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  1. Grammy211

    TKR Laura's recovery journey begins

    Hi everyone! Surgery was yesterday and everything went well! I had the single shot block and doctor gave me Tylenol, hydrocodone, and Celebrex before surgery. Post surgery I've been given hydrocodone every 3.5-4 hours. I've had very little pain! I've been amazed at how differently I feel this...
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    January 5, here I come!!

    2 more days; I can't wait!! Saw my OS today and he is on top of things as I can see! Hopefully I will get to come home 2-3 days after surgery (as long as the INR level is good). After surgery I will immediately be put on Lovenox and Coumadin but hopefully be able to stop the Lovenox before...
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    Lack of energy

    My RTKR is scheduled for this Thursday and I can't wait to get it done! My pain and limitations seem to grow daily. But along with that I have no energy and am constantly tired. I do pretty well till about noon then zap I feel like a zombie! Today I haven't been in as much pain but my energy is...
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    Disappointing News

    Today I had my monthly INR check with my primary doctor. I reminded her that she needs to fax my OS her approval notes for the knee surgery. Basically she went into panic mode because my OS was supposed to contact her regarding how to handle the Coumadin I take and the right protocol for...
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    Opinions on ways to ice

    I've read several different posts regarding the best ways for icing after surgery but would like opinions regarding the homemade gel packs and the Chattanooga ColPac Cold Therapy pacs. Are the Colpacs a lot better than the homemade gel packs? I know I will be using them for quite a while so...
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    Letter of approval!

    I received my letter of approval yesterday for the TKR! I was afraid I would be declined since I had just switched insurance companies. Now I can breathe that it's really going to happen! My surgery is Jan. 5 in Boston so the next couple weeks are busy! Time will fly by and then my day will be...
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    RTKR scheduled for January 5!

    My second knee replacement is scheduled for Jan. 5! After putting it off for over 2 years I now can't wait to get it over with! I have a new OS, new hospital, and new hope in a much better experience and recovery than the first replacement. Sent from my iPhone using BoneSmart Forum
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    Bad knee pain

    I am supposed to have RTKR in January but it's hard for me to wait that long. I have such bad knee pain everyday and am wondering if I can do anything different to help the pain, especially at night. I ice, elevate, and rest as much as possible. I usually feel fairly well till about noon then...
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    Recliner for sleep

    @Josephine I was reading a post few days ago where you mentioned about sleeping in a recliner for the first 3-4 months after surgery. There was a couple pictures also but I don't remember where I saw it. I want to save it so I remember after my RTKR in January. I remember with my other surgery...
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    Nerve block ?

    I just saw a new OS doctor this morning regarding a second knee replacement. My first one was done over 3 years ago. My new doctor does things quite differently than my previous doctor and for the most part I am happy with that. One big change is that I will not have a morphine drip after...
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    TKR 3 years post TKR Help

    Hi, I joined this group 3 years ago when I had my tkr but cannot log into my account. I've tried and tried to reset my password but keep getting an error message so I re-joined with a new account. I hope this doesn't cause any issues but I really wanted to get some help/suggestions/opinions from...
  12. Grammy211

    Extreme pain 5 month post op

    Hi, I recently found this forum and site and am hoping this is the right place to post. I am 1 month post op and have approximately 100-110 degrees flexion in my replacement knee. I can straightened the knee completely. My doctor wanted me at 120 degrees flexion last week which I could not do so...


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