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    MUA It's been a long time.....

    Hi, Natalie. I have missed you so much on the forum, and I'm so sorry about your latest news. I have been sick the past few weeks and so I missed the beginning of your thread. So glad you will have a break away with your hubby for a bit. Please know that you will both be in my thoughts and...
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    How are you feeling?

    I agree with everything said so far. Most people ask the question just to be polite. But the one I love the most is "Granny, how are you feeling today? Can you come over and play with me?" That one warms my heart the most!
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    It is what it is...both revisions done

    I'm so glad you're experiencing improvement after suffering through so much. Hopefully that right knee will ease up for you and become the same miracle that your left knee is now. Take care.
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    6 Months Post Op Progress

    Congratulations on your great recovery so far. Please keep posting, as each of our circumstances are so unique. It really helps to hear how others have gone through this recovery process. Take care.
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    Some thoughts while in tears (sorry)

    Hi, Sandy. Sorry I took so long to reply to this post, but I was off the forum for a bit. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I am so glad to hear that you will be taking a long needed (even if it is forced) rest. I will gladly join in Jamie's duct tape brigade if need be - lol. You have...
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    Will new knees be good enough?

    Wow, I am so impressed with your attitude and your perseverance Big Gene. Way to go!!! I am very envious of the weight loss part. That has been a very big problem for me from childhood on. Taking it off is tough, and making long term changes that you can live with to keep it off is so important...
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    I'm Doing Great!

    Glad to hear you're doing so well. My surgeon also did not use a CPM machine and I did just great. Take it easy, rest lots and take care!
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    dealing with the pain and blues

    Hi, Merle. Hope you are now doing a bit better. I was on Tramadol, too, and it did a great job on my pain. I also had tough days where I would be reduced to tears and not know why. Remember that this is major surgery and your body has taken a big impact. I found sitting outside in the fresh...
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    TKR davrunner reporting from the other side

    Re: I guess I was due a set back Dave, hope you are doing well. I am holding you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care. Maggie
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    It wil be a year tomorrow

    Hi, Sue! It's so good to hear from you again. I so used to enjoy reading your posts. Glad to hear that you are doing so well. I agree about the lack of strength. I am at almost 8 months postop now and am getting back to my old self again. Take care and hope you check in from time to time. Thanks...
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    post-op-Blues

    Sorry you're having a tough time just now. I think sometimes we underestimate the physical stress to our bodies that this type of surgery can cause. You have been through a lot, especially having 2 surgeries in a short period of time. I found myself in tears many times following my TKR...
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    What did you 'not think of'???

    Thinking of you Cheryle and hoping you are doing well in recovery. Take care and I look forward to sharing in your recovery thread. Maggie
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    10 months out and still very painful

    Hi. Sorry to hear about all the pain you are continuing to have. Sounds like your pt has given you some good advice. Hope things settle down for you soon. My LTKR was almost 8 months ago. For the most part, my pain is mostly just a bit at night for some reason. I still get occasional swelling...
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    Allergic to Penicillin/Pending TKR

    Hi, I also have a penicillin allergy and was given an alternate before and after my LTKR. The IV was started as soon as I arrived in preop, as far as I remember. I had to be at the hospital at least 2 1/2 hours before my surgery. By the time the surgery actually started, it was probably longer...
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    Revision TKR Never give up, keep trying, don't settle - that's me, Bonnie

    Re: I am on the other side now, friends! Sorry to hear about your vision problems. Glad to hear that you have top notch doctors caring for you. My vision in one eye seems blurry since my surgery, but I saw my ophthamologist last week and it is my cataract getting worse. I was relieved, as I...
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    Revision TKR The Story of My Knees - Part 2 by RestAssured

    Sonja, you continue to absolutely amaze me!! You have a perseverance I can only dream of! Way to go - both with the weight loss and the work on your knee. You really are a fantastic inspiration! Your story makes me realize how much more I could be doing for myself, especially in regards to...
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    How long can you wait for a MUA?

    Egads!!!! Up at 3:45 am to exercise!!!! I certainly hope you can cut that out very soon. It seems to be way beyond what I could do. I am feeling really guilty about my lack of persistence in my exercise program right about now - lol! You are certainly an inspiration to me too! Take care and...
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    All Hard Work Wasted :-(

    Wow, Trish, what an awful group of injuries! How are you managing to even type on your computer? I'm so sorry to hear about the accident. Despite it all, your great spirit comes shining through in each of your posts. That same spirit will help to get you through your recovery. You are an...
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    I am home

    Hi, Jenny. I've just been catching up on your thread. My grandkids and daughter have been ill, so I have not been on here in a while. Glad to hear that you are progressing nicely. The sleep issues were also my biggest challenge, even up until a few weeks ago. I even find now, at 7 months, some...
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    I am home

    Hi, Jenny. I've been following your thread and I am so sorry about all the "bumps" in your road to recovery. Just wanted to add what so many others have told you. Unfortunately we always want to feel better very quickly and this is a real roller coaster ride sometimes. Like you, I went through...

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