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

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by eaglemom, May 27, 2017.

  1. eaglemom

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    I have no idea how you did non-weight bearing sistersinhim. Today I did try to have less weight on the right leg, but I'm not sure how good I did. I'll try tomorrow, but man o man that is difficult. You have my admiration for being able to do it for 6 weeks.
     
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    It was extremely difficult, especially since I couldn't use crutches. My old knee is too weak for them. I then used the walker. You can't go down steps with a walker, so I went up and down on my butt. That was a real chore in the rain! I eventually got a wheelchair and a ramp. That helped a lot. At my 7 week checkup I was allowed to touch my toe to the floor. That helped a lot with my balancing.
     
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    I can just see you whizzing down the ramp in a wheelchair, thinking, look mom, no hands!! :heehee:
     
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    The first time we tried it, Marilyn was in the front as we went down it and I tried to hold it back with the wheels. Well, that was a Keystone Cop moment! One wheel went off the side of the ramp and I'm hanging on the chair, leaning the opposite way trying to keep it on the ramp. We then got the giggles. Eventually I got my rear on the ramp and she repaired the chair and finished the trip. For then on both of us were really, really careful.
     
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    Not to minimize your safety, but there is some comedy there. :flwrysmile:
     
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    I'm glad no one was hurt in the using of a wheelchair ramp!! And thank you for a giggle - giggling with you, not at you.
     
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    Oh yeah, we've laughed about it many times. It wasn't so funny when I was hanging on for dear life with my right foot and leg sticking straight up, though! It's good that God got us out of that situation safely.
     
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