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    TKR 7 mons post op and knee is not better

    I had both knees replaced on July 6th. I’m 6 months post op now. My left knee has healed so much better than my right knee. It feels pretty good- just a little tightness in the front of the knee. The extension and flexion are both really good. My right knee was plagued by a super tight right...
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    Bilateral TKR Look Mom, No Crutches!

    Thank you @newlybionic
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    Bilateral TKR Look Mom, No Crutches!

    A quick update - so far the New Year has NOT been good to me. On Jan 2nd I started feeling like I had the beginnings of a sinus infection. By the next afternoon (1/3), the congestion had moved down to my chest and the sinus headache was worse. Since I was supposed to go back to work the next...
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    Revision TKR Mamie's Recovery Thread

    @Mamie You have my prayers for sure! I am praying for complete healing and that God gives you the strength you need to get through this. I am so sorry you’ve had so many awful complications. {{HUGS}}
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    Bilateral TKR Look Mom, No Crutches!

    Ok, I know clicking and clunking are normal. I can sometimes hear/feel the components clunk when I move. But yesterday at 20.5 weeks post op, I heard something different/new in my right knee. While I was making the bed it started making a loud ticking sound when I walked. This has never...
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    Bilateral TKR Post 4 weeks bilateral knee replacement-still in pain

    @Mich86 I’m 20.5 weeks post op for BTKR. This past week getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday (cleaning, grocery shopping, setting the table, heating up the food - thank goodness we ordered our meal from a restaurant versus me cooking it all) has kicked my butt. My knees are sore, my...
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    Bilateral TKR JGlow's Recovery Story

    Talk to your physical therapist about all the issues you are having - back of leg pain, balance, etc. My therapist had me do tons of balance exercises and lots of stretching exercises in addition to quad strengthening stuff. He also massaged my legs and stretched me out at the beginning of each...
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    TKR Nancan Recovery

    I don’t know. I had bilateral TKR on July 6th. My right leg likes to turn out. It still does. I was really worried about it for a long time because I had horrible behind the knee pain in my right leg due to a super tight hamstring. After I finished PT at 13 weeks post op, the hamstring pain...
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    Bilateral TKR Six months post Bilateral TKR - it does get better

    @Fran55 I’m 18.5 weeks post op from BTKR. I finally caved and called my regular doctor about getting some prescription sleep medication. I’ve been back at work teaching middle schoolers face to face for the last 6.5 weeks, and I have been EXHAUSTED. Last week I asked my doctor for Ambien, but...
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    Bilateral TKR Look Mom, No Crutches!

    @Jane66 This is such a loooooong slooooooow recovery. I was totally unprepared for how long it would take to feel normal again. Occasionally I will have rare times where I don’t think about or feel my knees, but most of the time they don’t feel much better than they did before the surgery. That...
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    Bilateral TKR Bilateral knees

    @Jane66 I ice my knees every night when I get home from work, but I also use a heating pad at night in bed. I put the heating pad behind my right knee (for tight hamstring pain) almost every night for months. If the pain radiated down to my calf or shin, I’d wrap the heating pad around my lower...
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    Bilateral TKR Look Mom, No Crutches!

    Hi @Jane66 YES! The Trazodone is helping. I’ve taken it for 5 nights now and my sleep is getting better dan each night. I went from waking up 6 to 8 times a night to only 2 to 3 times a night and usually that last wake up is about 30 minutes before my alarm goes off. At 18 weeks I had my last...
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    Bilateral TKR Look Mom, No Crutches!

    @Spacedust and @newlybionic Thank you for the feedback on Trazodone. I’ll give it a try.
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    Bilateral TKR Look Mom, No Crutches!

    At 18 weeks post op, I’m still not sleeping through the night. I wake up every 1.5 to 2 hours to roll over, readjust the pillows, reposition because I’m sore. I’ve been back at work since week 13, and I’m tired. I’ve been taking Unisom and 15 mg of melatonin for the past 3 months, but they are...
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    TKR Celebrate the little wins

    @babycatcher I went back to work as a school teacher 12 weeks after my bilateral TKR. On Monday I will be 18 weeks post op. Luckily, they moved me temporarily from my 3rd floor classroom to the 1st floor cafeteria, so I don’t have to hike up and down the stairs multiple times a day. I still...

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