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« on: December 12, 2013, 08:54:40 PM »
My Dad is 87. A little over a year ago he had a full knee replacement. It went well.
Monday he went in for the other knee……full replacement.
He said they gave him something to relax him at 9am and he was laying there thinking about a building we are working on. He said he caught himself dozing off and opened his eyes and asked the Nurse how much longer before surgery?
 :D She said Mr. Poston…..we gave you a new knee 4 hours ago.  :D :D :D :D

Today is Thursday……my Brother brought him home and my Dad WALKED into the house with a walker.
Well "blow my mind"! To me that's amazing. The Doctors no longer give Folks a knee machine to bring home to move the knee. That kind of upset him….so he asked the Dr. why? The Doc flat out told him……you got a new knee….get your azz up and walk!
He does have plenty of pain killers but they asked him to try not to take them unless he REALLY kneeds them. :)

I'm proud of him! Medical procedures have come a long way…….wonder what it will be like 25 years from now?
The older I get I wish my body could Re-Gen.

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 08:58:11 PM »
Good for him. Look out there POSTON .He'll be needing more lumber to build with. You better get sawing there young fellow to keep up with him.  :D
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 09:01:18 PM »
Good for him. Look out there POSTON .He'll be needing more lumber to build with. You better get sawing there young fellow to keep up with him.  :D

I told him I'm getting to old!  :D :D :D :D :D
The older I get I wish my body could Re-Gen.

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 09:12:12 PM »
You should be a proud son, David. I give him credit for staying busy and moving forward. My Dad is 76, probably needs a new knee, but won't except it. Makes me mad because he uses the pain for an excuse to remain inactive, which in turn causes other health issues.
( Read weight gain).  He couldn't walk out to his deer blind this fall between the leg pain and shortness of breath.  >:( 
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2013, 09:17:20 PM »
Bill, I hope one day your Dad will reconsider. Its amazing ……no more pain when walking and its just seems to boost an older person's WANT to keep going.
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2013, 09:32:37 PM »
Real happy for you, and your Father, my Father is also 87, and after losing his wife for 59 years, a son 9 years ago, a broken hip and an aneurism in the stomach, which was repaired, he is doing quite well. We have lots to learn from the "Ole Timers"  they are a breed cut above the rest in my view,  give your father our best regards, and as a side note, my back surgeon had me stay off the pain killers as well.  Laughing is good medicine for what its worth,  sawmills are too, maybe for now, just the aroma will suffice for your dad,
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only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2013, 09:51:47 PM »
Glad he is doing good. I will never stop admiring gentlemen like that. I hope he goes pain free forever. It is good to hear when folks have a good surgery. God bless.
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2013, 10:15:30 PM »
My Dad is 87. A little over a year ago he had a full knee replacement. It went well.
Monday he went in for the other knee……full replacement.
He said they gave him something to relax him at 9am and he was laying there thinking about a building we are working on. He said he caught himself dozing off and opened his eyes and asked the Nurse how much longer before surgery?
 :D She said Mr. Poston…..we gave you a new knee 4 hours ago.  :D :D :D :D

Today is Thursday……my Brother brought him home and my Dad WALKED into the house with a walker.
Well "blow my mind"! To me that's amazing. The Doctors no longer give Folks a knee machine to bring home to move the knee. That kind of upset him….so he asked the Dr. why? The Doc flat out told him……you got a new knee….get your azz up and walk!
He does have plenty of pain killers but they asked him to try not to take them unless he REALLY kneeds them. :)

I'm proud of him! Medical procedures have come a long way…….wonder what it will be like 25 years from now?
awesome  glad he is doing good  and 25 years from now they might have some sort of a grease fitting in  there from birth :D :D

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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2013, 10:53:55 PM »
Keeping active is the best medicine for healing joints. My 80 year old mom had a senior moment, tripped on a curb and destroyed her kneecap. The surgeon told her it was unlikely she would ever walk again even with a walker. He didn't know her.
After a physio session the therapist asked if she had a ride home. It's o.k. I'll walk. WHAAT??? How did you get here? I walked ( 9 blocks). What are you doing here? Well the doctor told me I needed therapy. He shook his head and told her get out of here. You don't need me, you are doing far more for yourself than I ever could. ;D Six months before she passed from cancer she was walking 3 miles a day.
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2013, 11:50:05 PM »
 Your story put a smile on my face.  :)   Good for your dad and his family, sounds like he will keep you busy. Enjoy... .   25 years from now it may be your turn for the new knee,  ::)  but lets hope not.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.   Holmes
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2013, 12:34:19 AM »
I love to hear stories like that. Thanks for sharing it with us and hoping that all stays well with your Pops.

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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2013, 06:20:44 AM »
Good for him  8)
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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2013, 06:33:46 AM »
In 1993 my dad had one of his hips replaced.  The X-Ray showed bone on bone.  My dad had been walking around with that for so long that it elongated the socket.  He was a tough ol bird.  A day after the surgery the surgeon visited my dad and asked if he was in any pain.  My dad's response was "compared to what I was experiencing before the surgery, this is a mosquito bite".  Dad asked when the doc when he would be able to get on his feet.  Dad hated sitting still.  So, with the assistance of a nurse, they got him to his feet.  He walked to the nurses station and back to his room twice.  They let him go home 2 days later.  A week after the surgery he was walking a mile every day.  He never took any pain meds.  Like I said, a tough ol bird.  Roger
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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2013, 01:29:17 PM »
Good deal about your Papa David!  Let us pray we can all do as well!
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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2013, 03:51:40 PM »
All I can say is when he gets up you had better jump or he will be picking on you. bg

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« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2013, 05:31:01 PM »
All I can say is when he gets up you had better jump or he will be picking on you. bg

You're right Bill. My Dad and I pick at each other all the time.
Friends have been bringing in food for him today…..and I mean a lot….even though he tells them not to.

I ate lunch with my Dad and had BBQ chicken, field peas, corn and biscuits. As we were eating we got to laughing. :D :D :D
I said….DanG Pop….if we get to eat like this on an old knee….how about a little open heart surgery next time for some Ribeye and Shrimp. :D :D :D :D He said I'll think about it!  :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2013, 06:00:19 PM »
Glad to hear your Pop is doing so well Dave!
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« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2013, 06:09:18 PM »
David,you're all heart.  ;D
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« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2013, 06:24:33 PM »
You're right Bill. My Dad and I pick at each other all the time.
Who'd thunk it! :o ;) ;D :D  I miss my dad's dry (we're talkin Death Valley here ;D) sense of humor and good natured ribbing.

Grats on the new knee! :)
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« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2013, 07:20:36 PM »
You and your Dad are both very fortunate David, very fortunate indeed.   :)
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