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  1. Carolina girl

    Josephine joins the ranks of the marginally terrified

    Jo, I haven't been on the board for quite a while but when I saw your post about your up-coming surgery I just had to post to let you know how much I appreciated you and your advice before and after my surgery in July, 2013. My surgeon was not very informative at all but you and all of the...
  2. Carolina girl

    [TKR] Lovetoread's Recovery Thread---She is home already!

    Jean, it is so good to hear how well you are doing! If you remember, I had my knee done about the same time as you had your first one done. While, I have not done as well as you, I do think I am making good progress. We just returned from a 700 mile trip to Tennessee and my knee was fine. I...
  3. Carolina girl

    [TKR] One year anniversary and still struggling somewhat

    I have not heard from the PA since my Ct scan Tuesday. I called today and his nurse said she would get the scan and have him call me about it. That was 11:00 and she called back at 4:45 and, of course, I missed the call. I did go by today and got a copy of the written report and the good...
  4. Carolina girl

    [TKR] One year anniversary and still struggling somewhat

    Josephine, thanks for getting back to me. The PT gave me three exercises to do at home. I was pretty conscientious about them at first and in last few weeks have been less consistent. One is lying on side and lifting leg straight out for 20 reps (2 sets) This is to strengthen the quads. This...
  5. Carolina girl

    [TKR] One year anniversary and still struggling somewhat

    Thanks Jamie, I am going to keep the appointment with the P.A. because I want to find out where my surgeon is now practicing.
  6. Carolina girl

    [TKR] One year anniversary and still struggling somewhat

    I had a LTKR July 3, 2013 and felt my recovery went quite well. I had six weeks of PT twice a week and had an excellent physical therapist. I saw the surgeon in late December and told him I had tightness and pain from back of the knee along the side when I walked. He said, "Something must be...
  7. Carolina girl

    [TKR] Lovetoread's Recovery Thread---She is home already!

    Hi Jean, I just read your post and I am still shaking my head at how great you did! I was just reading a piece on Yahoo about former President George W Bush and it mentioned he had a knee replacement recently and I immediately wondered where he went. You have answered that question and it...
  8. Carolina girl

    Coming up on 1 and 2 yr. anniversaries!

    Hi Sandy! I have not been on here for awhile but I wanted to congratulate you on your incredible progress! It sounds like you have grabbed hold of the active life you want! You have been such an inspiration. My one-year anniversary is next month and I was remembering tonight what a lifeline...
  9. Carolina girl

    [TKR] Two (almost) matching knees at last!

    Hi Sandy and Jean! I enjoyed your posts. No falls to report so far, glad to say.
  10. Carolina girl

    [TKR] Surgery Went Well

    Trisha, glad you are doing so well! Jane is right, you can easily over to. I finished PT last week and yesterday was acting as if I had never had surgery. I woke up during the night with intense pain in my knee and leg. At 4 o'clock I will sitting in the living room icing my knee. I am at 12...
  11. Carolina girl

    [BILATERAL TKR] Calamity on the other side!

    Jane, I went 12 times for an hour each and worked hard the entire hour. Every exercise Idea seemed to have a purpose. I agree with you. I would not have done these Exercises at home. There were several exercises that PPT assistant did with me. That was even more motivating.
  12. Carolina girl

    [TKR] Almost 10 weeks out and hanging in there

    Jamie is right. You have plenty of time to Get more range of motion. I finished six weeks of PT on Thursday. I only got to 115. The surgeon said that was fine . He thinks I will pick up at least five more degrees in the next Few months.
  13. Carolina girl

    [BILATERAL TKR] Calamity on the other side!

    Hi Jane, I glad you are doing well. I just finished six weeks of PT Thursday. It went very well. There was only one time when I felt it was too intense. It caused some back pain. I told the therapist the next day. From then on they were very considerate of my back. I am glad you are speaking up...
  14. Carolina girl

    [BILATERAL TKR] Pain when lifting knee

    I am eleven weeks with left knee. I still have pain but not in the shin. I remember the day that I realized This would not be an easy recovery and was going to take time. I have those days when I try to convince myself that things are back to normal, only for the knee to adamantly proclaim...
  15. Carolina girl

    [TKR] July 9 ready to recover

    Charlie, so glad to hear you are doing well! I had my surgery July 3 so we are pretty near the same place in recovery. I finished PT Friday and see the OS Monday for my twelve-week check-up and hope he agrees. I am like you in that I have days where I think I am done but the knee says "Not...
  16. Carolina girl

    [TKR] Ortho dr or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Knee!

    Just curious Brithael, but if your ROM is 141, just how far can one go? I don't mean gymnasts or ballerinas but healthy, normal people? Is there such as thing as too much Rom? Inquiring minds want to know? LOL!
  17. Carolina girl

    [TKR] Ortho dr or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Knee!

    Congratulations on your graduation! You have done amazingly well and be thankful for that! You have been blessed! I finished PT today. I have been at 0 extension all along but have only achieved 115 flexion. The PT says he thinks I will get the next five degrees without PT. He says since...
  18. Carolina girl

    [TKR] RTKR 17 September 2013 possum_here Recovery Journey

    Hi Possum glad you are okay. Make sure you are loud and clear about what you need!
  19. Carolina girl

    [TKR] Ortho dr or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Knee!

    Yeah I know. I ate lunch with two friends I used to work with at the school today. I had not seen them in about four months and it was great. We chatted for two hours! you know what that led to, don't you? Yep, the knee has hollered ever since! And I have PT tomorrow.

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