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  1. ChillTime

    TKR Pulled Ligament in Week 6 recovery

    Woo hoo @BlueSkiesHere!! I am so happy for you and the positive results of your doctor visit! I know it is a relief for you to hear that what you’re experiencing is completely normal and that you shouldn’t worry and should be patient (but easier said!!). As I mentioned to @2chains, this past...
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    TKR YYZ Back To YYC!

    @2chains I hear your frustration and can identify, as you know!!! Yes, @BlueSkiesHere and I are in there with you. I know how it is — we feel as though we are hardly moving/walking and yet the new knee doesn’t like it at all. I can ride a bike comfortably (haven’t tried any major hill work...
  3. ChillTime

    TKR Over exercising 21 weeks post TKR

    Thank you @2chains and @BlueSkiesHere for your nice feedback (and well wishes with my latest surgery "on dock," lol)! You two are right in there with me, and we will get through this. Bit by bit. Small improvement by small improvement. This TKR recovery is the biggest mental and physical...
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    TKR Over exercising 21 weeks post TKR

    Hi @2chains and thanks for the well wishes! My knee is all over the place and sometimes has less “downtime/pain days” but other times, I can’t believe that the “small amount of activity” I do can create pain. I have, however, learned to tell when I am overdoing activity and have to just stop and...
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    TKR Over exercising 21 weeks post TKR

    I saw a different OS from my surgeon last week for an opinion as to why I am not doing better at this point. I seem to have plateaued activity at 2.5 miles of ADL walking and nothing else. He took X-rays and was thinking I might have a Patellafemoral issue but didn’t see anything out of the...
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    TKR Over exercising 21 weeks post TKR

    Thank you @BlueSkiesHere for your thoughtful post. It helps me to hang in there. I am up, down and across the board depending on the week! It's been a long, hard road, hasn't it? My husband had lunch with some college buddies today, and one had a TKR several years ago with my same surgeon. He...
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    TKR Over exercising 21 weeks post TKR

    @hawk2go thank you for the encouragement! The tight band feeling has disappeared but residual pain deep inside my knee is still there. I’m icing, elevating and resting, which has been a constant process now for almost 8 months. I’ll check in again soon.
  8. ChillTime

    TKR Over exercising 21 weeks post TKR

    Thanks @Jcx. Let me know your progress!
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    TKR Over exercising 21 weeks post TKR

    Hey everyone, I’ve had a difficult three weeks with low grade achy pain that is always with me except when I’m sleeping. I have iced and taken it very easy - not much exercise at all except for ADL. Last night, I woke up to get water and once I got back in bed, the aching pain kept me awake...
  10. ChillTime

    TKR 8 months post op TKR (12/28/21), heat, swelling, pain after exercise

    Hello @seasick, I am 30 weeks completed today (7-1/2 months, RTKR), and I see a lot of your issues and frustrations in my own recovery. I had a very good, non-remarkable experience with the surgery and my range of motion is very good. I don't limp and can comfortably go up and down stairs. But...
  11. ChillTime

    TKR Over exercising 21 weeks post TKR

    Thanks for your thoughts, @kneeper -- I am 7-1/2 months into recovery mode now, and a 3-mile walk on Monday (spread out over the day) and slow turn of the stationary bike pedals for 15 minutes set me back for 5 days. My knee does not tell me when I am doing too much -- only after. Three miles is...
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    TKR Over exercising 21 weeks post TKR

    @BlueSkiesHere I LOVE that you have planned a trip to the mountains and can do what you love, even if it's on a smaller scale! It is amazing what getting out of a regular locale can do to improve the mind and body! Please let me know how it goes. Fresh air and a change of scenery, yay!! I have...
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    TKR Over exercising 21 weeks post TKR

    Hi @BlueSkiesHere - thanks for thinking of me. It is so helpful to know that there are people who care. Bonesmart has been a game-changer for me. My doctor appointment went "okay" (nothing new suggested), but he did take more x-rays. He said he watched me walk in, and that I don't limp and my...
  14. ChillTime

    TKR Pulled Ligament in Week 6 recovery

    Hi @BlueSkiesHere. I understand the emotions tied into being fed up with lack of knee progress and therefore cutting back on activities -- been there, done that! As a matter of fact, STILL doing that at 28 weeks. On those days, I do only ADLs, and that's it (I do see my doctor this Wednesday to...
  15. ChillTime

    TKR Knee swollen and painful 1 year post-op

    @HopefulRunner, how are you doing? We have somewhat similar experiences in that we are both athletes (although I am older and stopped running some time ago) and have had a TKR with continual pain. My pain at 7 months (28 weeks completed) has lessened a little, but not much. I do not have...
  16. ChillTime

    TKR Pulled Ligament in Week 6 recovery

    Hey @BlueSkiesHere -- you wrote on my thread recently, and I have since read yours and agree that we do seem to be with similar recovery experiences! How are you this week? I would think that your pulled ligament at 6 weeks has contributed to a slower recovery for you, starting out. Also, the...
  17. ChillTime

    TKR Over exercising 21 weeks post TKR

    @sistersinhim my knee did behave for the weekend! Exciting!
  18. ChillTime

    TKR Over exercising 21 weeks post TKR

    Thank you @BlueSkiesHere for your supportive comments. I am definitely in your camp! I went back and read your thread and will comment on it very soon when I'm not slammed with work (maybe in a few days -- I want to gather my thoughts). My weeks consist of days that are high and then days that...
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    TKR Over exercising 21 weeks post TKR

    I am very discouraged today. At 25 weeks post TKR (end of July), I visited my PT who has been massaging my knee and supportive tissues. He knows how sensitive my body is at times, and he did too much by gliding down my kneecap to loosen scar tissue and then cupping my IT band. I was in pain and...
  20. ChillTime

    TKR Over exercising 21 weeks post TKR

    Thank you, Irongirl56 for the great vibes! I am happy for you that you're able to do what you love. This recovery is definitely a slow ride, and I will hang in there and watch things continue to improve. We are at the beach for a week each month, and I have noticed my knee is always better there...

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