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Re: New Knee
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2019, 01:01:39 PM »
Good luck Dennis, let us know how you are getting on. Us Nurses do like patients progress notes to be kept up to date 😀😀😀
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« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2019, 01:09:34 PM »
Yes Dennis.. there were a few guys in the Rehab hospital when I was there that had both knees done at the same time.. I tip my hat to them.. having been through it no way I would recommend doing both at once but each to their own I guess..
I was offered to have an epidural and not go fully under anaesthetic but having watched a video of what they were going to do.. there was no way I wanted to be even partially awake when it was being done...lol
Keep us up to date.. a couple of pics just so you know what it all looks like in the first week or so :)

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The last one was after 2 weeks when the dressing came off.. no external stitches or staples.. some new dressing and glue combination.. half my scar is almost invisible now.. I do have some numbness on the outside of the knee but it is slowly coming back.. :)
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« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2019, 01:58:43 PM »
Good Luck with it its just 9 weeks now since I had my hip replacement done. and the difference is great. Gone is the sickening grinding pain.I can now walk further than I have done for years. Cant get my leg over yet, but it will come. Exercise, Exercise, now off for a walk to the pub. ;)

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« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2019, 04:51:15 PM »
Good Luck with it its just 9 weeks now since I had my hip replacement done. and the difference is great. Gone is the sickening grinding pain.I can now walk further than I have done for years. Cant get my leg over yet, but it will come. Exercise, Exercise, now off for a walk to the pub. ;)

Sounds like a nice form of exercise
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« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2019, 04:55:01 PM »
Just got back and it was three pubs. Plan your route.  ;) :)

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Re: New Knee
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2019, 08:40:13 PM »
Hi Andy, just want to say thank you for starting this thread as it has reassured me no end, after a few years of a problem knee and one failed op I go in on Wednesday for a new knee and having read all the comments on here I am a lot happier about it. Take the painkillers and do the exercises seems to be the key !

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Re: New Knee
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2019, 04:36:29 PM »
Well it's all done, spinal block with sedation, did not see or feel a thing and from the waist down there was no pain at all when I woke up. The actual injection was not very pleasant but it was fast.
Nurse Julie's mantra, take the painkillers and do the exercises have kept me going on the straight and narrow, though a couple of the exercises are beyond me at the moment as the knee is pretty swollen.
They kept me in for 4 days, the dressing was weeping a fair bit at first (big red puddle around my foot) but it cleared up, and once I was mobile and could go up and down stairs safely they let me out, so I'm keeping to Nurse Juilie's instructions plus the ice pack four times a day for 20 minutes.
I can see it will be a longish job but at least this year both bikes are ready to roll when I am,my poor other knee is suffering though as is my left shoulder.

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Re: New Knee
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2019, 04:59:42 PM »
Great work Dennis, sounds like you are the perfect (compliant  ;D) patient, who does as he's advised and is feeling the benefits of all the hard work you are putting in. Onwards and upwards.
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Re: New Knee
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2019, 12:22:51 PM »
I had a new replacement 4 years ago and most important advice I’d give is do the exercises before and after the op.Can be a bit painful at times lol. and keep on top with pain relief.I was going to have both done at once but still walking ok. My wife has had both of hers done recently only problem she’s having is straightening one.It’s well worth doing to get rid of arthritic pain
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Re: New Knee
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2019, 07:43:37 PM »
Well it's 9 weeks now and I am going to physio every Wednesday and am exercising every day, the muscles are still a bit weak and stairs are a problem, I can get up and down OK but not as normal, doing it one at a time. The worry is that although I have got 115 degrees movement on the knee I am a couple of inches out on the right footrest on my F1. Anyone else have this problem ?

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Re: New Knee
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2019, 08:12:20 PM »
I smashed my left leg and ankle a few years ago. Still got restricted movement in the ankle.
It takes time to get strength and movement back, keep at the exercises.  You'll get there eventually.
I found it hard even to get my leg over a bike to start with and wondered if I would ever be able to ride again, but gradually it got better and better.
Some things can't be speeded up, you just have to be patient.
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Re: New Knee
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2019, 08:41:09 PM »
Keep at it you will get there eventually.  ;)

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Re: New Knee
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2019, 08:54:56 PM »


  I have only had my hip done,but after cutting through all the muscles in the thigh and bum I felt very week,

 its all down to working at it,

  take your painkillers and go for it,



 nearly 18 months later,its great,can swing my leg across the bikes ,so much better .


 so best wishes Dennis,and go for it ,
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Re: New Knee
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2019, 12:08:54 AM »
I am just over 6 months from my knee replacement and going great guns.. I think my Physio said I was 1.5 degrees off being completely straight which is pretty much the same as the other leg.. exercise and physio makes all the difference.. I am pretty much off all pain killers now and so glad I had mine done.. keep up with the exercises and dont listen to anyone who tells you no pain, no gain.. they are wrong... only push to where you are comfortable.. dont try and push it harder, you end up going backwards... small steps :)
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Re: New Knee
« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2019, 09:47:11 AM »
Thanks guys, that's very reassuring, I am hitting the exercises as hard as I can as I want to get back on the bike as soon as possible, but I was getting a bit down as it seems so slow, I do know that it is a slow process but I'm an impatient person.
I will keep going with the exercises and the physio and do my best

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