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Re: [IP] New Knee



Hi, Jeff.  I had a total knee replacement over 9 months ago and it's been
nothing but trouble. I went to the best surgeon in town and started out
with a stellar recovery.  Then I went totally backwards.  They're trying to
figure out what the problem is, but no luck so far.  I've been to two
neurologists and a pain specialist and now I'm working with a new PT.  BTW,
I was riding my bike 30 to 50 miles at a time and hiking at least once a
week prior to this.  Also went to the gym 3 days a week.  Now I can barely
walk 3/4 of a mile.  Keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be be back at it
soon.  Susan

On Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 1:42 PM, Jeff <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> Had a partial knee replacement done April 15th.  In at 7:45 and home by
> 4.  I
> walked out of the hospital. Three inch cut, no staples and no surface
> stiches.
> They made me turn off my pump for the two hours I was out.  I made them
> promise not to add sugar to my drip.  Went in at 121 and when I got home I
> was
> 146.  My knee still doesnb t hurt, but Ib ve got swelling from my ankle to
> just behind my knee.
>
> The physical therapist comes to my home 3 times a week to supervise
> stretching
> exercises and the nurse comes 2 times a week to document my vitals.  They
> wonb t let me drive for another week.
>
> I see the surgeon May 15 for formal discharge and discussion about
> continuing
> PT.
>
> My best friend had a knee replaced 5 years ago and was in the hospital for
> a
> week, off his feet for 3 months and not walking straight for another two
> months.  Without complications.  Medicine sure has come a long way in a
> short
> time.  Now if that artificial pancreas would just clear the FDA...
>
> Jeff Gamble
> Big Bay Lighthouse B & B
> P O Box 3
> Big Bay MI 49808
> www.bigbaylighthouse.com
>
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