Frustrated some days by what I perceive as slow progress, but I know I'm doing fine.
Yes, you are doing fine and I like your positive attitude in noting that Life Is Good!
You mentioned you will have your left knee done in the Fall. Let us know when you get it scheduled and we'll edit your signature accordingly.
I'm happy to hear you ordered the Lounge Doctor. It will serve you well now and also after your next TKR. You may be surprised to find yourself using it beyond your next recovery. I still use mine at times while watching tv at night because I find it comfortable. It is an investment, but a worthwhile one my opinion.
It's been bitterly cold here. Is it possible that the below zero cold is making my metal/ceramic knee components cold and achy when outdoors?
I have also become very aware over the past couple years that weather/barometer changes play a role in how my legs - and feet! - feel. So, to me, it stands to reason that, even w a replacement, there would still be an effect - esp as my very achey disconfort can occasionally go from ankle to hip.
Read this ladies -
For some people, yes, you can feel the weather changes. It's especially true for patients with arthritic joints who have not had a joint replacement, but also the case even after you have a new prosthetic in place.
Weather changes are predicted by changes in barometric pressure, which is the weight of the air pressing against the earth's surface. These changes can trigger pain and stiffness in the area of the prosthesis. The activity of bone adapting and growing around the metal leads to the sensitivity felt during weather and pressure changes. These sensations normally disappear within one to two years following surgery.
Thanks for the update, trinket! Stay safe on the outdoor walks in the warmer weather you mentioned, if slippery pavements are the norm. I'm in the Upper Northwest and it's a concern every year.
Happy Two Month Anniversary! Have a great week.