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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by beachy, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. IronGirl6

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    Idea for your back and hip - both of which I’ve dealt with too: get a Teeter Board from Amazon, one with the curved lumbar support. My spine surgeon suggested it to me when I had a microtear in the disc below my repair - fixed it in 2 weeks! It’s also good for our bodies to decompress from gravity to hang upside down. Right now I use it with only my non surgery leg when I feel “crunchy”, it’s instant relief.
     
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    Every time I went on a diet (not him) my husband lost weight (and more than me) by default. It’s maddening. :banghead:
     
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    Teeter EP-970 Ltd. Inversion Table
     
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    My husband once had a project that demanded late night and weekend working, resulting in some irregular meals. He lost twelve pounds. He went to the doctor because he thought he had cancer. The doctor could not conceal his amusement. My husband's weight has not varied significantly otherwise, over the last twenty five years. Which I find profoundly unfair.
     
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  5. beachy

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    @IronGirl6 .
    Thanks for the info. If like to try the inversion board first because it's very pricey. It looks like it would help though.

    Ladies, these men and dropping weight! Should be illegal!
     
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    @IronGirl6 , it's a good idea to try the inversion table before you buy it. My husband had one and he just loved it, it was great for his bad back. When I tried it out it made all my poor arthritic joints scream in agony!
     
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    Week 14 today!

    My knee feels good. A little tight after the bike so I alternate days, but that's all.

    For any newbies out there.....
    I'm very glad I had it done! It is a long recovery with lots of ups and downs. But, it was worth it. I'm not looking forward to doing it again for the right knee.

    I'm back to living life. Except hubs is still recovering and needs some help. One more procedure and he should be good as new. It's been a long road since my tkr on Oct 12.

    Week 3 of a healthy low carb diet. It has done wonders for our health, both mental and physical. And our waistlines.

    I check in from time to time to see how my bonesmart buddies are doing.
    Hope you're all back to living a pain free life!
     
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    @beachy thank you for this post. Helps me see for sure the improvements will keep coming.
     
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    Have patience with yourself. I didn't see the light at the end of the tunnel as soon as I wanted. You'll get there. You're about 6 weeks now? That was a weird place for me because my expectations and reality were different. You'll be feeling better before you know it.
     
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    @beachy yes had my 6 week follow up this past Monday and OS was pleased and gave me the exact same advice you did. For sure my reality and expectations totally different but he is excellent at putting things back in perspective for me.
     
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    Go beachy! Go beachy!
    So nice to hear you this happy about it now. I’m with you. Weeks 6-10 were by far my worst. Mind says go and knee says “hold it right there”.

    Hope hubs is in a better place. That was rough.

    Race you to the next milestone now? :loll:
     

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