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[TKR] Pecanpie's recovery thread<

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by Pecanpie, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Pecanpie

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    @ApricotPie I had similar problems in hospital....my feet were continually off the end of the bed....then...on day 4...just before I was 'released ', a young nurse came in and said, why has noone extended this bed...:rotfl::elevate:
    She gave me another 6 inches of comfort....:sigh:
     
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    When I was in the hospital over the winter I had that problem and I'm a shortcake! You have to be sure when you get back in bed that you put the back nearly flat and sit as close to the upper rail as.you can get. If you do that, then it should be long enough for most people but most beds will extend for you tall stacks.
     
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    The world is not made for people much over 5'10". We need higher kitchen counters, higher chairs, and and end to head space stealing sun roofs in cars.
     
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    One of my best friends is under 5'.... she cant see in my bathroom mirror .....

    Anyway....10.5 weeks into recovery....and I went back to pilates tonight.
    Getting down to mat wasnt pretty, getting up again was hilarious! But I did it, and I did a lot of the moves, took it really easy, but it felt so good to do one of my 'normal ' things

    Even got a round of applause at end of class :), which was lovely
    I've iced now and hoping not too bad tomorrow ..even without the knee surgery, missing class for over 10 weeks would have hurt!
     
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    It’s great to get back to what we like to do! I hope you knee stays happy. If not, maybe just do some of the session and gradually do more.

    I started carefully bowling at 12 weeks post op. Just one game the first day. My first few throws did not go where I wanted them to and then I got a strike. One of the guys there said, “She’s back!”
     
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    I'm so anxious to get back to Pilates. I'm at 8 weeks on Monday and see my OS on Tuesday. I'm hoping he'll let me at least do upper body and light stretching for lower body. I always feel so tense at PT and I'm sure that doesn't help my already tight muscles. Hopefully Pilates will help me start relaxing and breathing as I stretch.
     
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    @Pecanpie , loved your description of successfully using the mat.
     
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    @marieltha .... success is a relative term in this instance lol... :rotfl:

    Thankfully my pilates teacher is off on hols for 2 weeks (she rarely goes on holiday! So timing is actually perfect)

    11 weeks post op
    Keep pushing things, pretending its normal....but it's so tight and stiff and swollen tonight
    It's easy to forget when you go back to work that theres still a lot of recovery to happen.

    I'm walking without a stick generally .. but I get tired so easily.
    Not too bad 'am'....but by 3pm I'm dreaming about sitting with leg up with ice.

    But each week does feel better....just a way to still go.
     
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