IMAGEMLOVER,

No. The therapy place that my insurance is sending me to does not have a pool. If I want aquatic therapy, I'll have to join the Y and do it on my own.

My doctors are being very careful with the pain pill prescriptions. I'm not worried about addiction because I've read up on the topic and addiction doesn't usually happen unless the patient continues taking the pain medications past the time they need them.

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10/26/13 5:29 P

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Are they going to do aquatic physical therapy? That is what I am afraid of when I have the surgery. The pain pills. I know people who have gotten hooked on them, and I do have a very addictive personality. When I had gallbladder surgery I had nothing but Ibuprphen 800 except right after surgery. I was hooked on Xanax at one time.

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10/26/13 1:49 P

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Earlier this week, all the swelling had gone down. Last night my knee was very swollen again. I wish I could figure out the cause. I don't think I had done anything out of the ordinary.

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10/26/13 1:44 P

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L*I*T*A,

Yes, I'm taking pain medicines around the clock. I think part of the problem Thursday night was caffeine later in the evening than usual combined with going upstairs and coming back down. I'll know to avoid that combination in the future.

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10/25/13 7:30 P

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Bonnijean are you taking something for pain prior to your activities????
it might be a good idea and with less pain sleep may be easier????!!!
just a thought..........

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10/25/13 3:15 P

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Today I had the last in-home physical therapy session. Monday I start therapy at a therapist's office.

Last night I didn't sleep well. I think activity later in the evening made my knees hurt a little more, and the heightened pain interfered with sleep. I hope tonight is better.

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10/24/13 2:58 P

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Bonnijean ................................. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


“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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10/24/13 1:59 P

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Making progress. Last night I was able to get up off of my sofa unassisted. Knowing that I can get up on my own, even if it is awkward, makes me feel a little more free. I can go to the living room when no one is here and be able to get up on my own.

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10/23/13 1:25 P

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10/22/13 9:13 P

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Bonnie...............
Bonnijean is right the newer ones will last at lets 20+years or so!!!


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10/22/13 1:11 P

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IAMAGEMLOVER,

I was told that I could expect 15-20 years from my knee. I'm only 55, but I couldn't handle the pain. Even swimming and water exercises made it difficult to walk the next day.

When you do decide on surgery, I wish you all the best.

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10/22/13 12:11 P

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Hi BonniJean. My right knee has been bone against bone for over 6 years now. My left knee is close to it now. I workout in the water at least twice a week and that does offer great relief. I am going to be starting another round of supartz shots in a couple weeks. My last round lasted for over a year. My Dr. did tell me not to expect that result all the time, that the surgery will have to be done and the sooner the better. I guess recovery is easier when you are younger. I will be 59 on New Year's Eve, so I will probably have the surgery within the next couple years. I heard a knee replacement is only good for 10 years, and I plan on living to be at least 100. emoticon

Thank you for describing what will happen. People at the pool just moan and cry and tell horrible stories. It scares you.

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10/21/13 12:27 P

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BONNIJEAN-Thanks so much for sharing your journey through the TKR and follow up. It gives those of us needing a TKR a good overview of what to expect.

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10/20/13 6:35 P

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Hi, BonniJean. I'm glad to hear your pt is going well. I know it is painful. I have had both of my knees replaced. I am so glad I did, though, as I no longer have any pain, and I can go up and down stairs with no problem. Believe me, it is worth it.

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Thank you for explaining your surgery and recovery - I am looking at something similar in the future. I had Arthriscopic surgery on my right knee in June to help a torn Minicus - It really did help the pain I was having. Good luck with your recovery.

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BONNIJEAN...................
sounds like you are well in to recovery mode and doing awesome...............
wishing you continued success and progress as we journey here together!!!

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I have had problems with knee pain since my early 30s. I've had physical therapy a number of times. Each round of physical therapy seemed to help for a while until the last round 2 years ago. When I finished that set of PT, my knees didn't feel any better.

Four years ago, I tore the meniscus in my right knee. The surgeon offered arthroscopic surgery, but said he couldn't guarantee pain-free results. I opted to skip that surgery because it offered little hope for relief.

The past year has been really bad. Exercise caused pain. Even moderate exercise would make it hard to walk the next day. Standing in one spot was incredibly painful. Sometimes I would have to grip onto something nearby to support me so I could move my right leg without falling.

When I went back to the orthopedic doctor, he had new x-rays made. In four years my knees had progressed from bad and torn cartilage to no cartilage. I tried the gel shots. The gel shots helped my left knee, but did nothing for my right knee. I decided to schedule the surgery.

Surgery was Tuesday, October 8. According to the surgery team, everything went well.

Therapy started that afternoon. The therapy consisted of getting up out of bed and sitting in a reclining chair for a couple hours and then moving back to bed. Sounds like nothing, but that small amount of movement was exhausting.

The following days included individual therapy in my room and group therapy sessions called Joint Camp. They had a small set of stairs for us to practice with. But most of the session consisted of doing the same exercises that we had done individually before. The most exciting part of the therapy was walking there and back. Friday I didn't feel well and chose to ride back to my room.

Friday afternoon (Oct. 11) I came home. Saturday morning, the home health nurse came by to check on things. In home physical therapy started the following Monday. The therapists supervise my exercises, measure vital signs, and measure the degree that I can bend my knee.

This past Friday (Oct 18), the therapists took out the staples. The staples were pinching in a couple of places. Just having them gone made me more comfortable. My knee can make a 90 degree bend. It doesn't want to bend that much and it protests quite a bit, but it can make it if I insist.

Three more home visits in the coming week, then for the next two weeks I'll go to physical therapy three times a week at a local physical therapy office.

I'm grateful for pain medications. I'm grateful for people who are encouraging and empowering. I'm thankful for friends who have provided meals for me and my family. I've enjoyed the get well cards. I'm glad that friends and family have called or emailed or messaged me.

The last two weeks have been intense. I don't enjoy the pain. I don't enjoy physical therapy. But I think the pain now will result in great gain in the future.

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