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    Constipation and stool softeners

    FRUIT BUTTER Serving Size. Start with 1 TBSP and work up to 4 TBSP per day if needed. 4 C Raisins 1/3 to ½ Prunes-canned and pitted 2 T Honey 2T Vanilla 46 0z apple juice Soak raisins in water overnight Puree all together in blender or food processor Store in refrigerator up...
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    TKR Getting somewhere at last!

    I found car rides of any length past 10 minutes brutal for the first 2 months or so. There was a reason my doc gave me instructions to get out and walk every hour. By three months out several hour trips were fine. I promise it will get better. Keep resting, icing and elevating and pain meds...
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    Bilateral TKR Right leg foot issue

    I agree that it is quite early to be thinking of going to work. However, I do have an answer to your question regarding drug testing with pain meds, If you do have a drug test while you are on pain meds and if that test is at all questionable the Physician doing the testing will talk to you...
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    TKR New Left Knee . . . Check!!

    Niki, I think of you often. It's good to hear from you. I will be praying for you on Tuesday. Hopefully this does the job for you..
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    Bilateral TKR La's new knees (recovery diary)

    Re: Now, this is interesting Interesting videos. Thanks for sharing.
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    TKR SandyK - Recovery Progress Report.

    Re: Little Help Please Hi Sandy Welcome to this side of surgery. Relax, Rest and enjoy the ride. Don't work too hard yet-progress will come with Ice, Rest, Elevate, Pain meds. Recovery takes time and patience but will be well worth it. Hang in there.
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    I'm Back, Hello everyone xxx

    Best of luck to you. I too hope you can get in faster than the 18 week wait. Keep us posted.
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    Need advice for prep and recovery bilateral UKR

    Welcome to Bone Smart! Recovery can be challenging at times but it sure helps to know ahead of time what to expect. One of the biggest things I learned was that recovery takes longer than expected. Patience is very important. Be sure to take your pain meds by the clock not by the pain. I set a...
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    How to get myself ready for Op on Feb 7th

    Hey there, I will be thinking of you on Tuesday, well actually tomorrow (Mon) will be worse than Tuesday. Surgery day will go by in a flash and you will get lots of good sleep. I was strangely calm on the day before and the day of surgery guess I had finally come to realize it was really going...
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    newbie for new knee

    Hello, Welcome to Bone Smart you have come to the right place to get the support you need. It's very normal to have second thoughts and be scared. Spend a lot of time reading and leaning that will help with your fears. Keep asking questions and reading posts. Best of luck to you.
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    Recliners?

    I love my recliner. I bought a new one just before surgery. It totally reclines so I can lay flat. I had my last surgery 4 months ago and just recently started to be comfortable enough in bed to sleep there all night. My husband put a 3" platform under the recliner so it was easier to get out...
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    TKR One down and the other done too!

    I am now 4 and 5 months post surgery. I have had a lot of progress this past month. I feel more like my old self again. I don't think about my knees all the time. I realize steps are easier to navigate, not great but much better. Very little pain now. Still stiffness but that is to be expected...
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    New LTKR Date

    Helix, I didn't see my OS until 4 weeks after surgery so that isn't unheard of. Feel free to ask more questions as your surgery gets closer.
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    Bilateral TKR Thanks to all the posters on this wonderful forum.

    Brady, Good to see you on here. I agree I sure learned more about my recovery on this forum than I did from my Dr. or the class at the hosp. They don't tell you how long the recovery is. I had surgery in Aug and Oct and still sometimes have trouble sleeping. Never would have know that is normal...
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    TKR still waiting to reach the other side

    Sandra, My thoughts and prayers are with you. You have had more than your share. I hope you can find a good revision specialist soon and get some answers. I will be watching for more updates. Best Wishes
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    TKR Jo has a new knee

    So glad things are going well for you, Jo. Keep up the good work!!
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    TKR Knee extension problem

    CB Just catching up on your posts. I am so sorry you are still in so much pain and not feeling stable enough to use a cane. I had my first surgery on 8/29 three weeks before yours. My knee still gets stiff when I sit for a period of time. I do still experience some pain however not as much as...
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    March 12, 2012 I'm so excited!!

    Re: March 12, 2012 Im so excited!! Hi Margie, Glad to have you join Bone Smart!! I had my knees done 5 weeks apart. My OS would have done them both at the same time but didn't recommend it for me due to my age and wt. I am happy now that I had them done close together as I am almost 4 and 5...
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    TKR One down and the other done too!

    Thanks for the encouragement, Bonnie, I read your thread wow very impressive!! Congrats! I tried sleeping pills but after 2 weeks they were no longer effective. I will keep trying to get good sleep. I know it will come eventually. You are exactly right I am aware of my knees when I lay flat in...
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    TKR Greetings from the Jersey Shore!

    Louise, Welcome to Bone Smart. It has been the best support I could have asked for it is wonderful! Sounds like you are doing good at following the Mantra: Ice, elevate, rest and take pain meds around the clock. Don't rush yourself, have lots of patience and you will do fine. Come back often to...

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