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One year of the new knee
Friday, March 03, 2017      2 comments

I am now over one year post op for this new knee. To say it has not worked out as planned is an understatement. Yet I do see some light on the horizon. I had a manipulation in May, it helped a little. I had ANOTHER manipulation in Dec.... Read more
My new reality
Saturday, July 09, 2016      5 comments

July 1st I stopped going to Physical Therapy 5x a week. Started just 2x a week as my insurance deductible started over. Yesterday the therapist finally admitted I was at a plateau. STUCK, is what I have been calling it for the past 6 weeks. ... Read more
July 1, 2016 update
Friday, July 01, 2016      3 comments

6 more weeks of therapy lead to a small improvement. Not enough for all the work I have been doing. I work very hard but I am not improving much. Found out in the latest round of testing I have sleep apnea. Oh joy! So I have a machin... Read more
Mid May update
Sunday, May 15, 2016      0 comments

Things are looking better after the manipulation of my knee. During the procedure, under anesthesia the Dr. got me bending to 125 degrees. Last Friday in Physical Therapy, I got to 110 degrees, with a little help. The bike pedals are turning, ... Read more
Manipulation in the hospital
Monday, May 02, 2016      1 comments

Went away for the weekend, and had a successful trip. First time riding an escalator since surgery. First time using a "regular" toilet in the hotel room. I was very nervous about that. I am scheduled for a manipulation tomorrow mornin... Read more
9 weeks post op
Sunday, April 24, 2016      1 comments

Well... things are getting a bit better. Knee still isn't bending like it should. Still can't get to 90 degrees. Still screaming in pain when the therapist tries to bend it. But I can sort of walk with a cane now. It hurts, and I am very ... Read more
5 weeks
Thursday, March 31, 2016      3 comments

Had my second doctor/PA visit. She said I am doing OK, even though I still can't get the bicycle pedals to go all the way around. Still not quite at 90 degrees. Said I had to be patient and not get frustrated... Yeah right. Easier said than ... Read more
18 days post op. Total knee replacement.
Saturday, March 12, 2016      2 comments

Staples came out a few days ago. I can get over the curb now in parking lots... I can get up the three stairs to the kitchen, though I don't feel very confident about it. Good thing as all the food is up there... Lol Things are gett... Read more
Knee physical therapy
Monday, February 29, 2016      2 comments

I had remembered physical therapy being painful and I wasn't disappointed. Nothing has change in that regard. I even got the same therapist. The knee is super swollen which makes everything hard and painful. Zoned out the first day... Nurs... Read more
Home from the hospital
Saturday, February 27, 2016      6 comments

Knee replacement surgery went ok on February 23, 2016. To say I was terrified is putting it mildly. Hospital was very good. Had some terrific nurses.. Only one "dud." I cut down the pain meds (followed the directions on the bottle) when ... Read more
Starting over again... Surgery Feb. 23
Friday, February 19, 2016      5 comments

I finally gave up trying to lose weight before deciding on a knee replacement. Life was getting too difficult. I keep avoiding things that cause discomfort, which is anything which involves walking. Crutches now since August, but getting arr... Read more
Sooner or later?
Thursday, October 22, 2015      5 comments

Some one asked me yesterday night I was using crutches. I told him I have been having trouble with my knee, doctor said I need a replacement, but I didn't have time for it for a few months. He said why put off the inevitable?.. Now I... Read more
Three weeks no arthritis drugs
Sunday, September 20, 2015      4 comments

My struggle to lose weight seems never ending. I was reading blogs from 5years ago when I had my knee replaced. My other knee problems began shortly after. At that time I was told it was good for another 4 or 5 years. Time is up. I am ... Read more
Labor Day
Friday, September 04, 2015      3 comments

It is now officially Labor Day weekend. I did not reach my August goal weight. Losing under half a pound a week. But at least I am not gaining even when I am not as careful as I should be. Trying to qualify for a new drug study. First... Read more
Saturday, August 22, 2015      1 comments

I was one track to hit my goal by the end of August, but now that BLC has ended, and a few more visits with friends and dinners have crept in... I don't think I am going to make it. 9 days to lose 4.5 pounds... At least I did not gain, bu... Read more

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