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New knee day!

dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 3,095
Today is the day. Total knee replacement left knee. 

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  • BotchBotch Posts: 11,722
    Congrats!
    A longer recovery time for a new knee, than a new hip (which I don't understand) but everyone I know, once completed, they're very happy.  
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 20,794
    Good luck with the recovery Dennis!  
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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 3,095
    Thanks. Oxy is a hell of a drug. 
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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,139
    Awesome, be careful! an acquaintance of mine had a knee replacement 3 weeks ago, fell and opened the incision ....got infected went back to the hospital and never recovered......you never know 
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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 3,095
    Yikes!

    never recovered like dead never recovered???
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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,139
    dmchicago said:
    Yikes!

    never recovered like dead never recovered???
    Passed after two days 61 years old ....
    Visalia, Ca

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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 3,095
    That especially sucks cause…checks driver’s license…I’m 61. 
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,968
    dmchicago said:
    That especially sucks cause…checks driver’s license…I’m 61. 

    sure it will be fine, my brother had both ankles replaced last year. dont google star total ankle replacement.  only problems ive seen is thhe patient not doing the the recommended exercises afterwards. brothers first was better than the second, walking on the beach was better than boots in the snow so your timing may be better
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  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,682
    Good luck, hope everything goes well. I had mine replaced on New Year’s Eve (I know, I know, but it was the only date I could get before the end of the year - had already met deductible and catastrophic cap). 

    Had to go back to the OR in late March for a MUA to break up the scar tissue. 

    Headed back to the OR on 14JUL for an arthroscopy to surgically remove scar tissue that is causing pain and limiting ROM. 

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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 3,095
    My physical therapist. 
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 20,794
    dmchicago said:
    My physical therapist. 
    Thank you for not sharing a pic with you on the bidet.  ;)

    All jokes aside, I'm glad you're up and about.
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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 3,095
    You have to be up and about. Short walks every hour or so. 

    This morning I learned the lesson about “breakthrough pain”. 
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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 3,095
    Also bonus…the bidet seat sits up a bit higher than a regular seat so lowering my booty down is a little easier. 
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

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    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • BotchBotch Posts: 11,722
    dmchicago said:
    Also bonus…the bidet seat sits up a bit higher than a regular seat so lowering my booty down is a little easier. 
    I've been looking for a Handicap toilet for my main bathroom, just for the added height (I have a 37" inseam, and old (but original) knees.  
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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 3,095
    Yeah.. nothing screams I’m old like the raised toilet seat. 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,952
    Glad you are progressing on the road to mobility.  A new knee, they say, makes you less knee-dy.
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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 3,095

    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Large BGE.

    "If I wanted my balls washed, I'd go to the golf course!"
    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • Bellavista52Bellavista52 Posts: 70
    Congrats on the new knee!  I have had both of them replaced and can now walk without a limp. Still doing the exercises.
    XL and Small BGEs in South Carolina
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,439
    So the Doc took a knee? Good luck on the rehab.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,219
    Way to bite the bullet and get it done.  I delayed hip replacement (with work arounds for too long) and am still dealing with the knock-on impact of that decision.  Hopefully the PT makes noticeable improvement in ROM.  Here's to a prompt full recovery.  
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  • HighHeatHighHeat Posts: 42
    edited September 8
    lkapigian said:
    dmchicago said:
    Yikes!

    never recovered like dead never recovered???
    Passed after two days 61 years old ....

    This falls under the category "what goes better being left unsaid"
    Memphis, TN
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