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The knee job
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ret    Posted 02-03-2005 at 15:58:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
been a month sice I took the first steps after having the implant. Still can't sleep in bed, couch is fine for awhile, recliner works for awhile too. All in all, so far not a rousing success. Might be nice to go for just a few hours with no pain. Guess that comes with years. Doc appt next month, hope he says that is normal.

sawtooth    Posted 02-04-2005 at 05:38:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We know a guy locally that had both knees replaced at the same time. Ouch.

Jet9N    Posted 02-04-2005 at 12:54:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
My brother had both done at the same time. No problem with getting him to excercise, he's pushing 77 and still hasn't learned to relax. Now if you think that'a problem I know two guys that had carpal tunnel surgery on BOTH wrists at the same time. You have to make sure you have at least one really GOOD friend when you do that! LOL


Burrhead    Posted 02-03-2005 at 19:23:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
don't sweat the small stuff REt. Get a 25 year old gal friend that loves to dance and you won't even think of that new knee.

ret    Posted 02-03-2005 at 19:32:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I will settle for one that don't even like to dance

Burrhead    Posted 02-03-2005 at 19:38:11       [Reply]  [No Email]

Willy-N    Posted 02-03-2005 at 16:59:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I broke my fot in 3 places it hurt like heck to move it! The doc said you have to move it to make it better. So I moved it most of the day and did not have any pain pills to take because I drove the school bus. It was worth it because I moved up walking on it with out support or a walking cast 6 months! Mark H.

Bernie in MA    Posted 02-03-2005 at 16:52:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can't remember when it was that I stopped aching enough to get off vicodin. Prolly 2-3 months. I used to bike ride in the middle of the night sometimes. The PT guy said it helped because it got the blood going more. I was off the walker in about a month and on the cane for about 3 more before I gave it up entirely.

ret    Posted 02-03-2005 at 17:05:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
got off the walker in two weeks, cane just for emergency use. Don't carry it either. Guess will just let time do its thing. Found out Baileys Irish Creme and brandy don't help at all.
Thanks guys

mud    Posted 02-03-2005 at 16:24:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hope you get better soon. I hear that folks begin to not notice it as time goes forward.

Say, does General Jackson's ghost wonder down near there, or is that at Guinnea Station?

ret    Posted 02-03-2005 at 16:58:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
he is all over here, he got shot about 5 miles from my place. His arm is buried about 4 miles from here in a small cemetery in the middle of a cornfield.

midway    Posted 02-03-2005 at 16:44:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ret , are you exercising that knee, wife has had both knees replaced, physical therapy exercising meant a lot.

ret    Posted 02-03-2005 at 17:00:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I sure am, and stretch it out even while watching Tv. Trouble is it gets stiff real quickly, then have to bend it the other way. Feels like a big rubber band in there stretching

deadcarp    Posted 02-03-2005 at 18:51:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
modern surgical procedures should minimize actual adhesions but the ligaments will tighten up & stay up with yer meds & exercise, you don't need loose clots. :)

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