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Posted 29 January 2015 - 01:09 AM

Update;

 

 

After some delays and issues I finally had a full knee replacement done in August .

 

Not for the faint of heart ,lol It is a tough surgery and rehab .

 

I still have some pain but I am finally back to work full time .

 

I  also need the other knee done but think I will hold off a bit ,,, I am glad I did the one knee but just not quite ready to go thur that again ( yet )

 


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 04:09 PM

HI, Don't wait to long for the second knee... Our PT daughter thinks the recovery is better when one doesn't wait until they are wheel-chair bound.... some docs say the same... my hubby waited two years on the second one when doc said do it within a couple months... the outcome has been totally opposite from the first one.. He even fell on the first one a few weeks after surgery ---- still better than the second one! It's been a year since the second one & he stills has some issues with it..... the first one is perfect like he never had it done! hugs

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 07:11 AM

I had a lot of allergic reactions to the drugs so it took me   about 10 months of rehab but now its back to normal and i trust the  fake knee more than the other real one that they want to change soon too. Like the Chicago Cubs,  wait till next year is what I keep telling them!

 

Update;

 

 

After some delays and issues I finally had a full knee replacement done in August .

 

Not for the faint of heart ,lol It is a tough surgery and rehab .

 

I still have some pain but I am finally back to work full time .

 

I  also need the other knee done but think I will hold off a bit ,,, I am glad I did the one knee but just not quite ready to go thur that again ( yet )


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 05:25 PM

I had a lot of allergic reactions to the drugs so it took me   about 10 months of rehab but now its back to normal and i trust the  fake knee more than the other real one that they want to change soon too. Like the Chicago Cubs,  wait till next year is what I keep telling them!

that is what I said ken,lol

I had an arthroscopy  on the bad knee in Dec. Doc was able to " clean it up a bit" as he says. He cleaned up some of the arthritis and repaired some of the midiscus damage but the exposed bone is still an issue  :ph34r:  so maybe next year :D


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 08:45 PM

i hear yah!  The  bone on bone is no fun


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Posted 02 February 2015 - 07:02 AM

For what it's worth my knee is bone on bone,,, for about 2 years now.. I was to the point where I couldn't walk much without assistance & couldn't do steps... I went to several knee docs, all agreed with the bone on bone dx's but like Ken & Cheryl I have severe reactions to the planet so all three docs agreed that I would have to be wheel chair bound for them to try a replacement... drugs & me just don't get along then the metal in the replacement ! I have been checked for the metals used in the different makes of knee replacements.... I responded poorly to all that is available at t his time..A knee replacement is
final so they don't want to give me one only to have to remove it & no options after that but a wheel
chair....
I take Ibuprofen daily, & the best help I've found is cold laser therapy.. if I do that a couple times a week I can do walking & a few stairs one on one...Cold laser is sometimes hard to find ( our town only has one guy) but it is worth the search.....
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