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  1. trueblue56

    TKR knee's recovery thread

    Don't worry- I had the same fear (LTKR done 9/5/13 and RTKR will be done next wk. 10/17!). Both knees were so bad that that I thought my recovery would be slowed by not having a "good" knee. The pain meds will not only help your surgical knee but will also provide relief for your arthritic knee...
  2. trueblue56

    TKR It's done!!

    Hi daughter stalker! I'm doing real well- 4 wks. post-op yesterday. Physical therapy progressing along. I don't have any pain just a little sore and stiff at times. We are really working on extension because my knee was so contracted from all those years of severe arthritis! It's the only thing...
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    TKR It's done!!

    If Dr. Berger was practicing bad medicine I don't think he would be allowed to continue with this surgery and regimen of care for the last 10 years. As I said before, people come from all over the country to have joint replacement surgery with Dr Berger. He must be doing something right. They...
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    TKR It's done!!

    People do come from all over the country to see Dr. Berger, Tweet25. His office has lots of info re: where to stay, discount rates for Berger patients, etc. In my pre-op class there was a woman from Kentucky. I guess it depends on your insurance? Today (post- op day 6) I have no pain, just a...
  5. trueblue56

    TKR It's done!!

    Whoops I meant to say flexion goal is 100 at 3 wks. post-op, not 4 wks.
  6. trueblue56

    TKR It's done!!

    5 days post-op today from LTKR and I can't believe how good I feel. I had minimally invasive surgery as an out-patient. Went in early Thursday morning and was back home by 3 PM. I'm almost afraid to post for fear of jinxing myself! This past weekend wasn't so great but I think that was due more...
  7. trueblue56

    Questions galore! & Second Thoughts

    Good luck on Thursday, Janis! I'm scheduled for 7:45am on Thursday. Do you have your time yet?
  8. trueblue56

    LTKR then RTKR 6 weeks later

    Only 2 days to go before my LTKR! I'm excited and nervous. I keep wondering if I've forgotten anything and if my house is "ready ". I KNOW I'm as ready as I'll ever be. To all my other September Sapphires, good luck and see you on the other side! I feel so blessed to have found this forum...
  9. trueblue56

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

    Hi Lovestoread- so glad you are doing well and grateful to be able to follow the progress of a Dr. Berger pt. who had both knees done. I had my pre-op class today, blood donation etc. You are so right about the nurses. I couldn't be more impressed and almost fell off my chair when they said...
  10. trueblue56

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

    I'm in Chicago also FYI (in the Beverly neighborhood on the South Side)
  11. trueblue56

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

    Hi Love, I read your whole thread yesterday and was so happy to find you. I too am having both knees replaced by Dr. Berger 6 wks. apart- 1st one 9/5/13 and 2nd one 10/17/13. I'm so glad to read that you're doing well and that your 2nd TKR is behind you. All the best to you during your recovery...
  12. trueblue56

    September Sapphires 2013 - Are You Having Knee Surgery In September?

    Hi I'm having LTKR 9/5/13 and RTKR 10/17/13, so I get to join the September Sapphires and the October Feisties! Lucky me! Can't wait to get these raggedy old cement knees thrown in the garbage where they belong. :) Of course I'm also a little apprehensive but I already feel better just finding...
  13. trueblue56

    LTKR then RTKR 6 weeks later

    Thank you ditzy Dinah and Janis! So happy to meet you and have you guys to compare notes with pre-op and post-op. Good luck to you both and I'm sure we'll be talking lots more before surgery!
  14. trueblue56

    LTKR then RTKR 6 weeks later

    Hi everybody- I just joined to find info and support. Although I'm a nurse, my background is Labor and Delivery for many many years so I know very little about ortho. Such a wealth of information on these forums! So happy to have found you all. Counting down the days to my first TKR 9/5/13...

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