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  1. gia2cats

    [TKR] Coming along<<

    So happy that you are doing well.
  2. gia2cats

    [TKR] Coming along<<

    I’ve been thinking of you and wondering how you are doing. Hopefully, you are progressing nicely and work is going well.
  3. gia2cats

    [TKR] Post-Op Total Knee Replacement - 2 Weeks Tomorrow

    That is very scary. But your surgeon seems very proactive and appears to have done the correct thing. I would hope they all would do that.
  4. gia2cats

    [TKR] Grandma Chris gets a new knee!

    Great update. I can really relate to what you saying. Your surgery was 9 days before mine and my recovery mimics yours. Very happy for you.
  5. gia2cats

    [TKR] Robert Johnson's hybrid recovery'

    I actually had a tiny suture abscess on the suture line. It healed but I could still feel the bump for a few months. But I also had an area away from the suture line that was a bit lumpy so that was probably a dissolving suture also. Eventually flattened out. Happy to hear you’re feeling better...
  6. gia2cats

    What's best option for drive home from hospital

    I spent one night in the hospital after my TKR. I had a mature night nurse who gave me a great tip for my 60 minute ride home. Both of my feet had padded booties on to protect my heels while in bed. She told me they discard those booties and to take one with me to wear on the ride home. It acted...
  7. gia2cats

    [TKR] Robert Johnson's hybrid recovery'

    I am sure someone will come along to address your concerns with more experience than I have. But I would think that maybe you strained some soft tissue when you stumbled. Maybe just take it a bit easy till things settle down in there. I also had suture issues and it did take several months for...
  8. gia2cats

    Joint Replacement Class

    Like you, my husband and I thought the joint class was very helpful. They answered so many questions that we didn’t even know we had. They passed around a new knee joint which fascinated my husband. But the class also made him realize all that was involved in the surgery and he was a huge help...
  9. gia2cats

    Spinal anesthesia question

    I had a spinal with sedation for my TKR. I loved it. Woke up easily, no catheter. My BP was a little low so they kept me in Recovery about 30 minutes longer than normal. While in recovery, the nurse tested my feet and legs to determine when my feeling was returning. It really didn’t take long...
  10. gia2cats

    [TKR] Snoots recovery thread<

    Just be sure you are not taking more than 4,000 mg of paracetamol a day.
  11. gia2cats

    [TKR] Schpooko's Recovery

    I was about 3 months post op and needed an ingrown toenail removed before it became infected. I asked my OS about taking antibiotics and he said no. He said the podiatrist will know if I have an underlying infection and treat me accordingly. The procedure went well, technique was sterile and no...
  12. gia2cats

    [TKR] CorpHippie's recovery thread

    I am 4 months post op and my knee feels great. However, while I don’t think I worry about falling, it’s something that’s always in the back of my mind. I have developed a cautious way of walking which is the best way I can describe it. I’m very aware of curbs, steps, etc. I hope I continue to...
  13. gia2cats

    [TKR] Gia’s New Knee

    I have to say that even 4 to 6 weeks ago, I wondered how I would navigate walking through airports. So it’s really time and daily activities that heals our knees.
  14. gia2cats

    [TKR] Gia’s New Knee

    Well, I am 2 days short of my four month anniversary of my RTKR and I am very pleased. We are currently cruising the Caribbean for 10 days and I can honestly say my knee is not an issue. Most of the time I forget I had surgery. I was anxious to see how I would do walking on a sandy beach and...
  15. gia2cats

    [TKR] Coming along<<

    @Elad1002 I've got to say that I like the idea that your therapist gave you about writing down worst case scenarios. I just may have to give that a try because I always anticipate the worst. What is a problem for me is having routine tests done, like a mammogram. I will stress out terribly...
  16. gia2cats

    [TKR] Coming along<<

    @Elad1002, How did you sleep? I think going back to work adds another level of difficulty to this recovery. I’m retired but question if I could have gone back to nursing at 12 weeks. I still think yoy are doing great. Give yourself lots of credit. Each week will probably get easier.
  17. gia2cats

    CT Scan Scare

    Don’t take no for an answer on this if they want to charge you twice. It was obviously their fault and caused you a lot of stress. You may have to fight them on this but I think they will have to admit their error. And good luck, hopefully your surgery will proceed on schedule.
  18. gia2cats

    Two Bad Knees

    I had my RTKR on on Nov 29. Both of my knees are arthritic but the right was worse. Even going to the hospital that morning I questioned whether I really needed this done. After surgery my OS said, “that was a bad knee, no, a really bad knee”. I think I had just learned to live with the...
  19. gia2cats

    [TKR] Irish471's Recovery Thread

    You are doing so well and have a wonderful, positive attitude. I had the same sense of peace and calm after my TRK and recovered well. That’s not to say that you won’t have ups and downs but mine were not bad at all. Happy for you.
  20. gia2cats

    [TKR] Coming along<<

    @Elad1002, Glad you had a good appointment. And the information you shared is very interesting. I still get stiff too but it's good to know it's expected. I saw my OS this morning for a cortisone injection in the other knee before our cruise. He asked how I was doing and I told him I was...

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