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We all questioned ourselves, but we all made it through! You have strength that you do not know that you have!I continue to question my will and strength to get through this operation of mine.....
IF you take a look in the Social area of the forum, there is a spot for all of us cyclists. There are many on the forum---I just did a 37-mile ride today and am doing about 140 miles a week.You can ride a real bicycle ? Your range of motion must be 120 in both legs ?
Have you tried raising the seat higher than normal? That may help some. Another action to try is to rock from side to side---to "cheat" little bit, so to speak.cannot ride a stationary bike or a recumbent bike I purchased because my left knee is still too stiff.
Again, after my BTKR, I struggled with the matter of time---as in "how long is this going to take?"You were smarter than me by spacing the two operations apart. Doing them both at one time has been
very rough on me. I am almost ten weeks out and still having a lot of tightness, burning and various leg ache issues.
Mine was at about the 51/2 month mark---the limp disappeared. As I have written before, I was at 80%-85% at months six, and, at month eight, I was around 90%-95%. By the end of August, I was around 100%---but still gaining tiny bits of ROM.If yes, what time was your turning point,,,, many I talk with say 4 months was their turning point.
:iagree: I kept wondering, "When will all of this be over?" "When will I lose this (unmentionable) limp?" "When will I be able to sleep at night?" Early on, I would stand by my front window and watch the world go by---I went through some down times.All of the crying, sickness, depression and pain is worth the improvement I feel now.
You cannot count the number of times that I asked myself, "What the heck did I get myself into?"I have questioned my decision to do this, questioned my mental and physical strength to endure,
I found out in February that I was selected to work the plate for a state championship game. My knees were in awful, woeful shape and walking, at times was painful. I was really down as I thought I would have to give up this goal of mine.stoped doing all the things I formerly enjoyed doing , and stop smiling, laughing, enjoying life,,,,