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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    I plan on it! Thanks! Someone at work mentioned that tape to me. I think I need to try it. I'll ask the PT when I'm there Tuesday.
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    @benne68 I have been considering that for sure
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    @2chains my ROM is 0 (actually negative as my legs are somewhat hyperextended normally) and 103. The things you're trying sound comparable to what I have found that's working somewhat for me: Have students pick up lab packets instead of passing them out Call students up to me to pick up graded...
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    @jtrahan unfortunately I had no choice but to go back now. I need the money :shrug: I just do what I can to keep my knee as comfortable as possible.
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    Update - it's been 10 and a half weeks now. I have good days, but still have more bad days that I would like. The bad days are definitely related to my job as a teacher and being on my feet for a good bit of the day. Last Friday i had to leave half way through the day because i was hurting so...
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    My hubby has been super amazing through this. He does all that and more for me.
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    @2chains I have figured out how to use one of the student chairs to elevate a little bit and ice. Not ideal, but hoping it works. I also ordered an ice pack for the knee that has straps. Hoping that during my long stretch that I can at least ice, even if I can't elevate it. If it works, I'm...
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    @sistersinhim I definitely am going to try and figure out ways to ice; the elevating may be isolated to my planning and lunch time, but I am trying to figure out ways to do it during other times as well. I hadn't thought of trying one of the stools....I will have to try that tomorrow. Thanks...
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    @Jaycey My surgeon has written me a note to sit as needed, and my principal is fine with that. However, what I i found out very quickly this week is that sitting up rapidly increases the swelling and therefore my pain level, too. I actually felt better standing, at least for a bit. While I...
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    Knee Scars - Post Your Badges of Honor Here! NO CHIT-CHAT please

    Now at 8 weeks out About 3 weeks out
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    Hi all! This Tuesday will be 8 weeks out for me. I'm doing much better at this point, with ups and downs. On most days, the pain level is not too bad - anywhere between 3-5. I am able to do most things myself and am starting to even walk without the cane. Hubby still has to help me tie the shoe...
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    @Susie-Q That is definitely what I am feeling - 1 step forward and 2 steps back. I'm really glad to know this is all normal! Thank you! ☺️
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    When it became so swollen, I did slow down some on my activity, icing and elevating more. That seems to have helped as the swelling is not so bad now - still there, just less.
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    @Jockette thank you for that! It is so good to hear that these issues are normal and will eventually work themselves out.
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    @Vinpetrol thank you for sharing! That gives me hope that this will pass and I will continue healing.
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    Hi again! Everyone was so helpful on my first question, providing tips and letting me know I was not going through anything completely unusual. Thank you so much for that. It really helped me feel better about this journey I'm on. I seem to have hit a set back at this point. I am now 4 weeks...
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    TKR Top of foot pain

    I had my RTKR on June 14. I thought the cold was just me - I am someone who is normallyalways hot. There are times I can't get warm no matter how many blankets I use. Glad to know it isn't just me or my imagination!
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    @Jockette Luckily, my doc actually has no pushing on the knee in his orders, so they should not try.
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    @Samsrf Thank you for that! Just seeing where you were and how far you've come gradually makes me feel sooo much better! BTW, what is ADL?
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    Thank you all! Reading through the info provided here, as well as your responses, has me feeling much better about where I'm at and how I need to advocate for myself and my recovery. I do start outpatient PT next week, so will be a different therapist. Hopefully this one will have a different...

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