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    Bilateral TKR Got my date for BTKR

    You will be so happy as each month passes!! We are trying to remember to get to the mall for some nice walks since walking outdoors here in winter or heat of summer isn’t good. I thought my long legs (almost ft tall) would give my knees some trouble when I started driving but it was so easy...
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    Bilateral TKR Where to begin, did too much?

    Thanks! There is so much controversy about these drugs. Some studies show they help remodeling of bone after joint replacement but with three artificial joints in my body I want to be sure before I go back on those drugs. Different brands have same side effects and different kinds of drugs...
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    Bilateral TKR Got my date for BTKR

    I dreaded a whole lot of things and always what actually happens isn’t what I dreaded! The best thing was that I new what I had was healing, would get better and that I would walk again. Yesterday we went to Carnegie Hall in the City after a lovely dinner and a Long drive in, of course. I...
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    Bilateral TKR Adjustable bed?

    I just used my regular beg. Sit and swing legs over. I had the bilateral knee done 3/21/19. I was led to believe I could sleep without a pillow between my legs by week 4 or so but it took me months to get rid of doggone pillow. I can’t sleep on my left side, because of vertigo and back, more...
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    Bilateral TKR Got my date for BTKR

    Best to you @pamsknees!! I am so so glad I did both at once last March (3/21/19) I would say one thing is, build or keep your upper body/arm strength strong. At 77 I have strong leg and arm muscles. You will need both arms to lift yourself up for all transfers and moves until you can use those...
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    Bilateral TKR Where to begin, did too much?

    So we got same advice About the eliptical! I haven’t restarted Fosamax but my regular ortho ordered two MRIs, one of my 10 year old hip replacement and one of femur to make sure we got whole hip replacement. All came out great. No loosening at all, but then he said I shouldn’t start back on...
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    Bilateral TKR Where to begin, did too much?

    Hi Marieltha I have a standing Octane. I found out recently I am supposed to have my knees slightly bent when I use it. I do that now. Last time I did 25 minutes. Maybe too much. 29 RPM. But also, I started Fosamax a week ago today and those side effects that are prominent can be joint...
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    Bilateral TKR Where to begin, did too much?

    Thanks, Roy. No...not going to reconsider. Got rid of my huge pro bike and have an Octane eliptical. Seeing my orthopedic doctor this week. Just hope I don’t have an infection brewing.
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    Bilateral TKR Where to begin, did too much?

    Also, been reading about arthrofibrosis and hoping this isn’t my pain in right groin and leg when I life knee to marching. I forgot to take my am meds, so no diuretic, BP meds...holding fluids which may be everywhere including knees. Hopefully, not real inflammation, since no NSAIDs for me...
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    Bilateral TKR Long Term Pain after total knee replacement

    So sorry to hear this.Definitrly needs looking into by someone who does revisions. Hope you get some answers.
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    Bilateral TKR Where to begin, did too much?

    October 31, 2019 7 months and 10 days post op. Balance much better. Sleeping mostly without pain at night and no pillow between my legs for first time, these past two nights. All in all functioning well with daily living, plus 20-25 minutes on eliptical. I did have a THR 10 years ago right...
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    TKR FitGal’s Recovery

    So true about listening to pain and inflammation. Two days after my first mall walk, I went back and strolled the mall, for about 3 hours...easy walking. Then got a stab of pain in right knee. We skipped eating out, got back to the car, hubby picked up some thing to eat and home to icing...
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    TKR FitGal’s Recovery

    It is so good to see long posts like this so people can see all the ups and downs that can happen and how we can meet all the challenges. So I won’t go into lengthy summary of my journey but being 6 months out on my bilateral knee at age 76, I can say the challenges have been difficult. Until...
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    TKR FitGal’s Recovery

    I just got the link to your thread FitGal. I love it. Wish I had found it earlier. It’s late here on Long Island, NY, so will reply at length tomorrow. I am 76 years old and had a bilateral knee replacement on March 21, 2019 so six months out now. So much comfort and help in this thread...
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    Bilateral TKR Where to begin, did too much?

    Thanks, Marieltha. I will check out the link. I simply can’t take NSAIDs...my fluid retention and blood pressure shoot up by day 2-3 and that’s on 200 mg of Celebrex only ONCE a day. I am not really training! LOL. However, my muscles need some building up . Took first long walk at our mall...

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