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    TKR Judlepip has Turned a Corner!!

    Thanks. Hope there is some more improvement. There is quite a variation from day to day which doesn't seem to correlate to amount of walking or anything else that I can figure out which is curious. Well, we'll just keep on going and hope for the best, right?:fingersx:
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    TKR Judlepip has Turned a Corner!!

    Sorry to hear you are still having problems. I'm also still experiencing pain a year after my BTKRs. Beyond taking lots of xrays and saying my implants look great, my OS has no suggestions or explanations other than to say that he had to do a lot of extra cutting on the left (worst) knee due...
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    Bilateral TKR Vancouver USA Recovers

    Well, I'm glad we figured out where I live!!! Yes, Vancouver, WA. It's not that I don't want to post but I feel that most people on this site are looking for encouragement or answers and I don't feel able to give too much of either. I saw my OS for one-year check up. I almost didn't go...
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    Bilateral TKR Vancouver USA Recovers

    Thanks so much for thinking of me - you are very kind and considerate. I've actually stayed off here because I don't want to discourage folks. I am really not much better than I was prior to surgery. I still get lots of pain if I walk much at all. I'm still hoping time may help and it seems...
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    TKR No longer waiting to garden! 3/28/14

    So sorry to hear about your situation. Hope everything you need for healing gets worked out and that you are soon better.
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    Revision TKR Lovetocookandsew’s long road to recovery

    Hi - I haven't been on here in a long time. I'm so sorry to hear you are still having trouble as I am. Hope we both get better by the New Year. My right knee has been fine but the left basically got worse around 3 mos. and has not gotten any better. Implant looks great according to OS so his...
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    TKR 16 Weeks +, not sure what to think?

    We certainly don't want OS to scare people away from having knee replacements but I do think maybe they should go over the possible problems that can be encountered in recovery which it seems some of them don't do very well. I had been on this site 6 mos. prior to my surgery and was very...
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    Revision TKR Woohoo I'm starting to feel better!

    My love of reading and crochet has really helped me thru this surgery and long recovery. I urge you all to try and find new hobbies or ways to be creative. It's great to be able to give homemade gifts and/or make things to donate to charities. I crochet baby blankets for a group that provides...
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    TKR 16 Weeks +, not sure what to think?

    It seems like some people heal quickly and can get back to "normal" within a few months and then there are the rest of us! I'm at 7 months BTKR, was doing good early on and finished PT and was simply walking around in the pool with slight bouncing when one of my knees started hurting in a...
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    TKR No longer waiting to garden! 3/28/14

    Is there a reason they didn't have you donate your own blood before surgery, especially considering you needed a transfusion previously? I donated twice and didn't need either so hopefully my blood will help someone else.
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    Revision TKR Lovetocookandsew’s long road to recovery

    I sure hope they figure it out and that it doesn't mean any more procedures. Don't know if you read my thread recently, but I'm having pain in one knee that they can't figure out. First the surgeon said it was tendonitis or bursitis but then when I went back after staying off my feet for 6...
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    Gathering Myself Together for BTKR November 12

    P. S. The crocs I wore were the fleece-lined ones which offer a little more support. However, Crocs are not very consistent in their sizing.
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    Gathering Myself Together for BTKR November 12

    I found knit pants and t-shirts to be my uniform. I tried wearing shorts to PT but would stick to the plastic-covered tables :groan: so went back to the long pants. Once I was on my feet more I bought a new pain of athletic shoes (New Balance in my case) because it's been recommended that we...
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    Gathering Myself Together for BTKR November 12

    My feet were swollen in the first few weeks. I wore Crocs to PT.
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    Bilateral TKR Vancouver USA Recovers

    Oh, having read so many stories on here, I know it could be a lot worse. I just have to laugh at the nonsensical statement the OS made. Today I saw a chiropractor who's really interested in trying to help me. He's baffled too because I have no pain except with weight bearing, but at least...

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