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    TKR 4 Weeks Post OP

    I am now 8 weeks post-op and I still have much pain, stiffness and swelling in my knee. I wake up with a swollen knee. Minimal activity makes it swell more. Today, I went to the gym and rode a stationary bike for 15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of stepping up and down. I went up and down...
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    Welcome to the September Sapphires 2023 Knee Recovery Club

    I would just like to say that my surgery was 9/19, not 9/18.
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    TKR 4 Weeks Post OP

    I'm complaining because I've scheduled a 3 day cruise departing 12/1. My surgeon said I would be fine by then. That is 9 weeks post-op. I just don't know if that will be the case, the swelling and stiffness doesn't change, no matter what I do. I stopped using walker/cane and compression hose...
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    TKR 4 Weeks Post OP

    Today marks 4 weeks post op. I didn't think I would still have this much swelling and stiffness at this time. It seems that I've plateaued at week 3. My PT thinks I'm crazy and expect too much. I'm also suffering from a lot of nerve damage, I don't know if it was caused by the spinal or...
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    TKR Preparation for October 2 right knee surgery

    In my pre-op instructions, I must change my bed linens and begin washing with Hibiclens (chlorhexidine) soap 5 days before surgery. The night before surgery I must change the bed again and wash very thoroughly with the chlorhexidine, letting it sit on my body for 5 minutes before rinsing. It...
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    TKR What should I expect in recovery?

    I'm not checking a bag. TSA will only allow frozen packs in carry-on luggage. I'll bring a couple of baggies and have the bartender fill them with ice if I need a pack.
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    TKR What should I expect in recovery?

    Thanks for all of the opinions. I am definitely going on the cruise, everything is booked. It's a very short cruise with 1 day at sea and 1 day at the private island. If I'll be able to walk 1/2 mile, I'll be good, because this cruise will not be strenuous, just sitting by the pool and...
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    TKR What should I expect in recovery?

    I'm having TKR on right knee. Surgery date was originally 9/5/23, but I chickened out and cancelled. This morning, knee was feeling very wobbly (but no pain), so now the surgery is back on 9/18/23. I am wondering about walking. I'm going on a weekend cruise 12/1. I'll be 10 weeks post-op...
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    TKR Having Second Thoughts

    I did back and hip exercises for a few days and that eliminated my pain. I do get an occasional stab of pain in my left hip flexor but I don't think it is related to my knee. I think it occurs if I make a sudden pivot movement. I just don't understand how I could have stage 4 arthritis for the...
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    TKR Having Second Thoughts

    I think I'm fooling myself. I can get around, but I have to make adjustments like wearing a bandage or not kneeling or not kicking my leg when I'm in the pool. I just hope I'll be able to do these things post surgery. Also, I have minimal pain, I wouldn't even rate it a 1 and I don't have it...
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    TKR Having Second Thoughts

    Thanks for all of the input.
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    TKR Having Second Thoughts

    I'm scheduled for TKR on right knee 9/5/23, but I don't know if I should go through with it. I don't have knee pain, it only locks up on occasion. It began when my sump pump went out and was on my knees for a prolonged period cleaning up water. Had a cortizone shot 2 months ago and knee feels...

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