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    TKR Sharon’s second knee recovery!

    Catalien here.... I’m just now doing a little catching up, I haven’t been on for a few days. I’m so very sorry to hear of your friend’s husband passing. And also of your nurse friend’s husband. I think they are both very fortunate to have you as their friend.. my prayers have been, and...
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    PKR Taking it steady

    Hi, Carol Anna.... just checking in on you. I’m sorry to hear you battle the migraines... I’ve never experienced that, but have friends who do, they sound tough. Just keeping you in my thoughts & prayers that you will continue to heal from both. That’s great you can sleep on your side...
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    Knee Infection* 4 surgeries, 2 revisions, 1 staph epi infection

    I am reading both your posts, @laralealu and @ crowwood..... I am in awe at all you have both, individually, been through! I experienced an infection roughly 5 weeks after my initial surgery. I was in the hospital for 6 days, & had a cleanout surgery there. My Dr feels pretty sure that it was...
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    TKR Rubyroo TKR #2

    @ SusieQ... our Nordic Track is probably one of the older ones, we got it well over 20 years ago, probably 25 or 30, when we lived in Texas ( been in Colorado 22 years in July). It’s pretty basic, my only complaint is that it doesn’t register steps on my little fitbit, so I feel a bit “ ripped...
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    PKR Taking it steady

    @ CaroI Anna, I am so sorry to see that you’ve had these blood clots! And so glad your sister insisted you get it checked out immediately. It’s so easy for any of us to “ dismiss” symptoms, especially if they don’t seem that bad, or we can find other explanations. Years ago, my big brother’s...
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    TKR Rubyroo TKR #2

    Hi, @Rubyroo ....catching up on you....congratulations on your stair victories! I’m pretty well going up , and, down pretty well normally now, albeit slowly, and down, I still use both rails for balance, and some, but not full support. I’m still careful not to push myself too much, I did...
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    TKR Round Two

    Hi, Marycool... I have the same here, when I first get up, my knee is a bit grouchy, but once I am up & moving, it’s better. I usually wake up once during the night, ( particularly since I’m drinking so much water for the antibiotics), and my leg & knee are stiff & hurt some. I figure it’s...
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    Knee Infection* Knee #2 Vent

    Congratulations, starsfan22!! I think you have definitely earned that! I’m so very excited for you! . And, for your 6 week checkup. Two Very wonderful reports from you. As to your being impatient... with every thing that you’ve been through.....I think most Would be impatient at times. You...
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    TKR Sharon’s second knee recovery!

    I’m joining in with my prayers for your family and friends. And you, you’ve been through so much. I’m so happy for you that you got to spend the day babysitting your two young grandchildren..... what a joy! When our daughter was small, my husband one day said, “ she is discovering the world!”...
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    Knee Infection* Question about dizziness

    I will have to write some family stories for our grandson. My middle sister who will be 79 in May, has been working on some family stories, several times, she has sent a copy to the rest of us. When we were all quite small ( maybe before I was born?), our Dad’s younger brother, “Doots” was his...
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    Knee Infection* Infection after 5 weeks

    Hi, doopy, catching up again & saw you had a new post, I’ve been wondering how you are doing. I’ve never taken Cipro, & forget what my IV antibiotic is. Right now, I’m taking cephalixin in a liquid form ( Nasty tasting stuff, but, Sure beats the IV). Most antibiotics are in big tablets, &...
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    Knee Infection* Question about dizziness

    @ Hawk2go, your grits sound yummy. I also love the extra sharp cheese, especially aged. Are you familiar with Tallegio cheese? It’s An Italian cheese that our son introduced us to....has a very “funky”, pungent taste. I don’t care for it cold.... but, put a little into eggs, or a grilled cheese...
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    TKR Sharon’s second knee recovery!

    Just now reading your past few posts, and so sorry you’ve had Covid. But glad to see you are getting better. I’m not surprised that it has set you back some. Your body most likely needs that extra rest - don’t fight it. That’s one of the biggest lessons I learned from my infection & cleanout...
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    TKR DogTiredKnees Recovery Thread

    I’m so very sorry you are having a rough time! I had trouble with Tramadol,& couldn’t tolerate the opioids. I did hold off for a long time getting the anti nausea medication, but once I finally got it, it helped. My appetite was still “off”, & I lost 10 pounds or so, ( and, as my PT pointed...
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    TKR Kate97497’s post op

    Wow, Hawkie.... a flood in your kitchen, and during the holidays. Yikes! I’m glad you got it resolved. Our microwave went out shortly before my surgery, & then the stove! Actually, we considered ourselves lucky, in that we were able to replace both pretty easily ( we have a Lowe’s about 5...

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