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    TKR Nickel Allergy Confirmed with Blood Test

    That is more important than most of us know. Thank you for posting that for people to at least have a chance to think about. I had a knee replacement at the beginning of January, 2016. My knee is still extremely stiff and painful. I only have 80 degrees flexion. The OS said that he had...
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    TKR New year, new knee!<

    Thank you!!! It worked!!
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    TKR New year, new knee!<

    Thanks Flagranny - will do. That's a good idea. L
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    TKR New year, new knee!<

    wow... thank you for this information Flagranny. I wonder if I can find a way to make mine go through. I'll try again. It's important to try to keep Bonesmart available for those who deal with ortho surgery - a tough journey. Thank you again for telling me that you were able to get through!
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    TKR New year, new knee!<

    Thanks, FlaGranny! Actually, I don't use google for this. The notice that popped up said that international donations could not be accepted. I live in Canada - is your credit card British? Thanks for any clarification.
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    TKR New year, new knee!<

    Good morning from across the pond, This is a tough time for Bonesmart, with the cutbacks creating financial stress. I have tried to make a donation through my credit card, but international cards cannot be accepted for some reason. I sincerely wish to contribute to this "grass roots" support...
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    TKR New year, new knee!<

    Thank you Marian, it sure does help to have this forum, where we can swap our experiences. I can't imagine how isolating this surgery would have been without it. Thank you for telling me about your dad - the decline is so hard to see, when they were once so capable. I'm sorry he's so far away...
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    TKR New year, new knee!<

    Here's hoping that you had some funl moments with family today, and that the weather where you are was pleasant as well. Here it was windy and chilly, so I bundled my mother up to take her for her CT scan at the hospital before taking her for dinner. Thank you for your reply. Yes, Wednesdays...
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    TKR New year, new knee!<

    Thank you so much for the reassurance - it is valued, as I'm sure you remember early in your surgery experience. A CT scan is in the works for this knee, before I go to the surgeon again on the 19th. Thank you for the advice about waiting for the MUA - this duration will be just what you have...
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    TKR New year, new knee!<

    Hi there Celle, reporting from my desk at work here.... It's been very tough to make that return after packing up my Mum's house, when what the knee really needed was a complete rest! However, as the saying goes, "Life is what happens..." I have ice packs here, and use them regularly, but...
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    TKR New year, new knee!<

    Good morning (here in Canada it's a.m.) Celle! Thank you for taking the time for this reply. You are one of the experienced advisers here, and I appreciate your input. It's a mixed blessing that your mother passed away peacefully in her sleep. That is the ideal way that all of us would wish to...
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    TKR Here it is - my LTKR recovery thread

    Hi there Campervan, I am very encouraged by this post. The comparison you have described, and the improvements you have experienced give me hope. Unfortunately, at 3 months, I had no choice but to sort and pack up my mother's house. Her advanced dementia made it necessary to move her to a...
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    TKR New year, new knee!<

    By the way, I do hope all of our Aussie Bonesmart friends understand that I am strictly "tongue in cheek" as I say "of all places", when attributing this wonderful discovery and marvellous feat of medical engineering. It was meant in good fun, but if any are offended, I offer my humble...
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    TKR New year, new knee!<

    Hello Josephine, I do hope that this exciting news gets through to you!!! Some very clever researchers in Australia (of all places) have figured out how to use a "biopen" to target joints and "draw" stem cells to repair cartilage! They do believe that this will help to reduce the number of our...
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    TKR Well, hello

    Hi there OldHippie! This is my first surgery as well, and although that can be a good thing, it`s hard to start off with the one that is reputed to be the most painful! I`m sorry to hear that you had to have the additional work done to correct the patella, and glad that all is well now. I too...
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    TKR New year, new knee!<

    Josephine, thank you from my heart for your kindness and for your support for this website, which has helped so many of us who were feeling isolated and uninformed. You've been generous with your time and your expertise. About the meds - my GP was on vacation until the end of February. She...
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    Revision TKR Totally recovered at last!

    Hi there newlybionic - you have surely had a rough trip on this recovery road. My sympathies with your pain meds difficulties. This surgery (my first) was how we discovered that morphine does nothing for me. Thankfully, eventually codeine was tried, and I could tolerate that with stool...
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    TKR New year, new knee!<

    Hi there sleepily! Thank you for taking the time for your message. I appreciate your input from the U.K.!!! Actually, one reason I hurt myself at the beginning is because we go home with just a piece of paper with exercises too, and no advice about resting damaged tissues. I went gung ho...
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    TKR New year, new knee!<

    :ice:p.s. I forgot to include the Aleve 2X per day, 12 hours apart. Thank you!! Ice is best!!
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    TKR New year, new knee!<

    Hi there Josephine, thanks for moving my post - being new here, I appreciate the help with forum etiquette. To tell you the truth, I have lurked for a while, so have read all the valuable information you have posted, which is what changed my approach drastically. I live in Canada, where the...

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