Dh is gettig new knees!!

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Dh is gettig new knees!!
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Wed, 04-28-2010 - 12:40pm

After years of pain and having bad knees Dh finally has had enough. He is going to have both knees replaced. The pain of walking on the ones he has just getting to much to bare. So on May the 11th they will replace his right knee and then on June 1st they will do the left. The surgeon doesn't like to do both at the same time because it increases the chance of heart problems and blood clots. So looks like our summer will be spent in rehab getting those new kness to work properly. This is going to be such a good thing for Dh. Going to be wonderful to see him walk again wthout pain.

                                                


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Wed, 04-28-2010 - 1:30pm

Mare, I'm so glad he finally decided to go ahead with this. I know he's been in pain, guess he just had to have enough. It's good that he's getting it done at the start of summer, so he can stay in the AC during the hottest days and not feel guilty. Did the doc say it would be OK for him to use the pool? I would think that could be a great help in his recovery therapy.

Jan


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Wed, 04-28-2010 - 2:31pm
Good luck to him!

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Wed, 04-28-2010 - 4:00pm

Well, the rehab on two knees won't be a picnic, but oh he will feel so much better getting them done !

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Wed, 04-28-2010 - 4:30pm
So glad Jim is finally getting new knees. He will be so happy with them. I can't tell the difference between my real knee and the artificial one and it is pain free. Keep us posted.
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Wed, 04-28-2010 - 6:19pm

Hi Jan


He can use the pool after six weeks. They want the insicions completely healed. Summer is the best time to have it done here as it is our time of year to stay inside.


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Wed, 04-28-2010 - 6:20pm

Will do that Cheryl


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Wed, 04-28-2010 - 6:21pm

This is going to be the best thing for him. The pool will be great after about six weeks of recovery and healing time.


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Wed, 04-28-2010 - 6:22pm

HI Suz


Well since it will be both of his knees he will

                                          

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Thu, 04-29-2010 - 8:48am
Mar, That will be wonderful for him to be pain free....Keeping him in my prayers for a successful surgery and good recovery!

 


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Thu, 04-29-2010 - 7:17pm

Thanks Rj thinking this is going to be a really good thing for him


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