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Glad I Have Only Two Knees...

 
 
Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2011 05:29 am
Am scheduled for my second knee replacement surgery Oct. 25. Had the other knee done nine years ago and am told the recovery is easier now. I surely hope so, because the first one was awful...
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2011 06:13 am
@mags314772,
I know quite a few people who have gone through that. I will need too as well in a little while.
Nothing makes you feel more vulnerable than having to have bone removed ...ugh.

I hope everything goes well for you
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Izzie
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2011 06:32 am
@mags314772,
Will be hoping for a speedy recovery ((Mags)) xx
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2011 09:13 am
@mags314772,
Ouch, mags, but I'm glad you are going to have the surgery. Keep us up on how the surgery goes, and how the recovery goes.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2011 09:15 am
@mags314772,
My mom recently had a knee replacement surgery, she didn't love it but overall it went pretty smoothly. About 6 months on, she's doing very well. Good luck!
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mags314772
 
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Reply Sat 8 Oct, 2011 02:34 am
@mags314772,
I had all my pre-surgery testing done yesterday. Ready to go
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 8 Oct, 2011 02:35 am
@mags314772,
you're up mighty early, mags...
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 8 Oct, 2011 02:50 am
@mags314772,
Oh...I do hope it goes well for you!

Apart from the awful recovery, how is the first bionic knee going for you?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 8 Oct, 2011 09:58 pm
@dlowan,
I think we and mags have a while to wait. Agggggh, not for us, but for mags.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 8 Oct, 2011 11:23 pm
@mags314772,
I remember the last time, from Abuzz, but didn't realize you had a difficult recovery. Anyway, you're not alone this time, right?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 9 Oct, 2011 02:08 am
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

I think we and mags have a while to wait. Agggggh, not for us, but for mags.


Actually, I seem to have done something diabolical to my left knee....it's a completely different feeling from the normal pain. It's got me wondering.....
roger
 
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Reply Sun 9 Oct, 2011 02:12 am
@dlowan,
Well, dayum!
mags314772
 
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Reply Sun 9 Oct, 2011 12:03 pm
@roger,
Yes, it was 9 years ago, Roger. From what they tell me, the recovery is a bit easier now. The incision is smaller, and they don't cut as many ligaments. IT'S STILL RATHER GRUELLING...the rehab, that is.
mags314772
 
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Reply Sun 9 Oct, 2011 12:05 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead, I get up at odd hours, drink coffee, play on computer, then go back to bed. It's one of the advantages of being retired.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 9 Oct, 2011 04:14 pm
@roger,
double dayum, Dlowan
dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 9 Oct, 2011 07:48 pm
@mags314772,
Mags, I'm really interested.....what is the previously operated on knee like for you? Does it really do what you want a knee to do? Is it still painful?
dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 9 Oct, 2011 07:49 pm
@ossobuco,
Thank you dollink.
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mags314772
 
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Reply Sun 9 Oct, 2011 11:56 pm
@dlowan,
The already replaced knee is good. I followed the rugged rehab faithfully, and so have full range of motion. I have fibromyalgia, which complicates the picture somewhat, in that there are tender places around even the good knee. In addition, the replaced knee has been put under stress by having to do most of the work until I get the other one replaced. But all in all, it's good. and I have full use of it.





mags314772
 
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Reply Mon 10 Oct, 2011 12:02 am
@mags314772,
You know, Roger, I wasn't alone last time, either. My dear Richard, who was then my boyfriend and is now my husband of eight years, took me into his home and cared for me after surgery. He will do it again this time, too, bless his heart.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 10 Oct, 2011 01:05 am
@mags314772,
Forgot that.

Memory time, anyway. I think you wondering how you would occupy yourself that first time, and I suggested a kitten. Little did I know. . . .
 

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