Bilateral TKR Luisa's road to recovery June 10th, 2013

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what a good report card Luisa! Im nowhere near my 1 year anniversary yet have to wait till October for that. But Im reasonably pleased, although some days I still get flashbacks of that torrid two weeks in hospital. ( good to hear you have no regrets) However, I do wish that there had been a longer wait between me getting my plate removed from my thigh oesteotomy and my TKR. because the quad thigh muscle got cut right through twice in 3 months and I believe it was still weak when I went in for my knee replacement. It is very helpful to me hearing your report as it gives me a benchmark. I also had right knee knock hence the fixing. So thankyou, I am due to go and get shoe implants myself and wonder if they will stop my foot pronating. You say it didnt help you much? I have been walking a fair amount the last two months with very little pain just tiredness if I walk more than 2 miles and my ankles swell of course. I also need to loose about 30 pounds so we are more or less in the same boat there. Im thinking to start swimming. Theres a municipal pool I can take a bus to. When I last saw the specialist in April he said my quad is weak and I must do more exercise but 3 hours a day seems exessive I hope it will naturally strenghthen as I walk more. I still go down stairs one at a time! I will try swimming, perhaps thats the anser although I do prefer breaststroke and they say you shouldnt do that rather do crawl stoke so onward and upward. Thanks for sharing very helpful to know how others are getiing on. I guess im doing OK . May you go from strength to strength and good luck with the diet! Hugs
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