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    [REVISION TKR] Hmm. Not thrilled with the revision yet<

    Surgeons visit today. Removed 49 staples and now have steri-strips. No showering or anything for 48 hrs. Then I can cover them with saran wrap and shower. I am exactly two week post surgery and I was 7 and 89. He was very pleased. I'm already better at two weeks post than pre-surgery. I have...
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    [REVISION TKR] Hmm. Not thrilled with the revision yet<

    Today's been a better day. I have an appointment with the surgeon in the morning. Can't wait to get these staples out. Oddly the top 3 are itchy - none of the other ones. I think he'll be pleased with everything - at least I am. I know I'm bending at 90+ which is huge for me. I am concerned...
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    [REVISION TKR] Hmm. Not thrilled with the revision yet<

    I am usually so in control of my emotions and frankly everything. Today - that's all gone by the wayside. I've cried, been upset, cried some more and pain isn't under control. Feel like a mess, oh wait, I am! I have 6 full strength pain pills to last until Wed. This makes me furious. I can call...
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    [REVISION TKR] Hmm. Not thrilled with the revision yet<

    Day 11 hasn't been a particularly good day. Last night I had the "I'm NOT going to let you sleep no matter what position you put me in" knee. Maybe that's why today I'm just sluggish, sore and frankly not happy? Who knows. We all have them, off days. And today's been mine. Then I remind myself...
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    [REVISION TKR] Hmm. Not thrilled with the revision yet<

    Yes the PT gal and I had a very nice conversation about how I wanted it to go. Frankly she was very agreeable to it and thanked me for being honest with her. That's a win in my book. She said walking around the house and toss in some tippy toes and that's all that's needed at this point. I'd...
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    [TKR] Done and dusted

    Ohhhhhhhhh I would not enjoy hearing those sounds, at all. Yes you have to be vocal in asking for pain medication. Hang in there it will get better.
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    [REVISION TKR] Hmm. Not thrilled with the revision yet<

    Thanks Celle for sharing those with me. I felt better all day then about 7:30 I got flush. Temp was 100.7. Clearly something is going on - I'll make some calls tomorrow. I had my first home health PT today. Let's just say we vary on PT. I totally understand her "push through it" attitude but...
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    [REVISION TKR] Hmm. Not thrilled with the revision yet<

    Well poo. I've been running a low grade fever, 99.6 since I came home from the hospital. I've been very uncomfortable all day and took my temp. Its 100.2 now. I'm on an antibiotic. I took 2 Tylenol because I read through my discharge paperwork and could do that. Anything else I should do? If my...
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    [TKR] Tutters’ TKR Recovery

    I'll echo what the others have said - ice and elevate is all you should be doing. With a walk about every so often. Happen healing.
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    [REVISION TKR] Hmm. Not thrilled with the revision yet<

    Just had a very interesting home health care nurse visit. Of course all of the natural paperwork had to be completed. I'm having such a time having the compression wraps and the ice wrap on and she had what I thought to be a very reasonable explanation. She feels the ice is more important (which...
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    [REVISION TKR] Hmm. Not thrilled with the revision yet<

    A shower - its such a simple thing but oh my goodness does it ever feel wonderful. I took my 1st shower earlier and felt so much better. Its the simple things. As for the compression there is no way to adjust the machine. In the middle of the night it occurred to me its not only the compression...
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    [REVISION TKR] Hmm. Not thrilled with the revision yet<

    Here is my first report since surgery on Wed. Pre-surgery the surgeon went over everything and off I drifted into deep sleep. The surgery was 5 3/4 hours long. He was very through (not that he's not ever through) and replaced everything. He used longer stems than he has previously. I will say...
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    [REVISION TKR] MUA

    Hey, that's progress and a plan. It's something. Best of luck.
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    [REVISION TKR] Hmm. Not thrilled with the revision yet<

    I thought I was doing good with the upcoming surgery. However, several people keep asking me questions and well, now I'm apprehensive. How stupid is that? It has to be done, I want it done - guess I just let several comments get to me. Complaint over.
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    [REVISION TKR] MUA

    I am so sorry your going through this, ugh. The waiting is the worst. I would very so gently keep calling and asking. This revision will hopefully put you on the healing road. (I'm having my 3 revision next week)
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    [REVISION TKR] Hmm. Not thrilled with the revision yet<

    Surgeon appointment today. He went into great detail of exactly everything he his going to do during surgery. I only became nervous when he said 4 to 6 hrs, possibly. He's thinking it will be closer to the 4 hr, and I'm his only surgery that afternoon. Then I had my hospital pre-op. I didn't...
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    [REVISION TKR] Hmm. Not thrilled with the revision yet<

    Yes it is the 3rd revision with him. The first one he was trying to get the knee straight, among other things. The one in Feb of this year he replaced the bottom prosthesis, not the top. This time with all that has happened he is replacing everything and using cement. Before I've been...
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    [REVISION TKR] Hmm. Not thrilled with the revision yet<

    I have my last appointment with the surgeon tomorrow. He is very through and wants to make certain I totally understand everything he is going to do. Also he wants to see the knee again. Its nothing pretty to look at, that's for sure. Any questions I should ask him? I've got several in mind...
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    [REVISION TKR] Jan’s new knees- 1 for the left-2 for the right<

    Oh my dear, you and I are sadly on a similar path with right knees. I wish I had some wisdom to share, but alas I do not. You would think at this point, 6 months in, you'd be seeing improvement. How much swelling do you still have? I'm just thinking if you have swelling that changes everything...
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    [REVISION TKR] Hmm. Not thrilled with the revision yet<

    Step one has been completed. I've been cleared for surgery by my PCP. Next up is meeting with the surgeon and hospital pre-op. That happens next Monday. It seems like Oct 2nd is so far off, but yet its not. I am forcing myself to ice & elevate daily - does wonders for me.

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