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[TKR] 2 new knees, 3 months apart oy vey

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I'm off to Theatre in London on Monday and feeling excited and nervous in similar quantities.
 
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Ok, not too bad from the other nights outing, felt good enough to drive myself to an appointment, and do some grocery shopping yesterday, and PT today. I’m a bit stiff, and my knees are sore, but not hot. I feel like I’m turning a corner. Taking this weekend to ice and elevate
 
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Well being busy for 3 days straight, my knee was stiff when I went to PT. I told him, he was disappointed because my ROM was still at 95 at 8 weeks. Bummer, but I am not worried
 

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I definitely wouldn't worry, I was only at 100 after 12 weeks but I'm at least 120-125 now. Haven't had it officially measured, but basing it on Josephine's diagrams.
 
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I ended up at 115 at the end of 12 weeks with my RTKR, I know it will come I’m at 8 weeks today My knees have been so stiff lately, we have had so much rain
 

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Weather really bothers my knee, and it didn’t before the surgery.
 
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Yesterday was my first big day out. Drove 3 hours round trip, attended a family/Father’s Day party Stayed about 5 hours talking and eating, was a good time. Well Well Well, by the time I got home everything hurt, both knees screaming and hot, hips complaining. I sat and iced, and had to take an Oxy. Thought I was ready. Oy vey
 

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:nah:The overdid it club big time. Hope it's settled down, but glad it was fun while it lasted.
 
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:nah:The overdid it club big time. Hope it's settled down, but glad it was fun while it lasted.
I’m very tired today. We had 2 Dr. appointments, I had to get new brakes on my car. My knees are not happy, they are hot. I see a pain pill and early bedtime tonight
 

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You did a lot on your baby knees. No wonder they are fussing at you. You are doing the right thing resting. Be sure and ice, too.
 
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All I can say this week sucks. Appointments I had to go to, a family party and to top it off my wife somehow got a painful pinched nerve in her foot. So after an extra Dr visit, she is now the proud owner of a boot, and unable to drive. I’m driving all over, and my knees are not happy. Thank goodness we have no where to go for the next 3 days
 

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How dare she get injured at a time like this! Just kidding, I hope her foot settles down and I’m glad you can both stay home for a few days. You’ve been coming along well, you’ll get through this.
 

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I, too, find Bonesmart helpful. I have always been sensitive to weather changes, especially drops in barometric pressure (hereditary osteoarthritis and bursitis). Last year (April 2018), I had a right Partial Knee Replacement. Planned to do the left PKR this May, but then tore a rotator cuff tendon, and had to move the knee up to late March. Had the RCR in late May. So I agree about the cumulative fatigue after surgeries. I also am ultra sensitive now to the drops in pressure, so much so that I started researching online, which is how I found BoneSmart. At my next appt, I asked my ortho surgeon and he said about 40% of people are sensitive to weather changes, but virtually all people who have bone surgery are very sensitive afterwards. Thankfully, he said it decreases over time, but it takes about 2 years. So I have a barometer app as well as weather apps, and when the drops are due/occur, I take pain meds before/as it drops, and I eat non-inflammatory food until the pressure goes back up. Salmon or tuna, but not shellfish or tilapia. (I don’t eat meat or pork ever; might rarely have turkey but only if I need it to increase serotonin. ) Whole grain pasta, but no white pastas. No dairy (a bit of cooked cheese say in pesto sauce is okay). No refined sugar. No nightshade vegetables. I don’t ever eat these either because of my osteoarthritis. White potatoes are the worst for me.
So I believe you are right that the weather affects your knees. Thanks to you and everyone for sharing your experiences.
 

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Also, someone on BoneSmart recommended this for the knee pain in low pressure weather, and it works for me: Simultaneously use Ice on top of the knee ( I use Aircast gravity feed Cryo Cuff ) and a moist heating pad under the knee.
20 minutes on 20 off. I just move the moist heat to the hamstrings or my hips for the 20 off. Thanks to whoever suggested that. Sorry. I didn’t bookmark your entry.
 
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My wife and I got into a tiff, she is an OT, and believes I read too much into BS. She is the work up to the pain, therapist She feels I’m speaking disrespectful about how I want my therapy to my PT. I have been very kind expressing my concerns, and I’m sure his years of training he would understand. He has become very hands on. Thoughts??
 

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There are lots of opinions about this recovery, which means no one right way.

It is your knee, your choice how to do your recovery.
 

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@winemama I don't get into many discussions (if any) with doctors in my family, friends and even with my husband. Just seems so much easier that way. I can read my knee somewhat and I always have the sanity check of this forum and all the others who have gone before me. It's a difficult time and I can only see it would be made worse if I get defensive with those close to me - and can easily see I would, and fast.
 
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When I had my 2 rotators cuff repairs, my wife did all my therapy, she was excellent, but we are arguing about the knee. Oh well I have PT tomorrow, he and I will talk
 

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From what I understand a knee replacement is a whole different ball game from other surgeries.

Many members have done their recovery following the Bonesmart guidelines with excellent results.
 

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