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  1. GeekGoddess

    [TKR] 2nd TKR ...moving forward

    Finally 2nd day they gave me a PCA but last night nurse, and last day nurse gave me trouble again. Both claiming the drs orders were incorrect and they new best. Happy healing! Kathy Right TKR Dec 17, 2013 Left TKR Oct 15, 2013 Background: Diagnosed bilateral bone on bone and OA knees Oct...
  2. GeekGoddess

    [TKR] 2nd TKR ...moving forward

    I am still awake ALMOST every hour, but at least once I shift or get up to pee, I fall back to sleep quickly. After what happened in the hospital I AM ABSOLUTELY staying on schedule with the meds. I don't care, minimal pain possible for me, thank you! I shift the number of pillows for my legs...
  3. GeekGoddess

    [TKR] Jozilla Part 2 - 9/8/14 LTKR

    Hi Jozilla Glad to hear you did so well. I arrived home about 2 pm Friday from my 2nd knee replacement on tues dec 12 Unfortunately hospital was not supportive ..the nurses kept doubting dr orders for pain relief and denying treatment. Dr raised h88ll on Wednesday and Thursday both about it...
  4. GeekGoddess

    [TKR] 2nd TKR ...moving forward

    Thanks so much @skigirl wonderful to receive your advice and encouragement. I will do the reading AGAIN..did it with first knee, but I am sure retreading it will remind of items I'm not thing of it! Happy healing! Kathy
  5. GeekGoddess

    [TKR] 2nd TKR ...moving forward

    Just arrived home this afternoon from surgery for 2nd TKR. Fewer physical complications, but seems like more pain. Can't figure out how I will sleep in bed tonight. I tried raising leg with pillow no help... I think it's because my head is always the way down and stretching the upper...
  6. GeekGoddess

    2013 December SuperNovas - Are you having knee surgery in December?

    Sorry Jozilla I've been offline for a few days. Started some new meds..making me groggy! Regarding my pain pump (intrathecal pain pump) it is fantastic. Everyone has to go through several clearings in order to be eligible, but it has changed my life! It does not work for everyone though. But...
  7. GeekGoddess

    2013 December SuperNovas - Are you having knee surgery in December?

    Jamie, thanks for adding me to Dec list! Kathy. Aka GG. GEEKGODDESS
  8. GeekGoddess

    2013 December SuperNovas - Are you having knee surgery in December?

    I agree. My OS used this same system... It healed quickly and thoroughly. The dissolvable stitches are in the lower layers of the incision..then glue to seal it up. The steri strips are specialized little band aids that act like butterfly stitches sort of..but in about 2-3 weeks they are no...
  9. GeekGoddess

    2013 December SuperNovas - Are you having knee surgery in December?

    Hi Jozilla Very unique difficulty with anesthesia because I shave had a morphine pump implanted in my abdomen since 2008. It connects into my spinal cord to reduce EXTREME CONSTANT pain from several inoperable herniated diss. The anesthesiologist didn't realize one builds up narcotic tolerance...
  10. GeekGoddess

    [TKR] Lt. knee done and now so is the Right. Recovery here I come.

    Hi lee Just read your thread..had not seen it before. I know NY finger lakes well. It must be frigid right now! After living up in the northeast for 51 years, I just moved to Florida 3 .5 yrs ago...health issues...survival...! I just went back to work this week after my first TKR six weeks ago...
  11. GeekGoddess

    2013 December SuperNovas - Are you having knee surgery in December?

    My second TKR (right) is scheduled for Dec 17 ! I am six weeks into recovery with LTKR. THIS time I get to use the pre- op materials at Bonesmart. last time I did not find the community until a few days after surgery! A little nervous about second surgery 1) they had anesthesia complications...
  12. GeekGoddess

    [REVISION TKR] Story of My Knees by RestAssured: Pt 3

    Congratulations Sonja Great to hear your hard work is paying off! It is such an inspiration to hear how you handle the ups and downs. Please keep posting!! Happy healing! Kathy Left TKR Oct 15, 2013 Right TKR Scheduled for Dec 17, 2013 Background: Diagnosed bilateral bone on bone and OA...
  13. GeekGoddess

    [TKR] 1st TKR, surgery veteran..new to TKR

    Thanks Jozilla. Part of the history here is that 2 weeks ago my partner and I broke up, so I have been suddenly living alone coping with the recovery. Having my son and granddaughter here was very grounding. I slept better than I have since surgery. And my mind was occupied with fun and joy for...
  14. GeekGoddess

    [TKR] 1st TKR, surgery veteran..new to TKR

    Today is my 5 th week since surgery This weekend I learned what it meant to "overdo" with the TKR! My son and granddaughter drove 10 hrs to spend 2 days with me. And this is only the second time I have seen briar rose. She is now 15 months old. ( they live in Tennessee) I am well accustomed to...
  15. GeekGoddess

    [TKR] Does it make any difference by using quad sparing TKR procedure

    You really don't need to depend on the PT being more gentle, because you are now in full control. If it hurts, you say "no thank you, or I must stop now." I learned this from Bonesmart and am amazed how the pts respect it! Happy healing! Kathy Left TKR Oct 15, 2013 Right TKR Scheduled for...
  16. GeekGoddess

    [TKR] 1st TKR, surgery veteran..new to TKR

    Ok time for an update. I am doing better and adapting to the tight pain in my surgical knee. PT and OS office say the pain changes every few days because so much is rebuilding. I did employ some bone smartie strategies at PT yesterday...the activities were too painful so I stopped! Several...
  17. GeekGoddess

    [TKR] 1st TKR, surgery veteran..new to TKR

    Thanks for answering because I'm not sure if BIOFEEEZE was working with or against the ice or meds! Happy healing! Kathy Left TKR Oct 15, 2013 Right TKR Scheduled for Jan 2014 ? Background: Diagnosed bilateral bone on bone and OA knees Oct, 2012 Implanted intrathecal pain pump. 2008 4-6...
  18. GeekGoddess

    Do I need someone in the house to be with me 24/7 for the first week after TKR ?

    What great responses from our community... They are right on target. If offered, AND if you are comfortable being at your daughter's, I'd do it. For all the little reasons and MOSTLY the exhaustion and moral support. By end of 2 weeks you will be surprised at how much more independent you are...
  19. GeekGoddess

    [TKR] 1st TKR, surgery veteran..new to TKR

    BTW do you know what BIOFEEEZE IS? It is used by a lot of physical therapists and chiropractors here in the USA to relieve muscle aches and knots. It comes in roll on, rub on goop, and now spray on forms.. I buy mine online. I use the roll on format as it is convenient...
  20. GeekGoddess

    [TKR] 1st TKR, surgery veteran..new to TKR

    I'm having trouble with the muscle in the front of my lower leg this morning It is BURNING! I tried my usual solution for muscle pain ( bio freeze) but has not worked Neither icing it. :hairpulling: I know when I strained it..I got up from a chair in the wrong way Darn it! How many muscle...

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