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[TKR] I have a new knee!

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by Nyland, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Nyland

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    All is well. I'm going home tomorrow.
    :)
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    So glad to hear that everything has gone so well for you and that your heading home tomorrow. Remember to keep resting, elevating and icing. Make sure you get on a schedule for your pain meds and stay on the schedule as it will safe you a lot of pain down the road. Keep us posted and updated to your progress and oh by the way welcome to this side.
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    ccat -cheer with mouse.gif Cheers for you and your new knee---your incision is really neat looking and makes a great avatar. Welcome to the "other side" and the wonderful world of recovery.


    We'll all be here for you, rooting you on and empathizing with you all the way. Take care and post when you feel able. We care. ccat-heart.gif
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    Hi there Nyland.
    Welcome to the cool side. And I mean cool, so lot's of icing! :rotfl:
    But really, glad you are doing well!
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    I will be anxiously watching for your posts on how you are doing. Good luck.
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    Good luck, and from all the posts that I have been reading, get lots of ice, reading materials, and be prepared for a long journey.
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    Congratulations Nyland! Hope everything goes well for you.
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    Glad to hear all went well! You're going to do great! :thumb:
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    Nyland, welcome to the other side! :egypdance: Stay well my friend! I look forward to reading more of your story! :friends:
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    Yay, Nyland! Looking forward to hearing more from you once you settle in at home.
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    Awesome!!! Congratulations on your new hardware! Please post back when you are able and tell us how things went and how things are going!:cheers:
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    Hey Nyland,

    Glad to hear that it went well! :)
    It's great to get home! :thumb: :sleep:
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    Hello everyone!
    I'm having a tough time. I have a few questions, but I know the answers can be found in the library. My brain is mush and can't look things up. I can't read a sentence, neber mind writea sentence.
    If anyone would like to look up the answer for me, I'd be truly grateful. Is the tylenol daily intake 4000 MG and is that safe? Thanks!
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    Nyland, the new rule is 3000MG per day because some of your other meds might have Tylenol in them that is why it was lowered. At least that is what my doc told me.
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    Glad you are home. My doctor actually took me off of percocet because of the tylenol yesterday, only getting the oxycodone, up to 10 mg every 4 hrs, and oxycotin at 6am and then 10pm.
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    When I was taking pain meds around the clock 16 months ago, I was told by my OS and Pharmacist that it was 4000mg. I don't know if that recommendation has been lowered or not as someone else mentioned 3000mg.

    Congratulations on your new knee Nyland and welcome to the other side. I'll look forward to reading about your recovery and will offer any help and support that I can.
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    It is 4000, but some recommendations have reduced it to 3000 to insure that it really is no more than 4000. If you read all the ingredients of every thing you take and really know how much acetaminophen you are taking collectively, it's 4000. But that includes cold medicine, for instance, on top of pain medicine for the knees. The recommendation of 3000 assumes we are not conscientious about knowing what we are taking.
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    Thanks so much, all. I have a newfound respect for everyone post op! I can't read, write, or have much of an intelligent conversation. I am taking 15 mg of oxycodone (no tylenol) every 3 hours. I need something for break thru pain, but wanted to be careful. Good night, my friends!
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    Woohoo, good for your new knee, Nyland. Sorry I couldn't get on here before, we have spent the weekend at my son and girlfriend's and haven't been able to get on the computer.

    Sorry though to hear you are having a bit of a tough time, but you know that is to be expected in the early days, so there is nothing wrong. This will pass (easy for me to say, I know). Just try and hang in there. Thinking of you my dear friend and hope you feel much better very very soon.

    Love
    Kathy
    xxxx
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    Today is a better day! It will be a bit busy, though. PT called all day yesterday and wanted to come. I need the nurse, so she couldn't. My OS has a rule, just one may come in a day. I needed the nurse yesterday, so the pesky PT had to wait until today. She called to ask if she could come. I told her that I wanted my husband to be hear when she came for her initial visit. (I told him that she was not going to bully my knee.) He has to go to a wake at noon and will be home right after. She said that she would be here at 12:30. If she shows up earl, she'll have to hide in the bathroom from my 8 pound, 3 ounce guard dog. He has been guarding my leg since I got home. Everything is better today.
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