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    Finally crossed over

    Well, thank you for more reassurances that it's OK to give good news as well as not-so-good news. Ms Heidi, yes I think being able to get up from the floor is useful knowledge in case you fall over, too, I hadn't thought of it that way (am just busily planning days on the beach and picnics on...
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    Finally crossed over

    Testing! River
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    Finally crossed over

    Aw thank you both, that is lovely. Maybe then I'm allowed to feel happy! River
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    Finally crossed over

    Thanks for the responses! I started worrying perhaps I come across as gloating or boasting because things are going so well for me at the moment. I don't consider this to have been an easy thing to go through at all, either the first or second time, it is absolutely massive.... but i read some...
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    Finally crossed over

    I <heart> physio! I am just back from my session, and am very tired too so will have a lie-down now, I think. But it was another great session. 10 minutes on the exercise bike; I can do the 'sit to stand' exercise from a lower seat than last time (I've been practising this one at home); my...
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    Too young for knee replacement?

    Hello Angela, I see you are well on your way to making your decision, but one thing about being relatively young in having a TKR, that I haven't seen mentioned here, is that if you are in reasonably good health as well as being young, in my experience that could translate into recovering fairly...
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    Finally crossed over

    Well that's a relief, thanks Jo! River
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    Bummer-surgery cancelled

    My sympathies to you. My second knee operation (scheduled for the end of May, 5 weeks after the first) was cancelled too, in my case because of low haemoglobin levels. It wasn't easy, having geared up for the op, and also the uncertainty about when the new date would be drove me mad! However...
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    Finally crossed over

    Well it seems I'm unusual in all sorts of ways, then. Firstly because I had hardly any problems with constipation after surgery (maybe a tiny bit for a day or two but nothing to write home --or Bonesmart-- about), except for when I was on iron tablets as I said. Secondly because I'm having so...
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    Finally crossed over

    I believe I have forgotten to inform my loyal readership (!) of some small but significant developments. 1) Some time ago, at my friend's house where I was staying (so this would have been about 7-8 days ago, 3 weeks or so post-op), I went down several stairs with one foot on each step. I...
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    Finally crossed over

    Thanks kneeper, yes it's hard because it's as if you are trying to make your body 'forget' how it has done things up to now, and give it a new memory of how to walk. I can't remember learning how to walk the first time, but we're more of a blank slate at that age! It's also quite exciting...
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    Finally crossed over

    Gosh yes, it sounds like I've been hugely lucky. Commiserations to anyone suffering this, I know from the iron tablets how horrendous constipation can be. River
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    Finally crossed over

    MsHeidi, (oops, I forgot your title before, do forgive me!), that's interesting about the oxycontin. Now I am wondering if the squirty stuff was the same thing but I'm sure it was oxy-something. It tasted wonderful, another woman on the ward compared it to sloe gin (which I've never had...
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    Finally crossed over

    Hi Jo, Thanks, yes I suppose I am doing quite well. The pain isn't too bad anymore, especially since the phlebitis (inflamed vein) seems to have subsided. Mostly the worst of it is sometimes a dull sort of ache just above the knee, after a lot of exercise or walking (or moving furniture...
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    Finally crossed over

    Well I am home now, as of last Tuesday, having been staying with friends for a couple of weeks following my liberation from hospital. I know some people who live on their own go straight home after discharge, but I didn't feel able to, partly because I live up three flights of stairs. But this...

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