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  1. lovetocookandsew

    TKR 1st day

    Congratulations, and welcome to the other side! I will leave you our Recovery Guidelines. Each article is short but very informative. Following these guidelines will help you have a less painful recovery. Knee Recovery: The Guidelines 1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax...
  2. lovetocookandsew

    TKR About to go to theatre

    Good luck! Hope all goes well.
  3. lovetocookandsew

    TKR Nettie's knee - underestimated this surgery

    Oh, and don't forget to keep a cloth between your skin and the icing mechanism at all times; you can safely ice for long periods of time as long as you don't forget this.
  4. lovetocookandsew

    TKR Rascal's Recovery

    The numb area is normal, and usually over time it will improve as things heal and reconnect, but some people continue to have a numb area. It's not painful, just numb. The swelling is also pretty normal-icing and elevating regularly helps with pain and swelling. Just make sure to keep a cloth...
  5. lovetocookandsew

    TKR Rascal's Recovery

    Hello, and welcome! I will leave you our Recovery Guidelines. Each article is short but very informative. Following these guidelines will help you have a less painful recovery. Knee Recovery: The Guidelines 1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry...
  6. lovetocookandsew

    TKR Nettie's knee - underestimated this surgery

    @nettie It really sounds to me like you need to give your knee a break for a while. The PT doesn't seem to be helping your knee; on the contrary it seems to be harming you. Maybe it's time to stop the PT and see what happens after spending some time doing a lot of icing and elevating, plus...
  7. lovetocookandsew

    Revision TKR Lovetocookandsew’s long road to recovery

    I'm having my strut graft surgery on Nov. 19th; hopefully it will solve the issues I've been having and I can get back to my normal feisty and active self!
  8. lovetocookandsew

    Revision TKR Strut graft

    Thanks, @Celle. We have discussed it in length many times. I don't remember all the details, but will be getting them once again from my OS (poor guy...lol). When his scheduler called this am they were scheduling it for the 23rd of Nov, until I asked how many days he has me scheduled to be in...
  9. lovetocookandsew

    Toes Toe ligament repair and Mortons Neuroma and more

    Will be thinking of you on Monday, Chris, and waiting for updates as you're able.
  10. lovetocookandsew

    Revision TKR Strut graft

    I'm scheduled to have my femoral and tibial strut graft surgery on Nov. 19th. Not looking forward to any part of it except the fully recovered part! And to add to the joy, I get to have a Covid test done.........grrrrrrrrrrrr. Anyway, please add me to the November Nimbles. Thanks.
  11. lovetocookandsew

    TKR to have revision, or not to have revision

    We have a surgeon locater area here at BoneSmart. It's at the top of the page, in the tool bar. That's a good place to start. I'd also ask any surgeon you've spoken to how many revisions they do per year, and for how many years. I'll also tag @Jamie as she may have more knowledge in this area.
  12. lovetocookandsew

    TKR I should have had the TKR 10 years ago

    Fatigue is quite normal. Your body is still sending a lot of it's energy to your knee to help it heal. It will lessen over time as you heal, and you'll find yourself with more energy as time goes by. https://bonesmart.org/forum/threads/energy-drain-for-tkrs.11953/
  13. lovetocookandsew

    TKR to have revision, or not to have revision

    Welcome! While no one can make the decision for you, I can offer a little insight. First off, my OS, and others, recommend only doubles tennis after a TKR. I had a revision 2 1/2 years ago due to allergies to the metal, and a lot of non-stop pain, and really had no other option. The recovery...
  14. lovetocookandsew

    TKR I should have had the TKR 10 years ago

    This recovery takes, on average, a full year to complete, but most people feel much better around the three month mark. Let your knee be your guide, it'll let you know, and in no uncertain terms, what it's ready for and what is better left for a later time. Icing and elevating are your new BFFs...
  15. lovetocookandsew

    TKR TKR concerns -

    I have a laptop "desk" that goes over my legs and I can sit in bed, elevate my leg(s) and also work. Mine is adjustable for height and tilt, and I used it after my revision early on. There was no way I could sit at a regular desk that early on, but I could place the bed desk over my legs, or to...
  16. lovetocookandsew

    TKR New here - post op Day 6 and uncontrolled pain

    As patients, we naturally assume our medical professionals know what's best for us, and know every detail of the recovery process. But, the truth is, while most are there because they want to help others, many of their processes are outdated at best, and very wrong and harmful at worst. Every...
  17. lovetocookandsew

    TKR Right knee recovery

    Extension generally takes longer to come than flexion-don't stress out, it will come over time. I tried to make sure I walked with a proper gait as much as possible, plus when standing I would gently stretch it as straight as possible without causing pain. Gentle stretching is fine, just don't...
  18. lovetocookandsew

    TKR Is this pain normal???

    While everyone recovers at a different pace, there are some things that are basically universal. At three months, you are at a place where a lot of healing has already taken place, but there is still a lot of healing going on, and it will continue to do so for somewhere around a full year. I...
  19. lovetocookandsew

    Revision TKR Mamie's Recovery Thread

    Google "Tip of stem pain", or "stem tip pain" for yourself and you'll be surprised at how much info there is about it. I'm not saying you have this particular issue, I'm just saying it is a possible cause of pain and if you do have it, it'll go away eventually. Your doctor is a piece of work...

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