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    TKR BCS Anna's Recovery

    @Mutti3 Thank you so very much for extending your very kind and caring support to me. And for so elegantly pointing out to folks that this WAS MY recovery thread. A little brevity of opposing views, served "at the table," would have been understandable and acceptable. However, the lengthy...
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    TKR BCS Anna's Recovery

    I did not realize that by providing an update on my first post-op visit that I would stir up such a controversy. I was merely reporting on a conversation that I had with my OS, summarized some of HIS REMARKS, and now I feel like I am being crucified for doing so. No where did I personally make...
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    TKR BCS Anna's Recovery

    @Benay I agree with you that I am very fortunate to have had a relatively uneventful surgery and recovery. Personally, I feel several things contributed to my good results. Firstly, I selected a board certified OS who does a high volume of TKR. Secondly, I underwent my surgery at one of...
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    TKR BCS Anna's Recovery

    @KarriB You're coming to my town! The temperature is really oppressive today. When I came back home today, after seeing my OS up in Philadelphia, my husband and I did a quick stop up on the boardwalk. Due to the heat and humidity, there were not many people on the beach. And, to make...
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    TKR BCS Anna's Recovery

    @Cynof4 Hi Cynthia,:wave: My recovery is still going exceptionally well. "Penelope" was five weeks old yesterday. And, this past week, I have caught myself on several occasions forgetting about her and the fact that I now have a replacement knee. I take that as a very good sign.:egypdance...
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    TKR BCS Anna's Recovery

    @Benay It was due to a blood clot. Perhaps if she had of gone to a major medical center she would not have had the complications. However, the community hospital where she had her surgery does not have the greatest reputation. It is the same hospital where my father-in-law was diagnosed in...
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    TKR BCS Anna's Recovery

    Tomorrow will mark four weeks since my TKR. My recovery is still going well and this week I have felt a boost in my energy level. I am now riding my recumbent bike twice a day at ten minute sessions each. And, my main accomplishment this week was being able to pedal forward on my bike...
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    TKR Rockgirl4's Recovery---already full of surprises.

    Tylenol did nothing for my pain prior to my surgery or after my surgery. To me, it is like taking a placebo and a bad one at that.
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    TKR BCS Anna's Recovery

    I am sure all of us will have our share of meltdowns over the course of our recoveries.:bawl: I was just having a pity party for myself. It is a hot beautiful July day today. The perfect beach day. And where am I, indoors icing my knee after doing two loads of laundry earlier today. My...
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    TKR luvcats recovery box

    :welome: to the recovery side. We have been waiting for you! Happy to hear that your surgery went well and that you are now home. Anna:flwrysmile:
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    TKR BCS Anna's Recovery

    @Cynof4 Cynthia, Believe me, it took years to finally train my husband to learn the difference between being a problem solving helper and just being a silent sounding board for my venting. It took awhile; however, he did learn. Now, whenever someone asks us what's the secret to a long and...
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    TKR BCS Anna's Recovery

    Beginning post-op week four today and it began with a major meltdown.:boohoo: Up to this time, I had been using a shower chair and a shower head in the hand held position. This morning I decided that I wanted to take a shower like a "big girl." And so, I gathered up my change of clothes; put...
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    TKR The ‘tears and regret’ stage...

    I think we have all experienced a meltdown on two.:umm: Mind was when my hubby put my two new sets of shortie PJ's in the dryer on the high heat setting! They shrunk...now they will fit my eight year old granddaughter.:sad: Hang in there, better days are ahead of you. I will be starting week...
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    TKR BCS Anna's Recovery

    @Cynof4 What a lovely story. Sounds like both of us have been truly blessed by having wonderful loving families. And besides laughter, receiving hugs and kisses from the grandbabies is the best medicine in the world!:roseshwr: Anna:flwrysmile:
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    TKR BCS Anna's Recovery

    I had one of the best surprises of my life last night! :wow: Seeing how depressed I was over not celebrating our annual family July 4th tradition, due to my recovery, my dear husband and daughter conspired behind my back and produced magic. One of my husband's long time clients owns a number...
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    TKR BCS Anna's Recovery

    @Glosnana Like you, on x-rays both of my knees were stage 4 OA, bone on bone, with my right knee being slightly worst. However, since my right knee has been replaced, my left knee has not so much as made an abnormal twitch let alone attempted a painful move. Touching wood, I hope "old lefty"...
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    TKR BCS Anna's Recovery

    luvcats, kneeper, lovetocookandsew Celle Thank you all for your support and advice. It means a lot to me and has helped in lifting my "guilt trip." And, I know that your advice is right on target. Truth be told, when I first mentioned to my husband my desire to have our annual family...
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    TKR BCS Anna's Recovery

    Hi Everyone,:wave: Question: Has anyone else experienced guilt over the need to cancel out of special family occasions due to their knee surgery/recovery? I know I am not yet three weeks out from my surgery; however, right now I feel really bad and a bit guilty for the need to cancel our...
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    TKR BCS Anna's Recovery

    @luvcats Best of luck to you this coming Monday. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I sincerely hope that your surgery and recovery goes as well as mine has gone so far. Just follow the BoneSmart guidelines and you will do great. Anna:flwrysmile:
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    TKR BCS Anna's Recovery

    @lovetocookandsew Kim, It sure sounds like our spouses learned kitchen housekeeping from the same manual!:umm: I just couldn't face looking at that mess of clutter in my kitchen one more day.:no-fin: And, what made matters worst, we have an open floor plan in our home. So when my visiting...

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