1. yetavon

    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    heal fast....
     
  2. shelmily

    shelmily Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear you are home. Here is to a speedy recovery, and getting back to camping.
     
  3. MamaK

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    Coming up on five years for my right knee at the end of April. Had a minor setback because of a Cdiff infection which knocked me off my game a bit and had the left knee replaced six months later. Keeping the movement going is absolutely critical. Except for minor twinges now and again, the debilitating pain is gone. Only thing I've noticed is I cannot seem to carry as much weight (i.e. groceries or laundry) up and down stairs. Sometimes I have to kind of lean against the wall for a little support. Good luck and speedy recovery.
     
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    Good had a visit from the home nurse and the home torture master knee at 65 degree movement right now he said it will be at 90 in 2 weeks and 110 by week 7.

    Thanks everyone for the words of support.
     
  5. mamabean5

    mamabean5 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent! You'll be good as new in time for Holly! [;)]
     
  6. zjrog

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    Awesome. Mine doesn't slow me down.
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    I jumped off that ATV 7 months after my left knee replacement. And I can still get better than 140* ROM. Which puts me in rare territory, I know.

    Checkout www.bonesmart.org.
     
  7. bondo54

    bondo54 Well-Known Member

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    Had PT today when ne left knee at 73 degree movement and my push and pull with knee stronger than what he thought it would be. Therapist was using about full resistance.
     
  8. zjrog

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    Cool beans. But, don't be surprised with minor setbacks or slow progress. Everyone heals differently.
     
  9. bondo54

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    Just thought I would post an update. I now have over 100 degree movement closeting in on the 120 they want. I have ditched the walker and about ready to ditch the cane. Had first PT in the pool the 25th I wish I could have them all in the pool because it was nice 95 degree water felt good. I'm driving now so I'm going to the mall and walking there no sidewalks where I'm at and to much road traffic.
     
  10. novagirl

    novagirl retired camper

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    Great news!
     
  11. mamabean5

    mamabean5 Well-Known Member

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    Terrific! Glad to hear you're on the mend. :)
     
  12. zjrog

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    That's awesome!!!
     
  13. bondo54

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    Just an update. I went back to work May 19th just 8 hours a day for now I'll work into the 10 my dept. is scheduled for over the next few weeks. Have more PT to do being back to work standing knee is 1 1/2" bigger around the when I started PT so ice is my friend cuts down on the ice I have for Margaritas. [LOL] [LOL]

    Thank You everyone for the get well wishes.
     
  14. MichelleMS

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    Hold your ice filled margarita glass on your knee and drink it with a very long straw? Two birds, one stone.

    Happy recovery!! :)
     
  15. mamabean5

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    Glad to hear you're back up and around! :)
     
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    I was out for 5 weeks myself. When I got back (10 hour days too) I was lucky to get everyone else's paperwork for a couple weeks, but it let me stay at my desk, and not out in the field. We have an ice machine in the shop so I iced and elevated regularly.

    Whats great is, discovering that the healing is letting you do things you might not notice till someone else does... Continue the PT. You will have some swelling for a few more months. Nothing to worry about, just the tissue getting angry at times and reminding you who is really the boss.
     

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