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Re: Knee Replacement
« Reply #60 on: November 02, 2019, 01:44:03 PM »

No couch (or stool) for me because they also have me taking a "stool" softener.   :o  :D
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« Reply #61 on: November 02, 2019, 02:11:30 PM »
ok  ok  ok.  I was gonna add a clip but the bleep :o  took it out.  ::)
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« Reply #62 on: November 02, 2019, 03:56:11 PM »
he just wore the joint out same as you have
Actually mine didn't wear out, it is due to an old motorcycle wreck  I am just paying for past sins.
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« Reply #63 on: November 03, 2019, 11:30:19 AM »
My Father had his done. His was bone to bone,wore out. He felt A LOT better.
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« Reply #64 on: November 11, 2019, 10:16:37 PM »
I got my Mom's walker and my Dad's cane dusted off today.


 
And ready for their duty starting next Monday.  ::)  I have been doing the prescribed exercises each day but I ain't looking forward to this.  :-\
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« Reply #65 on: November 12, 2019, 10:53:23 AM »
Well at least you had that stuff on hand, and don't have to chase it down.  I think you ought to go fishing, nothing like a nest of crappies, or a few bass  to ease your mind a little. I doubt you have stiff water down there yet. Hang in there.

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« Reply #66 on: November 12, 2019, 01:14:57 PM »
There are two more items to be retrieved from upstairs; a shower/bath stool, and the riser thingy that sits on the commode.  :-\ 

Me having to do what I helped my parents do ain't sitting well with my thoughts.  :-X
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« Reply #67 on: November 13, 2019, 07:56:18 PM »
Good luck my friend. We are all pulling for you (and your surgeon)
I pray that you will have a quick and successful recovery!

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« Reply #68 on: November 13, 2019, 09:50:34 PM »
I just went downstairs and didn't find it, one of Dad's inventions is a foot longish length of pvc pipe with a Velcro strap attached. It lashes to a walker, wheelchair or dining room chair as a caneholder so your cane is handy and not slid down on the dang floor. Expecting to see you dressed up for dancing soon :).
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« Reply #69 on: November 13, 2019, 10:31:40 PM »
and the riser thingy that sits on the commode.  :-\  
You know, I did my best thinking on one of those.   :D :D

My insurance would pay for a cane or a walker, but not both.  So I opted for a walker, and the nurses got me one with blue racing stripes.  It was cool, and I was the fastest on the 3rd floor with it.  

The best thing to think about all the stuff is to use it as a goal, realizing that the sooner you dont need them, the happier you will be.  Its good self motivation to graduate from them.  

Remember that immediately after surgery, your joint will be at 100% strength, with a full range of motion, and the Dr. makes sure of that on the operating table.  Thats his job.  The healing part is your job.  Im sure youll do very well.

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« Reply #70 on: November 13, 2019, 10:45:03 PM »
Me having to do what I helped my parents do ain't sitting well with my thoughts.


Well, for what it's worth your walker is fancier than either of the two I have had - doctor loaned me one the first time and we ended up buying one the last time, and I have a "walking stick" made of Hawthorne, it's not a cane!! :D  Keep records of what you can do each week then look back at them to realize how much progress you are making.  It's easy to get discouraged when you want or expect to be at a certain point but seem to be short of the goal - then look back and realize how much you have actually progressed.  

Years back when I was doing PT multiple times a week I was talking to my therapist on a Friday afternoon and she was doing the weekly paperwork, measuring stuff, etc and I was wining about how I needed to use a wheelbarrow to move two small square bales of hay to feed calves, before getting hurt I was used to grabbing two in each hand and just walking down the feed row, so she looked at me and asked how many bales I was able to move with the wheel barrow the previous week and my answer was "none, could not lift it", without missing a beat she said "well that is progress".  It took a while for that to sink into my thick noggin, but she was right. Sometimes we need to look behind us to see how far we have come.  
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« Reply #71 on: November 13, 2019, 11:02:33 PM »
Getting close, Lynn. Being the tough young bird you are, I feel confident youll be back at your mill in no time. :)
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« Reply #72 on: November 14, 2019, 08:35:45 AM »
Of course I sawed yesterday and then "Winterized" the sawmill until I get ready for her.  :'(

The RN from the hospital called and then sent me an email with all of my instructions.  The knee popped out twice yesterday and that was with the brace on, so I know that it is time.  Bad thing is that given a choice, I would have my shoulder fixed.  It constantly hurts, but the knee doesn't, but "Sawbones" said that I needed the shoulder for the knee recovery.  It doesn't give me any problem pushing down, just lifting outward.

I'll have plenty of firewood brought up and I can handle it one stick at the time.  fire_smiley
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« Reply #73 on: November 15, 2019, 04:33:50 PM »
Sometimes we need to look behind us to see how far we have come.  
That is very true. My back recovery has two yardsticks. One is how I felt 24 months ago (pre-injury) and the other is how I felt beginning 18 months ago when I injured my back. Compared to how I felt 24 months ago I feel terrible. Compared to how I felt the previous 18 months to now I feel great! The 18 month yardstick makes me feel good about how far I've progressed and the 24 month yardstick gives me something to reach for.
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« Reply #74 on: November 15, 2019, 05:28:46 PM »
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« Reply #75 on: November 15, 2019, 05:50:37 PM »
Thanks Pete, I am (kinda) doing my pre-op exercises as I was instructed.

The Dr.'s office just called and confirmed that I am to be at the hospital (60+ miles away) at 5:30 AM on Monday the 18th. Crap, that means that I must get up before breakfast, but of course I won't be able to eat anything anyway.  :-X

Of course I would not be complaining if I was going to a sawing job.  ;D
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« Reply #76 on: November 16, 2019, 08:31:48 AM »
Lynn-

You are stepping into the unknown, so hesitancy and fear are normal.   Most people love their total joint replacements.  You will too.
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« Reply #77 on: November 16, 2019, 08:38:14 AM »
Good luck.  I would make a joke about Break a leg but it seems out of joint.  Anyway, youll do great! 

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« Reply #78 on: November 16, 2019, 09:04:56 AM »
not to have a "leg up" on @YellowHammer , and I doubt I could ever "cap" his comments.  I do not mean to "la (ga) ment"  but would like to join the "joint" expression of our "tendon (sy)" to wish you nothing but the best.  I don't want to "bursa" your bubble, but it will be good to get it over with.  :)
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« Reply #79 on: November 16, 2019, 09:10:16 AM »
Just look at it this way, the doctor said you "kneed" to do this.... ;D
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