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New Knee
« on: July 21, 2020, 10:40:38 AM »
After several postponments it appears this Thursday is the day providing I pass the rona test this afternoon.

Was supposed to be a few weeks ago but they cancelled elective surgeries. Got back on the list for tomorrow but that was cancelled.

Now we are on for Thursday at another hospital as outpatient. In at 8am, out by 5pm.

I've got 2 walkers and a cane. Any suggestions as to what else I might need or tips?
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2020, 11:43:23 AM »
Wishing you the best and a speedy recovery.
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Re: New Knee
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2020, 12:06:15 PM »
   My hopes for a speedy and complete recovery.
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Re: New Knee
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2020, 12:42:49 PM »
That's great news. Hope it all goes well.

Are you excited or nervous?

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Re: New Knee
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2020, 12:48:54 PM »
Good luck Bill.

Which side is it Brake or shifter?
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2020, 01:19:35 PM »
Hope all goes well for you.  Make sure you got your refreshments stocked in the fridge before hand.  Banjo
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Re: New Knee
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2020, 01:26:30 PM »
Good luck on the knee surgery.  You may want to start a cuss jar so you will have some mad money to restock your refreshment fridge after your knee PT.  Keep us posted.
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Re: New Knee
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2020, 03:09:33 PM »
Just got postponed again. 3rd time.

Went for the virus test but was told I'd been bumped and that my Dr will be in touch.

It's my shifting knee.

Not that I've been riding much this year.



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Re: New Knee
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2020, 07:28:21 PM »
A tip: Do your PT like they tell you and donít slack about it. Always remember, just because you can lie to other people, you canít lie to yourself. Not that you would, itís just a phrase I picked up along the way and the longer I live, the more obvious to me it becomes.

My moms mother had the same thing done and refused to do her PT. All that it got her was a fused together knee that refused to work as well. 

Stay at it and you WILL overcome!
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Re: New Knee
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2020, 08:01:58 PM »
Go re-read Magicman's thread on knee and hip.  I've read the whole thing while it happened and I'll probably go back and read it again eventually, great info!  I've got one that's going to need replacement eventually.

Do all the work after it's done.  Good luck!
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Re: New Knee
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2020, 08:06:06 PM »
No, not knee and hip....knee and shoulder.

You will do well Bill.  My "new" knee is now just as strong as the other side and I never even think about it during my normal activities.  The only thing that may give me any trouble is kneeling and taking a huge step downward which may over flex the new knee.  My flexion is plenty good but when I over-flex with my weight against the bended knee, it hurts, so I am careful.

Keep us posted on "when".
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Re: New Knee
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2020, 09:55:20 PM »
I've got 2 walkers and a cane. Any suggestions as to what else I might need or tips?
Lots of ice for the first couple days. And maybe crutches for the first few days, especially if ya have to navigate any steps. 
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Re: New Knee
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2020, 08:35:26 AM »
Thanks!
I have 3 steps in the house.
Had 3 sets of crutches in the shop for year. Threw them all out a few months ago as all the rubber had deteriorated.

Friend says getting on and off the crapper or chair is hard at first.
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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2020, 08:54:43 AM »
Thanks!
I have 3 steps in the house.
Had 3 sets of crutches in the shop for year. Threw them all out a few months ago as all the rubber had deteriorated.

Friend says getting on and off the crapper or chair is hard at first.
Concerning the last sentence: is there a market for hydraulic or pneumatic ones?
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Re: New Knee
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2020, 10:04:18 AM »
Good luck with the surgery Bill
I have had a bunch of ortho surgeries, hip knees shoulders and more.
I cant add much but concur with others that diligent PT is necessary to good recovery.
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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2020, 10:25:48 AM »
Just got a call from hospital number 3 for a Friday surgery. On my way for the test.
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« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2020, 12:05:22 PM »
Keep us posted, so we can worry.  :D

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Friend says getting on and off the crapper or chair is hard at first.
When my mom, who is overweight, was getting ready to have her knee replaced I tied a couple ropes to the ceiling joists in the bathroom with a thick dowel connecting them, like trapeze. It was easy to swing out of the way but she could use this to help pull herself up off the toilet and also used it to steady her self when stepping in/out of the shower/bath.
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« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2020, 12:48:19 PM »
Just got back from the testing. 3 up the nose and they drew blood for another test.

On the way back I came into the end of a gunfight between local cops and a traffic stop. Didn't see anything so I scrammed. There's about 100 cops there now.

Just my luck, I'll be out of commission and will miss the riots.
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Re: New Knee
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2020, 03:22:58 PM »
Best of success to you Bill!  Hope that you'll be back on the Harley soon.
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