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Recent content by MissViv18

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    [BILATERAL TKR] MissViv's Recovery

    Update …. it's been 9 months since surgery and I feel like I have not improved much since 6 month point. Still have pain in both knees and swelling. The numbness is just awful and goes down through my legs and feet. Both knees "crunch" something terrible everytime I get up from a standing...
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    [TKR] Beachy in recovery<

    I haven't been on in awhile and just posted my 6 months report. I looked for news from you as soon as I got on the board. So glad to hear you are doing so well … and hubs too! I am finally able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Still working on getting better though. Started going...
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    [BILATERAL TKR] 5 weeks post op

    I had bilateral on 10/16/18 and am just now beginning to feel good. Still have some discomfort and knees are still numb feeling. I just started back for more PT after stopping in late Dec. Having some problems with hips now and I did not have that before knee surgery. I asked my surgeon the...
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    [BILATERAL TKR] MissViv's Recovery

    Update … it's been 6 months since surgery!! I am doing better but when I had my 6 month checkup with surgeon, I asked him about more PT. My hips have been bothering me and my left shoulder so he wrote an order. I went to the PT on Friday and again today. They are mainly working on my hips at...
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    [BILATERAL TKR] MissViv's Recovery

    Back from the cruise and was able to manage even with the tightness and swelling. I iced a lot and rested a lot. We did not get off at the ports, just enjoyed the ship. Sorry to say that my husband was sick the last day of the cruise and we saw a doctor when we got home and he has the flu...
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    [BILATERAL TKR] MissViv's Recovery

    Well today I am 18 wks. post op. I guess I am doing better every day but still have some issues. Both knees hurt when I return to a standing position. Feels like pulling on both sides (scar tissue). Knees are still numb and still having problems with both feet. There is numbness on top of...
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    [TKR] Beachy in recovery<

    Glad you are doing so well!
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    [BILATERAL TKR] MissViv's Recovery

    I've ordered the Dr. Motion compression socks from Amazon. Hope they help! Are they hard to get on? My DH has to help me with most of my socks. Do you sleep in them?
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    [BILATERAL TKR] MissViv's Recovery

    Thanks, I will check out the compression stockings!
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    [BILATERAL TKR] MissViv's Recovery

    Today is week 16! I have had swelling, pain & stiffness for the last two weeks! I've tried icing and elevating and it does not seem to help. I do not do a lot so not sure why I have the swelling. Ankles are also swollen and when 5:00-6:00 p.m. rolls around I feel really bad and just look...
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    [TKR] Beachy in recovery<

    So sorry to hear of your back and hip problems. Hope you can come to a good resolution soon! Hang in There!
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    [BILATERAL TKR] MissViv's Recovery

    I don't tuck in covers either. It bends my toes down and puts pressure on my heels. I guess my knees will get used to the side sleeping and tossing and get better on their own. When I get sore or feel pain from side sleeping, I move back on my back and stretch my legs.
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    [BILATERAL TKR] MissViv's Recovery

    Just though of this …. I am tossing and turning in bed a lot and sleeping on both sides so maybe that has them aggravated. I am using a pillow between my knees.
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    [BILATERAL TKR] MissViv's Recovery

    Cannot think of anything that I did that would cause the swelling? Still swollen and ice does not seem to help. Just have to wait and see I guess. I may call the OS on Monday but I know they will just say ice and elevate.
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    [BILATERAL TKR] MissViv's Recovery

    Woke up with swelling the last three mornings. I have iced (several times a day) and elevated to no avail. Hoping this swelling goes down soon.

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