Heard back from the therapist!

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Registered: 09-09-2008
Heard back from the therapist!
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Wed, 07-08-2009 - 12:00am

It has become SO obvious to me that she is raking my DH over the coals, folks.

 

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Registered: 01-07-2009
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 8:42pm
Sounds like you have an excellent and supportive therapist. That's really wonderful as they are all not like that.
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Registered: 09-09-2008
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 1:01am

So far I think she IS very supportive.

 

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Registered: 01-07-2009
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 11:09am

Oh I'm so sorry.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-09-2008
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 1:54pm

Myra, GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR KNEES! Mine are on their way out too. Glad to hear your counsellor is on your side. Keep us posted! I'll say knee prayers this week.


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Registered: 04-19-2008
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 2:45pm
Myra,
I'll keep this short, don't mean to hijack your post. I am 54 yrs old and had a TKA on the right knee in Feb '09. It is wonderful to not hurt anymore!!! The first week home is not wonderful but it's been smooth sailing ever since. I have a Zimmer "girlie" knee (I believe the term is "gender specific replacement") and while I'm not yet power walking, my range of motion and flexibility are nearly the same as my left knee. I am sooo happy I had this done. Email me if you have any questions.
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Registered: 09-09-2008
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 4:47pm

No need for an apology, I'm only going by what my own doctor says and her own patients.

 

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Registered: 09-09-2008
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 4:51pm
You know, for me it's not the pain part that is making me do this as much as the instability thing.

 

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Registered: 09-09-2008
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 5:00pm
Thanks, I've heard nothing but good news on this.

 

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Registered: 04-19-2008
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 5:49pm
I was on Coumadin (warfarin) for almost 10 weeks, against the advice of my orthoped and my PT,as it contributed to knee swelling. It took some pretty aggressive convincing on my part to get my PCP to take me off it; once off, the swelling subsided immediately and my range of motion increased. I stayed on vicodin (1 every 5-6 hrs)for about 5 weeks and then switched to darvocet. I take an occasional 600mg of motrin on humid days against the inevitable swelling and stiffness. (both orthoped and PT say to "give it a year")
I have had no pain to speak of, was very aggressively medicated in the hospital and wasn't at all afraid to take meds once I was home. I also moved a lot, hustling around with the walker that first week to keep that scar tissue at bay. There's a knee replacement group on FB, the support and advice are nearly as good as they are here ;-) !
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Registered: 08-19-2008
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 6:42pm

Myra, I haven't read the boards in a while and just wanted to say the best of luck with your knee replacement.

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