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    COVID-19: Had It, Recovered, Hope To Help Others

    My family's Walt Disney World Orlando vacation ended 2/28. It was wonderful. I had fever every day for 15 days after. Temperature was 102 the first 3 days. After that, it was 99.5-100.5. My normal is about 97.6. Felt like I had a really bad chest cold or the flu. Finally went to the doctor at...
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    TKR It's The HoneyB's Knees

    @Jamie - I understand completely! It's so disappointing to go to the store and find little there that we want or need. I would imagine it's even more disappointing for those who are having trouble making the trip. I've never ordered food from this company. I hope it's good. Good luck to all...
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    TKR It's The HoneyB's Knees

    This isn't a post about my two TKRs, which are both still doing fine. Amid the COVID-19 isolation requirements, I'm still enjoying a daily 2.5-mile walk around my neighborhood and chatting (shouting) with neighbors from long distances. In my part of the USA (Gulf Coast of Alabama), the...
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    TKR It's The HoneyB's Knees

    One of my knees was 2 years old February 19 and the other will be 2 years old in June. They've continued to improve a bit at a time. I still have better ROM in my left than in my right, but I've decided to ignore that because I think it'll always be that way. As far as walking goes, they both...
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    TKR It's The HoneyB's Knees

    I've just returned from a 5-day trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida with my husband, son, daughter (7 months pregnant), son-in-law, and 4-year-old granddaughter. I'm happy to say that both TKRs stood up to the test. I averaged walking 8.5 miles per day, and walked 10.5 miles one day...
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    TKR It's The HoneyB's Knees

    @NightQuilter - Yes, I've been given many exercises for my IT Band problems. I did them faithfully for months, but they didn't seem to help. Prior to TKR surgery, I'd had one leg very slightly longer than the other my entire life. It didn't cause me to limp, but did cause my shoulders to look...
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    MUA A Year and Still Tightness

    KT Tape helped me, too. I just got tired of using it after a few weeks. I bought a roller bar for IT band self-massage and used it faithfully for a few months. The massage felt good in a painful sort of way, but it didn't have much affect on my IT band problem. I probably need to go back to...
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    TKR It's The HoneyB's Knees

    I haven't checked into Bonesmart in the past several months so this is just an update. My LTKR is at almost 23 months and my RTKR is at 19 months. I have no idea what my flexion is, but I'd say it's very good for my LTKR and not nearly as good for my RTKR. I had lifelong IT band problems in both...
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    MUA A Year and Still Tightness

    I haven't checked into Bonesmart in the past several months. I'm glad I happened upon this thread as soon as I logged in. @4quilts - I can completely understand your frustration with the stiffness. My LTKR is at almost 23 months and my RTKR is at 19 months. I have no idea what my flexion is...
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    TKR bfw7's Recovery Thread - post op panic, anxiety

    @bfw7 - I had the flu last year and was prescribed Tamiflu. I had an anxiety/panic attack after each dose. I felt like I needed to flee from my house. I would have to repeat to myself over and over and over, "I'm in my house, I'm on my sofa, and I'm ok." You're right; it's very scary. I also...
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    Knee Infection* One Good Leg.

    Congratulations, @KarriB and @lovetocookandsew on your terrific weight losses! I gained 30 pounds in the two years prior to and one year after my TKRs. I started working this week to get that weight off. I lose weight slowly so it'll probably take me at least six months to lose 30 pounds. I...
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    TKR It's The HoneyB's Knees

    @Celle - Thanks. Yes, I've read the article and referred back to it a few times. I was taught how to do the IT Band stretches by all three PT groups, and I do the self acupressure massage. I feel like I take two steps forward and one step back (or sometimes one step forward and two steps back)...
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    TKR It's The HoneyB's Knees

    Just an update. Some of this might be a repeat. I'm doing ok, but have had some setbacks. I finished PT in November 2018, but continued with strengthening exercises at a gym in the rehab/wellness facility of a hospital very close to my house. Around January-February 2019, I started feeling...
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    TKR It's The HoneyB's Knees

    @Jamie - Here are the Surgeon Locator Corrections. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Dr. Matthew Barber – The address listed for him is correct. (Dr. Barber was my surgeon for both of my TKRs and I highly recommend him.) Two other doctors at the same address who have great...
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    TKR It's The HoneyB's Knees

    @Jamie - I will provide the info you requested. Sorry I'm being so slow with this. I've been swamped with work, plus my 94-year-old mother came to visit for two weeks and had injured her shoulder pruning tree branches the day before she came. She's in really good shape for her age, but was...


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