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  1. microwv

    TKR Recovery Road

    Well, it's been 6 weeks since my RTKR and I'm experiencing what a lot of us have experienced < depression / frustration>. Yes, I'm on my "pitty pot" :blackcloud:. I feel guilty watching my wife having to do all of the chores that I typically do. We don't have any options and she's OK with it...
  2. microwv

    TKR Recovery Road

    @Jennszoo - I actually never quit using pillows under my knee, since the extension is so bad. I think some of the issue is the day bed that I've been sleeping on for the last month. It's not very comfortable to sleep in. Now I know where it got it's name, because it's definitely not a night bed...
  3. microwv

    TKR Recovery Road

    @KarriB - Thanks for the link. I'm doing all of the exercises on your list. Got them from the forum. My PT also has me doing them at my sessions. I can tell they help, just going to take some time. My therapist also noticed my gait issue. She reminded me of my mom when she said to "stand up...
  4. microwv

    TKR Recovery Road

    Well, it's been 4 weeks today since my surgery. :happydance: So far, I can say that my recovery has been mostly average, based on my readings of the active threads. I definitely consider that a good thing. Sure, my ROM isn't where I'd like it to be, but it will get there. I see small...
  5. microwv

    Nerve block that you go home with??

    Glad I could contribute [emoji846]. Sent from my iPad using BoneSmart Forum
  6. microwv

    Nerve block that you go home with??

    I had also provided information in @mikebob thread as well. As mentioned, this is relatively new. For me, it worked great. My surgeon used it instead of the nerve block, which only lasts a few hours. My system lasted 4 days and I had a pain level around 2. I was also taking 1 Percocet...
  7. microwv

    Nerve block that you go home with??

    I, too had the On-Q system post-op. Sent from my iPad using BoneSmart Forum
  8. microwv

    TKR Recovery Road

    Amen to that!
  9. microwv

    TKR Recovery Road

    2 Weeks Post-Op
  10. microwv

    TKR Recovery Road

    @Celle - I'm not obsessed with measuring ROM. I'm an engineer and like I said in post #54, it gives me something to do. Guess the "cabin fever" phase is setting in [emoji846]. Fortunately for me, I can work from home, which I plan to do starting next week, just to pass some time. Sent from...
  11. microwv

    TKR Recovery Road

    @Jennszoo - Sounds like you have a full plate! Sent from my iPad using BoneSmart Forum
  12. microwv

    TKR Recovery Road

    Thanks @sistersinhim. I'm following the BoneSmart philosophy and things are good. I bought my own goniometer and plan on charting my progress for something to do [emoji846]. Sent from my iPad using BoneSmart Forum
  13. microwv

    TKR Recovery Road

    Well, we had a little drama at our house on Thursday that made me realize how incapacitated I am at the moment. While I was in taking a shower, my wife came home from an errand and said she wasn't feeling well. By the time I got out of the shower (still soaking wet), she was sitting on the...
  14. microwv

    Bilateral TKR SusieShoes' New Knees

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Sent from my iPad using BoneSmart Forum
  15. microwv

    TKR Recovery Road

    Thanks, @Celle! Sent from my iPad using BoneSmart Forum
  16. microwv

    TKR Recovery Road

    I'm now on my second week ( day 11 to be exact ) post RTKR. So far, it has been un-eventful, which I deem a good thing. Last week ( around day 5 ), additional bruising started showing up. It first started with my ankle, then a couple days later it showed up on my right rear and outer thigh...
  17. microwv

    TKR New Knee for Mike

    I, too had the "On-Q" system. It was installed in the recovery room. My system was a metered system that the patient could adjust. Another version has an "on demand" button. The system works like @mikebob has described. I left my setting on default, which was set by the OS. It lasted for 4...
  18. microwv

    TKR Recovery Road

    Thanks KarriB and Celle. I'll try those tomorrow. What little I did do at PT today, my new knee didn't like. Icing and elevating to get the swelling back down. Sent from my iPad using BoneSmart Forum
  19. microwv

    TKR Recovery Road

    Had my first PT session today (nice to get out of the house). It went well. @KarriB "nailed it". It was just an assessment session. Was kinda disappointed in that my extension was 25 and my flexion was only 80. Not much ROM here, but I know it will only get better. I was given a few simple...

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